Feasibility of regional personal care attendants programs

This is a renewal grant to complete efforts to determine whether it is feasible to establish a program for hiring underemployed population groups (immigrants, retirees, youth, and people with cognitive impairments) to serve as personal care attendants (PCAs) for people with disabilities. A number of key issues relevant to the recruitment of attendants have been identified by consumers, including screening protocols, financing sources, and consumers' roles in hiring, supervising and developing a positive relationship with their PCA. The principal objectives of the project are to: (1) conduct focus groups with physically disabled adults reliant on PCAs to determine their interest in and barriers to employing these groups; (2) conduct focus groups with members of each of the targeted population groups and their representatives; (3) examine federal and state entitlement programs and policies which may hinder or facilitate these groups from serving as PCAs; and (4) if deemed feasible, develop a model recruitment program and recommended linkages with existing attendant programs and potential funding sources.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $93,720.00

Awarded on: 7/25/1991

Time frame: 9/1/1991 - 7/31/1992

Grant Number: 17800


Medlantic Research Foundation

102 Irving Street, N.W.
Washington, 20010-2949

Gerben DeJong
Project Director