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Long-Term Care Policy & Regulation


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ASPE Issue Brief

Antipsychotic Medication Prescribing in Long Term Care Facilities Increased in the Early Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic Issue Brief

April 7, 2022
Prescriptions dispensed for antipsychotics in nursing homes and assisted living facilities increased since the beginning of the pandemic, with 20.8 thousand dispensed in 2020 compared to 20.5 thousand in 2019. This represents a 1.5% increase in total prescriptions since the beginning of the pandemic despite lower resident census levels in long-term care facilities (LTCFs).
Environmental Scan

State Residential Treatment for Behavioral Health Conditions: Regulation and Policy Environmental Scan

November 26, 2019
The objective of this environmental scan is to summarize the peer-reviewed and grey literature on oversight of residential care for mental health and substance use care in the United States, excluding inpatient hospital care.

Does Geographic Location Make a Difference? A Comparative Analysis of the Socio-Demographic & Attitudinal Characteristics of Active Buyers & Non-Buyers of the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program

September 20, 2004
The purpose of this report is to determine the extent to which the attitudes, opinions and motivations of individuals who purchased and did not purchase the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance policy are in part a function of geographic location.

Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Research: 1992 1996

December 31, 1996
This compendium is published by the Office of Disability, Aging and Long Term Care Policy within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation/HHS. It summarizes the status of current research, the results of research projects sponsored from 1992 1996, and highlights future research plans. Previous editions of this booklet were issued in 1988 and 1992.

Report on Study Methods: Analysis of the Effect of Regulation on the Quality of Care in Board and Care Homes

January 18, 1996
The goals of this project were to describe the quality of care in board and care homes and how it varies across licensure and regulatory systems. Accomplishment of these objectives required a study design that incorporated several activities, including a major collection of new data. This report provides a detailed discussion of methods used in this project. [66 PDF pages]

Report on the Effects of Regulation on Quality of Care: Analysis of the Effect of Regulation on the Quality of Care in Board and Care Homes

November 30, 1995
This report presents the analysis of the effect of regulation and licensure on the quality of care in board and care homes.

Summary of Long-Term Care Provisions Under the Health Security Act

February 28, 1994
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Short Long-Term Care Summary Under the Health Security Act March 1994 PDF Version (9 PDF pages)

Long-Term Care for the Boomers: A Public Policy Challenge for the Twenty-first Century

January 31, 1991
Although the current difficulties in developing an adequate system of long-term care are extensive, they pale in comparison to the challenges ahead as the "baby boomers" come of age.