251771 Rural aspects of the CLASS Act

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 11:30 AM

Joan Van Nostrand, DPA , Consultant for rural and LTC issues., Potomac, MD
In comparison to their urban counterparts, rural Americans face difficulties with LTC financing via the CLASS Act because of lower wages and intermittent or self-employment. Information about LTC financing and services is sparse and fragmented. Access to the array of LTC services with appropriately trained personnel decreases for persons living in more remote areas. Suggestions for addressing these difficulties concern community resources.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Administration, management, leadership
Advocacy for health and health education
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss suggestions to meet LTC financing and service needs of rural Americans.

Keywords: Rural Health Care, Long-Term Care

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Former administrator with the Rural Health Administration.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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