Center for Housing Plus Services Research
The LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services is involved in several projects that are examining how linking affordable housing with services can help meet the health and long-term care needs of the growing low-income older adult population.
This multi-pronged project included the first national effort to examine the association between the availability of onsite services and resident health care utilization and spending.
This study is examining the health care use and spending outcomes for residents participating in the Support And Services at Home (SASH) program in Vermont, as well as the development and implementation of the program.
Matching data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confirmed that older adults receiving HUD assistance in 12 study areas were more likely to be dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, have more chronic health conditions and higher Medicare and Medicaid spending.