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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20960
Amount: $190,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
The Glenn H Woods Corp.
148 Logtown Rd, Amherst, MA, 01002
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Elsie Fetterman
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Research Institution
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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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