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Author Shih, Regina A., author.

Title Improving dementia long-term care : a policy blueprint / Regina A. Shih, Thomas W. Concannon, Jodi L. Liu, Esther M. Friedman.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 40 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "The research in this report was produced within RAND Health and RAND Labor and Population."--Title page verso.
"This report results from the RAND Corporation's Investment in People and Ideas program."--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "In 2010, 15 percent of Americans older than age 70 had dementia, and the number of new dementia cases among those 65 and older is expected to double by the year 2050. As the baby boomer generation ages, many older adults will require dementia-related long-term services and supports (LTSS). This blueprint is the only national document to date that engages local, state, and national stakeholders to specifically focus on policy options at the intersection of dementia and LTSS. The authors undertook five major tasks that resulted in a prioritized list of policy options and research directions to help decisionmakers improve the dementia LTSS delivery system, workforce, and financing. These were to (1) identify weaknesses in the LTSS system that may be particularly severe for persons with dementia; (2) review national and state strategies addressing dementia or LTSS policy; (3) identify policy options from the perspective of a diverse group of stakeholders; (4) evaluate the policy options; and (5) prioritize policy options by impact and feasibility. Stakeholders identified 38 policy options. RAND researchers independently evaluated these options against prespecified criteria, settling on 25 priority options. These policy options can be summarized into five objectives for the dementia LTSS system: (1) increase public awareness of dementia to reduce stigma and promote earlier detection; (2) improve access to and use of LTSS; (3) promote high-quality, person- and caregiver-centered care; (4) provide better support for family caregivers of people with dementia; and (5) reduce the burden of dementia LTSS costs on individuals and families. This policy blueprint provides a foundation upon which to build consensus among a larger set of stakeholders to set priorities and the sequencing of policy recommendations"-- Abstract.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 9, 2014).
Contents Summary : Dementia, a looming epidemic -- Introduction : statement of the problem -- Stakeholder-engaged policy identification -- RAND policy evaluation and blueprint recommendations.
Subject Dementia -- Patients -- Long-term care -- United States.
Dementia -- Patients -- Long-term care -- Government policy -- United States.
Older people with mental disabilities -- Long-term care -- United States.
Older people with disabilities -- Long-term care -- United States.
Chronically ill -- Long-term care -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
Dementia -- therapy.
Long-Term Care.
Quality Improvement.
United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
MEDICAL -- Geriatrics.
Chronically ill -- Long-term care. (OCoLC)fst00860161
Dementia -- Patients -- Long-term care. (OCoLC)fst00890062
Medical policy. (OCoLC)fst01014505
Older people with disabilities -- Long-term care. (OCoLC)fst01199553
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Health & Biological Sciences.
Psychiatric Disorders, Individual.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
EBooks (www)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Concannon, Thomas W., author.
Liu, Jodi L., author.
Friedman, Esther M., 1976- author.
Rand Corporation, issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: Shih, Regina A. Improving dementia long-term care. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2014 9780833086303 (DLC) 2014023140
ISBN 9780833086662 (electronic bk.)
0833086669 (electronic bk.)
9780833086686 (electronic bk.)
0833086685 (electronic bk.)
9780833086303 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833086308 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000053603884
DEBBG BV043031336
DEBBG BV044069486
DEBSZ 429943032
DEBSZ 431729549
GBVCP 1008661902
AU@ 000065668659

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