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Living in the Community With Dementia: Who Receives Paid Care?

Journal Article Expanding Access & Cultural Competence
January 1, 2020

Paid caregivers (e.g. home health aides and personal care attendants) provide hands-on care that helps individuals with dementia live in the community. This study characterizes the receipt of paid caregiving among community-dwelling individuals with dementia and identifies factors associated with receipt of paid care.

Key Takeaways

Only 25 percent of people living with dementia in the sample received paid care.
Among those with advanced dementia, nearly half received paid care.
New ways of making paid caregiving more accessible across the income spectrum are required.

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