home and community-based services

Hundreds of Thousands Of Nursing Home Residents Don’t Need To Be There

Hundreds of thousands of older adults and younger people with disabilities are living in nursing homes only because that is where Medicaid drives them. They have no clinical need for skilled nursing care, and, if better options were available, many could be living in other settings, including their own homes. Medicaid—the joint state/federal health care program for the very poor—sends [...]

By |2020-08-28T12:42:22-04:00August 28th, 2020|nursing homes|0 Comments

More Bad News for State Long-Term Care Services

The news for critical long-term care services and supports provided by the states--either through Medicaid or other funding--keeps getting worse. The toxic combination of a still-slow economy, huge structural budget pressures on all levels of government, and growing demands for aging and disability services is leading to ongoing cuts in both critical benefits to individuals and payments to providers. The latest evidence comes from [...]

By |2011-01-19T13:59:03-05:00January 19th, 2011|long-term care financing, Medicaid, nursing homes|0 Comments