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In 1992, Lewin-VHI produced the report Policy Synthesis on Assisted Living for the Frail Elderly in order to address: the policy concerns generated by a growing frail elderly population, rapid increases in costs of care, and growing interest in various types of supportive housing for the elderly. The 1992 Policy Synthesis was based on a review and
This paper was requested as part of the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on National Statistics Panel to Evaluate the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). SIPP is sponsored by the Bureau of the Census and has been an ongoing longitudinal survey of the civilian non-institutionalized population since 1983.
This paper addresses issues which arise at the juncture of welfare and disability policies. Using preliminary data from a recent survey of current and recent AFDC recipients in California, we find that disabilities and chronic health problems affect the mothers or children in 43% of all households in the AFDC system. The presence of one or more ch
This is the second in a series of four reports that summarize study findings and methods. This report presents descriptive findings on the characteristics of board and care facilities, operators, staff, and residents. Section 2 briefly describes the study design and sampling and analytic methodology; more detailed discussion is presented in the Te
This report analyzed data on all pediatric hospitalizations of $25,000 or more in California to determine the relationship between source of payment and various characteristics, including age and diagnosis. [39 PDF pages]
This study examines the impact of changes in Medicare home health policy mandated by the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 on satisfaction with care for disabled Medicare beneficiaries. The BBA mandated major changes in home health payment requiring the implementation of a Prospective Payment System (PPS) and an Interim Payment System (IPS) prior
Changing to Consumer-Directed Care: The Implementation of the Cash and Counseling Demonstration in Florida
This report describes the design and implementation of the Consumer-Directed Care Research Project (CDC), Florida's model of Cash and Counseling, and draws lessons from the state's experience. The report is based primarily on in-person interviews conducted in January 2002, about 18 months after the project began enrolling beneficiaries. Intervie
This report primarily provides analyses based on a telephone survey of 3,447 immigrant families (i.e., families with at least one foreign-born adult) in New York City and Los Angeles County, including detailed data on 7,843 people in those families. It describes the living conditions and immigration status of about 4.8 million people in Los Angel
Factors Associated with Ending Caregiving Among Informal Caregivers to the Functionally and Cognitively Impaired Elderly Population
This study investigated factors associated with the decisions of principal informal caregivers of the activity of daily living (ADL) dependent elderly living in the community to end caregiving. Data were from the 1982 National Long-Term Care Survey (NLTCS), the 1982 Informal Caregiver Survey and 1984 NLTCS Longitudinal Follow-up.
An analysis was made of the pre and post-patterns of Medicare Part A service use using the samples of the 1982 and 1984 National Long-Term Care Surveys linked to the Medicare Part A bill files and mortality reports. The analysis was conducted both for the total elderly Medicare beneficiary population and for the community resident disabled populat
In-Home Supportive Services for the Elderly and Disabled: A Comparison of Client-Directed and Professional Management Models of Services Delivery--Non-Technical Summary Report
Elderly and younger persons with disabilities who require help from others to perform many of the most ordinary activities of daily living are said to require "long-term care." These services, when provided in the home or other non-institutional settings, may be termed personal assistance services, home and community-based services, or in-home sup
Despite the TANF program's emphasis on employment, the policies, practices and attitudes of the employers of TANF recipients have received limited attention. This study, conducted by Abt Associates and the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, synthesizes existing research regarding employers, workforce intermediaries, and TANF recipients and
This paper discusses the policy implications of allocating long-term care benefits to the elderly on the basis of objective functional criteria, particularly functioning in the activities of daily living (ADLs). Although research has documented the link between measures of ADL performance and the need for services, developing a long-term care prog
The activities of daily living (ADLs) are the basic task of everyday life: eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and transferring. Although persons of all ages may have problems performing ADLs, disability prevalence rates are much higher for the elderly rising steeply with advancing age. When an effort is made to standardize ADL items for com
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 .