A small set of community-based organizations are seeking to deliver coordinated care to people coping with multiple chronic conditions and functional limitations who wish to live well and safely in the community.
Long-Term Care Commission members shed light on financing deliberations, urge continued political pressureSeptember 11, 2014
Long-term services and supports should be a major focus of next year's White House Conference on Aging, and advocates should work to keep financing reform in the spotlight during the upcoming mid-term Congressional elections, according to members of the federal Commission on Long-Term Care.
Lack of information prevents long-term care planning even for those with high incomes, SCAN report findsAugust 16, 2013
Americans who are earning high incomes often do not plan sufficiently for their long-term care needs, according to a new report from the SCAN Foundation and Langer Research Associates.
With its report due by the end of September, the Congressional Long-Term Care Commission is setting its sights on what can be accomplished in an "extraordinarily short time-frame," according to member Judith Stein, executive director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy.
Q: What are the top issues the Long-Term Care Commission needs to address? A: We need to address the knowledge deficits that exist in the general public about long-term care needs. And we need a new set of tools that helps people better prepare as they age.
We must change the conversation around long-term care, dispelling myths and encouraging people to speak frankly and plan realistically for the needs of people as they age.