Medicaid Funding for Assisted-Living Care: How State Policies Affect Residents


A significant number of frail elders with Medicaid coverage can choose to live in an assisted-living facility as an alternative to a nursing home. This study will review the laws and policies in the 41 states whose Medicaid programs cover assisted-living services, in an effort to help state officials and legislators understand the human impact of their policies. The project team will select five states for closer study to gauge the effect their policies and programs have on Medicaid beneficiaries' eligibility for assisted-living services and their access to providers, among other concerns. Results will be shared with state legislators and Medicaid officials, as well as consumers, to promote the development of policies ensuring that frail elders who opt for assisted-living enjoy access to quality services.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Principal Investigator:
Eric Carlson
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
July 10, 2007

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