Where’s the Rest of Me? Integrating Acute and Long-Term Care



May 9, 2012


Presentation slides
(2.26 MB PDF)

Work-Related Injuries Among Certified Nursing Assistants Working in US Nursing Homes (RTI Press report)


2012 Policy Forum Series


Health care and long-term care for older people and younger persons with disabilities is highly fragmented—and siloed. For this population, Medicare is the main payer for acute care and Medicaid is the main payer for long-term care. Too often the long-term care needs of this population are neglected by medical care providers, and their acute care needs are neglected by long-term care providers. The result is inadequate services that do not meet the needs of this population. At this forum, leading health policy experts will discuss the need to provide care in a more comprehensive fashion. Doing so may reduce acute care expenditures and provide a new source of financing for long-term care.

Joshua M. Wiener, PhD, Distinguished Fellow and Program Director, Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care Program, RTI International

K. Eric De Jonge, MD, Director, Geriatrics, Washington Hospital Center
Barbara Gage, PhD, Fellow, Brookings Institution
Peter Kemper, PhD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Carol Raphael, MPA, Advanced Leadership Fellow, Harvard University
Edith G. Walsh, PhD, Senior Researcher, Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care Program, RTI International