Long Beach, Calif.–Anxiety-fueled avoidance, lack of information and inexperience with long-term care are key impediments to Americans planning for their care needs as they grow older, according to a new report produced for The SCAN Foundation.
Fifteen member commission created by fiscal cliff law tasked with advising Congress on long-term care reform
Washington, DC – The newly created federal Commission on Long-Term Care has elected a Chair and Vice Chair, and has scheduled its first meeting for June 27th. Bruce A. Chernof will serve as Commission Chair, with Mark Warshawsky serving as Vice Chair. The Commission was created by the American Taxpayer Relief Act – the so-called “fiscal-cliff” law – to advise Congress on how long-term care can be better provided and financed for the nation’s older adults and people with disabilities, now and in the future.
Long Beach, CA - Nearly half of California voters say they will need long-term care for a close family member within the next five years but just as many also said they couldn’t afford even one month of nursing home care, according to a new poll from The SCAN Foundation and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
The Aging in America conference, to take place in Washington, DC, March 28-April 1, 2012, is the largest multidisciplinary aging conference in the country. This year's conference is packed with innovative programming and learning experiences. The SCAN Foundation will participate in the sessions listed below:
Today, the newly formed Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) announced its action plan to improve care for people who are the sickest and most vulnerable. The Coalition is calling for reforms to help Americans prepare for and navigate complex issues related to advanced illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, COPD, diabetes, stroke, and dementia.
Washington, D.C. – Seniors with five or more chronic conditions who need help with activities of daily life, such as bathing, eating and meal preparation, incur nearly twice the Medicare costs as those with the same level of chronic illness but without a need for daily supports and services, according to a new DataBrief series released today by The SCAN Foundation based on analyses by Avalere Health.
AARP, The SCAN Foundation, and The Commonwealth Fund will host a discussion of the State LTSS scorecard on Thursday, September 8. The Scorecard presents the first broad evaluation of how well states provide assistance to millions of adults who need help with daily activities.
California's weak economy has voters cutting back on current expenses and largely unable to meet essential future ones, such as the cost of long-term care, according to a new poll from The SCAN Foundation and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.