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Review of the Pilot Project Authorizing Direct Admission to Extended Congregate Care, Report No. 97-26, December 1997
 
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  • Extended Congregate Care (ECC) can be a cost-effective alternative to nursing home care because it (1) serves residents who are at risk of nursing home placement, (2) provides residents relatively safe environments, and (3) costs less on average than nursing home care.
  • Despite its cost-effectiveness and the ability of assisted living facilities to directly admit residents into ECC, the number of individuals in ECC remains small.
  • Perceived barriers to the growth of ECC include limited affordability, lack of knowledge about ECC, and higher levels of regulation.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Medicaid Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver
Volunteer and Community Initiatives
Department of Elder Affairs
Home and Community-Based Services Program
Nursing Home Pre-Admission Screening (CARES)

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. 97-01 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. 96-26 Second Status Report on the Pilot Project Authorizing Direct Admission to Extended Congregate Care, published in December 1996.
  • 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.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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