How can I calculate an estimate for the number of individuals in nursing homes with Medicaid coverage?

#1

How can I calculate an estimate for the number of individuals in nursing homes with Medicaid coverage, for San Diego County? I have looked at the CPS and ACS codebooks but none of the group quarters variables include details about the type of group home.

Thank you,

Rick

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#2

Unfortunately this is a tough question to tackle with IPUMS data. The closest I can find to this information is in IPUMS-USA; “Institutions for the elderly, handicapped, and poor” was a category for GQTYPE for up until 1980, but isn’t included in more recent years. After a quick search online, I found that the CDC has a National Nursing Home Survey that seems to provide information on medicaid. You may want to check out this resource.

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#3

Thanks for your help. I will review the sources you suggested.

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