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The Long Term Care Discussion Group

A voluntary independent group that meets solely for the purpose
of educating the policy community on all facets of long term care

A National Study of LTC Providers Update:
Where Are We?  Where Are We Headed?
Lauren Harris-Kojetin, Ph.D., and Jessica Lendon, Ph.D.
Thursday February 21, 2018
11:00 am – noon

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
South Building, Suite 500
DIAL IN: 866-396-1316
Code: 202-778-3202

You must RSVP for attendance for in person or by telephone.
Please see instructions below 
This meeting will present findings of the latest federal snapshot of the LTC industry. Every two years, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) produces a multi-source study to monitor national and state trends in five major sectors of paid, regulated LTC providers: adult day services centers, assisted living and similar residential care communities, home health agencies, hospice agencies, and nursing homes. In 2016, about 65,600 providers in these sectors served more than 8.3 million people.
The National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) is intended to be a resource for providers, researchers, policymakers, consumer advocates, and others working in LTC research, policy, or practice. Findings include how sectors differ with respect to ownership, chain status, and average staffing levels for nursing, social work and other activities.  The speakers will show how sectors vary in daily-use rates among individuals aged 65+, and in terms of consumer demographics, health characteristics, functional status, and experience of adverse events. State variations will also be discussed. The presentation will touch on the study’s design, available study publications, and plans for new topics and analyses using person-level data from the 2017-2018 survey wave, adding sectors, and other changes. 
Findings from several NSLTCP publications will be highlighted:

Long-term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States: Data from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2015–2016, scheduled to be
published Feb. 26;

Long-term Care Services Use Rates in the United States—U.S. Maps Supplement: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2015–2016, published in 2018; and,

Long-term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States—State Estimates Supplement: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2015–2016, planned for publication later this year. 
Lauren Harris-Kojetin, Ph.D., is chief of the Long-Term Care Statistics Branch at the National Center for Health Statistics.  While at NCHS, Lauren has led the design and implementation of several national establishment surveys, including the 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey, the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, and the NSLTCP. Lauren has over 25 years of experience in survey design and analysis, health services research, and evaluation, with an emphasis on healthcare, LTC, and aging. Before joining NCHS, she held senior research positions at the Institute for the Future of Aging Services at AAHSA, RTI International, Response Analysis, and the Center for Survey Research at the University of Indiana. Lauren publishes regularly, has a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University, and is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
Jessica P. Lendon, Ph.D., is a social scientist in the NCHS’ Long-Term Care Statistics Branch. She supports operations for the NSLTCP by managing and analyzing administrative data acquired from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and publishing multiple reports using NSLTCP data. Prior to joining NCHS, she conducted research on end-of-life care and family caregiving at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Health Administration and on intergenerational relationships over the life course at USC’s Davis School of Gerontology. She has experience in survey design and implementation, data management, and longitudinal data analysis. Jessica has an interdisciplinary background focused on aging, family caregiving, and health care, with a Ph.D. in gerontology from the University of Southern California.
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Long Term Care Discussion Group Co-Chairs:
Susan Coronel, John Cutler, Melissa Favreault, Wendy Fox-Grage,
Ruth Katz, Karl Polzer, and Eileen J. Tell
Long Term Care Discussion Group meetings are intended as forums for candid discussion.
Dialogue and comments made during these meetings should be treated as off the record.
For more information about the Long Term Care Discussion Group, and to access materials and information from previous meetings, visit www.ltcdiscussiongroup.org
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