Families filling the gap: comparing family involvement for assisted living and nursing home residents with dementia.

@article{Port2005FamiliesFT,
  title={Families filling the gap: comparing family involvement for assisted living and nursing home residents with dementia.},
  author={Cynthia Lindman Port and Sheryl Zimmerman and Christianna S. Williams and Debra Dobbs and John S. Preisser and Sharon Wallace Williams},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 Spec No 1 1},
  pages={87-95}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the sociodemographics, self-rated health, and involvement levels of family caregivers of residents with dementia in residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) versus nursing home settings. DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted telephone interviews with the family caregivers most involved with 353 residents of 34 residential care and 10 nursing home facilities. We measured involvement by caregiver self-report of monthly out-of-pocket spending… CONTINUE READING

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