Need for PASA woman and a man in a wheelchair, in a kitchen


About this project

The Center will analyze and describe trends and the needs of the population of PAS consumers, including those who are employed or seeking employment. The aging of the U.S. population is expected to bring about large increases in the demand for PAS over the coming decades. Particular attention has been paid to trends among the elderly with observed declines in disability among this group. Additionally, unmet need for PAS is of particular importance as those who do not get the help then need are at risk of costly institutionalization and are far more likely than those getting adequate help to suffer adverse consequences.

To help provide a better understanding of the trends and needs of PAS consumers, the Center will conduct the follow data analysis:

  • Analyze trends in the need and unmet needs for PAS in the U.S. Study conducted by Stephen Kaye and Taewoon Kang.
  • Describe and analyze the demographics of the PAS population at the national and state levels. Study conducted by Stephen Kaye and Taewoon Kang.
  • Calculate the national and state projections of the need for PAS. Study conducted by Stephen Kaye and Taewoon Kang.
  • Investigate the rate of ADL/IADL difficulty for working age and older age groups across communities and its relationship with economic conditions. Study conducted by Mitch LaPlante.
  • Examine the variations in institutionalization rates across states as an indicator of unmet need for PAS. Study conducted by Mitch LaPlante.

  Disability statistics Map of the United States


The Center for Personal Assistance Services has compiled state and national data on the prevalence of overall disability and of self-care difficulty, by gender, age, race and ethnicity, type of disability, family income, benefit recipiency, employment status, and living arrangement. These statistics are based on our tabulations of public use data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) for 2009, containing information on over 1 million residents of randomly selected U.S. households. Because it is a household survey, people living in institutions such as nursing homes are not included.


PAS Center publications

A list of reports and publications produced by the Need for PAS project and its staff. The citations provide links to abstracts, press releases, and either the entire publication, or information about where to obtain it.

All PAS Center publications related to Need for PAS

Recent additions

LaPlante, M.P. (2013). The Woodwork Effect in Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 25:2, pp.161-180. doi: 10.1080/08959420.2013.766072 Read more about the publication, The Woodwork Effect in Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports.

Kaye, H.S., & LaPlante, M.P. (2012, September). The Need for Personal Assistance Services. 2012 Center for Personal Assistance Services State of the Science Conference. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco.  Read more about the publication, The Need for Personal Assistance Services. 2012 Center for Personal Assistance Services State of the Science Conference.

Harrington, C. & Ng, T. (2012, September). Access to Home and Community Based Services. 2012 Center for Personal Assistance Services State of the Science Conference. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco.  Read more about the publication, Access to Home and Community Based Services. 2012 Center for Personal Assistance Services State of the Science Conference.


Library

Citations and abstracts of important publications related to Need for PAS. Information on how to obtain the complete text is provided with each citation.

All Need for PAS publications

Recent additions:

The SCAN Foundation (2013, September) Extended Stay Nursing Facility Admissions for California's Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees, 2006-2008. Long Beach, CA. The SCAN Foundation. Read more about the publication, Extended Stay Nursing Facility Admissions for California´s Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees, 2006-2008.

Rowland, D. (2013, August). What would strengthen Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports? Testimony for the Federal Commission on Long Term Care. Washington, DC.: Kaiser Family Foundation.  Read more about the publication, What would strengthen Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports? Testimony for the Federal Commission on Long Term Care.

Dennison, T.H. (2013, August). New York's Nursing Homes: Shifting Roles and New Challenges. Long Beach, CA: United Hospital Fund.  Read more about the publication, New York´s Nursing Homes: Shifting Roles and New Challenges.