Claire E. Gutkin

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This article describes a model development process that represents a useful step in classifying populations in terms of risk of institutionalization (Inst-Risk II). A four-category risk classification system--"High risk, Some risk, Low risk, and Very Low Risk"--was developed, based on combinations of measures of functional status, age, health status,(More)
Information systems in nursing facilities have their own set of requirements. While these may appear to be less complex than those required of acute care systems, they offer their own series of traps and pitfalls and the information systems manager should be wary of vendors who suggest that acute care systems can be readily modified for long-term care(More)
Bias against individuals with a history of psychiatric hospitalization can block their access to residential care homes and thus impede deinstitutionalization efforts. After surveying home operators in nine residential care programs in five states, the authors found that providers tend to accept a physically impaired client over one with behavioral problems(More)
Given increasing expenditures for long-term nursing home care costs, the residential care home (RCH) provides a viable alternative for elderly Americans requiring daily supervision but not extensive care. Purposive and random sampling procedures were used to select 181 RCHs serving the elderly in five states in order to analyze their expenditures. Home(More)
Costs of care are presented for elderly persons in five community-based settings. These settings include elderly persons living in their own homes or in group housing and who do or do not receive case-managed home care. Expenditures for care ranged from a low of about $1,100 per year to a high of $4,025. The level of expenditure was directly related to risk(More)
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