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127 publications found.

The Caregiver Toolbox: Evaluation of a Workshop for Informal Caregivers

12/15/2016

This report is an evaluation of a face-to-face group workshop designed for informal caregivers of older adults provided by the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging.

  • Case Studies/ Qualitative Research
  • Families/Caregiving

Activities in dementia care: A comparative assessment of activity types

12/06/2016

This exploratory study compares the impact of five activity types on the well-being of institutionalized people with dementia: the intergenerational art program Opening Minds through Art, art and music therapies, creative activities, non-creative activities, and no activities at all. We validated the Scripps Modified Greater Cincinnati Chapter Well-Being Observational Tool, and used that instrument to systematically observe N?=?67 people with dementia as they participated in different activity...

  • Arts and Aging
  • Long-Term Care - Other

The Residential Long-Term Care Role in Health Care Transitions

11/11/2016

The objective of the current study is to describe the activities long-term care facilities are undertaking to reduce hospital admissions and readmissions by working to improve health care transitions. The data were collected via an online survey from 888 nursing facilities (NFs) and 527 residential care facilities (RCFs) that completed the care integration module of the Ohio Biennial Survey of Long-Term Care. Questions focused on partnerships, current work, type of care model, and perceived...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities

Unpaid Caregivers: Growing Demand and Limited Supply

09/26/2016

Several recent studies indicate that the supply of informal caregivers is declining and this change in potential support could have major policy implications.

  • Demographics
  • Families/Caregiving
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing
  • Workforce Issues

Serving an Increasing Older Population with Severe Disability: Serious Challenges Await Ohio Over the Next Twenty Years

09/26/2016

Ohio faces a demographic and financing challenge as its population ages in the next 20 years. The number of people age 60 and older with a severe disability is projected to increase by 60% while the overall population growth will be at two percent.

  • Demographics
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Ohio's Nursing Home and Residential Care Facility Satisfaction: Survey Testing and Development for Residents and Families

04/30/2016

This report describes a project to update consumer surveys for residents and families in Ohio's nursing homes and residential care facilities. It also includes a newly created survey for families of residential care facility residents. Results include findings from focus groups, cognitive interviews, and a mailed pretest.

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Research Methods

A Study of Adult Guardianship in Ohio: Preliminary Results

02/22/2016

This research brief is a description of findings from interviews with key informants from the first phase of a study entitled: “Adult Guardianship in Ohio: Promising Practices.” These findings led to the development of a survey about adult guardianship practices in Ohio's probate courts. The report highlights the challenges courts face and strategies they use to effectively manage those challenges. Finally, we highlight some promising practices that the courts have put in place to meet the...

  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities
  • Legal/ Advocacy
  • Mental Health

Opening Minds through Art For One (OMA41): Direct Care Workers and Volunteers as Creative Arts Facilitators of Older Adults

01/30/2016

This brief describes the pilot implementation and evaluation of OMA For One (OMA41). OMA41 is an adaptation of Opening Minds through Art (OMA), a visual arts program for elders with cognitive impairments. OMA41 is conducted one on one, rather than in a group setting and uses direct care workers or volunteers as facilitators.

  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities
  • Arts and Aging
  • Families/Caregiving
  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care - Other

Are Ohio's Nursing Homes Ready for an Emergency?

12/22/2015

Study Identifies Strengths, Leads to Strategies for Improvement in Ohio Nursing Home Disaster PlanningOn any given day in Ohio's nursing homes, there are nearly 78,000 residents with physical or cognitive impairments. This means that nursing homes may be vulnerable during emergencies that require either evacuation or necessitate sheltering in place. A module regarding preparedness and planning in Ohio nursing homes was included in the 2013 Biennial Long-term Care Survey administered by the...

  • Aging Network
  • Long-Term Care Facilities

Implementation of the 2014 Ohio Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey

09/22/2015

In 2014 the Scripps Gerontology Center conducted the 7th biennial Ohio Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey under a contract with the Ohio Dept. of Aging.  This year the survey had 947 facilities--the same number as in 2012--representing 98% of Ohio's nursing homes and 23, 639 families.  Information about the survey process, psychometric analyses of the survey, and recommendations for future implementation are included.Full Report (471.0Kb)

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Research Methods

The Role of the Family in Nursing Homes: Recommendations to Increase Family Satisfaction with Care

09/22/2015

Families are important consumers of long-term care services who are likely to remain involved in the care of their resident loved one after placement.  The aims of this brief report are (1) to increase the understanding of the role of family members in long-term care facilities in Ohio, (2) to examine the resident, family member, and facility characteristics that are associated with higher family satisfaction, and (3) to propose strategies to improve family satisfaction.Research Brief (225.7Kb)

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care - Other

Neighborhood Assistants Pilot:A Program Evaluation of Person-Centered Staffing

07/28/2015

The purpose of this study was to pilot test and evaluate an innovative staffing approach called the Neighborhood Assistant (NA) at the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home.

  • Case Studies/ Qualitative Research
  • Long-Term Care Decision Making
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing
  • Workforce Issues

The Road to Balance: Two Decades of Progress in Providing Long-Term Services and Supports for Ohio's Older Population

06/15/2015

This report documents two decades of progress in delivering long-term services in Ohio. In 1992, more than nine of the 10 older people in Ohio supported by Medicaid were in nursing homes. Today, the ratio is approaching 50/50. This study, now in its 22nd year, is designed to provide Ohio policy makers, providers and consumers with the information needed to make good decisions in an effort to ensure that Ohio has an efficient and effective long-term services and supports systemFull Report (PDF -...

  • Aging Network
  • Families/Caregiving
  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Decision Making
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care - Other

How Does Medicaid Reimbursement Impact the Quality of Ohio Nursing Homes?

05/20/2015

Study examines the changes in Medicaid nursing home reimbursement between 2007 and 2012 as Ohio moved to a "new price system". Findings showed that the quality of Ohio nursing homes did not change as a result of the system reimbursement changes.

