Health and medical services use: a matched case comparison between CCRC residents and national health and retirement study samples.

TitleHealth and medical services use: a matched case comparison between CCRC residents and national health and retirement study samples.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGaines, JM, Poey, JL, Marx, KA, Parrish, JM, Resnick, B
JournalJ Gerontol Soc Work
Volume54
Issue8
Pagination788-802
Date Published2011 Nov
ISSN Number1540-4048
KeywordsActivities of Daily Living, Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aging, Case-Control Studies, Chronic disease, depression, Female, Geriatric Assessment, Health Services, Health Services for the Aged, Health Status, Home Care Services, Hospitalization, Humans, Interview, Psychological, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Psychometrics, Retirement
Abstract

<p>Little is known about the health status of adults living in continuing care retirement communities (CCRC). Using matched-case control, 458 adults from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) or a CCRC-based sample were compared on total comorbidity, self-rated health, home health services use, and hospitalizations. At year 2, the CCRC sample reported more comorbidities (96%) but significantly better self-rated health (96% good/excellent) than the HRS sample (93% comorbidity, 73% good/excellent; p < .01). There were no significant differences in frequency of home health use or hospitalization. Living in a CCRC appears to be associated with higher self-ratings of health in this sample.</p>

Notes

Gaines, Jean M Poey, Judith L Marx, Katherine A Parrish, John M Resnick, Barbara England Journal of gerontological social work J Gerontol Soc Work. 2011 Nov;54(8):788-802. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2011.595476.

DOI10.1080/01634372.2011.595476
User Guide Notes

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22060005?dopt=Abstract

Endnote Keywords

health Status/Continuing care retirement communities/COMORBIDITY/Self assessed health

Endnote ID

62690

Alternate JournalJ Gerontol Soc Work
Citation Key7626
PubMed ID22060005