Long-Term Care Commissioner: Major Changes Could be One Year Away

Recommended changes to help improve long-term services and supports for seniors and people living with disabilities could arrive within the next year, said a member of the Commission on Long-Term in a webinar Tuesday. George Vradenburg, chairman of USAgainstAlzheimer’s, a national advocacy group committed to stopping Alzheimer’s disease by 2020, is optimistic that many of […]

LTC Chief: Care Crisis Stems from Denial, Misunderstanding

Roughly 70% of Americans who live beyond the age of 65 will require, on average, three years of long-term care, writes Long-Term Care Commission chair Bruce Chernof in an editorial this week.  “Unfortunately, America does not have a strategy to deal with this growing demand,” Chernof writes.  Citing a poll funded by the SCAN Foundation and […]

Pelosi, Boehner Tap Senior Care & Health Experts for New National LTC Commission

A recently-formed Commission on Long-Term Care received three new leadership appointments last week by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, with fourth and fifth appointments announced in the last couple days by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.). Bringing expertise from the fields of health care and senior care including Medicare, […]