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Esther Ellis sits on her bed at home in Hawthorne, Calif., on July 18, 2017. The 78-year-old received a new mattress earlier this year from Partners in Care, a nonprofit that runs four of the dozens of sites in California's Multipurpose Senior Services Program, a Medicaid-funded home services program. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Counting on Medicaid to Avoid a Nursing Home? it’s Up to Congress

States can choose whether to offer Medicaid services at home, but nursing home coverage, which is more expensive, is a required benefit.

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Middle Class Would Suffer from Medicaid Nursing Home Cuts

Medicaid pays for about two-thirds of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, like Jacobs. It covers 20 percent of all Americans, and 40 percent of poor adults.

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AARP: States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Home

States are making tepid progress helping millions of elderly and disabled people on Medicaid avoid costly nursing home care by arranging home or community services for them instead.

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Are states doing enough to keep elders at home?

The federal government is pushing states to keep more seniors out of nursing homes and, instead, enroll them in home and community-based programs.

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A place not made for us

By Al Norman In his New York Times best selling book, Being Mortal, surgeon Atul Gawande explains the rise of nursing homes in America starting in the 1950s. “Hospitals couldn’t solve the debilities of chronic illness and advancing age,” he writes. “and they began to fill up with people who had nowhere to go.” The […]

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Could cheap drug delay nursing home for Alzheimer’s sufferers?

Like other existing Alzheimer’s treatments, it cannot slow the disease process itself. It is currently only approved for mild-to-moderate disease, so patients often stop taking it when they deteriorate.

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