Taking all these criteria into account, we developed this alphabetical list of the long term
care industry's cream of the crop--the 2005 class of CLTC's Power & Influence Top 25.
When you say long term
care, most people think of a nursing home for end-of-life care," said John Noble, director of long term
Instead of a cohesive national policy to ensure access to long term
care, our citizens face a "patchwork" of programs that is inefficient, inequitable and often ineffective.
The laptops were important because Kollmann, SCTC's Past Director of Nursing Jan Hooper, and Kathy Gilbride, who was the director of SCTC's Center for Customized Training and Development when the program started, decided that Long Term
Care Connections would be supplemented with additional Web-based training materials.
Another issue affecting long term
care is the absence of a nationally implemented product-classification system for standardized universal-product and health-information numbers.
Medicaid requires that private assets above a certain threshold must be spent for long term
care and exhausted before the client can become eligible for Medicaid funds.
So, here's the history of long term
care in a nutshell: The government anesthetized the public to the cost of long term
care by providing free nursing home care through Medicaid and extended home health benefits through Medicare.
It's also a credit to organizations such as The Long Term
Care Campaign [less than]www.
The Civil Service Long Term
Care Insurance Benefit Act (HR 602), introduced by Representative Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.
The need for quality long-term-care information and competitive quotes for LTC coverage has spurred CarePathways and Long Term
Care Insurance Planners to join in a partnership.
That, though, will change by summer, when a hybrid company called Long Term
Care Partners, LLC, will offer group rate long-term care insurance to the families of more than 20 million federal government employees and retirees.
The piece that would encourage federal retirees to get long term
care insurance looks like it's going to happen, too," says Scott Parkin, a spokesperson for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.