[State of knowledge: assessing the senior care and services continuum, prospects for measurement development]

M. Archambault, B. Candas, M. Fortino, Marie-Hélène Raymond
Record ID 32018000869
Original Title: État des connaissances: évaluation du continuum de soins et services aux aînés , perspectives pour l’évolution de la mesure
Authors' objectives: This state of knowledge incorporates scientific data culled over the course of four literature reviews; contextual data derived from the grey literature for construction of an indicator inventory; and experiential data collected during a consultation of experts that focused on the preferred indicators for assessing the SAPA continuum. The first literature review did not allow to identify comprehensive measurement and assessment frameworks for integrated senior services in jurisdictions comparable to Quebec. This finding corroborated the relevance of the procedure but also raised the need to approach the continuum assessment from a different angle, i.e., from the users’ point of view. Consequently, the second literature review examined seniors’ health needs and preferences. The priorities of seniors include improving physical and mental health, safety, autonomy, reducing caregiver burden and communicating information to users about their health status. These results provide an essential perspective for purposes of assessing the quality of the senior care and services continuum.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2019
Requestor: Minister of Health
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Other
Country: Canada
Province: Quebec
MeSH Terms
  • Health Services for the Aged
  • Needs Assessment
  • Patient Preference
  • Taking care of seniors
  • Autonomy of older people
Organisation Name: Institut national d'excellence en sante et en services sociaux
Contact Address: L'Institut national d'excellence en sante et en services sociaux (INESSS) , 2021, avenue Union, bureau 10.083, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2S9;Tel: 1+514-873-2563, Fax: 1+514-873-1369
Contact Name: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Contact Email: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Copyright: Gouvernement du Québec
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