For many, quality care means being able to stay at home as long as possible.
Consumers of long-term care have a range of options from a "social" model of care in home- and community-based settings - to a "medical" model for short-stay or long-term needs in a skilled nursing facility. Both are important elements of the long-term care continuum.
California is a leader in providing services in the community, while preserving the availability of care for the most medically challenged residents. In fact, the state spends twice as much Medicaid money on home and community based services versus skilled nursing care. Chart