The Road to an Aging Policy for the 21st Century: Executive Summary : 1995 White House Conference on Aging

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DIANE Publishing, 1996 - Aged - 149 pages
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The 4th White House conference of aging in the history of the Nation. Contains the key elements of the Final Report of the 1995 Conference (WHCoA). Includes a statement of national aging policy & three broad recommendations for administrative & legislative action developed by the WHCoA Policy Committee; implementation strategies from the 45 resolutions adopted at the national WHCoA Conference, & the recurring & fund-related strategies from the reports of more than 230 grassroots post-Conference events; & a listing of the final Conference resolutions. Photos. Glossary.
 

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Page 1 - President The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: It is my privilege to present to you the attached report of the Commission on Executive, Legislative and Judicial Salaries.
Page 29 - ... which the Conference is called and the findings and recommendations included therein shall be immediately made available to the public. The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare shall, within ninety days after the submission of such final report, transmit to the President and the Congress his recommendations for the administrative action and the legislation necessary to implement the recommendations contained in such report.
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Page 33 - Maintain, strengthen, and preserve the program's current structure and purposes without means testing, with universal coverage, and with continued full protection against inflation, ie, full cost of living adjustments (COLAs). • Provide, with adequate resources, an on-going national education campaign to...
Page 44 - ... 19. Prevention/wellness throughout one's lifespan 20. Preventing elder abuse, exploitation, and neglect 21. Expanding training and employment opportunities for older workers 22. Designing housing to maximize independence 23. Providing services in a full range of locations that encompass institutional care, home care/foster home care, and community-based services 24. Increasing Federal funding for research in the areas of the mechanisms of aging, diseases of older people, long-term care systems...
Page 95 - VA has worked closely over the last 3 years with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assist the chronically homeless with housing, health care and benefits coordination.
Page 86 - ... Assuming personal responsibility for the state of one's health 11. Strengthening the Federal role in building and sustaining a well-trained work force grounded in geriatric and gerontological education 12. Expanding, coordinating, and targeting necessary services 13. Reforming the health care system 14. Promoting innovative strategies to encourage new models of supportive housing particularly housing which facilitates long-term care services 15. Expanding the coverage of existing food programs...
Page 87 - Strengthening and coordinating the delivery of legal assistance to older persons 37. Promoting positive images of aging by sensitizing society to the value of older adults 38. Expanding programs to assess and address malnutrition across generations 39. Addressing issues related to grandparents raising grandchildren 42.
Page 59 - Care these services. Specific resolutions included these: (a) Refocus the emphasis of existing funding toward home and community-based care by eliminating the current institutional bias; (b) broaden the options of Medicaid long-term care benefits to include choices other than institutional care, such as personal assistance services, adult day health care, assisted living, mental health...
Page 47 - ... addressed within the context of broad-based health care reform. • Any savings that may come from changes in Medicaid as a result of health care reform should be applied to strengthen the programs and expand coverage, including long-term care, rather than to meet arbitrary deficit reduction targets. • Preserve Medicaid as an entitlement program until the enactment of a universal health care plan which includes long-term care. • Strengthen and maintain Federal protections for physical and...

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