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When assisted living facilities take Medicaid

The government-pay ALFs offer more services but less privacy.

State Medicaid programs are well known for paying for nursing home care.

Today, more Medicaid long-term care (LTC) benefits money is going to another type of provider -- the assisted living facility (ALF).

Facilities that took Medicaid offered more services

Medicaid facilities cared for people with more serious problems with activities of daily living (ADLs), and they offered more services.

Staffing and privacy

The RTI researchers found that the Medicaid facilities had roughly the same ratio of staffers to residents, and roughly the same mix of staffers, as non-Medicaid facilities.

Which facilities will take Medicaid?

"Behavior problems"

The RTI researchers found that the Medicaid residents were much more likely than the non-Medicaid residents to have problems such as:

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