Older adults. Family caregivers. The physically disabled.
In 2011, the first-ever national scorecard of service to these groups — “Raising Expectations” — revealed wide disparities in care and support. The report also exposed a need for improvement in home care, assisted living, nursing-home care, and other areas.
At the time, New Jersey ranked 22nd in the nation when it came to this critical component of the healthcare system. Where are we now, three years later?
Our July 17, 2014 NJ Spotlight Webinar featured an exclusive briefing on the updated report from the AARP Public Policy Institute, The Commonwealth Fund, and Scan Foundation, “Raising Expectations.” We spoke with the report’s principal author and learned more about how New Jersey and other states are doing when it comes to the care of some of our most vulnerable populations.
Dr. Susan Reinhard, Senior Vice President & Director, AARP’s Public Policy Institute, Principle author of “Raising Expectations”