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Article: Evaluation of day care services for demented clients in Hong Kong

TitleEvaluation of day care services for demented clients in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsDay care
Health care surveys
Dementia
Aged
Issue Date2014
Citation
Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2014, v. 9, n. 1, p. 5-9 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground. A survey was conducted to investigate the usage pattern of day care centres for the elderly by demented clients and the difficulties perceived by staff in caring for them. Methods. In-charge persons of 59 government day care centres in Hong Kong were asked to fill out a self-administered questionnaire about the composition of day care users and the difficulties perceived by staff in caring for demented clients. Results. 55 of the 59 persons responded. 98% of the respondents reported that demented clients with good mobility were very or quite difficult to take care of, compared to non-demented physically disabled clients. The main perceived hindrances were manpower shortage (54.5%) and insufficient space (20%). Conclusion. With the ageing population, day care services are in great demand in Hong Kong. Future development of day care services should take into account issues of manpower shortage and insufficient space.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/199299
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.116

 

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dc.contributor.authorKwok, Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, DWHen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorIp, Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, Fen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T01:12:21Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-22T01:12:21Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2014, v. 9, n. 1, p. 5-9en_US
dc.identifier.issn1819-1576-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/199299-
dc.description.abstractBackground. A survey was conducted to investigate the usage pattern of day care centres for the elderly by demented clients and the difficulties perceived by staff in caring for them. Methods. In-charge persons of 59 government day care centres in Hong Kong were asked to fill out a self-administered questionnaire about the composition of day care users and the difficulties perceived by staff in caring for demented clients. Results. 55 of the 59 persons responded. 98% of the respondents reported that demented clients with good mobility were very or quite difficult to take care of, compared to non-demented physically disabled clients. The main perceived hindrances were manpower shortage (54.5%) and insufficient space (20%). Conclusion. With the ageing population, day care services are in great demand in Hong Kong. Future development of day care services should take into account issues of manpower shortage and insufficient space.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatricsen_US
dc.subjectDay care-
dc.subjectHealth care surveys-
dc.subjectDementia-
dc.subjectAged-
dc.titleEvaluation of day care services for demented clients in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, DWH: dwhho@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84902650885-
dc.identifier.hkuros230742en_US
dc.identifier.volume9en_US
dc.identifier.spage5en_US
dc.identifier.epage9en_US

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