Trends Towards Avoiding Nursing Care

Reports show that an increasing amount of baby boomers are choosing in-home medical care over nursing home services.

The number of Americans over age 65 living in nursing homes has dropped 2% from 1990 to 2010.  In-home medical care

can offer more comfort for seniors and their families, but also can cost much more than a nursing home.  A few ways seniors

can manage in-home healthcare costs include Medicaid’s Community Alternatives Program, Money Follows the Person,

Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, and Veterans Benefits.

See Gregory Herman-Giddens