Barriers to Independence: A Study of Housing and Personal Assistance Issues for People with Disabilities Residing in Nursing Homes
Access Living and Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Urban Research and Learning began a collaborative partnership to document the conditions influencing the placement of disabled people in a nursing home, and to identify the barriers that prevent nursing home residents from living independently. The team developed a survey instrument with quantitative and qualitative items and contacted nursing homes across the city of Chicago to generate survey respondents. Two waves of survey interviews produced a total of 65 respondents from 17 nursing homes.
The team produced a report outlining the findings and recommendations of the research.
- L. Delgado, CURL
- T. Hudson, Graduate Fellow, School of Social Work
- D. Kruger, Graduate Fellow, Psychology
- J. Rogers, Educational Psychology, Loyola University
- E. Ross, Undergraduate Student
- R. Luna, Access Living
- B. Barrera, Access Living
- K. Tamley, Access Living
- T. Wilson, Access Living