Convergence Center For Policy Resolution

Coming Together On Long-Term Care

On the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Forum, Stuart Butler, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Convergence Board Member, describes the highlights of the principles to which the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative has agreed, including:

  • Older US adults and younger people with impairments must be enabled to live as independently as possible with the maximum choice of settings for receiving LTSS services.
  • Family caregivers need much greater support.
  • Health services need to be much better integrated with family-centered and community-centered services and supports.
  • People need much better access to affordable public or private insurance, with any public program or public support fiscally sustainable.

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