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The Sustainability of Person-Centered Care During a Pandemic: How COVID-19 Impacted Culture Change Efforts in Nursing Homes

August 29, 2022 | Report

This report shares results from a survey of nursing home administrators conducted by Altarum, describing areas of progress and backslide in person-centered practices during the Covid-19 pandemic.

PACE and Part D: A Tale of Two Statutes in Need of a Solution for Medicare Beneficiaries

May 09, 2022 | Report

Altarum’s Delivery Systems Transformation practice area offers three proposed policy solutions to the PACE Part D dilemma in a new report completed with funding from the RX Foundation.

Michigan's Long-Term Care Workforce: Needs, Strengths, and Challenges

February 09, 2021 | Report

This report offers recommendations to fortify the direct care workforce, which is challenged by low and stagnant wages despite robust demand and job growth.

Rapid PACE Responses in a Covid-19 Era

October 22, 2020 | Report

This special report authored by Altarum, National PACE Association, and Fallon Health, details innovations deployed by PACE organizations during Covid-19—including the rapid creation of Covid-19 infirmaries and new programming to combat social isolation.

Experiences of Nursing Home Residents During the Covid-19 Pandemic

October 01, 2020 | Report

This survey of nursing home residents provides a rare glimpse into how life has changed under Covid-19, and the emotional toll it has taken on frail elders. It also includes recommendations for nursing homes and policymakers.

Create Your Own Caregiver Corps: A Toolkit from Altarum and Livingston County Catholic Charities

August 06, 2020 | Report

The Caregiver Corps Toolkit provides guidance on how to assist recipients who are seeking to maintain their health (social, mental, and physical) and independence while aging in place with their families.

Program to Improve Eldercare—Issue Briefs

July 08, 2020 | Fact Sheet

This collection of issue briefs examine the impact of various social determinants of health (housing, transportation, workforce and more) on long-term services and supports for the elderly—and offers strategies to address them.

Improving Home and Community-Based Services Infrastructure

October 01, 2019 | Online Article

This brief outlines a proposal for an innovative program that assists states with improving their home and community-based services infrastructure to address social determinants of health and better serve older adults and others with disabilities.