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MEDICAID AND LONG-TERM CARE

Long-term services and supports (LTSS) are designed to meet the personal and health needs of individuals living with disabilities, chronic diseases, complex medical needs, impaired mobility or impaired cognitive function. These services range from home health and personal care services (such as bathing and dressing) designed to help people live successfully and independently at home to services provided in institutional settings, such as nursing homes. 

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HELPING RURAL SENIORS

ELDERLY COUPLEThis new NCSL brief provides a number of strategies states may want to consider that will help rural seniors age in place and live with dignity.


 

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OVERVIEW

The U.S. population is growing older—the over age 65 population grew at a faster rate than other age groups and accounted for more than 13 percent of the population in 2010, a 15 percent increase since 2000.  The elderly suffer from more chronic diseases than other population groups, resulting in a rise in the demand for and spending on health-related services.  In response to the health needs of our aging population, both public and private payers are placing more emphasis on wellness and prevention, chronic disease management, integration of care across sectors (acute and long-term care, behavioral and physical health) and coordination between Medicaid and Medicare.  The unique health care needs of the elderly poses a significant challenge for state and federal policymakers, health care providers, and friends and families.

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