A new federal evaluation of Vermont’s groundbreaking “Support and Services at Home” (SASH) program, released July 12, 2019, shows significantly slower growth in the cost of long-term institutional care for very low-income SASH participants compared to non-participants. The finding holds true for SASH participants age 65 and older who receive Medicaid to cover the cost of long-term care in nursing homes. Medicaid costs were about $400 less per beneficiary per year among participants living at affordable-housing sites where SASH is based, researchers found. Learn More.
This section is full of tools and resources to help SASH teams and partners collaborate and improve the SASH experience — and outcomes — for participants and for ourselves. All are encouraged to use the SASH Forum to share information, tips and techniques that you find useful!
SASH Forum: This is an information-exchange site for SASH team members and partners. Take advantage of this useful section to seek and share information that will benefit and support SASH staff, partners and participants.
Tools & Resources:
- SASH Manual
- Docsite/Paper Assessment
- Trainings (including archived recordings and training materials for new staff)
- Healthy Living Planning
- Memory Care
- Wellness Nurse Tools
- SASH Coordinator Tools
- Statewide Professional-Development Trainings
- SASH Library
- SASH marketing and PR materials
SASH Team Member Update Form:
** Please Note: It is important to submit this form ASAP when team members are hired, leave or change contact information AND whenever there has been a change in your county’s referral process.