Friday, November 1, 2013
On Monday, November 4, the SCAN Foundation will host a panel discussion in Washington D.C. on long-term care with an international perspective, and the program is to be taped for later broadcast by PBS.
Included on the panel are Howard Gleckman, currently a resident fellow at the Urban Institute; Laura Gitlin, director of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging at Johns Hopkins; American Geriatrics Society CEO Jennie Chin Hansen; Mark McClellan, director of Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative at Brookings (and formerly with CMS); and Deb Whitman from AARP.
Howard Gleckman predicts they'll "be discussing a broad range of ideas—from the senior village movement in the U.S. to long-term care centers and caregiver support programs in Taiwan and a voucher program in Finland that allows people to tailor government assistance to their personal needs." He says they will also look at managed long-term supports and services in Minnesota and California's in-home supportive services initiative.