Seniors in New Hampshire Wait Listed for Long-Term Care

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Seniors in New Hampshire that have been approved to receive care are still waiting for said care. As they wait, they are either sitting in hospitals that are unable to care for them in the necessary ways or are being sent to neighboring states to hopefully receive care.

There are stories of medical conditions worsening, people who are discharged and cannot get necessary services and those that have died alone after being moved to another state. Critiques of the current long-term care plan in New Hampshire say that the Medicaid reimbursement rate has not kept up with inflation which, in turn, doesn’t allow facilities to keep qualified workers on staff.

New Hampshire Legislature has a bill, SB 308, that would increase the Medicaid reimbursement rate. Many health care organizations are advocating for this bill to help get the seniors in their communities the care they need.