The objective of the Minnesota Live Well at Home Program (LWAH) was to develop a screening tool that targets private-pay older persons at risk for nursing home admission or assisted living entry and delivers a multi-component "diversion" service program to support these clients. Two hundred sixty-one clients completed the brief screening protocol, and 3-month telephone surveys (N = 119) collected additional pilot evaluation data to determine content of diversion service support and satisfaction with various LWAH components. The preliminary findings showed that the screening tool was delivered efficiently and targeted clients at potential high risk for residential care placement. Clients were also satisfied with the multi-component LWAH service. The results provide support for the feasibility of a LWAH risk management process that links community-residing older persons with community-based long-term care options.
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This research was supported by a grant from the Administration on Aging (Contract No. 333-08-NHDP-003) to Ms. Vujovich and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
- Community-based long-term care
- Consumer-directed options