Alisha's Blog

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

When Can I Stop Chasing My Own Tail?

Moving the housing plus services agenda forward isn't always easy. But Alisha Sanders finds reason for hope in real-life stories and a new recommendation from the Bipartisan Policy Center. 

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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Health and Housing Specialists: Supporting Aging in Place in Subsidized Housing

    Many affordable senior housing properties employ service coordinators to help residents live successfully in their apartments. A number of studies document a broad satisfaction with the service coordinator position.  Even so, it may be time to take a new look at the role that housing staff can play in supporting ...

  4. How the WellElder Program Provides Benefits to Residents

    The WellElder program, which operates in 4 affordable senior housing properties in northern California, is a robust example of housing-with-services linkages, according to Supporting Aging in Place in Subsidized Housing: An Evaluation of the WellElder Program, an evaluation that the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research conducted ...