ERIC Number: ED193876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
National Survey of Community Residential Facilities: A Profile of Facilities and Residents in 1977. Project Report No. 5.
Bruininks, Robert H.; And Others
The document reports results of a survey involving 4,427 community residential facilities (CRFs) for mentally retarded individuals. The report is divided into four major sections: Part I includes a review of the status of CRFs prior to the 1977 survey; Part II describes the methods and procedures used in conducting the survey; Part III presents results in terms of facility and resident characteristics; and Part IV summarizes survey results and discusses implications. Among findings were that the number of CRFs doubled between 1973 and 1977, thus verifying the impact of the deinstitutionalization movement; wide variations in facility size and the extent to which states use community living arrangements to serve mentally retarded people were two notable trends; severity of retardation and age of client served in CRFs varied across states, however, the most frequently identified resident in the nation was the young moderately and mildly retarded adult; and nationally, the average cost for residential care was $15.70 per day per resident which included costs of room, board, care, and personal items. Among appendixes are a copy of the survey questionnaire, materials used for mail followup, and information on phone followup procedures. (SBH)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Demography, Exceptional Child Research, Group Homes, Mental Retardation, National Surveys, Residential Care
Developmental Disabilities Project on Residential Services and Community Adjustment, 207 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., S.E., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Psychoeducational Studies.