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Long Term Care  

Long-Term Care in Texas --  Where We Are:
Texas is at a Long-Term Care (LTC) crossroads: Americans are living longer; the baby boomer generation will begin turning 65 in 2011 and costs are rising at a rapid pace. The system is already struggling to provide individuals with limited finances access to quality care with limited public funds.  

While many look to government to solve this public policy dilemma, it is a community issue for which we all share responsibility. In order to effectively address the challenges that exist within the long-term care system; individuals, their families, community members, providers, philanthropists, and government officials, must all be involved in determining how to provide for those in the community who can no longer care for themselves.

In January 2006, THI launched a first phase project to focus on short and long-range issues and societal changes impacting Long-Term Care (LTC). This project engages LTC providers, experts, payers and other key stakeholders in a dialogue that identifies and prioritizes core LTC issues and policy options. To help assure the LTC Project results reflect the best available expertise and experience, THI recruited a Long-Term Care Industry Council made up of leading LTC providers and consumer representatives.

Links:
Long Term Care in Texas:  Policy Implications (Policy Brief published in Nov 2006)
Long Term Care Primer & Glossary 2008
Long Term Care Glossary of Terms

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For more information on this THI program, please contact Anna Libertino at 512-279-3917 or email Anna .


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