How do you think the state should re-design its long term care system to honor dignity, choice, health and independence? Read more…
Since mid-October, that has been the question raised around the state. There have been 44 public meetings, attended by over 500 people. There have been a dozen newspaper articles discussing this question and lots of two way dialogue. Open meetings have been held in each and every county in Oregon with lively discussion and flowing of ideas. The main emphasis: How to meet the growing demands as Oregonians live longer and healthier lives.
The initiative is called Long Term Care 3.0 - a brand name that simply put means coming up with new ideas to improve the long term care system in Oregon. And your input is invited.
With help and ideas from consumers, family members, providers and others, the state hopes to increase the quality and sustainability of the long term care system. The goal of the redesigned long term care system is to deliver the right services at the right time at the right place.
“We cannot build this new system without stakeholder participation and support. I encourage Oregonians to participate.” said Mike McCormick, DHS Deputy Director of Aging and People with Disabilities.”
The feedback received will be presented to the legislature for review.
To learn more go to the Long Term Care 3.0 home page. To get information on seniors and people with disabilities in your community go to the Long-Term Care 3.0 - Your Community in Focus page
To read feedback from stakeholder and community meetings, go to the Stakeholder and Community Feedback page.
Follow Long Term Care 3.0 on Facebook. If you would like to provide comments on long term care 3.0, please submit them to Bob Weir, Manager of Advocacy and Development:
Mail: Bob Weir, Aging and People with Disabilities, Oregon Department of Human Services, 500 Summer St NE, E-02, Salem, OR 97301