Longterm Care

Nursing Home Cameras Create Controversy

BY: - September 25, 2014

¬© AP Christina Anderson, left, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, holds a sign with photos of her mother, Pauline Brill, which Anderson said were taken after her mother’s stay in a nursing home, during an Oklahoma City rally to improve the condition of the state’s nursing homes. Oklahoma is one of a handful of states that have […]

Putting the ‘Home’ in Nursing Homes

BY: - November 10, 2010

Photo courtesy of the Leonard Florence Center for Living The Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, Mass., is part of what’s known as the Green House project, founded by geriatrician Dr. Bill Thomas as an alternative to traditional nursing¬† homes. Each apartment includes a large, centrally located kitchen and dining room designed to be […]

States Help Seniors Age at Home

BY: - September 14, 2007

State spending on home-based long-term care Over the last decade, states have shifted Medicaid long-term care spending from nursing homes to home-and-community-based care. Nursing home facilities can cost more than twice as much as home-based care. % of Medicaid dollars spent on homecare services Oregon 70% New Mexico 67% Alaska 63% Vermont 60% Minnesota 59% […]

New Law Pushes Long-Term Care Coverage

BY: - February 16, 2006

Thanks to a new federal law, states will be able to reward senior citizens who buy long-term care insurance by letting them hang on to assets while Medicaid pays for their nursing home care. ¬† Four states – Connecticut, California, Indiana and New York – have offered the specially tailored long-term insurance policies for more […]