Paid home and community-based services tend to be more cost-effective than nursing homes, partly because they can help organize and enable support from family members and friends.
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Medicare pays for many expensive medical procedures that don’t significantly prolong life, but does not cover the costs of custodial care for patients with diseases that can’t be medically treated, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.
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