Posts Tagged ‘long term care’

Medicaid and the obesity population

July 13th, 2016

A recent study indicates that midlife obesity predicts nursing home admissions. This could be critical for Medicaid which pays the majority of nursing home costs.  Overweight was not associated with greater nursing home admissions. Discrimination may be the reason. See post. Recent data show a 24.2% of nursing home residents take antipsychotic medications which can cause weight gain. 5.8% or residents show unintended weight loss.