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Type: Journal article
Title: The provision of health and social care services for older people by respite providers
Author: Evans, D.
Citation: Contemporary Nurse, 2013; 45(2):255-263
Publisher: e-Content Management
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1037-6178
1839-3535
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David Evans
Abstract: Respite services have been established to support family carers by providing a break from the responsibilities of caregiving. However the literature and anecdotal evidence suggests that respite services offer carers much more than just providing a period of rest. This study was initiated to identify and describe the health and social care services that are offered to family carers and care-recipients by respite services in South Australia. The findings show that respite providers offer a service to both the family carer and care-recipient. Both groups are offered socialisation and engagement opportunities, and care-recipients have access to a diverse range of health care services. The description of respite that emerges from this study is that of a complex service offering much more than just a period of rest from caregiving duties.
Keywords: respite; carer; care-recipient; nursing; health; social
Description: Published online: 17 Dec 2014
Rights: Copyright © eContent Management Pty Ltd.
DOI: 10.5172/conu.2013.45.2.255
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