Trained graduate nursing students extracted data from standardized assessment instruments used by state agencies and providers to assess clients in all three settings. Any discussion of the subject, though, must begin with the definition of continuum of care.
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That team approach allows a holistic and thorough approach to health care over time. In summary, predisposing, enabling, and need characteristics are important in the prediction of NF utilization and, to a lesser extent, of HCBS utilization by frail older adults.
Community services are available that provide meals, social interaction, and transportation to doctor appointments. However, the utilization of different LTC services is a fairly complex issue that is related to the context of states' policy and programs and the private LTC market.
Significant interactions were retained in the final analysis reported here.