Research studies and reports

Note: The following documents are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

Reports from DADS and its legacy agencies

Aging Texas Well Indicators Survey Results 2009 evaluates and measures successful aging activities in Texans age 60 and older living in the community. (April 2009) Report in PDF | Report in HTML

Aging Texas Well Indicators Survey Results 2005 evaluates and measures successful aging activities in Texans age 60 and older living in the community. (September 2005)

The Aging Texas Well Plan 2010-2011 is DADS' response to the mandates contained in Executive Order RP 42. With guidance from the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee, DADS updates the plan every two years.

Area Agencies on Aging Consumer Satisfaction Assessment outlines the steps taken to gain an accurate measure of satisfaction among area agency on aging program participants. (DADS is committed to making its website accessible to all users. If you need assistance viewing any of the pages in this document, please contact Toni Packard at 512-438-4290.) (November 2009)

Home and Community-based Services Workforce Advisory Council Final Workforce Recommendations includes 15 actions to stabilize the direct-support workforce in Texas to meet current and future demand for home and community-based services. (November 2010) Report in PDF

Individuals Who Are Aging with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and DADS Services is a preliminary effort to examine and describe the scope of the population of older individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Texas, their needs, and issues related to service delivery. (June 2012) Report in PDF

Informal Care in Texas: Aging Family Caregivers and their Need for Services and Support discusses the significant role played by informal or family caregivers within the broader system of long-term services and supports in Texas and throughout the nation. (November 2009) Report in PDF | Report in HTML

Measuring Quality Using Experience Surveys: Adult Face-to-Face Survey Results 2005 Summary provides a summary of information regarding face-to-face experience surveys conducted with people who are 18 years of age and older who receive Medicaid waiver or intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual disability services. | (In Spanish)

Physical and Behavioral Health Services in the Home and Community-Based Services and Community Living Assistance and Support Services Medicaid Waiver Programs looked at the increasing number of people receiving services in home and community-based settings and the increasing number who have expressed interest in receiving services through home and community-based programs (April 2012).

Stakeholder Recommendations to Improve Recruitment, Retention, and the Perceived Status of Paraprofessional Direct Service Workers in Texas includes background information about the Direct Services Workforce (DSW) initiative, methods used to collect and analyze stakeholder input, and 14 overarching recommendations stakeholders made to improve workforce turnover and the perceived status of the paraprofessional DSWs in Texas (June 2008). Report in PDF

The State of Our State on Aging is a comprehensive resource on aging issues for state and local leaders. This report addresses all aspects of Aging Texas Well including demographics, wellness, current gaps, coordination, and recommendations for public awareness, coordination and partnerships, research, and policy changes.

Texas Baby Boomer Survey investigated baby boomer attitudes toward and expectations for retirement and financial preparations for later life. (October 2000) | Texas Baby Boomers Survey Highlights

The Texas Direct Support Workforce Stability Survey reports on the status of the direct support workforce (DSW) employed by home and community-based long-term services and supports and intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disability providers in Texas.  (September 2010). Report in PDF

Texas White House Conference on Aging Many Voices Report was prepared to inform Texas delegates and the White House Conference on Aging Policy Committee about aging-related issues in Texas. This report is a fact-based reference guide to inform interested parties about the issues affecting our growing population of aging Texans; it does not represent the formal position of any specific organization.

WHCoA: A Report to Texas; Follow-up Report to the White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) provides a summary of input received during solutions forums that were hosted around the state to hear ideas about how to implement the resolutions adopted during the WHCoA.

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Reports prepared by external organizations

The Administration of Aging (AOA) Gateway to the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006 embodies our nation's compassion toward ensuring the dignity and independence of our older citizens by promoting older Americans' full participation in society, and supporting their overwhelming desire to remain living in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.

The Final Report of the 2005 White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) includes narrative that contains an Executive Summary, a list of the 50 resolutions adopted by the delegates along with the strongest and strong implementation strategies suggested by the delegates who attended individual implementation strategy sessions on a particular topic at the WHCoA.

The Recommendations to Promote High-Quality Care for Residents of Texas Nursing Facilities Report was designed to ensure that the care provided by nursing facilities meets or exceeds minimum acceptable standards of care and encourages the highest quality of care. Note: The views and recommendations expressed in the report do not necessarily reflect the policy of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission or any state agency.

Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders 2004 Biennial Report includes a report of the Council's activities and recommendations. It is produced by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Updated: July 22, 2014