Research has found that social support can play a significant role in overall health as people age. Spending time with friends and family members can boost quality of life, including both physical and mental health.
This information is collected through individual interviews with participants using the National Core Indicators- Aging and Disabilities (NCI-AD) survey tool. NCI-AD is a consumer satisfaction survey that collects valid and reliable person-reported data about the impact that states’ publicly-funded Long Term Services and Supports have on the quality of life of, and outcomes for, seniors and adults with physical disabilities. DAIL contracted with an independent survey agency to conduct the NCI-AD survey in Vermont for the 2018 survey year. The initial data will be available the beginning of 2019.