  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

2014 Title VI Survey Results

05/20/2015

This research record highlights the findings from a national survey of the Title VI Organizations (TO). Findings highlight TOs' connection to the larger tribal infrastructure, key features and services of the TO programs, innovative care delivery, elder abuse prevention and intervention, expanding services and sustainability, and training and technical assistance needs.

  • Aging Network
  • Home and Community Based Services

Adult Education and Training Programs for Older Adults in the U.S.: National Results and Cross-National Comparisons Using PIAAC Data

02/18/2015

Skill upgrades over the lifecourse are increasingly important in a knowledged-based global economy. This study examined the relationship between participation in adult education programs and labor market outcomes for adults aged 45-65.Full Report (PDF) (1.557Mb)

  • Workforce Issues

Describing and Assessing Leadership for Person-Centered Care: Final Project Report

01/22/2015

This report provides brief highlights from a study of leadership in nursing homes with a person-centered or traditional approach to care.PDF(214.5Kb)

  • Long-Term Care Decision Making

Ohio's Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities in the Economic Downturn: How Have They Adjusted?

04/30/2014

Long-term care facilities have been impacted by the economic downturn and other changes in the long-term care system. This research brief describes strategies most often implemented by Ohio's nursing homes and residential care facilities to enhance economic prospects.Research Brief -  (PDF 425KB)

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

County Reports: AAA 6

01/01/2014

Counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and UnionThe reports below include population data, tables, and charts for the state of Ohio, the combined AAA, and individual listed counties.Back to mapOhioOhio's 60+ reportArea Agency Combined 65+ ReportThis report provides data on the on the 65+ population and changes from 1990-2010 in age increments for all counties within the specified Area Agency.Download AAA6 combined reportIndividual County...

  • Demographics

County Reports: AAA 9

01/01/2014

Counties: Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, and MuskingumThe reports below include population data, tables, and charts for the state of Ohio, the combined AAA, and individual listed counties.Back to mapOhioOhio's 60+ reportArea Agency Combined 65+ ReportThis report provides data on the on the 65+ population and changes from 1990-2010 in age increments for all counties within the specified Area Agency.Download AAA9 combined reportIndividual County...

  • Demographics

County Reports: AAA 7

01/01/2014

Counties: Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and VintonThe reports below include population data, tables, and charts for the state of Ohio, the combined AAA, and individual listed counties.Back to mapOhioOhio's 60+ reportArea Agency Combined 65+ ReportThis report provides data on the on the 65+ population and changes from 1990-2010 in age increments for all counties within the specified Area Agency.Download AAA7 combined reportIndividual County...

  • Demographics

County Reports: AAA 5

01/01/2014

Counties: Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and WyandotThe reports below include population data, tables, and charts for the state of Ohio, the combined AAA, and individual listed counties.Back to mapOhioOhio's 60+ reportArea Agency Combined 65+ ReportThis report provides data on the on the 65+ population and changes from 1990-2010 in age increments for all counties within the specified Area Agency.Download AAA5 combined reportIndividual County...

  • Demographics

County Reports: AAA 8

01/01/2014

Counties: Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, and WashingtonThe reports below include population data, tables, and charts for the state of Ohio, the combined AAA, and individual listed counties.Back to mapOhioOhio's 60+ reportArea Agency Combined 65+ ReportThis report provides data on the on the 65+ population and changes from 1990-2010 in age increments for all counties within the specified Area Agency.Download AAA8 combined reportIndividual County ReportsAthens County65+...

  • Demographics

County Reports: AAA 1

01/01/2014

Counties: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and WarrenThe reports below include population data, tables, and charts for the state of Ohio, the combined AAA, and individual listed counties.Back to mapOhioOhio's 60+ reportArea Agency Combined 65+ ReportThis report provides data on the on the 65+ population and changes from 1990-2010 in age increments for all counties within the specified Area Agency.Download AAA1 combined reportIndividual County ReportsButler County65+ Report (1990-2010)...

  • Demographics

County Reports: AAA 11

01/01/2014

Counties: Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, and TrumbullThe reports below include population data, tables, and charts for the state of Ohio, the combined AAA, and individual listed counties.Back to mapOhioOhio's 60+ reportArea Agency Combined 65+ ReportThis report provides data on the on the 65+ population and changes from 1990-2010 in age increments for all counties within the specified Area Agency.Download AAA11 combined reportIndividual County ReportsAshtabula County65+ Report (1990-2010)...

  • Demographics

County Reports: AAA 4

01/01/2014

Counties: Difiance, Erie, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Williams, and WoodThe reports below include population data, tables, and charts for the state of Ohio, the combined AAA, and individual listed counties.Back to mapOhioOhio's 60+ reportArea Agency Combined 65+ ReportThis report provides data on the on the 65+ population and changes from 1990-2010 in age increments for all counties within the specified Area Agency.Download AAA4 combined reportIndividual County...

  • Demographics

County Reports: AAA 10a

01/01/2014

Counties:  Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and MedinaThe reports below include population data, tables, and charts for the state of Ohio, the combined AAA, and individual listed counties.Back to mapOhioOhio's 60+ reportArea Agency Combined 65+ ReportThis report provides data on the on the 65+ population and changes from 1990-2010 in age increments for all counties within the specified Area Agency.Download AAA10a combined reportIndividual County ReportsCuyahoga County65+ Report (1990-2010)...

  • Demographics

County Reports: AAA 10b

01/01/2014

Counties: Portage, Stark, Summit, and WayneThe reports below include population data, tables, and charts for the state of Ohio, the combined AAA, and individual listed counties.Back to mapOhioOhio's 60+ reportArea Agency Combined 65+ ReportThis report provides data on the on the 65+ population and changes from 1990-2010 in age increments for all counties within the specified Area Agency.Download AAA10b combined reportIndividual County ReportsPortage County65+ Report (1990-2010)...

  • Demographics

County Reports: AAA 3

01/01/2014

Counties: Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam, and Van WertThe reports below include population data, tables, and charts for the state of Ohio, the combined AAA, and individual listed counties.Back to mapOhioOhio's 60+ reportArea Agency Combined 65+ ReportThis report provides data on the on the 65+ population and changes from 1990-2010 in age increments for all counties within the specified Area Agency.Download AAA3 combined reportIndividual County ReportsAllen County65+ Report...

