Critical Access Hospitals play an important role in the provision of long term care (LTC) services in rural communities, and are more likely than other rural and urban hospitals to provide "core" LTC including skilled and intermediate care nursing services. Trends over time showed a greater decline in CAHs than other hospitals in the provision of LTC services, suggesting that changes in LTC reimbursement policies could affect LTC access in rural communities.
Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
Provision of Long Term Care Services by Critical Access Hospitals
Profile of Rural Residential Care Facilities Chartbook
Using data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, this chartbook from the Maine Rural Health Research Center presents information on a slice of the rural LTSS continuum—the rural residential care facility (RCF). Survey results identify important national and regional differences between rural and urban RCFs, focusing on the facility, resident and service characteristics of RCFs and their ability to meet the LTSS needs of residents.Learn More