Respite care: lessons from a controlled design study.
Montgomery, Rhonda J
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Findings are reported from a study of respite services in which an experimental design was used to assess the impact of respite
on families caring for elderly persons. Almost one-third of the 189 families eligible for respite services offered through
Medicare waivers failed to use any services. The majority of families chose respite services in their home for frequent periods
of 3 hours. Families spent, on average, only 63 percent of their allotted funds. Respite services appeared to delay nursing
home placement among families with adult children as caregivers but encouraged placement when spouses were the primary caregivers.
Family : Aged : Consumer Satisfaction : Contraceptives, Oral, Combined : Evaluation Studies : Home Nursing/psychology : Human
: Interviews : Medicare : Nursing Homes/utilization : Random Allocation : Respite Care/economics/utilization : Support, U.S.
Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : Washington