Paid family caregiving and the market view of home care: agency perspectives.

S. England, N. L. Linsk, L. Simon-Rusinowitz, S. M. Keigher

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Home care agency administrators were surveyed to explore their views on hiring kin to care for their own relatives. The results suggest that formal systems may tend to view paid family caregiving in ways similar to policy makers who express concern about substitution for unpaid care and runaway costs. Many administrators expected that families may abuse the program and accept pay for work not performed. A major implication of the study is that implementation of family compensation through agencies could result in attempts to focus on controlling informal care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-53
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of health & social policy
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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