Mental Disorders Among Non-Elderly Nursing Home Residents

Publisher: Journal of Aging & Social Policy, vol. 25, no. 1
Jan 30, 2011
Samuel E. Simon, Debra J. Lipson, and Christal M. Stone
Despite federal nursing home policies designed to prevent inappropriate institutionalization, many Medicaid beneficiaries under age 65 with serious mental illness may be inappropriately admitted to nursing facilities. A combination of the Medicaid policy requiring coverage for nursing home care and a lack of appropriate community-based care options may be the cause.