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Our vision: affordable, accessible, quality care

Our long term care system must be restructured to ensure affordability, availability, and quality for all consumers.

Affordability: Older Americans and their families should be able to afford the care they need in the setting they choose. Our current system – under which Medicare will cover major surgery, but daily support to keep you from another trip to the hospital is unaffordable – is deeply flawed. We must restructure our system to make long term care affordable for all Americans.

Availability: Those who need care should be able to find a qualified, professional home care worker. Finding reliable, quality care should be a consistent, easy process throughout every city and state.

Quality: In order to ensure home care services are of the highest quality, we need national competency and training standards for home care workers, along with structured career ladders and continuing education programs.