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Second Status Report on the Pilot Project Authorizing Direct Admission to Extended Congregate Care, Report No. 96-26, December 1996
 
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  • Extended Congregate Care (ECC) may offer a higher quality of life at less cost than nursing home care.
  • However, since the implementation of the direct admission pilot project, there has not been a significant increase in the number of ECC residents in the pilot project facilities.
  • Several factors appear to be limiting the use of ECC: low demand, affordability, strict regulatory requirements, and lack of knowledge about ECC.


What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 99-51 Progress Report: Other Initiatives to Decrease Long-Term Care Costs Should Accompany Medicaid Waiver Expansion, published in May 2000.
  • Report No. 97-74  Supplemental Analyses of the Pilot Project Authorizing Direct Admission to Extended Congregate Care, published in June 1998.
  • Report No. 97-26 Review of the Pilot Project Authorizing Direct Admission to Extended Congregate Care, published in December 1997.
  • Report No. 97-01 Follow-up Report on the Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long Term Care Services (CARES) Program Administered by the Department of Elder Affairs, published in July 1997.
  • Report No. 95-19 , Status Report on the Pilot Project Authorizing Direct Admission to Extended Congregate Care, published in December 1995.
  • Report No. 94-33 Performance Audit of the Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long Term Care Services (CARES) Program, published in February 1995.

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