Parity in LTC pharmacy coverage across facility, home, and other community settings can help improve equity and outcomes for individuals with LTC needs and provide necessary supports to their caregivers.
Assisted Living is an important part of the HCBS settings continuum but tends to be
misunderstood by policymakers, often confused with nursing facilities given its congregate
nature and the functional needs of residents.
There is an opportunity to create jobs and prepare for the growing number of older adults with complex needs. Legislators can take key actions to increase access to HCBS, reduce the institutional bias in Medicaid, and create a strong workforce.