  • Demographics

County Reports: AAA 2

01/01/2014

Counties: Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and ShelbyThe reports below include population data, tables, and charts for the state of Ohio, the combined AAA, and individual listed counties.Back to mapOhioOhio's 60+ reportArea Agency Combined 65+ ReportThis report provides data on the on the 65+ population and changes from 1990-2010 in age increments for all counties within the specified Area Agency.Download AAA2 combined reportIndividual County...

  • Demographics

The National Aging Network Survey 2013 Results

12/30/2013

The 2013 National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging builds on previous surveys to assess the evolving role of AAAs in the new health care delivery system. Findings from this survey highlight the changing population served by AAAs and how these agencies are building partnerships throughout the delivery system to better meet the needs of consumers as well as the ways they are leveraging multiple funding sources in order to provide more services to a larger consumer base.Full Report (PDF 1.1MB)

  • Aging Network

Maps of Ohio's 85+ population by county 1990-2050

09/01/2013

Maps of Ohio displaying the change in the 85 and older population beginning with 1990 and projected through 2050.85+ Maps | jpeg (4.5MB .zip file)85+ Maps | PDF (2MB .zip file)

  • Demographics

Maybe Elephants Can Dance: Two Decades of Progress in Delivering Long-Term Services and Supports in Ohio

07/31/2013

This longitudinal study, initiated by the General Assembly in 1993 and continuously funded by the Ohio Department of Aging, tracks how long-term utilization has changed over the past two decades in the state of Ohio.Full Report (PDF 1.5MB)Research Brief (PDF 442KB)

  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Leveraging Resources between the Senior Community Service Employment Program and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

06/28/2013

The project sought to determine the role the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) might play in supporting the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program in their expanded role in the HOME Choice transitions program. This report describes potential responsibilities of the SCSEP program participant and suggested training to carry out those duties. Full Report (PDF 1.8MB)

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care - Other
  • Workforce Issues

Delivering Long-Term Services to Ohio Elders: Good Progress, But Challenges Await

03/30/2013

*An earlier version of this report contained an error. This error has been corrected and a new report was posted on 07/16/2013.Research Brief (PDF 450KB)

  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Implementation of the 2012 Ohio Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey

03/01/2013

In 2012, the Scripps Gerontology Center conducted the sixth biennial Ohio Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey under a contract to the Ohio Department of Aging. The 2012 survey had the largest number of facilities participating at 99% and over 27,000 family and friends responding. Numerous changes were implemented, most importantly a process that no longer requires nursing homes to distribute surveys to family members.The report includes information about the survey process, psychometric...

  • Long-Term Care - Other

Common Sense for Caring Organizations: Results from a Study of High-Performing Home Care Agencies and Nursing Homes

02/28/2013

While most daily care and assistance for Ohio’s older population is provided by family and friends, paid direct care workers such as nurses and home care aides provide much of the formal assistance in the daily lives of Ohio’s frail elders. These care workers are the lowest paid and least trained workers in Ohio’s long-term care workforce. A new study by Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University identified the best practices and strategies for supporting direct care workers by...

  • Workforce Issues

Bridging the Aging Network and Medical Community Survey: Care Transitions from Hospital to Home

12/30/2012

The survey was designed to provide descriptive information about the connections between the Aging Network and the health care community. This research brief provides key findings from the survey for the 103 AAAs involved in care transitions from hospital to home.*If you downloaded the report prior to 5/16/2014, the previous version of this report contained an error in Figure 2.Full Report (PDF 719KB)

  • Aging Network

Evaluation of Ohio's Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

10/08/2012

In 2011, the Ohio Legislature asked the Scripps Gerontology Center to evaluate Ohio's two PACE sites and make recommendations for further expansion.Full Report (PDF 1.4MB)Research Brief (PDF 334KB)

  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Bridging the Aging Network and Medical Community: Survey Results

08/31/2012

Older adults often need a full complement of services and supports to help them live independently while maintaining their physical or mental health. Recent federal and state initiatives such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have expanded the opportunities for Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to be partners in acute care and health care system coordination.With a grant from the Administration on Aging (AoA), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) partnered with the Scripps...

  • Aging Network

Population Pyramids of Ohio by County 2010-2050

05/30/2012

To download individual county population pyramids (2010-2050) click the link below. This link will take you to a directory. Click on county name of interest, right-click files you wish to download and select "save link as".Download county population pyramids

  • Demographics

Maps of Ohio's 60+ population by county 1990-2050

05/21/2012

Maps displaying the change in Ohio's 60 and older population in 1990 and projected through 2050.60 plus maps (PDF - .zip)60 plus maps (jpeg - .zip)

  • Demographics

Providing Data to Improve Ohio's Long-Term Services and Supports System (First three indicators)

04/01/2012

his project tracks Ohio’s progress toward a more balanced system of long-term care services and support. The study, funded by the Ohio Department of Job and family Services, began in 2010 and will be updated annually. The current web based report covers the period of 2005 to 2010 and is limited to Medicaid Expenditures. Future plans call for including other sources of long-term care services and supports funding and other indicators of a balanced system.Full...

Aging in Ohio: Population Age 65+ 2000 and 2010 by County

03/05/2012

The number of residents age 65 and older in Ohio’s Delaware County has increased by 83% from the year 2000 to 2010 according to information being released this week by Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. This change is part of a broader dramatic aging story taking place across all of Ohio’s eighty-eight counties. Delaware County represents the most substantial aging over this period; Ohio’s total population age 65 and older grew by 7.6%. Washington County is also in a unique...

  • Demographics

2011 Title VI Native American Programs Survey Results

03/01/2012

Summary of a survey conducted in 2011 of Title VI (Native American Organizations) to assess role of Title VI programs in offering services and supports to the elders in their communities. Over 80% of Title VI programs responded. Results describe demographic structure and characteristics, services provided and programs offered to ensure elders can age with independence in their homes and communities.*Note: An updated version of this document was made available on April 7, 2014. Figure 2 was...

