Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care: A Shattered System: Reforming Long-Term Care in California

[Robinson Chavez, Michael -- - Sierra Foothills, Ca. November 16, 2011 Kate Hamon, 78, had it made when she moved to Pine Grove just north of Jackson. She owns two homes, one, a 17 acre property is all paid for. Then the bubble burst and Hamon was upside down on one of her homes, which is being purchased in a short sale for a song. Hamon, a deeply religious woman, packs up a statue of the Virgin Mary. The elderly are dealing with tough financial conditions and aborted retirements in the foothills of the Sierras. (Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times)] *** []

A Shattered System: Reforming Long-Term Care in California 

Envisioning and Implementing an IDEAL Long-Term Care System in California

FINAL REPORT

Our most cruel failure in how we treat [the aged] is the failure to recognize that they have priorities beyond merely being safe and living longer; that the chance to shape one’s story is essential to sustaining meaning in life; that we have the opportunity to refashion our institutions, our culture, and our conversations in ways that transform the possibilities for the last chapters in everyone’s lives. Atul Gawande M.D., Being Mortal (2014)

Continue to report here: http://sd25.senate.ca.gov/sites/sd25.senate.ca.gov/files/AgingLong%20TermCareReport.pdf

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