Is a pandemic another reason the additional capital cost of home-like clustered domestic residential aged care homes is justified?

Suzanne M. Dyer, Dominic Tilden, Madeleine Valeri, Stephen Judd, Maria Crotty

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    Abstract

    Key points
    Home-like, clustered domestic aged care homes may have clinical and quality of life benefits for residents.

    Whole-of-system running costs can be similar (and potentially lower) than standard homes

    Additional capital costs are due to the additional floor space requirements and are estimated at 17%.

    The small group domestic design may have added advantages during a pandemic in terms of infection control.

    The additional capital cost requirements for small group homes are justified by a range of potential benefits for residents.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)928-929
    Number of pages2
    JournalAge and Ageing
    Volume49
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

    Keywords

    • dementia
    • healthcare services for older people
    • medical economics
    • Nursing homes
    • resource allocation
    • Resource allocation
    • Medical economics
    • Healthcare services for older people
    • Dementia

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