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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Supportive Services for Older Persons Program, 1988-1991: [United States] (ICPSR 9946) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection was undertaken to evaluate a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded program that provided nontraditional health and health-related services to the elderly. These services included housekeeping, home maintenance/repair, yard work, snow removal, meal preparation/home-delivered meals, health insurance claims assistance, health education, private-duty nursing, and other caregiver services. The collection comprises data from four sources: (1) administrative data collected upon each client's entry into the program (Intake File, Part 1), (2) administrative data describing the services provided to each client (Service Encounter Files, Parts 2-6), (3) data from a survey of the clients of the program (Client Survey, Part 7), and (4) data from a survey of low-income clients of the program who received help from the state Administration on Aging (AOA) (AOA Client Survey, Part 8). The Intake File includes information on living arrangements, household income, date of birth, health status, activity limitations, and whether assistance with household and personal chores was provided by friends, relatives, or organizations. Service Encounter Files contain data on the cost and type of each service rendered by the program. The Client Survey and the AOA Client Survey assess the impact of the program on the quality of clients' lives. Clients were queried regarding their use of program services, the impacts of the services used, and their use of services from alternative suppliers.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Intake File - Download All Files (14.1 MB)
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DS2:  Service Encounter File, Year 1 - Download All Files (14.7 MB)
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DS3:  Service Encounter File, Year 2, Part A - Download All Files (14.7 MB)
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DS4:  Service Encounter File, Year 2, Part B - Download All Files (14.5 MB)
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DS5:  Service Encounter File, Year 3, Part A - Download All Files (14.7 MB)
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DS6:  Service Encounter File, Year 3, Part B - Download All Files (14.5 MB)
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DS7:  Client Survey Data - Download All Files (14.4 MB)
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DS8:  Administration on Aging Client Survey Data - Download All Files (13.7 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Scanlon, William J. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Supportive Services for Older Persons Program, 1988-1991: [United States]. ICPSR09946-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09946.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (12577)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   adult care services, assisted living, health care services, health insurance, meal programs, older adults, supportive services

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1988--1991

Date of Collection:  

  • 1988--1991

Universe:   Intake and Service Encounter files: Clients of the Supportive Services Program. Client Survey: Clients of the Supportive Services Program who used program services between March and August 1990. AOA Client Survey: Low-income clients of the Supportive Services Program who used program services between March and August 1990, lived in state authority housing, and received help from the state AOA.

Data Types:   event/transaction data, and survey data

Methodology

Data Source:

personal interviews and administrative records

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 9 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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