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ERIC Number: EJ886107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
Caregivers' Perceptions of a Consumer-Directed Care Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Vinton, Linda
Journal of Family Social Work, v13 n3 p208-226 2010
This article examines results from a consumer and caregiver-directed care pilot program for families with adults with developmental disabilities. Surveys were administered to 50 caregivers and three project coordinators, and focus groups were conducted with 44 individuals, including caregivers, consumers, and support coordinators. Significant pre- to posttest changes were seen in terms of caregivers' perceptions of choice, goodness-of-fit of services to needs, and satisfaction with the program. Analysis of focus group discussions yielded three major themes: trust, flexibility, and relief. Although support and program coordinators had some concerns that the program was more caregiver than consumer oriented at times, overall, the program was viewed positively. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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