Defining Quality Home Care for People with Dementia

Full title Defining Quality Home Care for People with Dementia: A Mixed-Methods Study
Research type Research study
IRAS ID 180507
Contact Name Justine Schneider
Contact Email Justine.Schneider@nottingham.ac.uk
Sponsor organisation University of Nottingham Research Governance Office
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Research summary Aims: The purpose of this study is to examine home care for people with dementia so that its function in community support can be described fully, with a view to service development and effective commissioning. Vision: Home carers are vital to the quality of life of growing numbers of people with dementia and their families, yet how they work behind closed doors and what impact this has is little-studied. Likewise, the experience of receiving home care warrants greater investigation: the views of the clients offer valuable insights regarding the factors that make home care a positive experience rather than a tiresome necessity. Methods: Six data sources will be brought to bear on this enquiry: (i) participant observation in two home care agencies; (ii) home carers will be trained and supported to keep reflective diaries; (iii) they and their managers will be interviewed; (iv) clients and their carers will be interviewed; (v) documents and guidance about home care for dementia will be examined together with (vi) a survey of commissioners’ specifications for home care contracts. Outcome: The findings will generate recommendations for the quality and commissioning of home care services and for workforce development
REC Name Social Care REC
REC Reference 15/IEC08/0043
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Further Information Favourable Opinion

Further Information Favourable Opinion

Date of REC Opinion 5 August 2015