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Feasibility Study for a Survey of Privately-Funded Admissions to Residential and Nursing Homes. Final report

By Ann Netten, Robin Darton, Raphael Wittenberg, Paddy Costigan, Teresa McGarry and Anthony McKernan

Abstract

<p>The objectives of the proposed survey are:\ud \ud <p><p><p><li>to establish whether self-funded people who are admitted to residential care differ significantly in terms of financial assets and informal support from elderly people in private households; <p><p><p><li>to estimate expected length of stay of privately-funded residents; <p><p><p><li>to establish the extent to which self-financed residents are admitted at levels of dependency that might have been maintained in the community; <p><p><p><li>to investigate the process of admission and whether those people with lower levels of dependency are admitted through choice or lack of access to appropriate alternatives; <p><p><p><li>to investigate factors affecting fees paid (choice of home, the contractual arrangements and decision making process<p><p>for fee setting); and <p><p><p><li>to identify the level of receipt by all residents of non-means tested benefits.\ud \ud <p><p><p>The aims of the feasibility survey were:\ud \ud <p><p><p><li>to identify the data that needs to be collected; <p><p><p><li>to establish an appropriate methodology or options for collecting data; <p><p><p><li>to identify the size of the sample required; <p><p><p><li>to cost the different options; and <p><p><p><li>to identify the time scale associated with each option

Publisher: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Year: 1999
OAI identifier: oai:kar.kent.ac.uk:27342
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