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.
SASH received the 2016 Award for Excellence in Program Innovation from the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Archstone Foundation during its 2016 annual meeting in Colorado.
A geriatric fellowship through the University of Vermont Center on Aging provides UVM medical students important insight into the social dynamics that influence a person’s health.
Noting that most older adults want to age independently in their homes and communities, yet most homes and communities can’t safely and affordably accommodate this desire, a 2016 report by the Bipartisan Policy Center recommends increasing the availability of service-enriched housing (like Vermont’s Support and Services at Home model) to improve health outcomes in seniors while cutting the growth in Medicare expenditures.