A Shift From Nursing Homes to Managed Care at Home

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Faced with soaring health care costs and shrinking and financing, nursing home operators are closing some facilities and embracing an emerging model of care that allows many elderly patients to remain in their homes and still receive the medical and social services available in institutions.

The rapid expansion of this new type of care comes at a time when health care experts argue that for many aged patients, the nursing home model is no longer financially viable or medically justified.

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Source: The New York Times