Medicaid’s Role in Long-Term Care: Q & A
Financing long-term care for the nearly 10 million Americans who need services and support to assist them in life’s daily activities continues to challenge the nation. While Medicaid is the nation’s major source of financing for long-term care services, paying for over 40% of total long-term care, its role is not well understood. Misperceptions on who qualifies and what is covered are common. A new question and answer fact sheet about Medicaid’s long-term care assistance provides basic information on Medicaid’s role for those with long-term care needs.
Fact Sheet (.pdf)
also of interest
- Serving Low-Income Seniors Where They Live: Medicaid's Role in Providing Community-Based Long-Term Services and Supports
- Long-Term Care in the United States: A Timeline
- Nursing Facilities, Staffing, Residents and Facility Deficiencies, 2009 Through 2014
- Proposed Rule on Medicaid Managed Care: A Summary of Major Provisions