Both conventional indices of cognitive function and frailty predict levels of care required in a long-term care insurance program for memory clinic patients in Japan
Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 04/19/2012
Takechi H et al. – In outpatients of a memory clinic, care ranks, which define the upper limit of monthly benefit in the Japanese long–term care insurance program (LTCIP), were influenced by age, cognitive function, frailty and living arrangements. Understanding the relationship among these parameters would be useful in predicting the needs of cognitively impaired patients and important when comparing the possible services provided by long–term care systems for them worldwide.