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More than 12 million Americans depend on long-term care for help with everyday activities such as bathing or dressing. This group includes veterans and people with disabilities, but it is primarily comprised of seniors. Thus, the number will likely soar as the baby boom generation ages. RAND research on long-term care can help health providers and policymakers meet the growing demand for high-quality, affordable care.

  • Nurse examines an older female patient, photo by SDI Productions/Getty Images

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    Evaluating New York's Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver

    New York State’s Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver seeks to enroll a majority of Medicaid beneficiaries into managed care, increase access and service quality, and expand coverage to more low-income New Yorkers. RAND researchers examined whether two components of the 1115 Demonstration Waiver have helped achieve the program’s goals.

    Nov 17, 2021

  • Su Wilson visits her mother Chun Liu, a resident at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, a long-term care facility linked to several COVID-19 deaths in Kirkland, Washington, May 10, 2020, photo by Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

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    Reimagining Policy Decisionmaking in Long-Term Care

    Policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities were often mandated without input from residents and their family members, administrators, or staff. What can be done to make policy decisionmaking in these settings more inclusive?

    Oct 20, 2022

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