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It's high time for assisted living.
That's the main conclusion of a new report released in late July by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging's Intra-Governmental Council on LongTerm Care. The report recommends that the state shift Medicaid funds from skilled nursing home care to make assisted living services available to Pennsylvanians of all income levels. Currently, assisted living is a private-market phenomenon in the state.
The report, Assisted Living A Choice for the Future, was written by a 41-member work group representing assisted living and skilled nursing providers as well as state legislative staff, home health agencies, and advocates for the …