Acquaintance of informal caregivers with supportive services for care recipients

M. Blok, A.H. de Boer, Anke Niehof, Mirjam de Klerk

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Abstract

This article elaborates on the acquaintance of informal caregivers with supportive services, focussed on the one they care for, and how this can be declared by several factors. The data come from the study ‘Informal care 2007’
from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) (N=2646). The population (N=1011) consisted of informal caregivers who helped the care receiver with arranging the concerning services. Most of the informal caregivers (92%) eventually say it is clear where they can request for services. Half of them, however, does not know where to go for arranging services and even more do not feel informed sufficiently about
regulations in the municipality. Caring for a chronically ill person is related to being less acquainted with the services, as well as the motivation to help due to a lack of an alternative or the lack of a social or professional network. Men,
lower-educated and younger informal caregivers from the city turn out to be less acquainted with the available services as well as caregivers caring for their parents or other relatives. These results argue for more focus of (local)
governments and professionals on the specific informal caregivers at risk, especially those provide help on their own.
Translated title of the contributionAcquaintance of informal caregivers with supportive services for care recipients
LanguageDutch
Pages108-114
Number of pages7
JournalTijdschrift voor gezondheidswetenschappen
Volume91
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013

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De bekendheid van mantelzorgers met voorzieningen ter ondersteuning van hulpbehoevenden. / Blok, M.; de Boer, A.H.; Niehof, Anke; de Klerk, Mirjam .

In: Tijdschrift voor gezondheidswetenschappen, Vol. 91, No. 2, 01.03.2013, p. 108-114.

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