Institutional long-term care refers to long-term care services in institutions that are authorized for Medicaid coverage through the Social Security Act.
Institutional long-term care includes:
Unlike other Medicaid services which are banned from doing so, care provided in institutional long-term care facilities includes room and board for admitted patients.
To be considered an institutional long-term care facility, an organization must obtain a license from the state where it is located based on federal standards. Institutional long-term care facilities are also frequently surveyed to make sure their services remain fit for their licenses and certifications.