  • Aging Network
  • Home and Community Based Services

Ohio Long-Term Services and Supports Factbook

01/16/2012

This factbook provides a broad overview of Ohio's system of long-term services and supports. Numerous charts provide descriptions of those who use services, kinds of services, payment systems and other topics. It is designed to be reference and resource guide.Factbook (PDF 6MB)

  • Long-Term Care - Other

Ohio's 60+ Population by County

10/01/2011

Three maps of Ohio showing the proportion of the over-60 population in each county at 3 points in time: 2000, 2010, and 2020. Printable as an 11 x 17 document.*Map (PDF 4.9MB)

  • Demographics

Ohio CCRCs in the Economic Downturn

09/01/2011

This report examines how the economic downturn affected consumer opinions about choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) and how the CCRCs in Ohio made adjustments in response to declining numbers of prospective residents. This brief report includes survey results from one-hundred sixty-five Ohio CCRCs surveyed in 2010.Full Report (PDF 630KB)

  • Business/Economics of Aging

Nursing Home Transition & Diversion

08/01/2011

AAAs provide a number of services that help individuals at risk for institutional care to remain in the community and to transition back to the community when long-term care facility placement is no longer necessary or desirable. This research brief provides key findings from the survey as they relate to nursing home transition and diversion.Full Report (PDF 350KB)

  • Aging Network

Self-Directed Services

08/01/2011

Inherent in the principle of ‘enabling individuals to remain in their own homes’ is providing services with a self-directed option. Self-directed services and programs allow clients to choose, manage, and dismiss their workers. This research brief provides key findings from the survey as they relate to providing services and programs that are self-directed.Full Report (PDF 370KB)

  • Aging Network

Private Pay

08/01/2011

Building systems for private pay continues to be an area of potential growth in business planning and outreach for the network. However, the network appears to be in a period of transition regarding this potential area of development. This research brief provides key findings from the survey regarding AAA development of systems and services for private pay clients.Full Report (PDF 370KB)

  • Aging Network

Enhancing the SCSEP Network: Collaborations, Innovations, and Promising Practices

06/30/2011

Using a mixed methods approach, this study sought to identify innovative and promising practices in providing employment and training services to older workers. Given current economic and demographic realities, understanding the effectiveness of employment and training programs for older workers is crucial.Full Report (PDF 799KB)

  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Workforce Issues

AAA 2010 Research Record

06/08/2011

This report discusses the evolving role of the aging network in a balanced long-term care system based on the results of the 2010 National Aging Network Survey.Research Record (PDF 14.6MB)

  • Aging Network

Coming of Age: Tracking the Progress and Challenges of Delivering Long-Term Services and Supports in Ohio

06/07/2011

In a 16 year tracking of utilization trends for institutional and home and community-based services, we learned that Ohio has made considerable change in its approach to delivering and funding long-term care services. The main finding revealed that now more than four in ten older people with severe disability on Medicaid received assistance in a non-institutional setting.Full Report (PDF 523KB)Research Brief (PDF 2.7MB)

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing
  • Long-Term Care - Other

Right Place, Right Time, Right Care: An Evaluation of Ohio's Nursing Home Diversion and Transition

06/01/2011

In 2010 the Ohio General Assembly asked the Ohio Department of Aging to develop and implement a nursing home diversion and transition initiative. Research showed that 3800 Ohioans were diverted or transitioned during the project period and the majority were residing in the community six months later.Full Report (PDF 870KB)Research Brief (PDF 870KB)

  • Aging Network
  • Care Management
  • Home and Community Based Services

Ohio's Aging Network Efforts to Enhance Nursing Home Diversion and Transition

04/01/2011

This brief report provides preliminary results from an evaluation of Ohio's diversion and transition demonstration program.Research Brief (PDF 5MB)

  • Aging Network
  • Home and Community Based Services

Implementation of the 2010 Ohio Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey: Final Report

03/01/2011

In 2010, the Scripps Gerontology Center conducted the fifth biennial Ohio Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey under a contract to the Ohio Department of Aging. This year the survey had the largest number of family response ever, with 97% of facilities participating and nearly 30,000 involved family and friends responding. An online version of the family survey was also made available for the first time. The report includes information about the survey process, psychometric analysis of the...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities

Criminal Offenders in Ohio Nursing Homes: Facility Practices, Prevalance, Problems

01/30/2011

This brief report presents findings from the 2009 Ohio Biennial Survey of Nursing Facilities. Nursing home respondents answered a brief series of questions about practices related to prospective residents with criminal backgrounds and current residents with violent or sex offender backgrounds.Research Brief (PDF 609KB)

  • Long-Term Care - Other

GenerAges: Generations As They Age

01/01/2011

At the Scripps Gerontology Center, we are focused on work that makes a difference in the lives of aging individuals, their families and their communities. For the GenerAges project, we set out to compile a list of the historical events and life circumstances that came together to shape the lives of individuals turning 100, 85, and 65 years old in 2011. The resulting pages provides a snapshot of each of these groups, capturing the meaningful social changes and major events that have affected...

  • Education

Locally Funded Services for the Older Population: A Description of Senior-Service Property-Tax Levies in Ohio

01/01/2011

*If you downloaded the full report "Locally Funded Services for the Older Population: A Description of Senior-Service Property-Tax Levies in Ohio" prior to March 13 at 1:30 p.m. THERE WAS AN ERROR IN TABLE 1: Carrol County's 'Per Capita' levy amount should have been $24 not $245. The error has been corrected and you may download it below by clicking "Download Full Report (PDF 28 pages)".Updated 07/09/2012: Full report corrected to show the levy passage date in Washington county as 2001.Full...

