Predictors of institutionalization of cognitively impaired elders: family help and the timing of placement.

  title={Predictors of institutionalization of cognitively impaired elders: family help and the timing of placement.},
  author={Joseph E. Gaugler and Ada Edwards and Elia E. Femia and Steven Howard Zarit and Mary Ann Parris Stephens and Aloen L Townsend and Rick Greene},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  volume={55 4},
Although predictors of nursing home placement have attracted a good deal of attention in gerontological research, the type and amount of family assistance offered to caregivers prior to institutionalization has not been extensively examined. This study analyzed the impact of family help on the timing of placement among cognitively impaired care recipients. Using longitudinal data from the Adult Day Care Collaborative Study, an event-history analysis was performed to determine the effects of… CONTINUE READING

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