The Role of Private Responsibility in Closing the Gap between Knowledge and Practice in Long-Term Care
Marquette Elder's Advisor, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2008
16 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2009
Date Written: March 6, 2009
Closing the gap between knowledge and practice in the United States long-term care financing and delivery system is an important public policy goal. The author offers ideas about the significance of personal financial responsibility as a vital component of any appropriate strategy for moving the U.S. away from present long-term care practice that relies extensively on institutional placement, toward a financing and delivery paradigm that more heavily utilizes home and community-based long-term care services.
Keywords: long-term care, nursing homes, home care, policy
JEL Classification: I18
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