Reforming Long-Term Services and Supports

Background

To address increased demand, the U.S. needs a comprehensive national policy for long-term services and supports Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… ( LTSS Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… ). Without it, programs will operate in isolation and fail to best serve the millions of people with health care and LTSS Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… needs. For too long, LTSS Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… have lacked a holistic focus to help people overcome the full range of obstacles to living in the least restrictive setting possible and maximize their potential for self-determination. A comprehensive, person- and family-centered LTSS Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… policy would serve the needs of care recipients, support family and friends in their caregiving role, and create efficiencies in public spending.

Until a comprehensive national LTSS Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… program is implemented, there are steps states can take to ensure that LTSS Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… is affordable and fiscally sustainable, both to individuals and to governments, while also enhancing the financial security of individuals and their families from the potential risk of impoverishment.

A system that starts with the needs of the individual would address personal care, nutrition, housing (including home modification), mobility, social services, and medical needs. The result is fewer people in institutions and more people in their homes and communities.

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