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

A Review of Ohio's Nursing Home Certificate of Need Program: Implications for Practice and Policy

12/01/2010

One of the critical questions states like Ohio face as they plan for an aging population involves estimates about the optimum number of nursing homes that will be needed in the future. Using a novel geographic information systems (GIS) approach, this report reviews Ohio's nursing home certificate of need (CON) and provides recommendations for state policy makers and the nursing home industry about the CON legislation.Research Brief (PDF 7.1MB)

  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

AAA Caregiving Survey Results

06/30/2010

AAA Caregiving Survey Results summarizes the results of a mini survey of the nations 629 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) on the support they provide to family caregivers. Over 57% of AAAs responded to the survey and the results highlight the characteristics of AAA caregiving programs, services offered, numbers of caregivers enrolled in AAA programs and the training and technical assistance needs of the AAAs.Research Record (PDF 600KB)n4a Report (PDF 400KB)

  • Aging Network
  • Home and Community Based Services

Nursing Home Use in Ohio: Who Stays, Who Pays?

06/11/2010

This research brief follows a cohort of nursing home residents over a three-year period-- beginning with their first ever admission to a nursing home --in order to determine their stay patterns and changes in their payment source during the study period. Findings from this study suggest that irrespective of who pays for the nursing home care, almost six out of ten admissions led to a discharge within three months. The discharge patterns continue such that only one in every three and one in every...

Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) at Colonial: Berkeley Square and Westover

06/09/2010

This report covers activity from the start of implementation to the end of the first OMA term in May 2010. It includes a description of the details of OMA activities at Colonial, and summaries of quantitative and qualitative evaluations that assess the impact of the OMA program.Full Report (PDF 773KB)

  • Arts and Aging
  • Education
  • Long-Term Care - Other

2009 Title VI Survey Results

05/30/2010

The survey was designed to access the role of Title VI Native American programs in  offering services and supports to the elders in their communities. In particular the survey explored how Title VI programs view their roles in the following areas: 1) Person-Centered Access to Information, 2) Evidence-Based Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and 3) Enhanced Nursing Home Diversion Services.Survey Results (PDF 869KB)

  • Aging Network
  • Home and Community Based Services

AAA Workforce Survey Report

02/28/2010

This brief survey was designed to describe the capacity of the current AAA workforce and the activities undertaken by AAAs to build their future workforce capacity to meet the needs and service demands of older adults and caregivers within the Aging Services Network.Full Report (PDF 969KB) Survey Report (PDF 2.2MB)

  • Aging Network

Enriching Now with Then: Connecting Nursing Home Residents and Nursing Home Staff Through Oral History

01/26/2010

This study was funded in part by the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project through the support of the Ohio Board of Regents. We are grateful to AARP Ohio for their contribution toward report production.Full Report (PDF 9MB)Research Brief (PDF 527.8KB)

  • Case Studies/ Qualitative Research
  • Long-Term Care Facilities

Disability in Ohio: Managing The Projected Need for Long-Term Services and Supports

01/18/2010

This report examines Ohio's projected long-term care needs and its implications for the state budget. In an effort to contain Medicaid long-term care expenditures several ways that demand for services and supports could be reduced or redirected to home and community based care examined.Full Report (PDF 284KB)Research Brief (PDF 378KB)

  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness in Licensed Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities in Ohio

12/09/2009

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of influenza pandemic preparedness in nursing homes and other residential care facilities in Ohio. The majority of nursing homes and other residential care facilities are planning for pandemic influenza and are positioned to deal with it if necessary.Research Brief (PDF 419KB)

  • Long-Term Care Facilities

Technology in Ohio Nursing Homes: A Report on the State of the Art

07/15/2009

This report examines the use of information technology in Ohio nursing homes. Key findings indicate that despite the known benefits that information technology holds for resident care, fewer than half of Ohio's nursing homes are making even moderate use of that technology.Research Brief (PDF 1MB)

  • Long-Term Care Facilities

Disability in Ohio: Long-Term Care Providers and Programs

06/28/2009

To obtain information concerning the cost and to order printed copies of the full report, contact Scripps Gerontology Center at: 513/529-2914 or scripps@miamioh.edu. 

  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities
  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care - Other

An Assessment of Long-Term Care Service and Support Needs and Utilization in the TriHealth SeniorLink Region and Concordia Care Region

06/04/2009

These reports project the potential needs for long-term care services and supports in the two regions of the state of Ohio where the two Programs for All-inclusive Care for theElderly(PACE) operate. An examination of the current availability of providers and programs in each region, their utilization patterns and the characteristics of the consumers that they serve is the focal point of this study. Each PACE site operates in a region with a unique population; a comparison of the characteristics...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care - Other

Area Agencies on Aging: Advancing Access for Home and Community Based Services 2008 Area Agencies on Aging Survey

06/02/2009

The 2008 survey of Area Agencies on Aging was conducted by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University under a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging focused on assessing and building the capacity of the Aging Services Network to meet the challenges and opportunities posed by our nation’s rapidly aging population.Full Report (PDF 2.8MB)

  • Aging Network

Providing Long-Term Services and Supports to an Aging Ohio: Progress and Challenges

05/03/2009

This report details trends in Ohio long-term care service utilization over 14 years. It also provides information about the characteristics of those in different settings such as PASSPORT, nursing homes, and residential care facilities. Recommendations for Ohio’s long-term care system are included.Full Report (PDF 250KB)Research Brief (PDF 325KB)

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing
  • Long-Term Care - Other

An Evaluation of the Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program

03/26/2009

This research project evaluates the state’s experiences in the implementation of the Ohio Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program. We present a profile of assisted living waiver participants and review the state’s enrollment tracking process. Further, we present findings on the satisfaction of waiver participants, analyses of the program’s Medicaid costs and overall program design, issues faced in the implementation of the program based on a qualitative assessment with potential residents...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities

Consumer Direction in Ohio: Findings From Two Demonstration Projects

03/22/2009

This report provides findings from evaluations of two consumer-directed home care programs. Results suggest consumer direction provides a good alternative to agency-managed home care services. (Funded by the Ohio Long-Term Care ResearchProject.)Full Report (PDF 177KB)Research Brief (PDF 107KB)

  • Home and Community Based Services

Emergency Readiness and Response: Area Agencies on Aging Survey

03/09/2009

The 2008 survey on Emergency Readiness and Response was conducted by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University under a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging.Full Report (PDF 3MB)

