Long-Term Care

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More than 12 million Americans depend on long-term care for help with everyday activities such as bathing or dressing. This group includes veterans and people with disabilities, but it is primarily comprised of seniors. Thus, the number will likely soar as the baby boom generation ages. RAND research on long-term care can help health providers and policymakers meet the growing demand for high-quality, affordable care.

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    Family Caregivers Should Be Integrated into the Health Care Team

    Jan 5, 2021

    The pandemic has produced changes in health care practices, such as shorter hospital stays and more frequent management of chronic illnesses at home. This has shifted the responsibility for many medical tasks to family caregivers. Caregivers have become frontline workers and should be treated as members of the health care team.

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    Long-Term Care Policy: Who Should Be at the Table?

    Feb 2, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored that long-term care residents, their families, and staff have limited representation when it comes to facility policies. Recognizing them as stakeholders with perspectives to include in decisionmaking could improve infection control practices and also address residents' health-related quality of life.

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    A will and a way : what Americans can learn about long-term care from Canada

    As an aid to developing reasonable public long-term-care policies in the United States, this Note describes and analyzes the ongoing experience in British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario, in implementing their long-term care benefits. It examines how...

    Jan 1, 1985

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    Long-term Care: Can Our Society Meet the Needs of Its Elderly?

    This chapter addresses society's response to the need to provide long-term care (LTC) to the elderly.

    Jan 1, 1980

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    Catherine C. Cohen

    Policy Researcher
    Education B.A. in economics, biology, Swarthmore College; B.S. in nursing, Columbia University; Ph.D. in nursing, Columbia University

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    Sarah Dalton

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in gerontology, University of Southern California; B.S. in psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

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    Andrew W. Dick

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Stanford University

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    Lori Frank

    Senior Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in human development/gerontology, The Pennsylvania State University; M.A. in psychology/biopsychology, The Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in biology/psychology, University of Delaware

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    Esther M. Friedman

    Behavioral and Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in sociology, University of California - Los Angeles

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    Jordan M. Harrison

    Policy Researcher
    Education B.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan; M.S., University of Pennsylvania

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    Harry H. Liu

    Senior Policy Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in health services research and policy, University of Rochester; M.S. in social medicine and health management, Fudan University; B.Med. in medicine, Shanghai Medical University

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    Nabeel Qureshi

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.H. in health policy and management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; B.S. in neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Debra Saliba

    Physician Policy Researcher
    Education M.D., University of Alabama; M.P.H. in epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health

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