Decision making on locations of care

January 14, 2017

Review a paper on the results of CFN-funded research by Network Investigator Dr. France Légare and her team on the Impact of home care versus alternative locations of care on elder health outcomes.

Conclusions:The evidence on the impact of home care compared to alternative care locations on elder health outcomes is heterogeneous. Our findings support positive health impacts of home support interventions for community dwelling elders compared to independent living at home. There is insufficient evidence to determine the impact of alternative care locations on elders’ health. Additional research targeting housing and care options for the elderly is needed.

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