ERIC Number: ED232073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Attainment of Objectives in Non-Institutional Long Term Care.
Caro, Francis G.
Several conventional approaches to conceptualization and the measurement of objectives in publicly funded, long-term home care for the non-institutionalized elderly are reviewed critically. The formulation of objectives which focus on immediate, desired consequences of services, and lend themselves to behavioral measurement, is proposed. The quality of circumstances measurement approach to non-institutional, long-term care is introduced with two objectives: to provide adequate solutions to problems of daily living; and to reduce unreasonable caregiving burdens experienced by involved informal supports. Instruments designed to measure the degree to which these objectives are attained are described. The use of these instruments in a large, federally funded study of the impact of home services on the functionally disabled elderly in New York City is reported. (Author/AG)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Care Financing Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community Service Society of New York, NY.
Identifiers: Long Term Care
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (35th, Boston, MA, November 19-23, 1982).