The IBenC consortium has presented the first project results during two symposia on international conferences this Spring. During the World interRAI Conference from April 11-14 in Toronto Canada the symposium ‘Benchmarking Costs and Outcomes of Community Care in Europe’ took place, followed by the symposium ‘Cost and quality of home care for older people in Europe’ at the 23rd Nordic Conference of Gerontology in Tampere, Finland (June 19-22).
During these symposia consortium members presented preliminary project results on a variety of topics. Besides the overall project design, basic information on dependency and care use of the study sample, and the validity of the interRAI Home care instrument for cost of care assessments also clinical and social topics were addressed. Like the importance of comprehensive geriatric assessments for adequate medication prescription, factors that are associated with ADL improvement in home care clients and the prevalence loneliness among European home care clients and associated factors. Also the first results on job satisfaction of home care professionals were presented.
See the power point presentations of the 23rd Nordic Conference of Gerontology below, for more information on the project results.