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The National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP)

Reports with data from the 2014 adult day services center survey to be released later this year

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics is planning to release three reports that will contain national- and state-level data on adult day services centers from the 2014 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP).

The first set of reports include two data briefs that will be released later this year. The first data brief will compare for-profit and nonprofit adult day services centers on:

  • Operating characteristics of the center (average daily attendance; whether the center is owned by a chain; number of years the center has been operating; whether the center had any participants that stopped using services because of cost; and whether the center uses electronic health records or uses any health information exchange with pharmacies, physicians, or hospitals)
  • Sources of center revenue from paid participant fees (Medicaid, other government and Medicare, out of pocket and private insurance, and other sources)
  • Percentage of specialized centers that primarily serve participants with a specific diagnosis or condition (Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, intellectual and developmental disability, and severe mental illness)
  • Disease-specific programs offered (depression, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes)
  • Provision of selected services (mental health, therapeutic, skilled nursing, daily roundtrip transportation to and from the center, and transportation to medical or dental appointments).

The second data brief will compare participants of for-profit and nonprofit adult day services centers on:

  • Demographics (gender, race, and ethnicity)
  • Selected diagnosed medical conditions (Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, intellectual and developmental disability, severe mental illness, depression, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes)
  • The need for assistance with selected activities of daily living (transferring, eating, dressing, bathing or showering, toileting, and with medication management)
  • Selected participant outcomes (treated in a hospital emergency department in the last 90 days; discharged from an overnight hospital stay in the last 90 days; and had any falls in the last 90 days).

These two data briefs on adult day services centers and their participants will present national-level data only, but will contain links to state-estimates in table format for the same characteristics, where possible, that will be included in the data briefs. The state-estimate tables will be released on our website alongside the data briefs.

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NCHS is also preparing a 2015 long-term care overview report that will feature important findings on adult day services centers and participants from the 2014 NSLTCP, together with the other four major long-term care provider sectors: nursing homes, home health care agencies, hospices, and residential care communities. This report will contain national-level data, will focus on both the characteristics of providers and users, and will be followed by a companion of data tables and maps with state estimates for the same characteristics included in the overview report, where possible—similar to the companion state tables and maps released for the 2013 overview report.

NCHS is working to publish on the web the 2015 overview report and the aforementioned data briefs later this year. All products and reports that we release to the public are free of charge and can be easily downloaded or viewed from the Study Results and Publications section of our website (www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsltcp.htm). The first versions of these products using 2012 data are available now in this section. These reports were made possible as a result of the continued support that NADSA and its provider members gave during the 2014 NSLTCP survey of adult day services centers. Your participation in this study allows us to provide you this valuable information. NCHS plans to conduct the 2016 survey starting in May 2016. Thank you for your continued support of NSLTCP!

—By Vincent Rome, Associate Service Fellow, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD