New Hampshire will be the first state in the country to receive new Medicaid grant money to help seniors and people with disabilities remain in their homes.
The state will receive $26.5 million over three years through the Affordable Care Act.
The goal is to help states shift from institutional care to home and community-based services.
In 2009, 41 percent of New Hampshire’s Medicaid money was spent on community-based services.
That will increase to 47 percent in 2013 with the new grant money.