ERIC Number: ED249691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Stability of Residential Facilities for Mentally Retarded People: 1977-1982. Brief #22.
Hill, B. K.; And Others
Residential facilities for mentally retarded people surveyed in a national study in 1977 were re-contacted in a 1982 replication of the earlier survey. Among facilities surveyed in 1977, 61.6% were found to still be open at the same address in 1982 (did not close, move, or stop serving mentally retarded clients). Stability rates varied considerably among states, types of facilities and sizes of facilities. A low rate of stability among semi-independent living programs was seen to be in large measure a reflection of the lifestyle these programs seek to emulate. Similarly, the high stability of the largest facilities reflected the amount of capital invested in their physical plants and equipment. It was concluded that efforts, including facility certification and increased financial rewards for care provision, should be made to build the level of commitment and support for community-based facilities. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Care Financing Administration (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Educational Psychology.