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Reports

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Small Area Estimation of Dependency: Final Report

Health planning efforts for the elderly have been hampered by the lack of reliable estimates of the non-institutionalized long-term care population. Until recently national estimates were virtually non-existent, and reliable local estimates remain unavailable.

Small Area Estimation of Dependency: Final Report

William G. Wesssert, Jennifer M. Elston, Gary G. Koch, Jane D. Darter and William D. Kalsbeek University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Public Health

National Conference on Home Care Quality: Issues and Accountability--Volume I Proceedings

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 experience of practitioners in the field.

The Use, Cost, and Economic Burden of Nursing Home Care in 1985

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 "spenddown" to Medicaid?

The Effect of Nursing Home Use on Medicaid Eligibility

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.

The Effect of Nursing Home Use on Medicaid Eligibility

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Report from the Working Group on Improving Public Policies and Programs Affecting Persons with Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities

This report analyzes the impact of current federal policies and programs on the growth of community living arrangements and supportive services for people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities (MR/DD).

Epidemiological, Demographic, and Social Correlates of Disability Among the Elderly

Topics
Disability
A study was conducted on elderly long-term care population characteristics and service use; it focused on functional transitions at advanced ages and the impact of long-term care services on these transitions.

The Evaluation of the National Long-Term Care Demonstration

Peter Kemper, Randall S. Brown, George J. Carcagno, Robert A. Applebaum, Jon B. Christianson, Walter Corson, Shari Miller Dunstan, Thomas Grannemann, Margaret Harrigan, Nancy Holden, Barbara R.

An Evaluability Assessment of Child Care Options for Work-Welfare Programs

MAXIMUS, Inc. April 1988 This report was prepared under contract #HHS-100-85-0004 between HHS's Office of Social Services Policy (now the Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy) and MAXIMUS, Inc. For additional information about this subject, you can visit the ASPE home page at http://aspe.hhs.gov.

An Evaluability Assessment of Child Care Options for Work-Welfare Programs

The final report (Volume I) presents the results of an evaluability assessment of child care options for work-welfare programs. The project examined current work-welfare programs in selected states across the country and explored the evaluative issues regarding the role of child care in these programs.

State Long-Term Care Reform: Development of Community Care Systems in Six States Final Report

This study examined the approaches used in six states (Arkansas, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Oregon and Wisconsin) to make their long-term care systems more responsive to the needs of older people. According to the study, each of the states was able to expand community-based care services without generating runaway costs in total long-term care spending.

An Evaluability Assessment of Child Care Options for Work-Welfare Programs

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services An Evaluability Assessment of Child Care Options for Work-Welfare Programs MAXIMUS, Inc. April 1988 PDF Version

AIDS Children and Child Welfare: Final Report

The goals of the study are to: define the issues related to providing care to children with AIDS; place parameters around the size and scope of the problem; and attempt to clarify some of the perceptions and approaches relevant to the problem. This project focuses on children with AIDS whose parents are, or have had sexual contact with, IV drug abusers.

AIDS Children and Child Welfare: Final Report

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services AIDS Children and Child Welfare Stephen Margolis, Ph.D., Lela Baughman, M.S.W., J. William Flynt, M.D. and Martin Kotler Macro Systems, Inc. March 31, 1988 PDF Version

A Synthesis of Research on Child Care Utilization Patterns

This paper synthesizes findings on current and future trends in child care usage patterns among employed mothers of preschoolers (less than 6 years old).

Effects of Medicare's Hospital Prospective Payment System (PPS) on Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries: Final Report

Topics
Disability
The purpose of this study was to determine how PPS has affected the patterns of care received by Medicare beneficiaries with chronic disabling conditions.

Health and Disability Status of AFDC Families

Topics
Disability
The purpose of this paper is to examine the health and disability status of AFDC families using information gathered in the 1984 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and to assess the implications for welfare work programs.

Risks of Entering Nursing Homes for Long and Short Stays

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 the disabled elderly population.

National Invitational Conference on Long-Term Care Data Bases: Conference Proceedings

During the 1980s, HHS fielded several major surveys which substantially enhanced the breadth and quality of data available to the general public on the utilization and costs of long-term care services.

Long-Term Care in International Perspective

The findings of a study of long-term care policies in 18 countries are reported in this article. Initial data were collected by a questionnaire survey under the auspices of the International Social Security Association (ISSA).

National Invitational Conference on Long-Term Care Data Bases: Conference Proceedings

This report--which summarizes a national conference held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, D.C. on May 21-22, 1987--was prepared by the Office of Social Services Policy with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Long-Term Care in International Perspective

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Long-Term Care in International Perspective Pamela Doty Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services 1988 PDF Version

Health and Disability Status of AFDC Families

Topics
Disability
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Child Care Used by Working Women in the AFDC Population: An Analysis of the SIPP Data Base

Topics
Child Care
This paper presents the Survey of Income and Program Participation data on child care for working guardians on AFDC. These guardians use care by relatives 58% of the time for their youngest children under 6. They are thus using informal care arrangements which are generally free or low cost instead of more formal arrangements, for which one generally must pay.

Child Care Used by Working Women in the AFDC Population: An Analysis of the SIPP Data Base

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Child Care Used by Working Women in the AFDC Population: An Analysis of the SIPP Data Base Lorelei R. Brush, Ph.D. Analysis, Research and Training October 15, 1987 PDF Version

Usage of Different Kinds of Child Care: An Analysis of the SIPP Data Base

Topics
Child Care
Data are presented to defend the theory that families use the kind of care which is available to them and affordable.

Foster Care for Children and Adults with Handicaps: Child Welfare and Adult Social Services Final Report

This report summarizes state-by-state data on the number of children and adults in foster homes administered by child welfare or social service agencies. As of December 1985, there were approximately 261,000 children in out-of-home foster care, including 54,000 handicapped children, of whom 14,000 were mentally retarded.

Foster Care for Children and Adults with Handicaps: Child Welfare and Adult Social Services Final Report

Bradley K. Hill, K. Charlie Lakin, Angela R. Novak and Carolyn C. White University of Minnesota, Center for Residential and Community Services October 1987 PDF Version: /daltcp/reports/fosteres.pdf (70 PDF pages)

An Analysis of Federal and State Policies Affecting Services to Mentally Retarded and Other Developmentally Disabled Persons: State Perspectives Final Report

This study analyzes how federal policies and programs influenced state policy choices with respect to expanding family and community care. The study presents an in-depth review of six state mental retardation/developmentally disabled service systems (Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia).

Databook on the Elderly: A Statistical Portrait - Executive Summary

Michele Adler, Suzanne Kitchen, and Albert Irion June 1987 This report was prepared under task order contract #HHS-100-84-0036 between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Macro Systems, Inc.

Overwhelming Odds: Caregiving and the Risk of Institutionalization - Executive Summary

Sandra Newman, Michelle Rice and Raymond Struyk The Urban Institute This report was prepared under contract between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP) and the Urban Institute.

A Systematic Comparison of Community Care Demonstrations

Concern about inappropriate nursing home placement and rising long-term care costs led to a series of government-financed demonstrations to study whether substituting care at home for care in nursing homes could reduce costs and improve the quality of life for the frail elderly.

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