Nursing Home Use in Ohio: Who Stays, Who Pays?

June 11, 2010


  • Shahla Mehdizadeh
  • Ian "Matt" Nelson
  • Robert A. Applebaum

This research brief follows a cohort of nursing home residents over a three-year period-- beginning with their first ever admission to a nursing home --in order to determine their stay patterns and changes in their payment source during the study period. Findings from this study suggest that irrespective of who pays for the nursing home care, almost six out of ten admissions led to a discharge within three months. The discharge patterns continue such that only one in every three and one in every five newly admitted residents remain in the nursing home after six and nine months respectively.

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