Newsroom

Read about our latest research, initiatives, announcements, and other news.

View Files for Newsroom

Media Contact

Press@altarum.org

Help Wanted—Better-paid, better-trained, caring workers to provide long term supports and services!

April 30, 2019 | Perspective

Across the U.S., we see more and more reports about a shortage of well-trained staff who are committed to providing in-home and other long term supports and services. The pinch of the shortage is apparent in many communities where it’s difficult to execute in-home service plans, and residential providers struggle to stay adequately staffed. We all see this problem, but what are we doing about it?

Building a Successful Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model

March 26, 2019 | Perspective

What is needed for a successful InCK model? There is no single formula that will work for every state, but there are clear approaches that should be leveraged and adapted to any effort.

Altarum Launches Culture Change Initiative with Eden Alternative Training in Six Michigan Nursing Homes Serving Hundreds of Residents

February 27, 2019 | Press Release

Altarum today announces the launch of a three-year culture change initiative in six major nursing homes under a project funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Travel and Wait Times for Health Care Services Remain Higher than Other Professional Services, Adding Up to an Annual Opportunity Cost of $89 Billion

February 22, 2019 | Press Release

US consumers spend an average of 34 minutes on travel and 11 minutes waiting each time they access health care services, a burden which represents an annual opportunity cost of $89 billion, according to analysis released today by Altarum.

Reducing Opioid Use Disorders Among New Mothers in Central Texas

January 25, 2019 | Perspective

The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder quadrupled between 1999 and 2014, and other research shows that new mothers are particularly at risk for opioid dependency in the months after childbirth. We're working to help some of these mothers in Central Texas.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Face Daunting Financial and Social Challenges, Altarum Survey Shows

December 12, 2018 | Press Release

Grandparents who are raising children displaced by the opioid crisis and other behavioral health issues are putting off retirement in order to support their grandchildren, according to new research by Altarum.

Advocacy and the Global Demographic “Age Wave”—What is Being Done to Help Family Caregivers?

November 28, 2018 | Perspective

In America and worldwide, the “age wave” has gathered in force—no more so than in Japan, where 27 percent of the population is already older than age 65, a number that will rise to 40 percent by 2060. Policymakers, spurred by widespread public interest in Gratton and Scott’s influential book, “The 100-Year Life” (London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016), recently em¬braced this stark demographic fact.

Watch out for the Medicaid Cliff!

November 19, 2018 | Perspective

Many Americans don’t realize that Medicare does not pay for LTSS; forcing them to pay out-of-pocket for these services—or spend down to Medicaid by forfeiting almost all assets and income. Altarum is working to build public momentum to address the disparity in income caps that exist for institutional care vs. home and community-based services.