Long-Term Care Seminar Series

Monthly on the 3rd Thursday, starting January 19, 2023
      8am US Pacific Time, 11am US Eastern Time, 5pm Central European Time

The Gateway to Global Aging, in partnership with the Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (capra.med.umich.edu), is organizing a monthly virtual seminar series on long-term care, services, and policy. The seminar series is led by Julien Bergeot and Giacomo Pasini from Ca' Foscari University of Venice. The goal of the seminar series is to promote international interactions among scholars in this growing field of research. Presentations will typically be on in-progress work and discussions are strongly encouraged. 

Participants must register to receive upcoming seminar announcements and virtual meeting room links. To register please submit a form with your email here. Emails will be kept limited to seminar announcements and you can unsubscribe from this list at any time.

The schedule for the seminar series will be posted and updated here as speakers are confirmed. Presentation titles will be circulated as part of the seminar announcements. 

  • March 16, 2023 (9:00am PDT, 12:00noon EDT, 5:00pm CET)
     Edward Norton, University of Michigan 
     “Did Avoiding Post-Acute SNF Care During COVID Save Lives?”
    Abstract: During the COVID-19 pandemic, post-acute care patients avoided skilled nursing facilities, presumably to reduce their chance of illness and death. Given that the alternative of being at home had its own risks, we test whether avoiding skilled nursing facilities actually saved lives and whether it also led to a change in readmissions. Using detailed claims data for Medicare Fee-for-Service patients in Michigan, we show several important findings. Between 2019 and 2020, use of skilled nursing facilities fell by 8 percentage points and that reduction was not due to a change in patient characteristics. Without that reduction, the rate of mortality due to COVID-19 in this population would have been 22.3% higher. There was also a small decrease in the readmission rate across years. Finally, between-group disparities worsened, with the vast majority of the improvement in both mortality and readmissions seen among patients who were not dually-eligible for Medicaid.

  • April 20, 2023
     Ingo Kolodziej, RWI Essen 
     “Intensive Informal Care and Impairments in Work Productivity and Activity” (joint work with Norma Coe and Courtney Van Houtven)

  • May 18, 2023
     Joan Costa-i-Font, London School of Economics