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Long Term Services and Supports

Protecting Medicaid's Promise

Nancy LeaMond | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home
Nancy LeaMond

With the start of the new Congress and new Administration, health care policy is on the front burner in Washington. The future is very uncertain, and...

Gaining New Ground: Solutions for Financing Long-Term Services & Supports

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.29.2016 | Home
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

By Debra Whitman and Jean Accius There is little dispute that the cost of long-term services and supports (LTSS) is daunting. The typical cost for ca...

Preparing for the Age Wave

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 01.19.2017 | Home
Bobbie Brinegar

We are in the midst of an age wave, brought on by baby boomers who are changing the nation's demographics and redefining the meaning of old age.

The Big Campaign Issue That Has Yet to Pick Up Steam

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
Robert B. Blancato

We as a society need to go long on one especially critical issue that we seem to be in political and policy denial about -- the need for long-term services and federal policies which promote them.

A White House Conference on Aging: Aren't We All?

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 07.10.2016 | Home
Robert B. Blancato

We must acknowledge and celebrate the changing face and composition of those aging in America today by focusing on cultural competency and combating all remaining vestiges of discrimination based on age, race, gender or sexual orientation. We should strive to make sure that the quality of life keeps pace with the quantity of life for all our people.

Care Delivery Transformation in California: Aligning Opportunities With Capacity

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

California is moving full speed in transforming care delivery for those with the most pressing health care and daily living needs. Yet a great deal of work remains to institutionalize system change that offers value to individuals, providers, payers and regulators.

California Ranks 9th in the Country in LTSS 50-state Scorecard

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 09.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

A newly released scorecard by the AARP Policy Institute, with support from The SCAN Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund, ranks states on how well each delivers long-term services and supports to older adults and people with disabilities.

10 Conversations to Plan for Aging with Dignity and Independence

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Aging with dignity and independence is the ability to live life to its fullest in the place you call home regardless of age, illness or disability. Wh...

Resolving to Talk with Your Loved Ones About Aging with Dignity and Independence

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

I invite you to think about what aging with dignity and independence means. Then take time to have the tough conversations with your loved ones about what is important to you as you grow older, and how you will get help should you require daily assistance.