Descriptive Report for the Senior Companion Program Independent Living Pilot/Feasibility Survey

Program/Intervention: 
Senior Corps
Implementing Organization: 
CNCS
Summary: 
The SCP Independent Living Pilot/Feasibility Study is a cross-sectional pilot and 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 is 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 show: 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): 
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 12, 2016
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