Rosemary Chapin, Carrie Wendel-Hummell, Rosemary Chapin, and Alicia Sellon attended
The Gerontological Society of America Conference, in Washington D.C in November 2014. Carrie and Alicia co-presented findings from their the CRADO study, Medicaid Cost Comparisons across the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Home and Community Based Services/Frail Elderly, and Nursing Ffacilities. PACE is an innovative program that provides all health and long-term care for older adults under a single capitated payment, and holds promise for containing Medicaid costs while improving quality of care. In this project, they compared Medicaid cost expenditures and selected health outcomes for customers in PACE to matched customers in the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services/Frail Elderly Waiver Program, and Nursing Facilities. The findings can inform decisions on managing and expanding the PACE program. This report is available here.
CRADO alumni, Skye Leedahl a professor at the University of Rhode Island, Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Alicia Sellon also presented a poster, Factors Predicting Civic Engagement Among Older Adult Nursing Home Residents, at the conference.
While the CRADO team was in Washington DC there they also met with research partners at the Museum of the American Indian, attended the AGE-SW reception, and met up with CRADO alumni, and took part in the KU Gerontology Center reception.