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Outcomes and costs of community living: A matched comparison of group homes and semi-independent living

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This article outlines research comparing group home living with semi-independent living, using individuals who had been matched. Research revealed that most outcomes did not differ significantly by group. Where significant differences were evident, participants living semi-independently experienced better outcomes: significantly less social dissatisfaction, more frequent and independent use of community facilities, more participation in domestic tasks, and greater empowerment. These differences were attributed to the differences in living and support arrangements in semi-independent settings and group homes. The authors argue that an appropriate policy and service response to the research finding would be to increase provision of semi-independent living. Keyword: Accommodation

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Author
Stancliffe, R J; Keane, S
Source
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp281-305
Publisher
ASSID
Publication Date
22 May 2005
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Accommodation
Origin
Australia

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