Future of Long-Term Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities
It is imperative that Oregon plan now for the future of its
long-term care system. The plan should preserve the key values of
independence and choice and Oregon's noted paradigm of home and community supports.
But the plan must squarely face the inevitable squeeze in future
resources. It must propose strategies to keep people independent and
healthy for as long as possible. And it must recommend how both long-term
care and acute care services can be better aligned for those persons with
extended or chronic care needs.
To fulfill this charge, the Workgroup on The Future of Long-Term Care in Oregon has been asked to look at seven key questions. A draft report based on the work of this group is now available. The ideas in this draft report are only a beginning and are under consideration by the workgroup. We hope that leaders among Oregon's business, government and advocacy communities begin to chart a course that will be appropriate to the long-term care needs of Oregonians in the future.
Future of Long-Term Care Workgroup
Department of Human Services
500 Summer Street NE E-02
Salem, OR 97301-1073
(800) 282-8096 - Voice
(800) 358-3117 - TTY