  • Aging Network

Implementation of the 2008 Ohio Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey: Final Report

03/02/2009

Refinements to the survey instrument showed continued high reliability of domain areas and the instrument as a whole. Changes in instructions to families, and a number of processes were changed this year that resulted in fewer family and facility calls requesting assistance from the toll-free hotline. Comparisons of 2006 and 2008 responses show some significant improvements statewide, with more items showing statewide averages of 90 and above.The family satisfaction survey is one important...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Research Methods

Aging and Long-Term Care Issues in Ohio

02/02/2009

This summary report focuses on aging and disability in Ohio as well as on utilization and Medicaid costs of long-term care for older Ohioans.Brief Report (PDF 500KB)

  • Demographics
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Disability in Ohio: Long-Term Care Providers and Programs

01/28/2009

This report describes the range of options used in Ohio’s long-term care system. For each provider or program, we report the eligibility requirements, consumer characteristics, capacity, utilization rate, average monthly cost of care, and major payers for services. The programs and providers include Medicaid waiver programs, nursing facilities, adult day service providers, residential care or assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation, and...

  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities
  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care - Other

Worker Injuries and Safety Equipment in Ohio Nursing Homes

11/16/2008

A survey of nursing homes was conducted in 2006 to evaluate a number of facility-specific characteristics including worker injury rates. The nursing home worker injury rate was 6.6 per 100 workers with higher injury rates observed in larger facilities, homes that were part of chains and homes with a higher proportion of wheelchair bound residents. A broad range of patient-transfer safety equipment was observed to be in use; however, the presence of these devices were not predictive of lower...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities

Livable Communities: Helping Older Ohioans Live Independent and Fulfilling Lives

09/08/2008

This report defines the concept and components of livable communities and several variations, including universal design and green spaces. (Funded as part of a grant from the Ohio General Assembly, through the Ohio Board of Regents to the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project.)Research Brief (PDF 792KB)

  • Products/Design/Planning for an Aging Society

Ohio's Aging Workforce: Opportunities & Challenges for Ohio's Employers

08/25/2008

This report focuses on anticipated age-related changes in Ohio's workforce and the effect those changes might have on employers, employees, and society. In addition to a literature review, Ohioans and their reasons for continuing to work are featured. (Funded as part of a grant from the Ohio General Assembly, through the Ohio Board of Regents to the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project.)Full Report (PDF 1.3MB)

  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Demographics

Images of Ohio Centenarians: An Exploratory Study

08/10/2008

This study was funded in part by the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project through the support of the Ohio Board of Regents. We are grateful to AARP Ohio for their contribution toward report production.Full Report (PDF 2.5MB)Research Brief (PDF 261KB)

  • Case Studies/ Qualitative Research

Enhancing the Performance of Local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs in Ohio Chartbook

06/17/2008

This is a state-level case-study of the performance of local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs in Ohio. In surveying all of the local program directors in Ohio, along with a group of key informants, we identify major strengths and challenges the program is likely to face in the future. Funding and staffing emerge as prominent issues, particularly in determining the longer-term educational and advocay roles these programs ideally fulfill.This study was funded by the Cleveland Foundation.Chartbook...

  • Education
  • Long-Term Care Facilities

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging 2007 Aging Network Survey Reports

04/30/2008

With a grant from the Administration on Aging (AoA), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) partnered with Scripps Gerontology Center to conduct the 2007 Aging Network Survey of all Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American programs in the nation. The survey was designed to assess AAA and Title VI involvement in services and programs consistent with AoA’s Choices for Independence.Summary Report (PDF 404KB)Title VI Summary Report (PDF 405KB)Access to Long-Term Care...

  • Aging Network

Disability in Ohio: Current and Future Demand for Services

04/20/2008

In an effort to project the size of Ohio’s Medicaid long-term care expenditures between now and the year 2020, this report first projected the size of the population with severe physical and/or cognitive, intellectual and/or developmental, and mental illness disabilities. Then, assuming different rates of medical and long-term care inflations the author projected both the total Medicaid and Medicaid long-term care expenditures.Full Report (PDF 582KB)Research Brief (PDF 350KB)

  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Demographics
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Consumer Directed Services

04/15/2008

With a grant from the Administration on Aging (AoA), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) partnered with Scripps Gerontology Center to conducted the 2007 Aging Network Survey of all Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American programs in the nation. The survey was designed to assess AAA and Title VI involvement in services and programs consistent with AoA’s Choices for Independence. As part of the 2006 reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA), this...

  • Home and Community Based Services

Access to Long-Term Care Services

04/02/2008

Enabling consumers to remain in their own homes through the provision of home and community-based long-term care; Empowering consumers to stay active and healthy through disease prevention and health promotion services; Streamlining access to home and community-based services; and Enhancing organizational capacity of the aging network for home and community-based long-term care systems. This research brief provides key findings from the assessment as they relate to four topics: Current Status...

  • Long-Term Care - Other

Evolution of the Aging Network: Modernization and Long-Term Care Initiatives

03/11/2008

This article examines how the aging network has evolved since its inception, mandated by the Older Americans Act of 1965. It explores the broadened mission of the network and the progress being made to modernize long-term care. The article also includes findings from a national survey of area agencies on aging (conducted through a partnership between the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the Scripps Gerontology Center) that help describe the nature of the aging network and its...

