ERIC Number: ED345474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Supported Placements in Integrated Community Environments Project (SPICE). Final Report.
Wilson, Leslie; And Others
This evaluation project was designed to assess 37 persons (ages 21-72) who had moved from intermediate care facilities or skilled nursing facilities into innovative one-person or two-person community integrated living arrangements as a result of the Supported Placements in Integrated Community Environments project. The 37 persons had severe or multiple disabilities, but did not require 24 hour nursing care. The persons and their families were interviewed prior to their moves about their satisfaction with the nursing homes in which they were living, and 9-10 months after the move they were asked about their satisfaction with their new homes. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine whether people with severe disabilities were better off in small community residential settings and to identify the variables that contribute to quality residential services. The study found that, after their moves, participants were happier with their community services, had more opportunities for integration, gained new skills, and exhibited fewer challenging or problem behaviors. Their daytime activities became more productive and the support services used became less medical in nature and more community-based. Their families were also happier with the community services. In addition to analysis of consumer and family satisfaction, findings from on-site reviews of the 22 homes operated by the project are also presented. Interview instruments and site visit observation forms are provided in an appendix. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Corporate Alternatives, Inc., Springfield, IL.
Note: For the Executive Summary of the Final Report, see EC 301 237.