Who's Who of long-term care to explore care transitions at 2nd annual Long-Term Quality Alliance meeting

Providers, academics, policy makers and other key stakeholders in U.S. long-term care will meet Thursday for a day of workgroup updates and educational sessions centered on care transitions. Quality measures and improvement also will be highlighted during the Long-Term Quality Alliance's second annual meeting at the National Press Club in Washington. Leading Age President and CEO Larry Minnix, American Health Care Association Vice President David Gifford and former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Mark McClellan are among a long list of distinguished presenters.

Report highlights successful community-centered long-term care programs

For long-term care settings to improve, local stakeholders must work together to enact changes that lead to better care. Moreover, these changes must align with the needs, preferences, and values of consumers and their family caregivers. That was the central message in a report from the The Long Term Quality Alliance.

First Long-Term Quality Alliance summit convenes

Leading health, aging services and consumer advocates will meet next Friday (Dec. 10) in Washington to examine the development of "person-centered" quality measures for the elderly and frail. The first summit meeting of the Long-Term Quality Alliance aims to capitalize on opportunities provided through the Affordable Care Act.