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


With few exceptions, respondents agreed that national or model standards for assisted living would not be helpful. One respondent felt that model standards are intended to be minimum standards, but in many instances become maximum standards. Most felt that each state's long term care system is unique and what is appropriate for one state is not appropriate for another.

  • We've picked our poison -- we know what we're dealing with. The model standards I've seen from the DC based assisted living advisory group would destroy the small provider, and most of our CBRFs are under 8 beds.

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