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.
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. He refocused on multimedia journalism and podcast production after a long career in corporate branded journalism and public relations.
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 a wide range of audio and video podcasts in his other role as managing partner of State Broadcast News’s parent, The Lubetkin Media Companies.
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.
In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and in July 2021 he was named secretary of the chapter. In August 2021, he was honored by SPJ with one of the organization’s 2021 Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Awards, given to regular members of an SPJ chapter who go above and beyond in serving their chapter.
Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996.
Steve also has reported on-camera and produces virtual conferences for NJSpotlightNews.org, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC.
From May-November 2019, he produced and reported a 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 GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta.
Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies.
Earlier in his career, Steve reported on rock music at the Jersey Shore for the Asbury Park Press, and was a broadcast news anchor and production engineer for WJLK-AM & FM, then owned by the Press. He also worked as a general assignment reporter for the Red Bank Register, Shrewsbury, NJ.
You can email Steve at email@example.com.