Long-Term Care

Defending Assisted Living As A Long Term Care Option

Chances are at some point in your life you have been turned off by a discourteous hotel receptionist, an indifferent server at a restaurant, or a poorly trained salesperson at a clothing store. As a result, we might complain to our friends or on social media – or possibly notify the management of our bad […]

Effects of long‐term care setting on spousal health outcomes

Over the past three decades, there has been a large expansion in noninstitutional long‐term care (LTC) use, and public financing of long‐term care services has been shifting away from nursing homes toward home and community‐based services (HCBS). Medicaid, the primary payer for LTC for elderly people, spent 46% of its total LTC dollars on HCBS […]

A National Examination Of Long-Term Care Setting, Outcomes, And Disparities Among Elderly Dual Eligibles

The benefits of expanding funding for Medicaid long-term care home and community-based services (HCBS) relative to institutional care are often taken as self-evident. However, little is known about the outcomes of these services, especially for racial and ethnic minority groups, whose members tend to use the services more than whites do, and for people with […]

The Financial Burden Of Paid Home Care On Older Adults: Oldest And Sickest Are Least Likely To Have Enough Income

Paid home care can significantly improve the lives of older adults with disabilities and their families, but recipients often incur substantial out-of-pocket spending. We simulated the financial burden of paid home care for a nationally representative sample of non-Medicaid community-dwelling adults ages sixty-five and older. We found that 74 percent could fund at least two years […]