This webinar discusses the first national survey of assisted living residents and facilities, “National Survey of Residential Care Facilities: Recent Findings and Plans for the Future.” This webinar focuses on two topics: the federal government’s groundbreaking study of assisted living/residential care and plans to reconfigure ongoing surveys of long term care providers. The speakers presented findings of the “2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities,” the first nationally representative study of assisted living residents and facilities. They also discussed a planned national survey of assisted living and residential care communities as part of a new initiative-the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers – to provide information across the spectrum of major regulated, paid LTC provider types – nursing homes, home health care agencies, hospices, adult day service centers, and assisted living/residential care providers.
Our speakers, experts in their fields, included: Lauren Harris-Kojetin, PhD, National Center for Health Statistics; and Emily Rosenoff, MPA, HHS Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Lauren Harris-Kojetin, PhD, is chief of the Long-Term Care Statistics Branch at the National Center for Health Statistics within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She leads a group of researchers that has conducted the periodic National Nursing Home Survey and the National Home and Hospice Care Survey, and more recently, the first National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. Dr. Harris-Kojetin has more than 20 years of experience in survey research and health services research with an emphasis on improving health services and long-term services and supports for older adults. She presents and publishes regularly on health, aging, and long-term care services, and serves on editorial boards including Journal of Housing for the Elderly and Seniors Housing and Care Journal. She has Ph.D. and MA degrees in public policy from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Emily Rosenoff is with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy. Her work includes a focus on: residential care and assisted living policy, Medicaid including home and community-based services, and chronic homelessness. Ms. Rosenoff has also worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and the University of California (UC), San Francisco’s Center for the Health Professions. She received a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology from UC Berkeley. Jody Spiegel, Co-Chair of ALCA’s Education Committee and Director of the Nursing Home & Assisted Living Advocacy Project at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, will moderate the discussion.
–National Survey of Residential Care Facilities (NSRCF) data brief: Residential Care Facilities: A Key Sector in the Spectrum of Long-term Care Providers in the United States
–NSRCF web page: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsrcf.htm
–National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) one-page description: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nsltcp/NSLTCP_FS.pdf
–NSLTCP web page: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsltcp.htm