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|Title:||Respite services for older people|
|Citation:||International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2013; 19(4):431-436|
|David Evans and Emmanuel Lee|
|Abstract:||Respite is an important strategy for supporting family carers and care recipients. However, it is a complex intervention and the term 'respite' is often used as a generic descriptor for a diverse service. The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics of respite services for older people in South Australia. A 32 item questionnaire that was developed from the literature was distributed to coordinators of respite services for older people. The findings show that respite is most often a pre-planned service offered to clients for a week or more. It encompasses many different types; the most common was residential care facility overnight respite. Although there is flexibility in the service, there is a scope to increase the choices that are available to carers and care recipients.|
|Keywords:||aged; caregivers; nursing; respite care|
|Rights:||© 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.|
|Appears in Collections:||Nursing publications|
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