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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: March | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 239-249

Evaluation of Home Care Services for Elderly:  A Qualitative Study in Konya Province of Turkey

Şerife Didem KAYA1, Serap KILINÇ2, Mehmet KILINÇ3, Namaitijiang MAIMAITI1

1Assistant Professor, Dr. Department of Health Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, Konya Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey.
2Department of Billing, Konya Numune Hospital, Konya, Turkey.
3Konya Numune Hospital, Konya, Turkey.

Corresponding Author: Namaitijiang MAIMAITI


The home is the best setting for providing health care services for elderly. The home care services not only can care be provided less expensively in the home, evidence suggests that home care is a key step toward achieving optimal health outcomes for many elderly. To evaluate homecare services for elderly and to get their family member’s opinion towards the homecare services in Konya province of Turkey. A qualitative study was conducted among family members of 10 elderly people aged 65 years old and above. Data was collected via face to face interview using structured questionnaire. The questionnaire contained two parts socio-demographic factor and evaluation questions. It was found that the measurement of medical services of the home care was fulfilled by healthcare professionals and the family members were happy with the home care services but social care services are not good enough. Generally, the family members of the elderly were satisfied with homecare services and they preferred to home care services over hospital care services. The finding of the study suggests that social services should be improved.

Key words: Home care, elderly, qualitative study, hospital care.

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