Report to address long-term care crisis

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Longer life spans, a growing elderly population and increasing care costs are fueling a long-term care crisis, according to a report to be released later today.

The National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care, a non-partisan group that comprises members of Congress, national leaders and healthcare experts, is planning to unveil the report in Washington. It also will release national survey results regarding the need to address the long-term care system.

Commission co-chairs Bob Kerrey, president of The New School, a former U.S. senator, and Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of House, also will talk about the role of presidential candidates, policy makers, healthcare professionals and families in meeting the nation's long-term care challenges. The commission will dissolve at the end of this year.

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