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The following publications and reports are developed or used by the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.

 

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Legislative Studies & Reports

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Division Publications and Reports

For Division specific publications and reports, including consumer surveys, click here.


 

Department Special Reports

Adult Protective Services (APS)

  • Evaluation of the Vermont Adult Protective Services Program Report (2012)
    Vermont seeks to improve the state’s adult protective services (APS) program and strives to learn from other states the best administrative practices for managing the adult protective services program. Vermont Department of Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) contracted with the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) to research the practices of VT and other states in the administration of adult protective services and to recommend changes that would improve VT’s systems, processes, and outcome in dealing with vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

 

Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD)

 

PACE Vermont

  • PACE Vermont Qualitative Research Review (2013)
    In July 2013 the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL) contracted with Horn Research to conduct a qualitative research review of the PACE Vermont Program.  DAIL sought qualitative information to learn more about the PACE Vermont experience including factors that worked well, factors that contributed to closing, features or elements that DAIL might seek to replicate in other initiatives in long-term care or health reform, and features or elements that DAIL might seek to avoid in other initiatives in long-term care or health reform. To complete the goals set forth by DAIL to qualitatively review the PACE Vermont program, Horn Research engaged a standard qualitative data gathering process by interviewing a total of 72 qualitative stakeholder interviews with eight target stakeholder groups including enrollees, family members, former PACE staff, former PACE contracted staff/providers, PACE board members, community stakeholders, state staff, and CMS staff.

 

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Department Data and Financial Reports

Nursing Facilities

* For copies of previous versions of these reports, please contact Bard Hill.

  • Choices for Care Budget vs Actuals

 

Choices for Care Nursing Facility and Community Based Services

* For copies of previous versions of these reports, please contact Bard Hill.

  • Choices for Care Spending Plan and Expenses

 

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Department Annual Reports

The Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living Annual Reports on Programs, Highlights, and Outcomes.

 

Other Annual Reports

  • Shaping the Future of Long Term Care and Independent Living 2007 to 2017 (June 2008)
    The next ten years offer an opportunity to create a model long term care system for elders and adults with physical disabilities. With that in mind, the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living publishes its 6th edition of Shaping the Future of Long Term Care & Independent Living 2007-2017. This yearly report is intended to be a living document, adjusted annually to reflect changing demographics and trends. By using a rolling 10-year forecast of long term care need and use, the Department can continually plan and adjust for the future.

 

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Department Legislative Studies and Reports

  • Respectful Language Report - A legislative report that outlined the work of the Respectful Language Workgroup which identified wording that should not be used in Vermont statutes, regulations or policies to refer to people with disabilities; and to suggest replacement language that reflects positive views of people with disabilities.
  • Medicaid for Working People with Disabilities: Impacts of Eligibility Rules and Program Characteristics (January 2009)
    Report prepared for the Vermont General Assembly
    In response to a legislative request, this report reviews the impact of current financial eligibility rules and other characteristics of the Medicaid for Working People With Disabilities (WPWD) program on eligibility and enrollments, and assesses the degree to which the program promotes employment opportunities and ensures access to health coverage for Vermonters with disabilities.

 

    2006 Legislative Studies

  • Long-Term Care System Sustainability Study; Summary of the Current System and Recommendations for Sustainability (January 2007)
    Submitted by: The Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
    This report identifies how key services will expand or be sustained and discusses some new services under development. It describes the status and challenges of the numerous programs, services, and providers that provide care and supports to Vermont's elders and adults with physical disabilities. It lays out a 10-year vision for the long-term care system. The report examines the capacity of nursing facilities and the home and community-based service sector to meet projected needs.
  • Nursing Facilities for the 21st Century; Report to the Legislature (January 2007)
    Submitted by: The Department of Disability, Aging and Independent Living
    In response to a charge from the Legislature, the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living convened a task force to examine the future of nursing facilities in Vermont. This report reflects the work of the Nursing Facilities for the 21st Century Task Force.
  • Vermont Nursing Home Medicaid Reimbursement Methodology; Summary Assessment of Current System and Reform Recommendations (January 2007)
    Submitted by: The Pacific Health Policy Group
    The Pacific Health Policy Group (PHPG) was retained in August 2006 to perform a study of Vermont’s Medicaid reimbursement methodology for nursing facilities. The study was conducted under the aegis of a Task Force comprised of representatives from the Agency of Human Services (AHS) and the Vermont Health Care Association. This report includes, as its first two chapters, two earlier, interim reports: Summary Assessment of Current System, issued in October, and Assessment of Alternative Reimbursement Models, issued in November. Chapter Three of this report contains the Task Force’s final recommendations.
  • Report on Attendant Services Program Waiting List (January 2007)
    Submitted by: House Committee on Human Services and Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
    This is the report submitted in response to the legislature’s request (H.881, §151) that the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living shall assess what criteria would be most equitable for placing an individual on the waiting list for attendant care services. This report includes the criteria considered, its analysis of the issues, and its recommendations for the criteria to be used.
  • A Study of the Direct Care Workforce in Vermont: Interim Report (January 2007)
    Submitted to: The Senate Committees on Appropriations and Health and Human Services, and The House Committees on Appropriations and Human Services
    Submitted by: The Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
    The Direct Care Workforce Study is one of several efforts advanced by Vermont’s legislature, and the long-term care community, that focus on developing a high-quality long-term care system for older Vermonters and persons with disabilities. The findings of this study will provide valuable information to these initiatives as well as to the workforce development efforts in the Department of Labor, vocational education and health care education.
  • Report on Adult Disability Care Payments in Household Income
    Submitted to: House Committees on Appropriations, Human Services, and Ways and Means, and Senate Committees on Appropriations, Finance, and Health and Welfare
    Submitted by: The Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
    During the 2005-2006 legislative session Act No. 185 relating to education finance simplification (H.880) contained language instructing the Commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) to study whether some or all of “adult disability care payments” should be included in household income for purposes of calculating the education property tax adjustment and whether exclusion of the payments from that calculation was integral to maintaining the system of care for adults with developmental disabilities. The findings are contained in this report.

 

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Department General Reports

 

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DAIL Budget and Budget Testimony

 

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