Satisfaction and sense of well being among medicaid ICF/MR and HCBS recipients in six states

Roger J. Stancliffe, K. Charlie Lakin, Sarah Taub, Giuseppina Chiri, Soo yong Byun

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Abstract

Self-reported satisfaction and sense of well-being were assessed in a sample of 1,885 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities receiving Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) and Intermediate Care Facility (ICF/MR) services in 6 states. Questions dealt with such topics as loneliness, feeling afraid at home and in one's neighborhood, feeling happy, feeling that staff are nice and polite, and liking one's home and work/day program. Loneliness wasthe most widespread problem, and there were also small percentages of people who reported negative views in other areas. Few differences were evident by HCBS and ICF/MR status. The findings document consistent benefits of residential supportprovided in very small settings-with choices of where and with whom to live-and to individuals living with family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-83
Number of pages21
JournalIntellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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