Literature review: use of respite by carers of people with dementia

Neville, Christine, Beattie, Elizabeth, Fielding, Elaine and MacAndrew, Margaret (2014) Literature review: use of respite by carers of people with dementia. Health and Social Care in the Community, 23 1: 51-63. doi:10.1111/hsc.12095

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Author Neville, Christine
Beattie, Elizabeth
Fielding, Elaine
MacAndrew, Margaret
Title Literature review: use of respite by carers of people with dementia
Journal name Health and Social Care in the Community   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0966-0410
1365-2524
Publication date 2014-01-20
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/hsc.12095
Volume 23
Issue 1
Start page 51
End page 63
Total pages 13
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract Respite care is a cornerstone service for the home management of people with dementia. It is used by carers to mitigate the stress related to the demands of caring by allowing time for them to rest and do things for themselves, thus maintaining the caring relationship at home and perhaps forestalling long-term placement in a residential aged care facility. Despite numerous anecdotal reports in support of respite care, its uptake by carers of people with dementia remains relatively low. The aim of this paper was to examine the factors that constitute the use of respite by carers of people with dementia by reviewing quantitative and qualitative research predominantly from the years 1990 to 2012. Seventy-six international studies of different types of respite care were included for this review and their methods were critically appraised. The key topics identified were in relation to information access, the barriers to carers realising need for and seeking respite, satisfaction with respite services including the outcomes for carers and people with dementia, the characteristics of an effective respite service and the role of health workers in providing appropriate respite care. Finally, limitations with considering the literature as a whole were highlighted and recommendations made for future research.
Keyword Adult day care
Carer burden
Dementia
Older people
Respite
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 20 January 2014.

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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