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Home care for older people: learning about information collected about people receiving care

Home care for older people: learning about information collected about people receiving care

Overview

Share your thoughts and experiences to help us design, develop and interpret research on home care for older people

  • 9 Months
  • Public/Patient Representative
  • Influence

Taking Part

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Aim

‘DACHA-DOM’ is a study looking at information collected about older people who use support and care from home care services. (‘DOM’ is for domiciliary).

The basic objective is to learn about what information is collected by home care organisations, how it is stored and used, and who can access it.

The project is linked to a wider ‘DACHA’ study which is exploring data collection in the care home setting.

Ultimately the purpose of both projects (DACHA and DACHA-DOM) is to design a template for information to enable routine monitoring of people receiving support and care. This information would be shared with other authorized individuals.

The goal is to ensure that the project is conducted, in collaboration with people using care and support and underpinned by good evidence. Through this it is hoped that the template for data collection developed, will support service improvement and person-centred care, leading to a better experience for the people that use care and support and their caregivers.

By sharing your experience and opinions, you can help to shape the design of our research materials and understand our results, with this goal in mind.

Volunteer Criteria

  • 18+
  • Experience of home care in England (this may be because; a partner/spouse, or older parent, is using/has used homecare; you have personally use(d) a homecare service; or you are part of an organisation that represents people who use home care services). 

What will I be asked to do?

It is hoped that a small group of people will be established who can work with researchers throughout the duration of the project, which runs until May 2023.

Regular meetings will be planned, either monthly or every two months, depending on the progress of the work.

It is anticipatde that most of the meetings will be conducted remotely, via Zoom, during working hours (Mon-Fri).  This can be with supported by, or, in the case of face to face meetings, accompanied by a carer.

Each meeting will last no longer than 1 ½ hours. There will be a minimum of 4 and maximum of 7 meetings (monthly or bimonthly).

Volunteers may contribute to some or all of the meetings, depending on their availability.

We will be requesting your feedback on the main plans and activities of the project:

  • A survey to ask home care providers about the information they collect
  • A ‘Scoping Review’ which looks at academic articles and reports, to look at how and what information is routinely collected about people receiving home care in different countries.
  • Interviews and small discussion groups (focus groups) to help us to understand the results of the survey and ask some more in-depth questions about how home care agencies collect, manage and use information about the people that they provide support and care to and how this might change in the future.

 

When and where?

It is anticipated that most of the meetings will be conducted remotely.  

The first meeting will be during the week commencing the 19th of September, at a date that is convenient to the majority of volunteers.

Will I get anything for taking part?

A £30 voucher will be offered to participants after each meeting and any out of pocket expenses (e.g. travel) will be reimbursed.

 

Newcastle University

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