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Payer Source for Single, Elderly Women in Nursing Homes

Author: SAGE NAKAGAWA and HENRY O'LAWRENCE
Published in JHHSA, Vol. 38 No. 1

This study seeks to determine the payer source for single, elderly women in nursing homes by using secondary data from the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey was extracted and analyzed for the aforementioned hypotheses. By determining the payer source for single, elderly women, the next generation of women can prepare for high nursing home costs by saving earlier or investing in long-term care insurance. The analyses indicated self-pay and Medicaid was the primary sources for elderly women in nursing homes. Marital status did not have an impact on the payer source for elderly women. Single women did not have different payer sources than married elderly women. However, the study did not focus on payer sources for single, elderly women in nursing homes, but the demographic population as a whole.

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