‘Supervised living at home people with dementia is cost-effective’

‘Supervised living at home people with dementia is cost-effective’

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Nurses who are living at home people with dementia guide will provide the society savings of 11,000 to 16,000 euros per patient per year.

That concludes the Amsterdam university medical centre VUmc in a Wednesday published survey.

This saves a facilitator of fifty patients, the society annually 550.000 up to 800,000 euros. Usually the counselors nurses with additional training in the field of dementia care.

In the last few years, in the Netherlands many initiatives have arisen to living at home dementia people and their caretakers to better manage. The effect of this guidance is, however, never been explored before.


The cost of healthcare can this down because patients are less often to a daycare center, nursing home or the hospital. In addition, the caregiver will spend less time. According to VUmc provide the escorts not only cost savings, they also contribute to the quality of life of the patient.

In the Netherlands live about a quarter of a million people with dementia. The most common form is Alzheimer’s disease. Are typical serious and increasing forgetfulness and limitations to activities in everyday life.

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