This paper presents results of a descriptive analysis of the effects of nursing home use of Medicaid eligibility status. Data from the 1982 and 1984 National Long-Term Care Surveys were used to "track" a cohort of disabled elderly persons residing in the community in 1982 over the following two years. While 12% of the cohort spent some time in nur
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This study uses the 1985 National Nursing Home Survey to examine the use and cost of nursing home care among the elderly population of the United States. The following questions are addressed: How many persons aged 65+ use nursing homes in a given year? How do they stay and what are their annual charges? How often, and to what extent, do residents
To better understand the actual nature of quality problems in home care and the difficulties that home care agencies and state officials face in assuring quality of care, DALTCP sponsored a practitioners conference on quality assurance in home care. The conference included researchers and federal and state regulatory officials and emphasized the e
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Risks of Entering Nursing Homes for Long and Short Stays Korbin Liu, SC.D., Carol De Vita, Ph.D., Kenneth G. Manton, Ph.D. and Terri Coughlin, M.S. Duke University 1988 PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/1988/nhlsstes.pdf (27 PDF pages)
This paper describes research to estimate the rates of nursing home admissions and to identify the determinants of long and short stays in nursing homes. The research employed data available from the 1982 and 1984 National Long-Term Care Surveys. Hence, the results are both nationally representative and indicative of nursing home use patterns by t
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Report to the Secretary on Private Financing of Long-Term Care for the Elderly Technical Work Group on Private Financing of Long-Term Care for the Elderly November 1986 PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/pfltce.pdf (243 PDF pages)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of Channeling Craig Thornton and Shari Miller Dunstan Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. December 1985Revised May 1986 PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/1986/cost.pdf (142 PDF pages)
The principal finding of this report is that Channeling led to an increase in total costs for clients, including costs for medical and long-term care services and costs for shelter, food and other daily living expenses. The Basic Case Management Model appeared to increase these costs by about $1,300 during the 18-month period of the demonstration;
James W. Conroy Temple University Valerie J. Bradley Human Services Research Institute PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/5yrpenn.pdf (267 PDF pages)
The Pennhurst Longitudinal Study was a five year, in-depth review of the effects of the court-ordered deinstitutionalization of Pennhurst residents. Its aim was to provide federal and state officials and others with information to make better policy decisions regarding the processes related to the deinstitutionalization which is underway in many p
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The primary objective of the research in the National Long-Term Care Channeling Demonstration was to determine the impacts of the demonstration on service utilization, public and private costs, clients and caregivers. The demonstration employed a randomized experimental design with random assignment of eligible participants to either treatment gro
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Working Papers on Long-Term Care Office of Social Services Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services October 1981 PDF Version
These Papers describe the current state of knowledge about long-term care in the U.S., and serve as a knowledge base for the difficult analytic tasks that lie ahead. They are based on the work of HHS's Task Force on Long-Term Care up to January 1981 and contain data that have not been available before. Five Papers make up this document: (1) an ove
Prepared by: R. William Thomas Abt Associates Prepared for: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Contract: HEW-100-76-0179 Each chapter of the Report is in PDF format. Download a copy of the reader .
The Office of Human Services Policy (HSP) conducts policy research, analysis, evaluation, and coordination on various issues across the Department, including but not limited to, poverty and measurement, vulnerable populations, early childhood education and child welfare, family strengthening, economic support for families, and youth development.
This list gives you the acronym and meaning about words and terms found throughout documents on this site. Links for the "definition" of the acronym are available for those included in our Glossary, as well as direct links to the websites of other agencies. To find an acronym, select its first letter and browse the list.
This glossary is available to give you general information about words and terms associated with aging, disability or long-term care. Many sources have been used to compile this list, and there may be more than one "definition" for a word/term. To find a term, select the first letter of the word/term you are seeking. A list of acronyms is also ava
Providing children with high quality early learning and development opportunities in the first years of their lives can have lasting consequences for their health and well-being throughout childhood and into adolescence and adulthood. Research has shown that when children face adversity in their early years, policies and programs that provide chil
The goal of the Partners for Fragile Families (PFF) demonstrations, funded jointly by the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) and the Ford Foundation, was to make lasting changes in the way public agencies and community organizations work with young unmarried parents to increase the likelihood of positive outcomes for children and parents