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FY 09/10 Quarter 3 - Demographics
When analyzing demographic data it is important to capture all members that were served within the given month and not just those that are enrolled at the end of period. At the OASIS program we do just that when analyzing data for Gender Identity, Age, Ethnicity, and many other values. In this report we are utilizing the enrollment at the end of period and total persons served for the reported time frame.
(N = Total Members)
When reviewing Graph A one is able to summarize how many members were served throughout the reporting period. Analyzing this data is a crucial piece when considering member statistics and demographics. There are members that leave the program and return, but this is an expected and a normal part of the recovery process. Statistics like return admission, first time admission, and members discharged are vital pieces of data for program leadership, as well as for the Personal Service Coordinators and medical staff. Knowing more statistical information about ones member is empowering for all parties involved including the members themselves who drive the recovery process.
As illustrated in Graph B the data that was captured within the Caminar database indicates that there is almost a 50/50 male to female ratio within the OASIS program with a 50.4% female to 49.6% male statistic for the month of March.
Graph C indicates the target population of members who are 60 and over and homeless or at risk of homelessness. There are a few members who are in the 26-59 age range (57 and up), who are receiving services from the OASIS program. These members are enrolled on a case-by-case basis based on their need of services and whether OASIS resources are appropriate for each individual. Members are not automatically excluded based on not meeting the age requirement.
Graph D is a snapshot of all members' reported ethnicity who were served in March 2010. Within the OASIS program, Personal Service Coordinators are available to meet the needs of members who may not be fluent in the English language. The program offers bilingual Personal Service Coordinators who speak English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Farsi. Bilingual services are also available in Korean and Tagalog.
Graph E illustrates a breakdown of members residential placements at the end of period. The categories above are situational, i.e., they are contingent on each individual circumstance - Room and Board can both be Independent Housing (IH) and Transitional Housing depending on that participant's situation. Within the Other classification those who are either incarcerated, homeless, hospitalized, or missing in action (MIA) are captured here. For the reporting month there were no members who were incarcerated.
The OASIS Housing Coordinator assists and empowers participants in securing housing that meets their individual needs.
The data on the left of Graph F specifically analyzes psychiatric hospitalizations, while the on the right specifically analyzes medical hospitalizations. The data shows there were no psychiatric hospitalizations for the reporting month. The data also suggests that total episodes for medical hospitalizations matches the total members hospitalized; it is important to note that the total episodes can at times be greater than the total members as some members are hospitalized multiple times within the given month.
Given the specific needs of the OASIS population it is also important to review and analyze medical hospitalizations in order to ensure that our member's needs are met, and there are no obstacles to their overall recovery.
Graph G indicates the number of members actively enrolled in an educational setting. Given that OASIS serves an older adult population, it is important to recognize that returning to school may not be a goal for many of the participants. Thus, it is important to also capture the engagement of those who are actively participating in OASIS in-house education. OASIS has been capturing this data internally and will continue to expand data collection and reporting. Engaging and motivating members to keep their minds active through a variety of staff and peer-led groups are common in-house education activities accessible to all members.
There were a total of 147 in-school days recorded for the five members who were engaged in an educational setting (independent of the OASIS program) for the reporting month.
Graph H indicates the number of members that are actively engaged in an employment setting. Given that OASIS serves an older adult population, it is important to recognize that returning to the workforce may not be a goal for many of the members. Thus, it is valuable to capture the engagement of members who volunteer out of, and within the OASIS Activity Center. The volunteers within the Activity Center are encouraged to take on daily responsibilities in an effort to aid and boost the members comfort level and increase their engagement with other peers and their Personal Service Coordinator.
One should note that even though there were nine members employed at the end of period, there were a total of 10 members who were employed thought the reporting period. These total members recorded a total of 283 employment days in an employment setting (independent from the OASIS program).
Graph I provides the primary diagnosis breakdown of all members served within the reported time frame. This data is crucial to not only provide the program with member demographics, but to also ensure there are ample resources available for all diagnoses and to ensure all member barriers are understood, as well as managed throughout the recovery process. The primary Axis I diagnosis is utilized by both the medical staff and the Personal Service Coordinators to ensure the best possible resources are made available to all OASIS members.
Graph J illustrates a breakdown of primary disability for all members served within the reported time frame. This type of data is again crucial to ensure all members are provided with the best possible resources and to help the OASIS staff guide members through each of their personal recovery goals.
In order to better serve our members it is crucial that we look at such demographics to ensure all resources are allocated and available for our member's recovery.