Mental Disorders Among Non-Elderly Nursing Home Residents
Publisher: Journal of Aging & Social Policy, vol. 25, no. 1
Jan 30, 2011
Despite federal nursing home policies designed to prevent inappropriate institutionalization, many Medicaid beneficiaries under age 65 with serious mental illness may be inappropriately admitted to nursing facilities. A combination of the Medicaid policy requiring coverage for nursing home care and a lack of appropriate community-based care options may be the cause.