Culture change in the long-term care world involves many players – residents, administrators, workers, lawmakers, policy analysts – sharing a common vision. One such vision attracting attention has been developed by a group of citizens, providers and advocates known as Pioneers who are exploring alternatives to traditional nursing facilities. Their goal: facilities that are resident-centered, less institutional and more home-like. This involves trying to piece together financing from Medicaid, Medicare and private funding sources.
Will we be ready to meet the demands of aging boomers for more consumer-directed care? Are legislative changes needed to promote it? This briefing, sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, addressed these and related questions.
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