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Residential respite care: The caregiver's last resort

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Understanding the beliefs that caregivers of people with dementia have in regard to the use of residential respite may inform strategies to address low service utilisation. In this paper, the application of theory in qualitative research with 36 caregivers provides insight into why most delay service use. Whilst some believe service use may increase caregiving longevity, others position service use in conflict with normative values, and may hold beliefs that negative outcomes will result from utilisation. To address caregivers’ beliefs to support service use, improvements are required to service promotion, as well as to models of care.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Phillipson, L. & Jones, S. C. (2011). Residential respite care: The caregiver's last resort. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54 (7), 691-711.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80053506537

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1996

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 691

End Page


  • 711

Volume


  • 54

Issue


  • 7

Abstract


  • Understanding the beliefs that caregivers of people with dementia have in regard to the use of residential respite may inform strategies to address low service utilisation. In this paper, the application of theory in qualitative research with 36 caregivers provides insight into why most delay service use. Whilst some believe service use may increase caregiving longevity, others position service use in conflict with normative values, and may hold beliefs that negative outcomes will result from utilisation. To address caregivers’ beliefs to support service use, improvements are required to service promotion, as well as to models of care.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Phillipson, L. & Jones, S. C. (2011). Residential respite care: The caregiver's last resort. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54 (7), 691-711.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80053506537

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1996

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 691

End Page


  • 711

Volume


  • 54

Issue


  • 7