Care arrangements for community-dwelling people with dementia in Germany as perceived by informal carers - a cross-sectional pilot survey in a provincial-rural setting.

@article{Kutzleben2016CareAF,
  title={Care arrangements for community-dwelling people with dementia in Germany as perceived by informal carers - a cross-sectional pilot survey in a provincial-rural setting.},
  author={Milena von Kutzleben and Sven Reuther and Olga Dortmann and Bernhard Holle},
  journal={Health & social care in the community},
  year={2016},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={283-96}
}
The majority of people with dementia live at home, and informal carers assume the role of key care providers, often supported by formal services. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess home-based care arrangements, to illustrate utilisation of formal services over time and to identify factors associated with perceived stability of the care situation from the informal carer's perspective. A self-administered questionnaire (D-IVA 'Instrument for Assessing Home-Based Care Arrangements for… CONTINUE READING
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