“The health insurance program for low income and elderly Americans. It is financed by the federal and state governments and is the primary means of payment for nursing home services in the United States.” (Bookman et al., 2007)

Bookman, A., Harrington, M., Pass, L. & Reisner, E. (2007). Family caregiver handbook: Finding elder care resources in Massachusetts. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.