Thirty years of home- and community-based services: Getting closer and closer to home
March 30, 2012
Generations Vol. 36 No. 1 – American Society on Aging
Details the dramatic shift — from nursing homes to home- and community-based care (HCBC) -– that has taken place over the last 30 years. The author explores this history of this shift, from its roots in the 1970s, as advocates spoke out against the institutional bias toward nursing home care that was present in Medicaid, through the end of the 20th century, when events such as the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision opened the gates for HCBC.