Topics discussed included viewing boomers as a critical human resource, society's lack of emphasis on preventing health problems and disabilities, and the need for major changes to prevent long-term care
costs from overwhelming individual and public program resources.
Insurance to pay for long-term care
began with nursing-home insurance, which appeared soon after passage of the legislation creating Medicare in 1965.
The number of nonelderly needing longterm care, while smaller, is also increasing dramatically, growing at twice the rate of the elderly needing long-term care
As president of the Utah Health Care Association (UHCA) and a member of the Health Information Technology Committee (HIT) for the American Health Care Association (AHCA), Kelso has naturally become involved in working with other long-term care
executives, as well as executives from all sectors of healthcare, to bring his own organization and his state and national associations into collaborative initiatives.
The Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care
and the Indiana Long-Term Care
Program are alliances between state government and private insurers that combine private long-term-care insurance with the public Medicaid program.
Looked at another way, though, there was something profoundly significant about the event, if you follow the argument in this month's issue by long-term care
administrator/writer James A.
What is the biggest challenge long-term care
practitioners often are not aware of the true parameters of the durable power of attorney.
This concern interfaces with the financial issue because of their perception that the expense and financial consequences associated with drawn-out long-term care
are the major events that will cause them to eventually run out of funds.
Private insurance products designed to price and spread the risk of catastrophic long-term care
expenses would have evolved early and fast.
Similar to any major life event, consumers need to think about and plan for their long-term care
. Personal savings is one option, but there are others, such as purchasing long-term care
insurance and tapping the equity in one's home.
He supports a tax credit for caregivers, development of the long-term care
insurance market, and Clinton's plan to extend prescription drug coverage under Medicare.