Apropos of Eric’s last post (well, sort of), I came across this article over the AP discussing the recent trend away from nursing homes:
The New York State Health Department, which estimates that caring for seniors in home and community settings can cost up to half as much as nursing homes, is responding to the trend: State officials hope to get a federal waiver this summer that will let up to 5,000 elderly and disabled nursing home residents on Medicaid get the same care elsewhere.
Over the past several years, a majority of states have applied for similar waivers. For many seniors, the shift is welcome news.
The little old lady from Pasadena, indeed!