Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
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This report shares findings specific to the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) discovered in assessments of current local and statewide programs in the Aging Network that rely on a volunteer workforce. NASUAD and n4a conducted these quantitative and qualitative assessments to establish a baseline for the level of civic engagement in the Aging Network.
Assessments included an online scan sent to 204 state-level directors of four programs, including 51 directors of Senior Medicare Patrol, and three follow-up conference calls with program directors, including one with 28 Senior Medicare Patrol directors.
The assessments drew information on volunteer program details such as
- Funding sources;
- Volunteer demographics and participation numbers;
- Program management; screening; training; and
- The value programs place on their volunteer programs.
Results will help inform the partners on areas of focus throughout the development of a national resource center to engage volunteers in the Aging Network.