The White House initiative reflects of all that is wrong with U.S. long-term-care policy.
Efforts to get Americans to buy private long-term care insurance have largely failed.
Organizing care is especially important for the frail elderly, who may have multiple chronic diseases.
A new study says, yes, it would made a real difference.
‘Aging in Place’ is the popular rallying cry in the senior community, but living at home isn’t so easy for the frail elderly or younger people with disabilities.
Baby Boomers are tragically unprepared for financing their health and long-term care costs.
The number of facilities has fallen by nearly 1,000 to about 15,700 since 2000. More than 80,000 beds have been shuttered over those nine years. And the number of Medicaid-only beds—those certified for long-term care stays– has plunged by half since 1995, to about 114,000.
Opinion: In truth, seniors are likely to be big winners if responsible health reform passes and prime victims if it fails, says columnist Howard Gleckman of the Urban Insitute.