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Elder Index (UMass Boston)
The Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index (Elder Index), was developed by the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The Elder Index is a measure of the income that older adults need to meet their basic needs and age in place with dignity. The Elder Index is specific to household size, location, housing tenure, and health status.
Population Counts (2010) and Projections (2025, 2035) by Massachusetts Town; All Ages and Age 60+ (UMass Boston)
The Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging produces demographic resources for those interested in the wellbeing of Massachusetts' older adult population.
Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative Community Profiles
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report is designed to help residents, agencies, providers and governments understand the older adults who live in their cities and towns – their ages, living arrangements, health status, strengths and vulnerabilities.
National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)
The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), located within ICPSR, is funded by the National Institute on Aging. NACDA's mission is to advance research on aging by helping researchers to profit from the under-exploited potential of a broad range of datasets.
Older Adults Health Data Collection (data.gov)
The purpose of this data collection is to gather Federally-managed datasets relevant to the health of older adults in and outside the context of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Older adults reside at the intersection of key demographic and health challenges, including those resulting from the pandemic. Insights from data on the older adult population – before, during, and after COVID-19 – is also needed to better understand the impact of the pandemic on the health of this growing population segment.
Mapping Medicare Disparities (CMS.gov)
Contains health outcome measures for disease prevalence, costs, hospitalization for 60 specific chronic conditions, emergency department utilization, readmissions rates, mortality, preventable hospitalizations, and preventive services. Data available at trhe county level.
Medicare Geographic Variation (CMS.gov)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a public use file that enables researchers and policymakers to evaluate trends in health care utilization and spending by geography for the Medicare fee-for-service population. The Geographic Variation Public Use File includes demographic, spending, utilization, and quality indicators at the state level (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands), hospital referral region (HRR) level, and county
Boston Rehabilitative Impairment Study of the Elderly (Boston RISE), 2009-2015 (ICPSR 37045)
The Boston Rehabilitative Impairment Study of the Elderly (Boston RISE) was a prospective cohort study of older primary care patients, aged 65 years and older, who were at risk for declining mobility and disability at baseline. The study was designed to investigate which combinations of neuromuscular impairments are most responsible for mobility decline and disability over 2 years of follow up. Through additional funding, Boston RISE continued to collect follow up data on the Late Life Function
Midlife in the United States (MIDUS): Boston Longitudinal Study (BOLOS) of Cognition in Midlife, 1995-2008 (ICPSR 3596)
This survey of adult management tasks began in 1995 as part of a larger national project (MIDUS) to investigate the patterns, predictors, and consequences of midlife development in the areas of physical health, psychological well-being, and social responsibility. Conducted in Boston, the survey was designed to examine how adults manage tasks in three domains of life -- work, family, and health.