SBN provides video coverage of Long-Term Care Roundtable for

NJSpotlight's panel on Long-Term Care, September 2014.NJSpotlight's panel on Long-Term Care, September 2014.

MERCERVILLE, NJ — (SBN) —’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 SBN has a long-standing video news-gathering relationship with

See NJSpotlight’s coverage of the roundtable here.

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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.

About the Author

Steve Lubetkin
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. In May 2019, he began anchoring and reporting for the new weekly podcast, "The CRE News Hour," a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry. From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta. He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at