Does mental illness affect consumer direction of community-based care? Lessons from the Arkansas Cash and Counseling program.

@article{Shen2008DoesMI,
  title={Does mental illness affect consumer direction of community-based care? Lessons from the Arkansas Cash and Counseling program.},
  author={C G Shen and Michael A. Smyer and Kevin J. Mahoney and Dawn M Loughlin and Lori Simon-Rusinowitz and Ellen K Mahoney},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2008},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={93-104}
}
PURPOSE Previous research from the Cash and Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation (CCDE) in Arkansas, New Jersey, and Florida suggests that giving consumers control over their personal care greatly increases their satisfaction and improves their outlook on life. Still, some argue that consumer-directed care may not be appropriate for consumers with intellectual disabilities or mental health diagnoses. This study examined how Cash and Counseling-a new option allowing consumers to manage an… CONTINUE READING