Alisha's Blog

Center for Housing Plus Services Managing Director Alisha Sanders reflects on opportunities for advancing housing plus services.

You Can’t Have “Housing Plus Services” Without Housing

We could improve the health of older adults by implementing models that deliver health and supportive services, at home, to seniors with multiple chronic conditions and functional limitations. But that won't happen without an adequate supply of affordable housing.

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  1. SASH Continues to Slow Growth in Medicare Expenditures

    The Support and Services at Home (SASH) program continues to slow the growth of annual total Medicare expenditures for program participants, according to the second annual report from a 3-year evaluation conducted by the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR) and RTI International. Based in affordable senior housing, the ...

  2. Can Affordable Housing Help Cure Loneliness?

    It wasn’t my finest moment.I was yelling at my mom over the phone. And I was really angry. I told my mom that there was nothing I could do about her being lonely. If she never left her house, that was her fault. What could I do from 700 miles away?Truth be told, I had been worried about my mom since my grandmother passed away, ...

  3. Why's Health Suddenly So Hot?

    I’m participating next month in the Arizona Housing Alliance’s Healthy Communities Conference. The event will bring together stakeholders you don’t often see in the same room -- at least not until recently. They include: Community development practitioners. Affordable housing developers.  Health care providers.  I’m ...

  4. Behind the Dollar Signs: What’s the SASH Value?

    In Dec. 2014, the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research shared preliminary data showing that the Support And Services at Home (SASH) program in Vermont is slowing the growth of annual total Medicare expenditures for program participants.  We’re working to understand exactly how the SASH program is achieving these ...

  5. Affordable Senior Housing Plus Services Program Slows Growth in Medicare Costs

    The Support and Services at Home (SASH) 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. The growth of annual total Medicare expenditures for early SASH ...