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2013 virginia statewide acquired brain injury needs and resources assessment

2013 Virginia Statewide Acquired Brain Injury Needs and Resources Assessment

Virginia Commonwealth University

Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory

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Funding was provided through Grant Number 6 H21MC06763-05-02, and awarded to the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

FUNDING

objectives
OBJECTIVES
  • To identify service needs of individuals with ABI and their families/caregivers (i.e., Health, Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Services, Housing, Employment)
  • To better understand the existing resources and programs in order to identify gaps in services for individuals with ABI in each of the regions within Virginia
assessment activities
ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES
  • 6 focus groups for caregivers and survivors
  • Web and Mail Survey targeting Survivors
  • Web and Mail Survey targeting Caregivers and Family Members
  • Web and Mail Survey targeting Professionals who serve ABI Community
participants
PARTICIPANTS
  • Focus groups
    • 22 ABI Survivors Participated
    • 19 Caregivers/Family Members Participated
  • Survivor Survey
    • 213 Survivors Completed
  • Caregiver Survey
    • 182 Caregivers Completed a survey for themselves and the Survivor for who they give care
  • Provider Survey
    • 60 Providers Completed, 53 were included in analysis
survivor description
Survivor Description
  • 75% Attended at Least Some College
  • 51% Male and 49% Female
  • Mean Age was 47
  • 87% were Caucasian
  • 65% of Survivors were Employed Full time at the time of their injury, only 21% reported working Full-time now
caregiver description
Caregiver Description
  • Nearly 3/4ths were 50 or older
  • Mean Age 56
  • 82% were female
  • 87% were Caucasian
  • 51% were the Parent of the Survivor, with another 24% being the Spouse of the Survivor
provider description
Provider Description
  • 57% were private, 43% were public
  • 37% only served Survivors
  • 61% serve both Survivor and Caregivers/Family Members
the majority of caregivers and survivors reported not receiving information advice after abi
The Majority of Caregivers and Survivors Reported NOT receiving Information/Advice After ABI
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A Third of both Survivors and Caregivers were Unsatisfied with the Information/Advice they Received Immediately after ABI
paid assistant services pas
Paid Assistant Services (PAS)
  • 28% of survivors and 51% of caregivers reported that the survivor needs physical assistance to carry out their daily activities (i.e. Bathing, Dressing, Preparing Meals)
  • 44% of Survivors and 58% of Caregivers, who need help, report using a PAS
  • Of those not currently using a PAS, 84% of Survivors and 53% of Caregivers report that they would be interested in having a PAS
  • PAS needed for an average of 40 hours reported by both Survivors and Caregivers
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Do you currently need service?

No

Yes

Next Question

Are you receiving?

Yes

No

Other

Can’t Afford

Does it meet needs?

Not Available

Yes

No