Nursing Homes in Equilibrium: Implications for Long-term Care Policies

TitleNursing Homes in Equilibrium: Implications for Long-term Care Policies
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsKoreshkova, T, Lee, M
Series TitleUniversity of Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center Working Paper
Document NumberMRDRC WP 2020-414
InstitutionMichigan Retirement and Disability Research Center, University of Michigan
CityAnn Arbor, MI
KeywordsLong-term Care, nursing home

We build an equilibrium model of the market for nursing home care with decision-makers on
both sides of the market. The nursing home demand arises as a result of stochastic dynamic
optimizations by households heterogeneous in age, health, wealth; and the cost of home-andcommunity-based care. On the supply side, locally competitive nursing homes decide prices
and care intensity. The government pays for the long-term care of the poorest. We estimate the
model parameters using Health and Retirement Survey and simulate the model to quantitatively
evaluate the effects of long-term care policies on prices, intensities, care allocation, and welfare.

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