An NJ Spotlight Conference: The Future of Long-Term Care in New Jersey
Long-term care is changing. What does this new model mean to home health-service providers, hospitals, insurers, and nursing homes -- as well as patients and family caregivers?
Long-term care is changing in New Jersey -- and across the nation. Gone are the days when the elderly and disabled had to choose between a nursing home and a hospital, or remain housebound with only minimal care.
New Jersey is moving instead to a flexible system that offers patients and clients far more options along a continuum of care, options more closely tailored to individual needs and positive outcomes.
Meanwhile, increased funding is being made available to home and community-based services. The goal: Save money while delivering better, more responsive care.
But with changes come challenges and questions -- as well as opportunities.
What does this new model for long-term care mean to home health-service providers, hospitals, insurers, and nursing homes? And what does it mean to patients and family caregivers?
NJ Spotlight, the state’s leading public-policy website, delved into these questions at its September 12th conference: The Future of Long-Term Care in New Jersey. We gathered government officials, along with industry experts and advocates, to take an in-depth look at the issues confronting this rapidly evolving healthcare sector.