Archives Belges de Médecine Sociale / Belgisch Archief van Sociale Geneeskunde
Archives of Public Health vol:70 issue:2 pages:1-8
Although disabled elderly people mostly prefer to receive care at home or in other community settings, many of them reside in nursing homes. That is why several researchers have tried to identify predictors of institutionalisation. Various different dependency factors seem to explain the request for residential care. The aim of this study is to discover the most important factor triggering an urgent request for nursing home admission.