Using Medicaid to Cover Services for Elderly Persons in Residential Care Settings: State Policy Maker and Stakeholder Views in Six States. Education

12/01/2003

In Texas and North Carolina, some felt that physicians and hospital discharge planners needed to be educated about the differences between residential care settings and nursing homes. At least one person in each state felt that the state needed to help consumers better understand the long term care system generally, and the differences between different services options. Several said that consumers and their families needed a method to help them compare residential care options and choose those that were best suited to their needs and preferences.

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