Nursing home length of stay and spenddown in Connecticut, 1977-1986.

  title={Nursing home length of stay and spenddown in Connecticut, 1977-1986.},
  author={Korbin Liu and Kenneth G. Manton},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={31 2},
A study of lifetime nursing home use was conducted with data from Connecticut for a 9-year period, 1977-1986. By linking stays for individuals, we were able to make life table estimates of the total amount of time after age 65 expected to be spent by persons in nursing homes. Because these data were linked to Medicaid eligibility records, it was possible to determine the total amount of nursing home use that is paid for by Medicaid and to produce estimates of the risk of Medicaid spenddown. The… CONTINUE READING

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