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Blog entries by Ari Houser

Ari Houser has been part of the AARP Public Policy Institute since 2004. His work focuses on trends in demographics, disability, family caregiving, and the use of formal services. He has been the lead data analyst on the Across the States and Valuing the Invaluable series of publications on long-term services and supports and family caregiving, as well as the primary data analyst for the 2011 and 2014 State LTSS Scorecards. In addition, he provides methodological and statistical assistance across the Public Policy Institute.
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Reimagining the State LTSS Scorecard: Invitation to Chart a Path Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed both new and longstanding cracks in the long-term services and supports (LTSS) system—cracks that have serious implications for consumers in need of LTSS and their family caregivers. It is time to reimagine, redesign, and rebuild both...


Three Tools to Address Today's Crisis in Nursing Homes and Shape the Future of Long-Term Services and Supports

By: Susan ReinhardAri Houser, December 16, 2020

The news is shocking but not surprising. Nursing home resident deaths and infections among both residents and staff are skyrocketing to record highs in most of the country, and to national levels not seen since...