California Healthline: New Reports Shine Light on Long-Term Care Problems

by George Lauer For a couple decades now, advocates for seniors and aging Californians have warned that long-term care problems will get larger and more numerous if government and health industry officials don’t make some policy changes. Three new reports are turning up the pressure on policymakers: A report titled, “A Shattered System: Reforming Long-Term … Continue reading

Capital Public Radio: Senate Report: Overhaul California’s Long-Term Care System

Ben Adler State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) holds up a chart that shows California’s system that provides long-term care to the elderly. Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio California uses 112 programs spread across 20 state departments and agencies to provide long-term care for its nearly five million elderly residents. A new state … Continue reading

AP | NORC: Long-Term Care: Experiences of Hispanics in the United States

The AP-NORC Center takes a closer look at how Hispanics plan for long-term care ​The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, with funding from The SCAN Foundation, is undertaking a series of studies to assess the aging population’s personal experiences with long-term care in the United States. The second study in the series, released … Continue reading

The SCAN Foundation: PP&AR Explores Recommendations from Federal Commission on Long-Term Care

Form our colleagues at The SCAN Foundation: PP&AR Explores Recommendations from Federal Commission on Long-Term Care   The latest issue of Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR) outlines a policy prescription for a sustainable system of LTSS using the Federal Commission on Long-Term Care’s 2013 final report as its base.  Two of the eight articles can … Continue reading

NSCLC: Can Reality Match Rhetoric? Person Centered Service Planning in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

Person-centered planning is critical to the well-being of consumers of long-term services and supports. It works by identifying the strengths preferences, needs, and desired outcomes of the individual. In order for person-centeredness to be more than an empty slogan, it must be accompanied by substantive standards set forth in managed care organization (MCO) contract language. … Continue reading

CA Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long Term Care

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AARP, The Commonwealth Fund, The SCAN Foundation: US Long Term Care ScorecardRaising Expectations Raising Expectations A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers

TSF: AP-NORC Releases New Analysis on Californians’ Experiences with Long-Term Care

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The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released an issue brief with survey results on long-term care in California. The brief provides new data on how Californians are, or are not, planning for long-term care and their views on the roles of family and government. This analysis compares Californians to the rest of the … Continue reading

U-T San Diego: California Hispanics worry about long-term care

BY KEVIN FREKING, MATT HAMILTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to planning for old age, Hispanics in California worry much more than whites about their ability to pay for care they may need and the prospect that they will be left alone without family and friends. Yet, Hispanics are also more … Continue reading

Sacramento Business Journal: Nursing home care in Sacramento costs well above median

Kathy Robertson  The cost of long-term care in California in 2014 is higher than the national median. Some of the costs in the Sacramento region are higher yet. The annual cost of a private room in a Sacramento-area nursing home now tops $116,000, well above the state median of $104,000 and national median of $87,600. … Continue reading

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