Evaluating Effort, Fidelity, and Outcomes
Evaluation plans include information that can be organized into three major areas:
Efforts to teach person-centered practices and change HCBS: What efforts are you making?
- List of steps taken to put person-centered practices in place,
- The number of trainers available to support person-centered methods and other positive supports,
- The number of trainings that occur in a given year,
- Documents edited or changed to be more person-centered,
- Number of On-Page Descriptions created,
- Number of person-centered and positive support plans that were facilitated in a given year, and
- Types of positive supports embedded into HCBS.
Fidelity of Implementation: How well are person-centered practices used?
- List of key elements of person-centered practices that teams use to move forward at an organizational level,
- List of key elements included for each person’s plan of care in HCBS,
- Monitor key elements dedicated to each person-centered plan models used ad assess whether it is completed in the manner intended, and
- Record whether each intervention with a person's positive support plans are implemented by making a list of the key steps.
Outcome Measure examples: What changes are observed before and after person-centered practices are put in place?
- Improvements in quality of life,
- Increases in use of social and emotional skills,
- Decreases in challenges (e.g. incidents, 911 calls, injuries, workers compensation claims),
- Increases in staff retention, and
- Decreases in staff attrition.