Preventive Home Visits Among Frail Community-Dwelling Older Adults. The Added Value of Follow-Up Telephone Calls

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Abstract

People in need of care and support do not always find appropriate services. This paper aims to explore the content and added value of monthly follow- up telephone calls after preventive home visits. We used both monitoring data and qualitative semi-structured interviews (with older adults, formal and informal caregivers). Results indicate that a majority of older adults (N = 95) received a regular follow-up of four telephone calls. Social connection and involvement were mentioned by all three groups as positive aspects of the program. Although time-consuming, this paper draws attention to the added value of follow-up telephone calls after preventive home visits.
Original languageEnglish
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Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalSocial Work in Public Health
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Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2024

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