Across the States: Profiles of Long–Term Care Systems. American Association of Retired Persons, Public Policy Institute. 3rd ed., 1998. (614.08/Am31i) Biennially published since 1992, this publication features recent statistics for long–term care on a state–by–state basis under four major headings: demographics, recipients, providers, and expenditures for long–term care. A companion volume, Reforming the State Health Care System: State Profiles, 1998 (614.01/Am3), gives a comprehensive presentation of state–level health care and reform data.
"Caring for the Elderly: Is Adequate Long–Term Care Available?" Congressional Quarterly, Incorporated, CQ Researcher, February 20, 1998. (614.08/C761) Discusses the issues relating to long–term care and the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs. Innovative alternatives to nursing homes have recently emerged, but long–term care remains a costly and complex issue. Contains a bibliography.
Community Options Program: Informational Paper. Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau. January 1999. (614.08/W7a) A thorough overview of the Wisconsin Community Options Program (COP). Created by Chapter 20, Laws of 1981, COP screens persons at risk of entering nursing homes to determine if their needs can be met through community, noninstitutional services. COP also supports services that enable eligible, low–income individuals to live in the community.
An Evaluation, Community Options Programs; Department of Health and Family Services. Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau. 1999. (361.7/W7s) An evaluation of community long–term care programs operated by Wisconsin local governments and administered by DHFS.
An Evaluation, Nursing Home Regulation, Department of Health and Family Services, Board on Aging and Long–Term Care. Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau. 1998. (614.08/W7e) An evaluation of DHFS’ regulation of Wisconsin nursing homes and a review of BOALTC’s role in monitoring nursing homes.
Long–Term Care for the Elderly: Profiles of Thirteen States. Joshua M. Wiener and David G. Stevenson, Urban Institute. August 1999. (614.08/Ur1a) Focuses on long–term care for the elderly in 13 states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Summarizes efforts within these states to control the rate of increase in Medicaid long–term expenditures. For a cross–state analysis (rather than details of individual states), see the authors’ article "State Policy on Long–Term Care for the Elderly" (614.23/P94/1998/v.17, no.3), also listed in this bibliography.
Mid–life and Older Americans with Disabilities: Who Gets Help? A Chartbook. American Association of Retired Persons, Public Policy Institute. 1998. (614.08/Am31r) Purpose is to present easy–to–understand data on the characteristics of mid–life and older Americans with disabilities who receive long–term care help. Also makes projections of the number of older people who will receive long–term care in the future.
New Directions for State Long–Term Care Systems. American Association of Retired Persons, Public Policy Institute. 1996–1998. (614.08/Am31L) Describes the strategies used by states to increase and improve the delivery of public–funded long–term care services, particularly home and community–based care services. A four–part set: pt.1 Overview, 2nd ed.; pt.2 Addressing institutional bias and fragmentation; pt.3 Supportive housing; pt.4 Limiting state Medicaid spending on nursing home care.
New Thinking on Financing and Regulating Long–Term Care. National Conference of State Legislatures, Forum for State Health Policy Leadership. 1998. (614.08/N211d) A 60–minute audiotape and booklet which feature a discussion about states’ efforts to improve long–term care (LTC) services and contain costs. Pt.1 Guide, pt.2 Audiocassette.
Projections of Expenditures for Long–Term Care Services for the Elderly. U.S. Congressional Budget Office. 1999. (614.08/X11) A CBO memorandum predicting national expenditures for long–term care to grow each year through 2040.
Public Costs of Serving a Long–Term Care Client in a Nursing Home or in a Community–Based Program. Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Strategic Planning and Evaluation Section. 1997. (614.08/W7d1) Presents the results of a study of public costs of serving frail elderly or younger physically disabled adults in a nursing home or in the Medicaid–waiver community–based long–term care programs.
"State Policy on Long–Term Care for the Elderly." Joshua M. Wiener and David G. Stevenson, Health Affairs, May 1998, pp.81–100. (614.23/P94/1998/v.17, no.3) An extensive cross–state analysis of the 13 Assessing the New Federalism states (which includes Wisconsin). Strategies used to control the rate of increase in long–term care spending: increased private and federal contributions more efficient delivery system, and using cost control mechanisms. For a detailed report focusing on the 13 states, see the authors’ report, Long–Term Care for the Elderly: Profiles of Thirteen States (614.08/Ur1a), also listed in this bibliography.
To Buy or Not to Buy: Long–Term Care Insurance in the Midwest. Council of State Governments, Midwestern Legislative Conference, Health and Human Services Committee. 1998. (614.08/C83d) The proportion of elderly in the Midwest is expected to continue growing well into the 21st century, increasing the need for long–term care insurance. This report contains an overview and state profiles of long–term care insurance in 11 Midwest states (including Wisconsin).
2010 and Beyond: Preparing Medicare for the Baby Boomers. U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. (105th Congress, 1st Session, Serial no.105–10). 1997. (369.32/X5) A hearing and testimony on Medicare spending and the need for planning for 2010, the year baby boomers begin to retire.
http://www.aahsa.org/ - American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. An organization representing nonprofit homes for the elderly; conducts research on long–term care and provides information on the types of care available.
http://www.ahca.org/ - American Health Care Association. A leading association of nursing homes; provides tips on selecting long–term facilities.
http://www.alfa.org/ - Assisted Living Federation of America. A nonprofit trade group which offers referrals nationwide and a free consumer guide to finding facilities.
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/ltcombudsman/default.htm - The long–term care ombudsman program of the U.S. Administration on Aging was started 25 years ago. This site includes an overview, directory of state ombudsman contacts, annual reports, and evaluation of programs.
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/aoa/webres/ltc.htm - U.S. Administration on Aging’s web site of core long–term care topics and related service networks.
http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/LTCare/index.htm - Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. The Family Care Program will create a flexible new LTC benefit and a new way of delivering LTC services in Wisconsin.
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