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Aging & Disability

ASPE produces policy research focusing on older adults, Medicare, dual-eligible beneficiaries, individuals with disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and caregivers. Resources relating to aging and disability include advance directives, end-of-life care planning, elder abuse, long-term services and supports (LTSS), home and community-based services (HCBS), and healthy aging.

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ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT CAREGIVERS: FINAL REPORT

February 9, 2020
ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT CAREGIVERS: FINAL REPORT Stipica Mudrazija and Richard W. Johnson Urban Institute January 2020 Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (68 PDF pages)
ASPE Issue Brief

Functional Trajectories at the End of Life for Individuals with Dementia Issue Brief

February 9, 2020
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, is a neurocognitive disease affecting an individual’s cognitive function and behavior. Dementia is a leading cause of death and is particularly prevalent at the end of life (EOL) in older adults.

Analysis of State Efforts to Comply with Fair Labor Standards Act Protections to Home Care Workers

January 7, 2020
Analysis of State Efforts to Comply with Fair Labor Standards Act Protections to Home Care Workers Pamela J. Doty, Ph.D., and Marie R. Squillace, Ph.D. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Edward Kako, Ph.D.

National Plan Action Side-by-Side

November 20, 2019
This file shows the progression of work done on each Action included in the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. Due to formatting changes and changing Actions titles, descriptions that have been updated, and new Actions that have been added, information below has been grouped by Action Description within the Plan's Implementation Milestones chart.

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2019 Update

October 17, 2019
This is the PDF version of the 2019 Update of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. There have been updates yearly since this report was originally published in 2012.

Support And Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation: Highlights from the Evaluation of Program Outcomes from 2010 to 2016

July 9, 2019
This paper describes the primary features of the SASH program and summarizes the main findings of the evaluation to date.

Support And Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation: SASH Evaluation Findings, 2010-2016

July 9, 2019
This document provides highlights of the evaluation of the Support and Services at Home (SASH) program for the first years of the program (2010-2016). The SASH program in Vermont is a promising approach to providing support services and care coordination to older adults and individuals with disabilities, using affordable housing properties as a platform for service delivery.

Choices Matter: Housing Models that May Promote Recovery for Individuals and Families Facing Opioid Use Disorder

June 23, 2019
ASPE recently completed a research project, conducted by Abt Associates, that explored homelessness and opioid use disorder, along with the evidence base for different models for care. This brief is highlights of findings from the project.

Choice Matters: Housing Models that May Promote Recovery for Individuals and Families Facing Opioid Use Disorder

June 23, 2019
The purpose of the Opioid Use Disorder, Housing Instability and Housing Options for Recovery project was to help ASPE and HUD describe the housing models available for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) who experience housing instability or homelessness.
Literature Review

Housing Options for Recovery for Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder: A Literature Review

June 23, 2019
This environmental scan is part of a larger project whose purpose is to help the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and HUD describe the housing programs available for individuals with OUD who experience housing instability or homelessness.