Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation

Masters grad Alexandrine Boucher publishes article on burden of care among caregivers of older people facing housing decisions

This paper aimed to explore factors associated with burden of care among informal caregivers who had made housing decisions on behalf of a cognitively impaired older person. Factors significantly associated with higher caregiver burden were being female, being the spouses and children of the person cared for; and the perception that a joint decision making process had occurred - caregivers may find it intimidating to partake in collective decision-making with a team of professionals. These findings will help design interventions to prevent and/or reduce caregivers’ burden of care.

By Titilayo Agbadje, 12/09/2019