Medicaid is the single largest public funding source for long-term services and supports (LTSS). It is a combined federal-state program. Some Medicaid services are federally mandated.
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 (LTSS) if needed.
Government and providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS) use various approaches to promote service quality and protect consumer rights.
Nursing facilities provide long-term services and supports (LTSS), as well as short-term rehabilitation and postacute care following hospitalizations to people of all ages.
Residential care setting is an umbrella term for many types of certified and licensed housing plus services options.
Ensuring the quality of services for home care is difficult. No quality measures can assess every service delivered daily in hundreds of thousands of private homes across the country.
In 2021, an estimated 58.7 million adults age 18 and older in the U.S. had a mental illness. That is 22.8 percent of all adults. Prevalence among those over age 50 is 15 percent.
The care provided in long-term services and supports (LTSS) settings is only as good as the personnel who provide it.