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What GAO Found Five federal agencies within four departments fund home and community-based services and supports that older adults often require to continue living independently in their own homes and communities.
What GAO Found The extent to which persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) need housing assistance is not known, in part because the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) estimate of the housing needs of persons with HIV, including those with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome...
What GAO Found GAO's review of 294 approved Medicaid nursing home applications in three states showed that 41 percent of applicants had total resources—both countable and not countable as part of financial eligibility determination—of $2,500 or less and 14 percent had over $100,000 in total resources....
What GAO FoundCMS developed and implemented the Five-Star System largely during an 8-month period in 2008 with input from long-term care stakeholders, CMSs Five-Star System contractor, and members of a technical expert panela panel composed of nine individuals that CMS identified as experts in long-term...
CMS established the Special Focus Facility (SFF) Program in 1998 to help address poor nursing home performance. States select a subset of homes as SFFs from a list of the 15 poorest performing homes in each state, but the program is limited to 136 homes nationwide because of resource constraints.
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This document presents the responses from two Web-based questionnaires on the process for identifying and citing nursing home deficiencies.