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Participant Experience Survey

ADvancing States conducted a survey of state agencies on aging and disability to determine if they conducted participant experience surveys to ensure quality. This asked four basic questions: if the state conducts participants experience survey; the frequency of conducting the survey; how the survey was completed; and who conducts the survey. The appendices include sample participant experience surveys from various states.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53161

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Social Networking: Are you Tweeting Yet?

Social networking is an increasingly widespread strategy for sharing information. This brief is a summary of a survey ADvancing States undertook of aging network state information and referral (I&R) liaisons to gauge level of knowledge, interest in, and possible future use of social networking. It provides a brief history of social networking as well as potential areas in which the aging network can benefit from it, both for internal use and to communicate with the public.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53154

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Training Requirements for Personal Care Attendants

This is a summary of the results of a mini-survey conducted in January 2012. The purpose of this survey was to gain insight on different states’ requirements for Medicaid-funded personal care attendants (PCAs). The results from 24 respondent states showed variation in requirements, from required background checks to CPR training and other educational and health requirements.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53175

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2012 Survey on Medicaid Funded Long Term Services and Supports

A February 2012 online survey consisting of 30 questions was sent to all states and focused on three topics: consumer-directed personal care services; assessments and care plan changes; and case management. The survey results provide information about respondent states’ practices regarding Medicaid funded LTSS. Consumer-directed care was found to be provided majorly through waivers; most assessments contracted out; and case management paid for as a service rather than administrative cost.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53165

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Medicaid Enrollment Process: Results of January 2012 Mini-Survey

This survey was sent to all states and consisted of three questions regarding the enrollment of Medicaid providers of home and community-based services. Of the 23 states that responded, the results highlight different enrollment procedures and opportunities for HCBS providers and varying agency oversight. The results show that Medicaid HCBS provider enrollment oversight varies by state, the majority reporting that the Medicaid agency, as opposed to the state aging agency, manages the process.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53156

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Ombudsman Program Coordination with Aging and Disability Resource Centers

Collaboration between Long-Term Care Ombudsmen and Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) is beneficial in making informed long-term care choices. ADRCs are a vital bank of information for people considering home and community-based services in lieu of institutional settings. This report presents findings from a survey of states’ Ombudsman programs on what types of collaboration exist; some work with ADRCs by making referrals, conducting training, and/or exchanging information.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53182

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Senior Center Practices

There has been effort to create standards for senior centers at a state level. Many State Units on Aging (SUAs) coordinate with Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to fund, develop, and foster these standards. This report summarizes findings from a survey of 38 states concerning various areas related to senior centers, including funding sources, operational guidelines, and required services. Most states reported some common practices and 16 states provide guidance for their senior centers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53178

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Supporting the Information Needs of Private Paying Consumers: Examining the Capacity of Aging Network Consumer Information Programs

The aging services network is critical for those navigating the “information maze” in order to make informed decisions about long-term services and supports (LTSS). But most of these services do not target the majority of Americans who are private paying consumers. Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are one service that aims to increase the level of services offered to private payers. This report includes the results of a survey measuring ADRCs’ engagement with private payers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53155

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State of Aging: 2009 State Perspectives on State Units on Aging Policies and Practices

Interested in the work and current challenges that face The National Association of State Units on Aging members? This report, resulting from a February through April 2009 NASUA survey, was given to its members to obtain a snapshot of their work and the current challenges they face. The results, divided into 10 themes, provide that snapshot as well as the states’ perspective on the evolution of the aging network as it works to redesign the long-term care delivery system.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52100

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Employer Survey – District of Columbia

Determining local business needs is an integral part of providing effective employment opportunities to the disabled. The District of Colombia used Constant Contact, an online email marketing tool, to survey employers from various sectors in the area. The attached employer survey, results and summary could serve as a template for other states seeking to gauge local employer needs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52363

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