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Summary of Client Satisfaction Surveys

Independent Living Survey 2020

Independent Living Older Blind

86 surveys completed

Classes
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt that the classes of home and personal management were good or better.
  • 95% of clients who received instruction in Braille thought the classes were good or better.
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt that the classes in communication skills were good or better.
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt the computer classes were good or better.
  • 98% of clients surveyed felt Orientation and Mobility classes were good or better.
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt the case management was good or better.
  • 98% of clients who received support group, felt it was good or better.
  • 100% of clients who received transportation services felt it was good or better.
  • 100% of clients felt that the case manager treated them with respect.
  • 100% of clients felt the instructors they had were knowledgeable.
  • 100% of clients felt the program helped them become more independent.
  • 98% of clients of surveyed would recommend the program to others.
DBS Questions
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt they were feeling in greater control of their lives.
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt they were involved in the development of their plan
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt services were provided at a pace that met their needs

Low Vision Satisfaction Survey 2020

156 Surveys Completed

Average Age: 74
  • 99% of clients surveyed felt that the low vision exam good was good or better.
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt the scheduling process was good or better.
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt the intake process was good or better.
  • 100% of clients surveyed who received an OT session felt it was good or better.
  • 98% of clients surveyed who received adaptive aids felt the training was good or better.
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt the waiting area was good or better.
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt the exam room was good or better.
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt the solutions center was good or better.
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt the doctor treated them with respect.
  • 100% of clients surveyed felt the OT services were helpful towards their independence.
  • 98% of clients surveyed felt the adaptive aids were helpful in their everyday lives.
  • 98% of clients surveyed would recommend Miami Lighthouse Low Vision Services to other.

Senior Group and Health Activities Surveys 2020

105 surveys completed

Average Age: 65
  • 98% of clients surveyed felt they were making progress in the Miami Lighthouse SGA program.
  • 98% of clients surveyed felt that the Miami Lighthouse SGA staff was helpful to them.
  • 98% of clients surveyed felt that equipment and supplies were in the Miami SGA program were good/sufficient.
  • 98% of clients surveyed felt more confident in their abilities because of the SGA program at Miami Lighthouse.
  • 98% of clients surveyed felt comfortable and involved in SGA program at Miami Lighthouse.
  • 98% of clients surveyed felt that they enjoyed and benefitted from their time at Miami Lighthouse’s SGA program.
  • 97% of clients surveyed felt more independent because of the Miami Lighthouse SGA program.
  • 100% of clients surveyed would recommend the SGA program at Miami Lighthouse to others

Music Program Surveys

27 surveys completed

Visually Impaired
  • 16 Non-Visually Impaired students
  • 8 Visually Impaired Students
  • 3 No answer recorded
Planning to attend Summer
  • 8 yes
  • 4 no
  • 15 maybe

Survey Results

  • 93% of students surveyed agreed or strongly agreed the Miami Lighthouse music program was making them into better musicians.
  • 81% of students surveyed agreed or strongly agreed the music instructors at Miami Lighthouse were knowledgeable.
  • 92% of students surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that the music instructors cared about each student’s musical abilities.
  • 85% of students surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that the Miami Lighthouse music program was helping them make friends.
  • 78% of students surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that the Miami Lighthouse music program has enough performances in the community.
  • 100% of students surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that they would recommend the program to others.
 


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Miami Lighthouse is honored by the following

 

AERBVI

Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

PR Week

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".

Charity Navigator

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.

GuideStar Exchange's Gold Participant

Miami Lighthouse has earned the Gold participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse's commitment to data transparency.

The Children's Trust

Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.

 
 

Apple

Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)

Florida Blue Foundation

Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

The Beacon Council

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

Marlins Charity Partner

Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.

Health Foundation of South Florida

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

 
 

Miami Today

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.

Miami New Times - Best of Miami 2017

Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

United Homecare

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

South Florida Business Journal

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

 
 

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