MERCERVILLE, NJ — (SBN) — NJSpotlight.com’s September 12, 2014 roundtable conference here on “The Future of Long-Term Care in New Jersey,” was covered in multi-camera video reports by StateBroadcastNews.com. SBN has a long-standing video news-gathering relationship with NJSpotlight.com.
See NJSpotlight’s coverage of the roundtable here.
Watch the videos we produced here:
Keynote Address: U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone
As the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, Pallone supports increased funding for long-term care. He has proposed a new program under the Medicare law — which he has called “Section E” — to pay for these services.
Morning Panel: The Future of Nursing Homes and Palliative Care<
The function of the nursing home is changing. Able seniors stay in homes or assisted-living facilities for longer periods, leaving nursing homes to increasingly serve those who are near the end of their lives. At the same time, there is a growing interest in expanding palliative care, which focuses primarily on making patients comfortable. This panel will explore: The economic challenges facing nursing homes; transitions in care between nursing homes and hospitals; and integrating palliative care into nursing homes.
Lunchtime Panel: The Future of Home- and
Community-Based Supports and Services
On July 1, a new era in New Jersey healthcare began when key provisions of the comprehensive Medicaid waiver went into effect, leading to a greater emphasis on home- and community-based services. Policymakers are discussing what this will mean for residents and existing providers. This panel explored this rapidly evolving landscape. Among the issues: the implementation of the New Jersey’s comprehensive Medicaid waiver, the challenge in adequately compensating home health aides and recognizing the work of family caregivers, and the importance of measuring the quality of services delivered in both family home and nursing home settings.