Expenditures for long-term care services by community elders


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.

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@inproceedings{Ruchlin1989ExpendituresFL, title={Expenditures for long-term care services by community elders}, author={Hirsch S. Ruchlin and John N. Morris and Claire E. Gutkin and Sylvia Sherwood}, booktitle={Health care financing review}, year={1989} }