“Could a hybrid model be the solution to serving millions more older adults?,” by Kimberly Bonvissuto, McKnight’s Senior Living
“A model of facility-based care that is a hybrid between an assisted living community and a nursing home could be the answer for millions of older adults who are not eligible for Medicaid and must pay out-of-pocket for care and services, according to one long-term care expert.”
LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:
So says Howard Gleckman, persistent advocate for more government LTC funding and interference. Ironically, it is precisely government LTC funding and interference that prevents such a “hybrid” system from coming to be. Nursing home bias remains strong because Medicaid can’t afford to pay for home care or assisted living. A freer LTC market on the other hand would provide what consumers want. Stop trapping people on Medicaid by paying for LTC after care is needed without enforcing financial eligibility rules and estate recovery … that will achieve what the advocates of more public financing say they want but never manage to achieve.
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