ERIC Number: ED233548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Respite Care Which Meets Community Needs.
Libb, J. Wesley; Edwards, Gary
Five models for respite care services for families of developmentally disabled persons were developed, including use of a sitter or in-home companion, week-end day care, and boarding and/or group homes. A needs survey of 11 counties in Alabama identified 300 eligible persons and included information on behavior patterns, diagnosis, range and severity of disability (large numbers manifested severe physical or behavioral problems), preferences for types of services (out-of-home care was favored), cost figures, and client satisfaction. Findings suggested that the population was at risk of institutionalization and that efforts to recruit qualified providers for respite care were largely successful, due to the existence of a pool of previously trained local talent. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alabama State Dept. of Mental Health, Montgomery.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (107th, Dallas, TX, May 29-June 2, 1983). This study was supported in part by Developmental Disabilities Project #54-p-20349 and by ADD funds administered by the Alabama Department of Mental Health.