Community-Based Long-Term Care Services: If We Build It, Will They Come?

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2016-03

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Abstract

Objective

This study examines the relationship between caregivers' perception of community-based long-term care (CBLTC) services and the service use.

Method

We used first two waves of the longitudinal data set of 1,416 dyads of care recipients and their caregivers in Singapore. Four perceived attributes of LTC services--service quality, convenience, social connectedness, and affordability--were measured on a 5-point scale.

Results

Among the four perceived attributes, perceived affordability was significantly associated with future utilization for all types of CBLTC services. Perceived service quality and convenience was significantly associated with center-based LTC services use.

Discussion

Caregivers are critically involved in the decision of using CBLTC services, and their perception of service characteristics is significantly associated with the uptake of CBLTC services. It is important to incorporate both care recipients' and caregivers' needs and preferences when designing and promoting integrated health care delivery models.

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10.1177/0898264315590229

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Liu, Chang, Kirsten Eom, David B Matchar, Wayne F Chong and Angelique WM Chan (2016). Community-Based Long-Term Care Services: If We Build It, Will They Come?. Journal of aging and health, 28(2). pp. 307–323. 10.1177/0898264315590229 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/22820.

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