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Table 1 Description of institutions and their activities

From: Win/win partnerships between Geneva health-related institutions and caregivers of people with dementia: a descriptive cross-sectional study

Variables N (%)
Type of institution 95
 Medical and social establishment 12 (12.6)
 Home care facility 42 (44.2)
 Training institute 16 (16.8)
 Patient and family association 1 (1.1)
 Hospital/clinic 24 (25.3)
Status of the establishment
 Public 85 (89.5)
 Private 10 (10.5)
Main mission of the establishment
 Education/training 16 (16.8)
 Care and services 78 (82.1)
 Support, advice and guidance 1 (1.1)
Existing activities in the institutions N = 94
 Activities related to organizational matters
  Ethics committee 57 (60.6)
  Management fee 53 (56.4)
  Commission to support a specific population 20 (21.3)
  Welcoming newcomers/patients 32 (34.0)
  None 2 (2.1)
  Don’t know 8 (8.5)
  Not applicable to my institution 9 (9.6)
 Activities related to the provision of care
  Respite care 50 (52.6)
  Nursing care 82 (86.3)
  Care seminars 72 (75.8)
  Patient/family needs assessment 76 (80.0)
  Implementation of patient/family care plans 75 (79.0)
  Care coordination 73 (76.8)
  Analysis of complex care practice 69 (72.6)
  Announcement of a diagnosis 23 (24.2)
  Health education/therapeutic education 69 (72.6)
  None 1 (1.1)
  Don’t know 1 (1.1)
  Not applicable to my institution 8 (8.4)
 Activities related to the service offer
  Animations 43 (45.3)
  Socio-cultural activities 29 (30.5)
  Practical help 58 (61.1)
  Accompaniment (race …) 61 (64.2)
  One-time call for help 27 (28.4)
  Meal provision 54 (56.8)
  None 5 (5.3)
  Don’t know 3 (3.2)
  Not applicable to my institution 12 (12.6)
 Activities related to training
  Learning through theoretical education 88 (92.6)
  Learning through practical teaching 79 (83.2)
  Learning through teaching using simulation 29 (30.5)
  Learning through practical internships 65 (68.4)
  Learning through patients/expert families 20 (21.1)
  Initial training of carers 61 (64.2)
  Postgraduate training for carers 63 (66.3)
  None 0 (0)
  Don’t know 1 (1.1)
  Not applicable to my institution 2 (2.1)
 Research activities
  Design of research protocols 39 (41.5)
  Fundraising for the project 33 (35.1)
  Request to the ethics committee 40 (42.6)
  Research coordination sessions 25 (26.6)
  Participation of scientific days 26 (27.7)
  None 8 (8.5)
  Don’t know 22 (23.4)
  Not applicable to my institution 7 (7.5)
 Accompaniment and support activities
  Support sessions 41 (43.2)
  Advice to patients/families 61 (64.2)
  Coordination/orientation of care pathways 54 (56.8)
  Help with administrative procedures 55 (57.9)
  Family relief/respite 54 (56.8)
  None 5 (5.3)
  Don’t know 4 (4.2)
  Not applicable to my institution 9 (9.5)
 Specific services for family caregivers
  Currently, your institution offers services for caregivers 31 (32.6)
  Among institutions providing services for helping pockets, average number (± standard deviation, median) 2.6 (±2.8, 1)