Katz Policy Institute:
Projects & Reports
EVALUATION OF OHIO’S LIFESPAN RESPITE INITIATIVE
Of interest to caregivers as well as advocates, the Katz Policy Institute led the research and evaluation team in support of Ohio’s Lifespan Respite Initiative for family caregivers of all ages. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging, this work included the collection and analysis of information regarding federal, state and local respite funding sources. In order to describe the environment for respite programs, services and providers in Ohio, information was gathered from a series of regional respite summits around the state. This was used to facilitate the development by the Ohio Department of Aging of a five-year Lifespan Respite Strategic Plan.
In addition, a video produced by Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging in which three Northeast Ohio family caregivers tell their stories about respite may viewed here.
Presentations related to this project may be found here: KPI Presentations. In addition, click the title to read an article co-authored by Benjamin Rose staff titled, "Improving Policies for Caregiver Respite Services," for a special issue of The Gerontologist in conjunction with the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.
The Northeast Ohio Lifespan Respite Summit was held in November, 2011. Click here for more infomation, photos & findings.
Using Integrated Medicare/Medicaid Data to Guide and Assess Implementation of Ohio's
An Evidence-based Approach to Improve Best Practices and Policy for Ohio's Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) Population/Dual Eligibles; Overview and Selected Applications from Analyses of Ohio's Integrated Dataset (2000)
Cuyahoga County Data Coordination Consortium
The purpose of this project was to make recommendations regarding the feasibility of establishing a data coordination consortium in Cuyahoga County that will assist all agencies serving older adults and adults with disabilities to better plan for and deliver health and social services.
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Advancing Home and Community Based Services:
Transforming Policies, Programs and Service Delivery in Long-Term Care
The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging sponsored this Winter/Spring 2010 issue of the Public Policy & Aging Report, which contains seven articles describing recent and notable changes in long-term-care policy, with its increasing emphasis on home- and community-based services.
Read the issue.
Aging Strategic Alignment Project
In July 2007, the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging entered into a three-year agreement with the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA). The objective was to help area agencies on aging and others in the Aging Services Network to implement changes mandated by the 2006 reauthorization of the Older Americans Act.
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Publications & Presentations
Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce for Long-Term Services and Supports
Under its Cooperative Agreement with the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging also convened a national panel of experts on strengthening the long-term-care workforce, specifically direct-care workers (DCW) and family caregivers. The panel's work was organized to address four areas of concern: the supply of DCWs and family caregivers, the retention of these helpers, the readiness or capacity of these helpers to provide care, and the quality of care they provide in terms of outcomes for those in their care.