September 15, 2008

State and National Leaders to Address Long-Term Care Financing Solutions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 10 million Americans need long-term care. As our country ages that number is only expected to grow. These changes will leave our nation's long-term care financing system -- based largely on Medicaid -- in jeopardy. We must act now to ensure that it is affordable to care for seniors and disabled adults today and tomorrow.

On Sept. 25, join top experts on this topic for a candid discussion about long-term care financing reform and what California can do to be a national leader in creating a solution.

   Where: Stanford University   Oak Lounge - Tresidder Student Union   2nd floor East/West Wing   459 Lagunita Drive   Stanford, Calif. 94305    When: September 25, 2008   7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Breakfast Included    Speakers Include:   
-- Larry Minnix, President and CEO, American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging

   -- Lynn Daucher, Director of the Department of Aging, State of California    -- Jacquelyn Paige, Executive Council Member, AARP California    -- Ann Burns Johnson, President and CEO, Aging Services of California    -- Molly O'Malley, M.P.P. Senior Policy Analyst, Kaiser Family Foundation   

-- Dr. Ed O'Neil, PhD, MPA, FAAN, Director, Center for the Health Professions, UCSF

   -- Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance    -- David Ferguson, CEO, American Baptist Homes of the West    -- Gerry Yearout, CEO, Lytton Gardens Senior Communities  

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

CONTACT: Lauren Shaham of the American Association of Homes and Servicesfor the Aging, +1-202-508-1219, [email protected]