States with the best long-term care systems tend to favor home- and community-based options but do not view nursing homes as the enemy, officials said at the unveiling of new rankings Thursday. Minnesota again topped the scorecard produced by the AARP Public Policy Institute with support from The SCAN Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund.
Dual eligibles who moved from a long-term care facility to home- and community-based services had a 40% increased risk of a potentially preventable hospital stay, according to recently published research.
Two groups recently unveiled a blueprint for home- and community-based services reform in New York. The report is in response to a call from the Citizens Budget Commission to fundamentally restructure Medicaid spending in the state.
Long-term care organizations are looking differently at their operations as a result of the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009.
Modernizing long-term care and other Medicaid-funded programs could yield hundreds of billions of dollars in government savings over the next 10 years, according to a new report from UnitedHealth Group.
The new healthcare reform law, with provisions such as the CLASS Act and community-based initiatives, will improve long-term care in the United States.
Fresh from its Thanksgiving break, the Senate is scheduled to pick up its debate over healthcare reform on Tuesday. Some provisions affecting senior care providers are similar to those in the House bill and some are different.
A 10-year-old Supreme Court ruling is being dusted off to make the case for taking the mentally ill out of nursing homes and supporting them in the community and at home.
In a move that would further shift the focus of long-term care away from nursing homes and toward other home- and community-based services, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) Thursday introduced a bill that would allow Medicare to pay for adult day care services.
As the home- and community-based services segment continues to grow, some HCBS workers are trying to change current laws that prevent them from receiving overtime pay and minimum-wage protections, according to recent reports.