Policy & Regulation

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research: Older Adults with Disabilities Rely on Public Services

A recent study and policy note from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (Kietzman et al 2011) provides some needed context for discussions about…

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Managing the Transition to Post-Acute and Long Term Care

Transitions to long-term care, assisted living, and other supportive living options are often made in difficult conditions, under the financial and time pressure that follows…

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Person Centered Care: An Important Part of Health Reform Initiatives

In Long Term Care, the buzzword for some time has been about Person Centered Care (PCC). Now PCC practices (outlined here) are catching on as…

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From Clinical Care Facilities to Person-Centered Homes: Is Continued Change Possible?

Thanks to a broad coalition of resident advocates, human services organizations, and nursing professionals, the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act marked what we may even…

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Congressional Budget Office’s Report on Health Care Reform Bill

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued their report on the budgetary impact of the major health care form bills recently passed by the House of…

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Robert Wood Johnson Publication Outlines the Impact of Chronic Conditions

A newly published chart book released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health provides updated data on chronic…

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The Impact of Inspection Visit Policy on Assisted Living in California

In 2004, California changed the annual inspection practice of its assisted living residences  (ALs) in an attempt to create a more problem-driven inspection system. A…

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Continuity of Care for Medicare Patients Declined Significantly

Continuity of care is an important element in the provision of quality health care. Continuity of care is defined as continuity in information, in care…

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American Society on Aging Launches New LGBT Aging Website

The American Society on Aging (ASA) recently launched a new website devoted to issues specific to aging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) Americans. The…

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