Residential care settings is an umbrella term that refers to many types of certified and licensed housing plus services options.
Two government budget practices that can have significant implications for lower levels of government are block grants and unfunded mandates.
Ensuring the quality of services for home care is difficult because no quality measures can assess every service that is delivered daily in hundreds of thousands of private homes across the country
In 2019, an estimated 51.5 million adults age 18 and older in the U.S. had a mental illness. That is 20.6 percent of all adults.
The care provided in long-term services and supports (LTSS) settings is only as good as the personnel who provide it.
The major source of public financing for long-term services and supports (LTSS) is the joint federal and state Medicaid program.
Medicaid is the single largest public funding source for long-term services and supports (LTSS). It is a combined federal-state program.
Federal law and regulations specify the general eligibility and coverage requirements for mandatory and optional Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS).
Many chronic illnesses and other health conditions—such as heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, diabetes, and emphysema—can result in functional limitations
Many states are enrolling Medicaid participants in capitated, risk-based managed care plans designed to coordinate all their care, including long-term services and supports