Understanding Medicaid and Long-Term Senior Care

6 Feb

“In discussing nursing home neglect and abuse the phrase “profits over people” is often mentioned. This usually refers to cut corners, poor staffing levels, inadequate equipment, lack of training, and other decisions by facility administrators which harm residents in an effort to limit the resources going to actual care for those in the facility. Much of the work of elder care advocates and those fighting nursing home neglect is pressuring facilities to commit more resources to these efforts to better balance the owners quest for money and the resident’s need for quality services.”

Is there an interesting co-relation of abuse with financial support? The article summarizes the resources and limitations of Medicaid in providing long term care for seniors. Read more here.

We still think it’s an expensive option with too many complications.

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