In the spotlight: informal care in the Netherlands

Informal Care in the Netherlands
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Debbie Oudijk Alice de Boer Isolde Woittiez Joost Timmermans & Mirjam de Klerk
Publication date
04 May 2010
informal care, domestic help, personal care
Number of pages
978 90 377 0497 6

Informal care is care that is provided by someone who is close to the care-receiver. It may include:

• care given by members of the care-receiver's household, relatives, friends, acquaintances, colleagues or neighbours which stems from a relationship between the care-giver and care-receiver; it thus excludes care and help provided by professionals or through organised voluntary services;

• support given by people because of health problems or disabilities, up to and including the terminal phase;

• support ranging from domestic help to personal care and support.

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