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Tracking Changes in Informal Care: A Feasibility Study
A. Salmoni*, R.W. Pong, R. Mannell, E. Rukholm, and L. Martin*

The health care system in Ontario is transforming from a predominantly institutional to a community-based focus. Increasingly, informal care is becoming an extension of formal care. This study is the first in a series of studies that will examine changes in informal care, how informal care is affected by changes in the health care system, and how growing demand for care is affecting the caregivers. As a feasibility study, it seeks to develop an overall research strategy for tracking changes in informal caregiving and clarify conceptual and methodological issues.

Data collection took place in Sudbury, Waterloo and Toronto.

(funded by the Change Foundation)



(Names in bold denote CRaNHR investigators and research staff. Names with an * denote former CRaNHR investigators and research staff.)