  • Aging Network
  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Developing Specifications for the Competitive Bidding of Intake, Assessment & Case Management Services

03/10/2008

This report provides information about the elements of case management, intake, and assessment programs that are often specified in current standards or bid specifications. Observation of current practices, a literature review, and key informant interviews were used to develop recommendations for the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio to develop bid specifications for the Butler County ESP.Full Report (PDF 194KB)

  • Care Management
  • Home and Community Based Services

2007 Ohio Residential Care Facility Resident Satisfaction Survey: Instrument Refinements

03/02/2008

This report describes psychometric testing and other evaluation of the 2007 Ohio Residential Care Resident Satisfaction Survey. Recommendations include removal of items to shorten the survey and refinement of other items.Full Report (PDF 165KB)

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Research Methods

Ohio's PASSPORT Providers

09/16/2007

This report provides findings from a mailed survey of providers of adult day, home-delivered meals, personal care, and transportation services. Results show that those who provide the best pay and benefits for staff also have the lowest proportion of PASSPORT clients.Research Brief (PDF 406KB)

  • Home and Community Based Services

PASSPORT Consumer Eligibility

06/21/2007

This report examined the PASSPORT population for nursing home level of care and Medicaid financial eligibility. In addition, factors impacting length of stay in PASSPORT and transfer to nursing home are explored.Full Report (PDF 355KB)Research Brief (PDF 100KB)

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing
  • Long-Term Care - Other

Evaluation of Ohio's Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program: Assessment and Service Plan Development Process

06/17/2007

This report is one among four that represents an evaluation of Ohio’s Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver program. This part of the evaluation assessed how well the program performed in developing and delivering services. Specifically, the evaluation addressed the effectiveness of the service plan process in preserving the consumers’ independence, privacy, and choice. It also looked at the factors that lead to service tier change in the first 90 days after enrollment and those that result in a...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Evaluation of Ohio's Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program: Consumer Access and Satisfaction

06/14/2007

This report is one among four that represents an evaluation of Ohio's Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver program. This part provides a profile of individuals who enrolled in the Assisted Living Waiver Program. Data on the demographic and functional health of residents and their satisfaction with services are presented for those who enrolled during the initial implementation period. The report also presents information on those who were found to be eligible, but chose not to enroll and those who...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Evaluation of Ohio's Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program: Final Summary Report

06/14/2007

This study evaluated the performance of Ohio’s Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver program during its initial implementation period; it is one report among four. Enrollment in the program was slower than originally anticipated; during that initial implementation 134 participants were enrolled. Findings: Assisted living waiver residents on average report higher levels of disability compared to PASSPORT participants, but are not as impaired as nursing home residents. Participants report high levels...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Evaluation of Ohio's Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program: Report on Program Costs

06/14/2007

This report is one among four that represents an evaluation of Ohio's Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver program. This report examines the costs and characteristics of those individuals who enrolled in the assisted living waiver program during its initial implementation. Assisted living resident characteristics (demographic and functional) are compared to Medicaid nursing home residents and PASSPORT enrollees. The costs of assisted living residents are compared to nursing home residents in the same...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

PASSPORT Assessment and Services

06/08/2007

The purpose of our evaluation component was to determine the effectiveness of the PASSPORT assessment process in ensuring that PASSPORT consumers are supported in making informed choices about long-term care; and whether the service plans developed for enrolled PASSPORT consumers are based on the assessed needs of and the informed choices made by the consumer.Full Report (PDF 158KB)Research Brief (PDF 125KB)

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Program Evaluation of PASSPORT: Ohio's Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waiver

05/15/2007

The goal for the evaluation of the PASSPORT program was to determine whether the program is providing efficient and cost-neutral services as an alternative to facility-based long-term care, and to assess the extent to which the program complies with the assurances Ohio agreed to in its waiver application. Although findings and recommendations are discussed briefly in this report, they are covered in greater detail in the six topical reports that support this document. See the following reports:...

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

PASSPORT Cost Neutrality

05/10/2007

This report explores the costs of caring for a person age 60 and older in the community (through PASSPORT) versus caring for a person age 60 and older in a nursing home. Medicaid costs and all other public program costs are taken into consideration in this study.Full Report (PDF 286KB)Research Brief (PDF 103KB)

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing
  • Long-Term Care - Other

PASSPORT Evaluation: Accountability for Finances, Compliance, and Fairness

05/09/2007

This research is an evaluation of the mechanisms and processes in place to assure that PASSPORT funds are managed properly and procurements are undertaken in a fair and open manner.Full Report (PDF 147KB)Research Brief (PDF 304KB)

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

PASSPORT Quality Assurance and Quality Management

05/09/2007

This report addresses findings related to the quality standards of the PASSPORT program. Although all evaluation components address aspects of quality assurance and improvement, this study addressed issues regarding the safety and welfare of program participants and the congruence of the PASSPORT program with the CMS Home and Community-Based Service Quality Framework. Findings show that there are numerous structures and processes in place to safeguard program participants. In addition, a strong...

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Providing Quality Home and Community-Based Services Through PASSPORT

05/02/2007

This report is part of a larger evaluation of Ohio's PASSPORT Program. It examines issues of provider tenure, provider certification, and provider quality assurance. Data were collected in focus groups, interviews, and a mailed survey.Full Report (PDF 1.3MB)Research Brief (PDF 409KB)

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

The Changing Face of Long-Term Care: Ohio's Experience 1993-2005

04/07/2007

This report details trends in Ohio long-term care service utilization over 12 years. It also provides information about the characteristics of those in different settings such as PASSPORT, nursing homes, and residential care facilities.Full Report (PDF 127KB)

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Research Methods

Implementation of the 2006 Ohio Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey

03/18/2007

Refinements to the survey instrument showed continued high reliability of domain areas and the instrument as a whole. Changes in instructions to families, and a number of processes were changed this year that resulted in fewer family and facility calls requesting assistance from the toll-free hotline operated by the Margaret Blenkner Research Institute at Benjamin Rose.Comparisons of 2001 and 2006 responses show some significant improvements statewide, with more items showing statewide averages...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Research Methods

Development and Testing of a Resident Satisfaction Survey for Ohio's Residential Care Facilities

03/01/2007

This report describes the development and pretesting of a resident satisfaction instrument for residents in Ohio's 540 residential care facilities. Development activities included focus roups and cognitive interviews with residents. The pretest included a written survey followed by a retest interview for a subgroup of residents. Interviews with administrators also examined the feasibility of implementing a statewide satisfaction survey in residential care. A final instrument as well as...

