Keeping Grandma in the home once she needed care was happening less and less; nursing home populations were growing, and there were still few standards to ensure that Grandma was being well cared
Despite the growth in special care units, most people with dementia are still cared
for in the general nursing home population.
* Subacute care centers that provide highly skilled care to patients who ten short years ago would have been cared
for in hospitals at much higher cost.
Most of the persons cared
for are not legally entitled to this health care based on service connected disability.
This often forced elderly persons to enter nursing homes rather than being cared
for at home by a caregiver backed by a network of HCBC providers, who were often scarce to begin with, because of the lack of Medicaid funding.