New Report! NCI-AD Adult Consumer Survey: 2016-2017 National Results

Date: 01/2019

The National Core Indicators – Aging and Disabilities™ (NCI-AD™) project just released results from the second deployment of its NCI-AD Adult Consumer Survey, a consumer quality of life instrument that provides important insights to the aging and physical disabilities field. Twelve NCI-AD states participated in the second round of data collection, surveying nearly 9,000 people who receive long-term services and supports (LTSS). Participating states can compare their data nationally and set state-specific benchmarks, demonstrating their commitment to improving the quality of their LTSS systems.

Select findings from NCI-AD Adult Consumer Survey: 2016-2017 National Results include:

  • 42% of respondents said they’re as active in their community as they’d like to be; 29% of those who aren’t cite transportation as a barrier.
  • 31% said their paid support staff change too often; the figure was higher for those in nursing facilities (56%).
  • Of those who reported to be forgetting things more often in the past 12 months, only 54% had discussed it with a doctor or a nurse.
  • 2% had a job in the community; 21% said they wanted one.  Of those who wanted a job, only 13% said someone had talked to them about their job options.
  • 8% did volunteer work; 24% of those who didn’t said they’d like to.

The report, along with other project materials, can be found on NCI-AD’s official website: The Human Services Research Institute and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disability administer the NCI-AD project, overseeing data collection, management, analysis, and reporting.

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