  • Research Methods

Case Managers' Perspectives on Consumer Direction

09/13/2006

From S.R. Kunkel & V. Wellin (Eds.)(2006). Consumer Voice and Choice in Long-Term Care© Reproduced with permission of Springer Publishing Company, LLC, New York, NY 10036Full Report (PDF 54KB)

  • Care Management

Assessing the Quality of Caregiver Support Services

08/02/2006

The project emphasizes that the essential components of an outcome-focused quality monitoring system differ markedly from more traditional systems that lend themselves to more easily measured structural information, such as: licensure, hours of in-service training, and number of service units delivered. While structural and process-oriented information is necessary, it is not sufficient. A solid quality system for caregiver-support services must focus on the caregivers themselves.To obtain...

  • Families/Caregiving
  • Quality Assurance

Ohio Long-Term Care Factbook

06/16/2006

This research was funded by a grant from the State of Ohio through the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project.Factbook (PDF 3MB)

  • Long-Term Care - Other

Nursing home use in Ohio: Who stays, who pays?

02/03/2006

This study also indicates that the discharge rate was higher among Medicare and private pay residents compared to Medicaid residents. By the end of the first year, one-third of those residents who were initially private payers and who were still in a nursing home came to rely on Medicaid to pay for their care. The proportion of residents switching to Medicaid increased to over one-half by the end of second year and to two-thirds by the end of the third year. However, this proportion at the end...

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Training case managers to administer the Service Adequacy & Satisfaction Instrument (SASI)

08/03/2005

This manual was developed to train case managers to administer the Service Adequacy and Satisfaction Instrument (SASI). Includes instrument specific guidelines as well as general information about conducting face-to-face interviews with older adults.Manual (PDF 564KB)

  • Research Methods

Educating caregivers about caregiving: An evaluation of the Council on Aging Learning Advantages Program for Informal Caregivers

06/18/2005

This report describes the evaluation of the Council on Aging Learning Advantages program; a training program for informal caregivers. Nurse trainers conducted individualized training tailored to fit the circumstances of caregivers and care recipients. Results showed that training resulted in decreased caregiver burden, improved caregiver self-esteem and competence, and objective knowledge of caregiving issues, among other improvements. Program materials could be easily adapted for use in other...

  • Families/Caregiving

An overview of Ohio's In-Home Service Program for Older People (PASSPORT)

05/11/2005

This research presents an overview of Ohio's Medicaid waiver program, known as PASSPORT, which serves Ohioans who are 60 years and older, who are chronically disabled, and who meet the eligibility criteria for nursing home care.

  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

How Supplemental Security Income works

05/05/2005

Reprinted with permission from Generations, vol. 29, no. 1, pp 27-29, Spring 2005. Copyright© 2005 American Society on Aging, San Francisco, California. www.asaging.org.Full Report (PDF 61KB)

  • Personal Income/Financing

Real choices: A caregiver respite strategy for the state of Ohio

05/04/2005

Based on our findings we propose a four component family-based respite strategy. The four components of the proposed PASSPORT respite strategy are: (1) Defacto Respite; (2) Defacto Respite Plus; (3) Institutionalize Respite Strategy; and (4) Real Choices. Defacto respite has already been incorporated into PASSPORT. The three additional components introduce a family-based approach to service plan development, flexibility, and consumer-direction culminating in “Real Choices”. As we see it,...

  • Families/Caregiving

Long-term care utilization in Ohio 1993-2003

05/04/2005

This study was funded by the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project through the Ohio Board of Regents.Research Brief (PDF 68KB)

  • Long-Term Care Facilities

The HIPAA privacy rule and long-term care: A quick guide for researchers

05/02/2005

This research was funded as part of a grant from the Ohio General Assembly, through the Ohio Board of Regents to the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project.Pamphlet (PDF 399KB)

  • Research Methods

Profiles of Choices consumers

03/18/2005

Profiles of Choices Consumers describes the demographics of consumers who choose to enroll in the Choices program

  • Home and Community Based Services

Situating stress: Lessons from lay discourses on diabetes

03/09/2005

In response to the serious toll diabetes takes on health and resources, researchers increasingly are examining physical and psychological pathways that affect and are affected by diabetes, including stress.

  • Health/Physical Activity

A review of nursing home resident characteristics in Ohio: Tracking changes from 1994-2004

03/05/2005

This briefing paper presents the profile of Ohio nursing home residents in both 2004 and 1994, and describes trends over the past decade.

  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Preventing Osteoporosis

07/01/2004

This brochure provides a comprehensive set of information about preventing osteoporosis and its complications. It is easy to read, up-to-date and offers contact information for additional resources. It would be useful to health and long-term care professionals who educate older adults about osteoporosis.This research was funded as part of a grant from the Ohio General Assembly, through the Ohio Board of Regents to the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project.Print directions: The pages of this...

  • Health/Physical Activity

Profile and Projections of Ohio's 60+ Population: A State Study

05/25/2004

During the next 20 years, the national population, as well as the population in Ohio, will grow older. In anticipation of this impending change, we have created this series of reports to help Ohio area agencies on aging, service providers, and other organizations that are not directly involved in aging services to better plan for the needs of the aging population. The purpose of this report is to provide the profile of the older population (60+) in Ohio and to project the number of older people...

  • Demographics

In search of "personal care:" Challenges to identity support in residential care for elders with cognitive illness

05/12/2004

This article is based on a multi-year ethnographic case study of a residential care facility. (Published in Journal of Aging Studies, vol. 18, no.3, [August]: 275-295).

  • Families/Caregiving

A Guide to Quality in Consumer Directed Services

05/09/2004

This guide is designed to provide states and programs involved in consumer directed services with a practical handbook on ensuring and improving the quality of services.

  • Quality Assurance

For Love and Money: Paying Family Caregivers

02/25/2004

In this paper we discuss the dilemmas, debates, assumptions, and evidence regarding publicly paid family caregiving,an option that is becoming increasingly available with the growth of consumer direction.

  • Families/Caregiving

Profiles and Projections of Ohio's 60+ Population: County-by-County

Projections and profiles of Ohio's 88 counties based on 2000 census data.

  • Demographics