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Engaging 2008 Debate, Key Long Term Care Advocacy Groups Offer New Plan to Strengthen Nation's Long Term and Post-Acute Care Delivery System
Date:1/15/2008

ing in 2004), and 22% believe individuals and their families pay for most long term care. 13% said they do not know how long term care is financed under the current system.

"The results of the poll from the Kerrey-Gingrich panel are all the more reason the 2008 presidential aspirants of both parties owe it to the nation to discuss these issues, and to raise public awareness of the fact individuals must become far more involved in how they will help finance and take control of their own long term care needs," Yarwood concluded.

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) represents nearly 11,000 non-profit and proprietary facilities dedicated to continuous improvement in the delivery of professional and compassionate care provided daily by millions of caring employees to 1.5 million of our nation's frail, elderly and disabled citizens who live in nursing facilities, assisted living residences, subacute centers and homes for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. For more information, please visit http://www.ahca.org.

The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care ("The Alliance") is a coalition of 16 national long term care provider organizations that care for approximately 300,000 elderly and disabled patients each year in nearly 1,800 facilities across America. The Alliance is dedicated to improving the quality of nursing home care in the United States through measured results and outcomes and to assuring the government resources necessary to provide high quality care and services.


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