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Friday Morning Collaborative Webinar

Friday Morning Collaborative Webinar. Long-Term Care Commission Learn More About It and How You Can Engage August 13, 2013. Friday Morning Collaborative.

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Friday Morning Collaborative Webinar

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  1. Friday Morning Collaborative Webinar Long-Term Care Commission Learn More About It and How You Can Engage August 13, 2013

  2. Friday Morning Collaborative With support from The SCAN Foundation, NCOA leads a coalition of national aging and disability organizations working to protect and strengthen Home and Community-Based Services. For more information about The SCAN Foundation visit: www.TheSCANFoundation.org

  3. Friday Morning Collaborative • American Association on Health and Disability • American Association of People with Disabilities • AARP • Alliance for Retired Americans • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) • American Network of Community Options and Resources • The Arc of the United States • Association of University Centers on Disabilities • Alzheimer’s Association • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law • Center for Medicare Advocacy • Community Catalyst • Direct Care Alliance • Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund • Easter Seals • Families USA • Health and Disability Advocates • Leading Age • Lutheran Services in America • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging • National Association for Home Care and Hospice • National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare • National Council on Aging • National Council on Independent Living • National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care • National Disability Rights Network • National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations • National Health Law Program • National PACE Association • National Senior Citizens Law Center • Paralyzed Veterans of America • Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute • Service Employees International Union • United Spinal Association • VNAA –Visiting Nurse Associations of America

  4. Power Point • Can I get a copy of the Power Point? • Will an Archive of the webinar be available? YES! YES! YES! You will receive copies in a follow up e-mail early next week. Please share with others! Materials from this presentation are also at: www.ncoa.org/HCBSwebinars

  5. Questions and Comments All Lines Will Be Muted During the Call To Ask A Question Use the Chat Function

  6. Webinar Overview Introduction Joe Caldwell (National Council on Aging) Speakers: Larry Atkins (LTC Commission) Howard Bedlin (National Council on Aging) Maureen Fitzgerald (The Arc of the US) Henry Claypool (American Association for People with Disabilities) Questions and Answers (20 – 30 minutes)

  7. The LTC CommissionEstablishment • The American Taxpayer Relief Act (the so-called "fiscal-cliff" law) repealed the CLASS Act and established a Long-Term Care Commission to advise Congress on how long-term care can be better provided and financed for the nation's older adults and people with disabilities, now and in the future. • The bi-partisan commission consists of 15 appointees appointed by Democratic and Republican Congressional leadership and the White House.

  8. The LTC CommissionCommissioners • Bruce Chernof- President and CEO of The SCAN Foundation (Chair) • Mark Warshawsky-Researcher on retirement plans and products (Vice Chair) • JavaidAnwar- CEO of Quality Care Consultants, LLC. • Judy Brachman- Served as director of the Ohio Department of Aging from 1991-1999. • LaphonzaButler - President of SEIU ULTCW - the United Long Term Care Workers' Union. • Henry Claypool - Executive VP of American Association of People with Disabilities. • Judy Feder - Recognized health care expert who worked with the Pepper Commission. • Stephen Guillard- CEO and President of Belmont Nursing Center Corp. • Chris Jacobs - Senior Policy Analyst with the Heritage Foundation. • Neil Pruitt, Jr. - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of UHS-Pruitt Corporation • Carol Raphael - MPA, M.Ed. • Judy Stein -Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. • Grace Marie Turner - President of the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization • George Vradenburg- Chairman and Co-Founder of USAgainstAlzheimer's, an education and advocacy campaign committed to mobilizing America to stop Alzheimer's.

  9. The LTC CommissionObjectives • Charged by statute to report with a "plan for the establishment, implementation, and financing of a comprehensive, coordinated, and high-quality system that ensures the availability of long-term services and supports for individuals in need." • Within 6 months of the appointment of Commissioners (by September 12, 2013) they must vote on a comprehensive and detailed report based on the long-term care plan that contains any recommendations or proposals for legislative or administrative action as the Commission deems appropriate.

  10. Larry Atkins Staff Director for the LTC Commission Long-Term Care Commission Website www.ltccommission.senate.gov

  11. LCAO and CCD Background Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) • 68 national aging organizations Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) • Over 100 national disability organizations Came together to develop joint principles that have been submitted to the Commission.   

  12. LCAO/CCD Principles Financing • National Problem, National Solutions • Universal Access • System Organization and Integration • Affordability • Public/Private Partnership • Fiscal Responsibility • Relieve Pressure on Medicaid • Housing, Transportation and Technology

  13. LCAO/CCD Principles Consumers and Family Caregivers • Consumer Choice • Consumer Control • Support Family Caregivers Quality of Life, Quality of Care • Invest in Quality • Quality Standards • Quality of Life Workforce • Professionals in LTSS • Stabilize and Strengthen the Direct-Care Workforce

  14. Henry Claypool Appointed Commissioner and at the American Association of People with Disabilities

  15. Questions ? ? We are now taking questions ? ?

  16. Webinar Materials and Resources • Power Point and Archived Recording • Link to CCD/LCAO Principles • Links to Comments from Friday Morning Collaborative members • Link to LTC Commission website to find out more and submit your comments and recommendations www.ncoa.org/HCBSwebinars

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