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States Slash Home Health Care & Services for the Neediest

Senior with Home Care Bound for Adult Day Care States Slash Home Health Care & Adult Day Care Services for the Neediest; Likely to Increase Costs

Republished with permission from HelpingYouCare.com.

Several reports recently have noted that across the nation, U.S. states are slashing Medicaid dollars for home health care services and adult day care services that help keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes. State lawmakers cite budget shortfalls, yet these cuts may end up costing Medicaid and taxpayers more in forced nursing home costs, authorities say.

According to a July 16 report by the Associated Press, “Aging and disability services in three out of four states have been reduced over the last two years or face cuts, even though demand is increasing.”

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