A roundtable presentation from the October 2012 annual conference.
Presentation Abstract: This study analyzed the results of quality of life surveys that were conducted with Money Follows the Person (MFP) program participants prior to transition from a nursing home or intermediate care facility, and again approximately one year after transition to a community setting. The study population included 183 program participants in Georgia that completed a pre- and post-transition survey from January 2009 through December 2011. The participants indicated that there were many areas where they were exerting increased choice and control, realizing more access to medical care and the ability to schedule plans without having to change them. Post-transition, there was a 53 percent increase in those reporting that they had a choice in where they live and a 33 percent increase in participants stating that they liked where they live. These participants also suggest that barriers remain regarding accessing social activities and achieving a sense of community integration.#DisabilitiesandOtherVulnerablePopulations #2012Conference