Expenditures for long-term care services by community elders

TitleExpenditures for long-term care services by community elders
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsRuchlin H.S, Morris J.N, Gutkin C.E, Sherwood S.
JournalHealth Care Financing Review
Date PublishedSpring
Accession Number10313097
Keywords*Health Expenditures/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data], *Long-Term Care/ec [Economics], Activities of Daily Living, Aged, Community Health Services/ec [Economics], Costs and Cost Analysis/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data], Data Collection, Health Status, Home Care Services/ec [Economics], Human, Institutionalization/ec [Economics], Longitudinal Studies, Risk Factors, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, United States

Costs of care are presented for elderly persons in five community-based settings. These settings include elderly persons living in their own homes or in group housing and who do or do not receive case-managed home care. Expenditures for care ranged from a low of about $1,100 per year to a high of $4,025. The level of expenditure was directly related to risk of institutionalization and was higher for those receiving case-managed home care. As a majority of the elderly use a substantial amount of care even without case management, the potential for community care demonstration programs to yield significant cost savings appears quite limited.

Alternate JournalHealth Care Financ Rev