Using Medicaid to Cover Services for Elderly Persons in Residential Care Settings: State Policy Maker and Stakeholder Views in Six States. Public Confusion about the Residential Care System


At the same time, the individuals interviewed for this report, who were typically quite candid in their comments, cited a range of concerns about the residential care system generally. With the exception of Oregon, stakeholders in each state said that public confusion about residential care options was a problem. The confusion is due primarily to the use of the term "assisted living" to market very different types of facilities, both in terms of the housing and the services offered.

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