A September 20, 2022, report by the AARP Public Policy Institute examines the merits of SASH and its focus on extending primary care and human services practices into the homes of people with needs for long-term services and supports. The report notes that SASH was founded and piloted in 2009 and now partners with 70 organizations, including hospitals, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, in sites across the state.
The SASH program run by the Rutland Housing Authority is featured in an inspiring article by Paul Post in the fall 2022 issue of Rutland Magazine. Interviews with SASH staff members and participants confirm the enhanced quality of life they enjoy thanks to having SASH in their community.
Under the leadership of Nancy Rockett Eldridge leadership, Cathedral Square launched Support and Services at Home (SASH) in 2011 with funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practices demonstration.
The Springfield Housing Authority has been recognized by the statewide Support and Services at Home (SASH) program for offering support to residents and surrounding community members for 10 years.
SASH’s strategy to help older Vermonters schedule and access the vaccine was highlighted in a December 2021 compilation of "COVID-19 Innovations” by the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub).
Support and Services at Home (SASH) is celebrating 10 years of success statewide, offering services to help keep older adults and people with disabilities healthy, living independently, and enjoying better quality of life.
Forbes magazine presents SASH as a model for other states to emulate, honing in on the latest federal evaluation showing significant savings in Medicare/Medicaid costs, as well as happier, healthier people.
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.
SASH participant Jeanne Daley is featured in an article in U.S. News about her overall improvement in health and emotional well-being since moving into a residence where SASH is offered.
A study published in the national HUD research journal Cityscape identifies the traits of SASH groups (“panels”) that have the biggest bang when it comes to reducing Medicare expenditures.