The impact of preventive home care and seniors housing on health outcomes

Health Services Utilization and Research Commission
Record ID 32000008241
English
Authors' objectives:

This report evaluates the effectiveness of two supportive services available to Saskatchewan seniors: preventive home care and senior social housing.

Authors' recomendations: Preventive home care - Seniors receiving preventive home care are more likely to die or lose their independence than seniors not receiving this service. - Seniors receiving high amounts of homemaking have a slightly reduced risk of death and loss of independence. - If preventive home care is of any benefit, it is likely among those seniors most at risk of death or loss of independence. Seniors housing - Residents of seniors housing have a lower risk of death or loss of independence than non-residents. - The positive effects of the seniors housing program were stronger in 1991 to 1993, the first two years of the study.
Authors' methods: Primary research
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2000
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Home Care Services
  • Hospital Costs
Contact
Organisation Name: Health Services Utilization and Research Commission
Contact Address: Health Services Utilization and Research Committee Box 46, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon SK S7N 0W8, Canada Tel: (306) 655-1500, Fax: (306) 655-1462
Contact Name: nisbetb@sdh.sk.ac. This organisation is now closed. Please see the Health Quality Council (HQC) website for further information at: http://www.hqc.sk.ca/.
Contact Email: nisbetb@sdh.sk.ac. This organisation is now closed. Please see the Health Quality Council (HQC) website for further information at: http://www.hqc.sk.ca/.
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