Impact of assisted living growth on the market for nursing home care

The Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization program was designed to support research, demonstration, and evaluation projects examining major changes in health care financing.Under this project, the researchers will examine the growth in assisted living to better understand its linkages with decreased occupancy rates, increased resident acuity, and increased resident reliance on Medicaid in nursing homes. In particular, they will: (1) document the growth of the assisted living sector over time; (2) isolate the effect of assisted living growth on nursing home utilization; (3) examine the relationship between assisted living growth and nursing home payer mix; (4) estimate the effect of assisted living growth on nursing home resident acuity; and (5) assess whether the growth in assisted living has implications for nursing home quality. They will also establish a national assisted living database to facilitate empirical work to isolate the effect of assisted living growth on the nursing home market. The objective of the project is to better inform policy makers as they address the best incentives for meeting the nation's growing long-term care needs, at reasonable cost, in a dynamic market.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $281,784.00

Awarded on: 5/10/2007

Time frame: 6/1/2007 - 5/31/2009

Grant Number: 61511

Grantee

Harvard Medical School

25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA, 02115-6092

617-432-1000
Website

David C. Grabowski
Project Director

617-432-3369
Email