Home and community-based service and other senior service use: Prevalence and characteristics in a national sample

TitleHome and community-based service and other senior service use: Prevalence and characteristics in a national sample
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSonnega, A, Robinson, K, Levy, HG
JournalHome Health Care Services Quarterly
Volume36
Issue1
Pagination16-28
ISSN Number0162-1424
KeywordsCommunity-based services, Older Adults, Senior services
Abstract

We report on the use of home- and community-based services and other senior services and factors affecting utilization of both among Americans over age 60 in the Health and Retirement Study. Those using home- and community-based services were more likely than to be older, single, Black, lower income, receiving Medicaid, and in worse health. Past use of less traditional senior services, such as exercise classes and help with tax preparation, were found to are associated with current use of home- and community-based services. These findings suggest use of less traditional senior services may serve as a 'gateway' to home- and community-based services that can help keep older adults living in the community.

URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01621424.2016.1268552
DOI10.1080/01621424.2016.1268552
Short TitleHome Health Care Services Quarterly
Citation Key8809
PubMed ID27925859