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Handy to Lecture at Los Angeles Jewish Home’s 14th Annual Sarnat Symposium

Aging Services President & CEO Joanne Handy, one of the leading experts on senior care advocacy, will be discussing all of the possible changes to senior care funding in a lecture at the 14th Annual Sarnat Symposium sponsored by the Los Angeles Jewish Home. In a lecture entitled Impact of Federal Healthcare Reform on Aging Services, Handy will discuss the impact of certain health care reform measures on services and support for older persons. She will talk about how to best integrate services across settings in ways that improve outcomes and lower costs. And she will offer up unique insights on Accountable Care organizations, Care Transitions Initiatives, Bundled Payment Pilots, Independence at Home and the CMS Innovations Centers.

To learn more about the Sarnat Symposium or to find out how to register, please visit http://www.jha.org/userfiles//Sarnat2011_Brochure.pdf.

Today is Contact Congress Day for Health Reform

Please contact your U.S. Senator and Representative to voice your support for health care reform. Find more information on AAHSA’s website at: http://www.aahsa.org/article.aspx?id=7562

Aging Services Advocates on The Hill

We are listening to Donna Brazile, political commentator, prepare us for our visits to the Hill this afternoon. We have a strong California contingent ready to advocate for the older persons we serve.

NPR’s “All Things Considered” Features Long-Term Care

National Public Radio’s (NPR) Joseph Shapiro discusses some of the current long-term care provisions in the national healthcare debate. A discussion of the CLASS Act is included. To read or listen to the full story, click here.

Congressional Call-In Day on October 13th

larry_minnixLarry Minnix, President & CEO of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) urges all providers, residents, clients, staff members and volunteers to call their Senators on October 13th between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern at (800) 958-5374. Continue reading

Dr. Bill Thomas: “Euthanizing Old People Conspiracies are Crazy”

Dr. Bill Thomas of the Eden Alternative speaks out on the “Death Panel” conspiracies circulating in the health care reform debate.

How Health Insurance Reform Will Benefit California

The Obama Administration recently releasead a report about how insurance reform will benefit individual states. Continue reading