Evaluation of team approach to providing home care in NYC housing projects
The Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization program was designed to support research, demonstration, and evaluation projects examining major changes in health care financing.This project is an evaluation of a demonstration of cluster care (where a team of workers provide home care services to a population clustered in a small geographic area) as an alternative to traditional one-on-one home care services in New York City housing projects. The evaluation entails documenting the implementation of and assessing the costs and outcomes associated with: (1) consolidating services at elderly housing sites; (2) deploying teams of home attendants and on-site supervisors rather than individual workers; (3) restructuring the home attendants job; 4) adapting administrative systems to a new delivery mode; and (5) helping clients gain access to a broader array of community services. The objective of this research is to inform city health officials of the costs and benefits of reorganizing home health and social services.
Amount Awarded $301,159.00
Awarded on: 10/25/1990
Time frame: 11/1/1990 - 7/31/1993
Grant Number: 17566