States Raising the Bar for Long-Term Care and Support Services

Source: Latasha R. Jones, Council of State Governments, The Current State, no. 23, July 13, 2015

Elderly and disabled individuals comprised 24 percent of Medicaid enrollees in 2010, but accounted for 64 percent of total Medicaid expenditures in the states. States are pushing the use of family caregivers–or individuals who provide care and direct assistance to an elderly, disabled or chronically ill family member or significant other–usually at no cost.