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Medicaid in Residential Care

September 1, 2013

This report examines the differences between residential care facilities that participate in Medicaid and those that do not. The report notes numerous physical differences between the facilities. Medicaid facilities tend to be smaller and offer less privacy than non-Medicaid facilities. Direct care staffing hours per resident per day did not vary significantly between Medicaid and non-Medicaid facilities.

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Key Takeaways

Medicaid residents are more likely to be under 65 and have severe mental illness and IDD.
Non-Medicaid residents are more likely to be over 65 and have dementia.
These differences raise questions about staffing and training levels for workers in these facilities.

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