Rural Residential Care: The Implications of Federal and State Policy Changes
These policies could restrict the provision of Medicaid-funded home care services in residential settings not meeting "integration" criteria with potentially significant consequences for the availability of Medicaid-funded residential services in rural areas and could have the potential for increasing dependence on nursing facility services where in-home options are not available. This study will use the recently released National Survey of Residential Care Facilities (NSRCF) to evaluate rural and urban differences in the characteristics of residential care facilities and their residents and to assess differences in the impact of these policies on urban and rural residential care service options.
Profile of Rural Residential Care Facilities: A Chartbook
Maine Rural Health Research Center
This chartbook offers information on part of the rural long-term services and supports (LTSS) continuum—the residential care facility (RCF). Survey results identify national/regional differences between rural and urban RCFs, focusing on facilities, resident and service characteristics of RCFs, and the ability to meet the LTSS needs of residents.