Budgets Strained, States Move More Patients Out of Nursing Homes

Barre Dowd now lives in his own apartment, with a little help from housing specialist Jeanette Conway, left, and case manager Maria Haddad, right. State health officials say we’re spending too much on nursing homes. Instead, they say, we could be caring for people, for less money, at home. There’s a new effort to do that. But making the transition from a nursing home isn’t always easy. Barre Dowd finally has his own place. Dowd is a tall, trim 67 year old. He’s sitting on a brand new couch in his very own living room. Just a few months […]