“Smaller personal care homes are a growing senior living option,” by Leslie Spirer, McKnight’s Senior Living
Smaller personal care homes are a popular option the West Coast, enjoying more popularity there than on the East Coast or in the South. But popularity is growing elsewhere, too. . . . In California, 90% of senior living facilities accommodate four to six residents. . . . What is the appeal? As you know, most older adults have needs that fall beneath the level of skilled nursing services. The small personal care home, licensed for two to six people, can be a safe, comfortable and dignified option for those who need help intermittently throughout the day and night.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Hmmm, I wonder. Could the real reason for the “popularity” of this option be Medicaid’s inability to afford anything better and consumers’ lack of insurance to pay for preferred LTC venues because Medicaid has been the dominant payor for 52 years?