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2021 Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders (GBHI)

Public financing of home care: implications for persons with dementia

Emily Adrion, Ph.D.
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Past studies suggest that many individuals living with dementia may wish to remain in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. However, since dementia is progressive, these individuals may require some level of home-based support in the initial stages and continuous home based support in the later stages of dementia. Such care can be labor intensive as well as cost prohibitive. Dr. Emily Adrion’s project will study the impact of shifting public sector funding of home care services for older adults living with dementia. In particular, using survey data collected over the last decade in England and Ireland, her study will quantitatively analyze the impact of home care policy change on the utilization of home care services and unmet need for assistance with activities of daily living. If successful, the study results could help inform how public funding of home care may be able to enable individuals with dementia to live at home longer and provide better support for these individuals and their caregivers.

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