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Report Explores Pathways to Planning for Long-Term Care Needs

Even among high-earners planning is low

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.

Federal Commission on Long-Term Care Names Bruce A. Chernof as Chair, Mark Warshawsky as Vice-Chair, First Meeting Scheduled June 27th

Fifteen member commission created by fiscal cliff law tasked with advising Congress on long-term care reform

Washington, DCThe 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. 

Poll finds nearly half of California voters 40 and older likely to need long-term care in next five years for a family member


September 13, 2012

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 SCAN Foundation Presentations at the 2012 Aging in America Conference March 28 - April 1, 2012 in Washington D.C.

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:

Funding to Study Better Care Coordination for Patients with Chronic Illness

A new research project, funded by The SCAN Foundation, will study Sutter Health’s Advanced Illness Management (AIM) program to determine how to expand AIM as a national best-practice model.

People with Serious Illness Have Little Voice When Addressing Care Needs

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.

Chronically-ill Seniors with Basic Daily Living Needs Have Substantially Higher Medicare Costs and Utilize More Hospital and Emergency Department Care

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.<--break->

Live Webstream of Solutions Forum -- Delivering Long-Term Services and Supports: How States Can Do Better

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.    


Poll find two-thirds of California voters unprepared for costs of growing older

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.