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
Government and providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS) use various approaches to promote service quality and protect consumers’ 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. Although younger p
Residential care settings is an umbrella term that refers to many types of certified and licensed housing plus services options.
Poverty is defined by comparing household income with the minimum income required for basic needs. People whose income is below the threshold are considered poor.
The major source of public financing for long-term services and supports (LTSS) is the joint federal and state Medicaid program.
Grandparents and other relatives play an important caregiving role in family well-being. Support from extended family is especially vital in families with low incomes.