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Caregiver involvement in the use of assistive devices by frail older persons

Occupational Therapy Journal of Research

Author: Chen, T. Y. (Anne), Mann, W. C., Tomita, M., Nochajski, S.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2000


The population of persons over 65 years is increasing and with this trend there is an increase in the number of older persons with disabilities, or frail elders. The importance of supportive environments for home-based frail elders has been recognised. Supportive environments include the presence of family caregivers and appropriate assistive devices. Assistive devices offer the potential to decrease the frail elder's need for personal assistance.

Further Details

Pages: 179-199
Volume: 29
Issue: 3
Accession Number: 4.12.02
Keywords: older, carer, assistive device
Reads: 238