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Obama Appoints New Members to Long-Term Care Commission

By Michelle Seitzer / Posted on 15 March 2013

If you were appointed to the Long-Term Care Commission, what would your recommendations be? Last week, guest blogger Martha Stettinius shared her opinion about the Long-Term Care Commission, a new bipartisan advisory group tasked with figuring out “how our nation can provide more affordable and accessible long-term care.” (Read the post here.)

This week, President Obama appointed three new members to the Commission, per McKnight’s Long Term Care News & Assisted Living: Henry Claypool, Carol Raphael, and Dr. Julian Harris. Claypool is a former Department of Health & Human Services administrator and current executive VP of the American Association of People with Disabilities; Raphael is the current vice chair of AARP’s board of directors, and Dr. Harris is the director of the Office of Medicaid in Massachusetts.

As Stettinius stated in her guest post, following Obama’s appointments, the Commission has six months to make recommendations about how our nation should care for seniors now and in the future.

In the last #ElderCareChat discussion on Twitter, participants made their own recommendations on where elder care dollars, both public and private, would be best directed in the coming years. Check out what our community of caregivers, professionals and advocates had to say about the future of long-term care in this recap post.

Your turn: If you were appointed to the Long-Term Care Commission, what would your recommendations be?

 

 

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