#FactFriday – Where Do Consumers Reside?webinstinct
When CDChoices conducts Consumer surveys, we try to gather samples from both self-directing Consumers and Designated Representatives (DRs). We compare the findings to determine if there are any significant differences or surprising similarities.
The results of our recent coronavirus survey show a difference in living situations for self-directing Consumers and those who use DRs. We asked survey participants to identify their living situation. The results to the question are reported in the graph below.
|Consumer’s Living Situation||% of DRs||% of Self-Directing||% of Grand Total|
|Roommate (not friend/family)||1.3%||0.7%|
|I live with both friends and family||1.3%||0.7%|
|Lives with Family||59.7%||25.3%||41.1%|
|Lives with Friends||1.5%||3.8%||2.7%|
|Other (please specify)||7.5%||10.1%||8.9%|
Respondents who answered “Other” were given the opportunity to write in a response. Common responses were “with PA” or “with spouse.”
As you can see, the percentage of self-directing Consumers who live alone is approximately the same as the percentage of Consumers who use a DR who live with family (57% and 59.7% respectively).