AL/RHC Facility Characteristics and Participation with the Medicaid HCBS/FE Waiver (2000)
For the Fiscal Year 2000 Profile of Kansas Assisted Living and Residential Health Care Facilities project, CRADO conducted a survey of all licensed assisted living and residential health care facilities (AL/RHCs) in Kansas. The survey collected data regarding the facility characteristics, e.g. profit status, average cost, level of service, professional staffing and whether they accepted Medicaid-HCBS/FE customers. Findings indicated that 70% of the facilities that participated in the survey accepted both private pay and Medicaid HCBS/FE residents, and the percentage of residents in AL/RHCs during the study time period that were Medicaid HCBS/FE recipients was 14.3%.
During FY 2005, CRADO re-surveyed all AL/RHCs in Kansas for the Assisted Living/Residential Health Care Facility Participation with the Medicaid HCBS/FE Waiver: A Five Year Follow-up project. The purpose of this study was to update the information collected in FY 2000 and identify changes in the availability and access of AL/RHCs for low-income older adults. This project was funded in part through a contract with KDOA and SRS.
Chapin, R. Dobbs-Kepper, D. (2001). Aging in Place in Assisted Living: Philosophy versus Policy. The Gerontologist, 41 (1): 43-50.
Higgins, D., Hickey, A., Rachlin, R., Nelson-Becker, H., Chapin, R. (2005, November). Access to Assisted Living for Low Income Elders: A Five Year Follow-up. Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.
AL/RHC Resident Length of Stay (2001)
The Statewide Study of Assisted Living and Residential Health Facilities and Resident Capacity to Age in Place study surveyed a random sample of facilities and tracked resident length of stay to determine factors associated with varying lengths of stay. The study examined potential relationships between length-of-stay variables such as staffing patterns, resident payer status (public or self-pay), resident functional and cognitive status, and facility characteristics. CRADO also surveyed states to identify aging-in-place strategies that have worked elsewhere.
Expedited Service Delivery Pilot Evaluation (1999)
The CRADO developed an ESD process and financial worksheet that allowed Medicaid Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) applicants to receive services within three to five days of being assessed. The pilot documented that ESD was cost-effective and produced positive outcomes for older adults.