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ERIC Number: EJ824288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9013
Resident Outcomes of Medicaid-Funded Community Residential Care
Hedrick, Susan C.; Sales, Anne E. B.; Sullivan, Jean H.; Gray, Shelly L.; Tornatore, Jane; Curtis, Michael; Zhou, Xiao-Hua Andrew
Gerontologist, v43 n4 p473-482 Aug 2003
Purpose: Washington State's initiatives to increase the availability and quality of community residential care presented an opportunity to describe clients entering adult family homes, adult residential care, and assisted living and to identify outcomes of care. Design and Methods: We enrolled 349 residents, 243 informal caregivers, and 299 providers in 219 settings. We conducted interviews at enrollment and 12 months later, and we collected data from state databases. Results: The average resident was a 78-year-old woman reporting dependence in two of six activities of daily living. Residents in adult family homes demonstrated significantly more disability. Seventy-eight percent of residents survived at the 12-month follow-up. In analyses that controlled for differences at enrollment, residents in the three types of settings were very similar in health outcomes at follow-up. Implications: State policies should reflect the wide range of needs of residents seeking care in these settings. Choices among type of setting can be based on the match of needs to individual preferences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington