ERIC Number: ED307759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Service System's Hidden Places: Adult Homes and Room and Board Homes Housing People with Developmental Disability and Psychiatric Labels in Onondaga County. Final Edition.
Racino, Julie Ann; And Others
The paper describes adult homes and room and board homes serving persons with disabilities in Onondaga County, New York. Visits were made to eight adult homes and five room and board homes. Briefly considered are ownership and licensing regulations, referrals, and admission criteria. Observations at the homes are offered. Concerns are raised about safety, lack of staff training, lack of coordinated screening of applicants, the high number of people living in each facility, location of homes in bad neighborhoods, the lack of privacy, the poverty of persons living in the homes, the inactivity that characterizes life in the homes, the lack of personal hygiene, and the tendency of people in these homes to disappear from the mental health and developmental disability systems. Recommendations include the following: referrals to these homes by agencies should stop; agencies should review each person placed in one of these facilities and develop an alternative placement plan; agencies should develop appropriate alternatives for people who are now referred to these homes; and agencies should investigate a change in the way the State Supplemental Security Income supplement is awarded. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Group Homes, Interpersonal Relationship, Needs Assessment, Placement, Residential Programs
Syracuse University, Center on Human Policy, Research and Training Center on Community Integration, 724 Comstock Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244-4230 ($1.90).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.
Identifiers - Location: New York