Exploring patterns of service utilization among persons with disabilities in a consumer-directed care program

Margaret Lombe, Kevin Mahoney, Venera Bekteshi

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Abstract

Empirical evidence on the role financial institutions and home and community-based interventions play in influencing asset building among persons with disabilities is scarce. This article contributes to this effort directed at understanding such effects by exploring patterns of and barriers to use of banking services offered by the credit union that has enrolled persons with disabilities in Iowa under a home and community-based services waivers program. It is suggested that although banking services are not used by the majority of program participants, the credit union model has appeal. It provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to build savings for the purchase of goods and services that enhance their independence and productivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-36
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Asset building
  • Cash and counseling
  • Credit union
  • Disabilities
  • Home and community-based services
  • Medicaid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sociology and Political Science

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