The Role of Dementia and Residential Service Agency Characteristics in the Care Experiences of Maryland Medicaid Home and Community-Based Service Participants and Family and Unpaid Caregivers


Policy Analyst Advanced Roberto Millar, PhD, Senior Programmer Erick Geil, and Director of Aging & Disability Studies Christin Diehl co-authored this article published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.

In Maryland, residential service agencies deliver Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) to older adults with disabilities through direct care workers. Leveraging survey data from residential service agency administrators, this study describes agency characteristics and participant and family caregiver experiences by participant dementia status. Findings lay the foundation for future longitudinal and embedded interventions within Medicaid HCBS.

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