Title: Interventions to delay institutionalization of frail older persons: design of a longitudinal study in the home care setting
Authors: De Almeida Mello, Johanna ×
Van Durme, Thérèse
Macq, Jean
Declercq, Anja #
Issue Date: 6-Aug-2012
Publisher: BioMed Central
Series Title: BMC Public Health vol:12 pages:615-621
Article number: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-615
Abstract: Older people usually prefer staying at home rather than going into residential care. The Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance wishes to invest in home care by financing innovative projects that effectively help older people to stay at home longer. In this study protocol we describe the evaluation of 34 home care projects. These projects are clustered according to the type of their main intervention such as case management, night care, occupational therapy at home and psychological/psychosocial support. The main goal of this study is to identify which types of projects have the most effect in delaying institutionalization of frail older persons.
ISSN: 1471-2458
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Sociological Research
LUCAS - Centre for Care Research and Consultancy
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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