Who Stays and Who Goes Home: Using National Data on Nursing Home Discharges and Long-Stay Residents to Draw Implications for Nursing Home Transition Programs
This report analyzes survey data to describe the characteristics of two groups of nursing home residents who are 65 years or older: those who are discharged back to the community over a one year time period and those who remain in nursing homes for 90 days or longer. Over the last several years, some states have turned their attention to returning nursing home residents to community settings through nursing home transition programs. The findings provide insights on who to target in transition programs and what level and types of community resources are needed.
also of interest
- Medicaid and Long-Term Care Quiz
- Medicaid and Long-Term Services and Supports: A Primer
- Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Programs: 2012 Data Update
- Lessons Learned from Eight Years of Supporting Institutional to Community Transitions Through Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person Demonstration