Priority 13 from the Social care and support for older people PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: How can respite for carers of older people be improved? (Priority 13)
|JLA question ID
|Older people and carers were concerned that there aren’t enough providers of respite for carers especially in rural areas and that without breaks carers are more likely to become stressed and ill themselves. Having respite when the carer is ill is especially important as often the carers of older people are older people themselves. Practitioners additionally asked what barriers prevent carers from accessing respite.
Maayan N, Soares‐Weiser K, Lee H. Respite care for people with dementia and their carers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004396. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004396.pub3.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Generic health relevance
|Extra information provided by this project
|Original uncertainty examples
|How can respite care of short breaks for the carer be more flexible and more responsive in rural areas where there are less providers providing such a service? ~ What are the barriers for unpaid carers in terms of respite? ~ More frequent and longer respite hours would assist me as my wifes condition deteriorates. ~ My mother needs someone who can be me some of the time, doing these errands and jobs around the home. We don't know how to arrange this especially when I want to go away for a break. ~ G.P's surgeries are slow to react when respite nursing care is required when the primary carer has suffered ill-health ~ Support (incl. respite support) could reduce the guilt that carers feel.
|7 x carers, 2 x practitioners, 2 x group members (a mix of older people and carers)
|Project unique ID
|Setting priorities for social care research in Wales
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this project.
|35 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|16 & 17 September 2020