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The SCAN Foundation Funds New Program for Santa Clarita and South Los Angeles Seniors and Those Who Care for Them
Date:1/27/2009

., president and CEO of The SCAN Foundation, said the program envisioned by Partners is an excellent example of how long-term care for America's growing senior population is changing.

"Seniors want to remain healthy and independent in whatever settings are most appropriate to meeting their needs. For most persons that setting is in their own home. The challenges are to design care models that help care providers coordinate their services and promote easier access to those services. We think the Partners initiative is a leading example of how to address those challenges."

Founded in 1998, Partners collaborates with health systems, social service agencies, and public organizations to develop and test models that better integrate and deliver services in order to enhance seniors' ability to remain at home and to maintain or restore the best health and highest level of functioning possible.

In addition to serving as the lead agency for research and evaluation projects and developing partnerships to increase access to care, Partners also provides direct services through an MSSP, an Adult Day Health Center, and two Adult Day Programs in Los Angeles.

About The SCAN Foundation

The SCAN Foundation is an independent nonprofit foundation dedicated to advancing the development of a sustainable continuum of quality care for seniors that integrates medical treatment and human services in the settings most appropriate to their needs and with the greatest likelihood of a healthy, independent life. The SCAN Foundation supports programs that stimulate public engagement, develop realistic public policy and financing options, and disseminates promising care models and technologies. The SCAN Foundation was created through a contribution by SCAN Health Plan, a nonprofit Medicare Advantage Plan based in California.

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