Title: Monetary cost of family caregiving for people with dementia in Singapore
year: 2017
Journal: Arch Gerontol Geriatr
Volume: 71
Pages: 59-65
date: Jul
ISSN: 1872-6976 (Electronic);0167-4943 (Linking)
Article Number: 28347930
Keywords: Adult;Aged;Aged, 80 and over;Caregivers/*economics;Cognitive Dysfunction/economics;Cost of Illness;Dementia/*economics/nursing;Female;*Health Care Costs;Humans;Male;Middle Aged;Severity of Illness Index;Singapore;Barthel;Cognitive;Dementia;Functional;Rud
Abstract: This study quantified the monetary cost of family caregiving for 51 patients with different severity of dementia. The mean annual informal cost of care was higher (M=SG$44,530.55, SD=SG$31,354.82) compared to the mean annual formal cost of care (M=SG$25,654.11, SD=SG$10,016.48). Costs were found to increase with severity of dementia (Severe: SG$47,251.30; Moderate: SG$38,607.84; Mild: SG$13,847.68). For each point increase in CMMSE scores, the informal cost lowered by SG$1,173.94. There was a significant negative correlation of cost and cognitive impairment but not functional impairment. The informal cost of care did not vary much with or without the use of day care centres, however the costs for those who did not have domestic helpers (DHs) was more than twice the costs for those with DHs. Results from this study show there were cost savings in care of people with dementia with DHs.
Notes: Woo, Lai Leng;Thompson, Claire L;Magadi, Harish;eng;Netherlands;2017/03/30 06:00;Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2017 Jul;71:59-65. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2017.03.006. Epub 2017 Mar 21.
URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28347930
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5089
Authors Address: James Cook University, College of Healthcare Sciences, Australia. Electronic address: laileng.woo@my.jcu.edu.au.;James Cook University, Department of Psychology, Singapore.;Institute of Mental Health, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Singapore.
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