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The Alzheimer’s Disease Waiver Program Does Not Delay Nursing Home Entry More Effectively Than Other Waivers and Costs the State More Per Participant Than Most Waivers That Serve Similar Persons, Report No. 10-23, February 2010
 
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  • The Alzheimer’s disease waiver program was established in 2005 to test the effectiveness of interventions to delay or avoid institutional placement for elders with Alzheimer’s disease. The program offers 11 services designed to allow participants to remain in the community and to support their caregivers.
  • The Alzheimer’s disease waiver program does not delay nursing home entry more effectively than the state’s other Medicaid waiver programs that serve elders with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. In addition, it cost the state more, on average, for participants in the Alzheimer’s disease waiver program than most other waiver programs. However, it cost the state less to serve this population through waiver programs than it did to serve similar persons through the traditional Medicaid program.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Medicaid Long-Term Care Waivers
Medicaid Health Care Services

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 13-07 Profile of Florida’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers,published in March 2013.
  • Report No. 12-03 Profile of Florida’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers,published in January 2012.
  • Report No. 11-03 Profile of Florida’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers,published in January 2011.
  • Report No. 10-33 The State Could Consider Several Options to Maximize Its Use of Funds for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services,published in March 2010.
  • Report No. 10-10 Profile of Florida's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers,published in January 2010.
  • Report No. 06-45 The Nursing Home Diversion Program Has Successfully Delayed Nursing Home Entry,published in May 2006.
  • Report No. 06-10 Service Use for Nursing Home Diversion Waiver Clients Depends on Living Situation,published in February 2006.

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