Life care: new options for financing and delivering long-term care.
Cohen, Marc A
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Continuing care retirement communities provide full insurance protection for and access to long-term care services. A new
model, which retains risk pooling for long-term care and provides benefits and protections similar to continuing care retirement
communities, is called life care at home. Life care at home combines the financial and health security of a continuing care
retirement community with the freedom and independence of living at home and is affordable to a greater proportion of elderly
people. The feasibility of this model is, in part, supported by the fact that nursing home use in the fully insured access-guaranteed
continuing care retirement community is not that different from use among the elderly living in the general community.
Age Factors : Aged : Home Care Services/economics : Homes for the Aged/economics : Human : Interviews : Long-Term Care/economics
: Longitudinal Studies : Models, Theoretical : Nursing Homes/utilization : Questionnaires : Retirement : Risk Factors : United