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2011-08-17 12:06:12

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. The poll, in its second year, sought to better understand health and long-term care issues facing middle-aged voters, given the state's current economic crisis and the rising number of Californians older than 60, a figure that is projected to...

2011-02-24 10:56:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) today released a summary of its Innovative Communities Summit held in Washington D.C. in late 2010. The report, "Innovative Communities: Breaking Down Barriers for the Good of Older Consumers and Their Family Caregivers," features case studies of how three communities in the United States are working together to improve care transitions and reduce avoidable hospitalizations. The report lays out...

2010-11-22 17:29:00

Roadmaps showcase state best practices to improve services and control costs for millions of Americans with long-term care needs LONG BEACH, Calif. and HAMILTON, N.J., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through support from The SCAN Foundation, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is today releasing a set of Profiles of State Innovation Roadmaps that synthesize lessons from states for better managing the complex array of long-term services and supports (LTSS). Medicaid...

2010-11-10 17:26:00

Three new publications seek to educate and inform long-term care policy reforms in the state. LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's next governor will have the opportunity to reshape the system of care that serves the state's growing senior population, shifting it from one that is fragmented and unsustainable to a system that integrates medical and supportive services, is person-centered and is cost-effective. In 2011, the largest generation in history -...

2010-10-20 18:17:00

California fact at a glance: The number of Californians age 65 and older is projected to increase by 100% from 2010 to 2030. LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SCAN Foundation released today six fact sheets compiling figures from the state of California that provide basic information on long-term care. Roughly 70 percent of individuals age 65 and above will have long-term care needs at some point in their lives. When learning of this real likelihood, people feel...

2010-09-27 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of the six month anniversary of the health reform law, a new report from the National Senior Citizens Law Center, with support from The SCAN Foundation, calls on states to use the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to end Medicaid's long-standing bias toward funding long-term care in institutional settings such as nursing homes. The report, "10 Plus Years Since the Olmstead Ruling: Progress, Problems and...

2010-09-23 14:09:00

Available for download on The SCAN Foundation Web site, DataBriefs call attention to issues surrounding long-term care services and those who use them, while highlighting opportunities for system-wide improvements through health reform. LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SCAN Foundation commemorates the six month anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act with the launch of its new DataBriefs series. This new series provides dynamic facts and analysis...

2010-09-15 12:22:00

Six new fact sheets draw attention to national figures on long-term care that provide an introduction to some of the field's most significant topics LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SCAN Foundation released today six fact sheets compiling national figures that provide basic information on some of the most important issues surrounding long-term care. Long-term care refers to a broad range of services that support people with limitations in their ability to...

2010-08-26 13:06:00

The new health reform law creates a framework for care that is accessible, affordable and offered in the most appropriate settings. LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SCAN Foundation released today a policy brief highlighting opportunities in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could lead to improvements in California's long-term services and supports infrastructure, allowing seniors to age with dignity and independence. "The Affordable Care Act strengthens...

2010-08-17 12:00:00

With funding from The SCAN Foundation, the Spring/Summer 2010 issue of Public Policy and Aging Report features seven articles that recount the origins of the CLASS Act, analyze the legislation's key provisions, and explore potential hurdles of implementation LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act -- a largely overlooked component of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- has the potential to...


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  • A spider.
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