AHCA Launches ‘State of LTC’ Series

The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has launched an informational series on the “State of Long Term and Post-Acute Care,” to complement President Obama’s State of the Union address next week. According to national projections, of the expected 50 million individuals who will watch the State of the Union, 4.4 million of those Americans will one day need long-term care services, AHCA/NCAL said in a release.

Featuring an interactive online component, the series will reach across all aspects of social media. AHCA/NCAL will gather information directly from the thousands of member facilities, highlighting the issues they would want to hear the President address.

Throughout its week-long “State of Long Term and Post-Acute Care” series, AHCA/NCAL will highlight national trends in several areas of long-term care, beginning with “The State of Quality,” and continuing with:

· The State of Post-Acute Care

· The State of the Long Term Care Workforce

· The State of Assisted Living

· The State of Reimbursement

· The State of Long Term and Post-Acute Care

To participate online, the public can “tweet” their comments on Twitter using the hashtag #ltcstate or post a comment on the AHCA/NCAL Facebook wall. The public is also encouraged to share comments on YouTube by uploading a video clip and tagging it with the keyword “ltcstate.”

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