SCP Independent Living Performance Measurement Survey: Process, Rationale, Results, and Recommendations

Program/Intervention: 
Senior Companion Program
Summary: 
The SCP Independent Living Pilot/Feasibility Study consisted of a cross-sectional and a pilot pre/post survey. The cross-sectional survey was designed to provide information on the demographic characteristics of adults receiving independent living services from a Senior Companion and to measure the feasibility of assessing program impact on self-efficacy, life satisfaction, and social and emotional benefits. In addition, the pre/post pilot survey was comprised of a small sample of new clients enrolled in the study when they applied for Senior Companion services in order to assess the feasibility of conducting a longitudinal study of the impact of SCP services on caregivers.
 
Findings from the cross-sectional survey shows: The beneficiaries of CNCS-supported Senior Companion services are primarily female and racially diverse. The majority (83%) of clients have income level below $20,000 per year; Clients gave high ratings to their overall satisfaction with the Senior Companion program; More than two-thirds of clients were diagnosed with two to four medical conditions.
CNCS Program(s): 
Senior Corps
CNCS Focus Area(s): 
Capacity Building
Healthy Futures
Age(s) Studied: 
55+ (Older adult)
Outcomes Category(s): 
Aging in Place
Improving CNCS
Study Type(s): 
Case Study or Descriptive
Study Design(s): 
Non-Experimental
Evaluator: 
JBS International
Year Published: 
2014
Date Posted Online: 
May 18, 2016
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