November 4, 2023
COMMENTARY: Medicare cuts threaten access to home health care across Nevada
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Ask pretty much any older person and they’ll tell you they want to stay in their home as they age. Nevadans are no different. National polling shows that 91 percent of seniors would prefer to receive short-term recovery or rehabilitation services in the comfort and safety of their own homes rather than in a nursing facility.
Despite this overwhelming preference, cuts to Medicare’s home health benefit — with persistent workforce challenges in the home health sector — are making it more difficult for older patients to transition to their homes after a hospitalization.