Age, consumer direction, and outcomes of supportive services at home.

  title={Age, consumer direction, and outcomes of supportive services at home.},
  author={Anita E. Benjamin and Ruth E Matthias},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={41 5},
PURPOSE Supportive services at home are essential for older people with severe chronic impairments. Newer "consumer-directed" models of organizing home-based services rely heavily on service recipients rather than home care agencies to arrange and direct care at home. This study examined differences in service experience and outcomes between recipients over and under age 65 who direct their own services in one large Medicaid program. DESIGN AND METHODS A random sample of 1,095 recipients of… CONTINUE READING

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