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Outcomes and costs of community living: semi-independent living and fully staffed group homes

Felce, David John, Perry, Jonathan, Romeo, Renee, Robertson, Janet, Meek, Andrea Janine, Emerson, Eric and Knapp, Martin 2008. Outcomes and costs of community living: semi-independent living and fully staffed group homes. American Journal on Mental Retardation 113 (2) , pp. 87-101. 10.1352/0895-8017(2008)113[87:OACOCL]2.0.CO;2

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In a matched-groups design, costs and quality of life outcomes for adults with intellectual disabilities with relatively low support needs were compared between those in fully staffed group homes (n � 35) and in semi-independent living (n � 35). Data were collected on participant characteristics, setting organization, various lifestyle outcomes, and costs. There were no differences in the majority of lifestyle outcome measures. Fully staffed participants had better outcomes in money management and some health indicators. Semi-independent living participants had better outcomes for choice and community activities undertaken without staff support. Costs for semi-independent living were less. On balance, semi-independent living could offer certain cost-effective lifestyle advantages provided that sufficient attention is given to health, living, and financial well-being.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ISSN: 0895-8017
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 02:26

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