The Support and Services at Home program is slowing the growth of annual total Medicare expenditures for program participants, according to early findings from a 3-year evaluation conducted by the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research and RTI International.
Housing providers like Peter Sanborn Place in Reading, MA, are enabling well-being by providing services that help older residents remain autonomous until the end of life. In his new book, noted author and surgeon Atul Gawande sees this as a sign that we’ve entered a new era of care for aging Americans. In her November blog, Robyn Stone shares evidence that Gawande is absolutely right.
Robyn Stone says that a new study by the Lewin Group, the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research and The Moran Company sends a powerful message about the dramatic difference that affordable senior housing properties could make in the lives of low-income older adults. This blog originally appeared in The Huffington Post.
Members of AARP’s National Policy Council (NPC) recently made site visits to 4 LeadingAge members in the Boston area. The council is on a year-long quest to uncover innovative strategies that will help increase the supply of affordable housing for older people and bridge the gap between housing and health care.
A new study has, for the first time, successfully linked administrative data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). An initial analysis of the data confirmed that HUD-assisted senior residents in the study areas were more likely to be dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. These residents were also sicker and more costly to both programs than their non-subsidized peers in the community.