State and National Leaders to Address Long-Term Care Financing Solutions

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 General News J E 4
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 Today, 10 million Americans need long-term care. As our country ages that number is only expected to grow. These changes will leave our nation's long-term care financing system -- based largely on Medicaid -- in jeopardy. We must act now to ensure that is affordable to care for seniors and disabled adults today and tomorrow.

On Sept. 25, join top experts on this topic for a candid discussion about long-term care financing reform and what California can do to be a national leader in creating a solution.

Where: Stanford University

Oak Lounge - Tresidder Student Union

2nd floor East/West Wing

459 Lagunita Drive

Stanford, Calif.94305

When: September 25, 2008

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakfast Included

Speakers Include:

Larry Minnix, President and CEO, American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging

Lynn Daucher, Director of the Department of Aging, State of California

Jacquelyn Paige, Executive Council Member, AARP California

Ann Burns Johnson, President and CEO, Aging Services of California

Molly O'Malley, M.P.P. Senior Policy Analyst, Kaiser Family Foundation

Dr. Ed O'Neil, Ph.D., MPA, FAAN, Director, Center for the Health Professions, UCSF

Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance

David Ferguson, CEO, American Baptist Homes of the West

Gerry Yearout, CEO, Lytton Gardens Senior Communities

Contact: Lauren Shaham, (202) 508-1219,

SOURCE American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging


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