ADULT FOSTER CARE: A REVENUE-GENERATING OPPORTUNITY FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$190,000.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
20960
Agency Tracking Number:
20960
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
148 Logtown Rd, Amherst, MA, 01002
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Elsie Fetterman
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PHASE I SBIR PROPOSAL WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF ADULT FOSTER CARE AS A REVENUE-GENERATING OPPORTUNITY FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES. THE PROPOSED OBJECTIVES INCLUDE: 1) DETERMINING INDIVIDUAL STATE REGULATIONS IN THE NORTHEAST REGARDING CAREGIVER TRAINING, BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS, NUMBER OF CARERECEIVERS PER HOUSEHOLD, AND SOURCES AND AMOUNTS OF PAYMENT TO CAREGIVERS; 2) ASSESSING COST OF ADULT FOSTER CARE FOR RURAL NORTHEASTERN CAREGIVERS IN ORDER TO DETERMINE ECONONMIC FEASIBILITY; 3) ASSESSING NORTHEASTERN RURAL CAREGIVERS' SATISFACTION WITH EXISTING TRAINING METHODS AND MATERIALS; 4) DEVELOPING AND PILO-TESTING A MODEL TRAINING MANUAL TO TARGET COMMUNITIES; 5) PRODUCING AN INFORMATION PAMPHLET ON ADULT FOSTER CARE AND ITS INCOME-GENERATING POTENTIAL, AND DISTRIBUTING IT TO RURAL NORTHEASTERN COMMUNITIES VIA THE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SYSTEM; 6) IDENTIFYING THE ELDERLY IN NEED OF CARE IN SELECTED RURAL AREAS AND THE SURROUNDING URBAN AREAS, AND LINKING THESE PERSONS WITH CAREGIVERS IN RURAL AREAS.

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