AARP will release a new report and convene a panel of experts to discuss Medicaid funding for long-term care (LTC) for older adults and adults with physical disabilities. The report analyzes the progress states are making shifting public funds and the people who rely on them from nursing homes to home and community based services.
Approximately 10 million older Americans need assistance with every day activities. Overwhelmingly, people (87 percent) prefer to receive this care in their homes or communities rather than in nursing homes. Few Americans have planned for the cost of LTC and by default Medicaid, which has an institutional bias towards nursing home care, is the primary payer.
Norman DeLisle, MDRC
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MDRC Website: http://www.copower.org/
LTC Blog: http://ltcreform.blogspot.com/