ADVISORY: Concord legislators' forum highlights issues related
to aging population
Contact: Julie Moser
Institute on Disability
Oct. 20, 2003
WHAT: Home Based Care: Does Increased Access Equal Increased Cost?
NH’s Real Choice Systems Change Project is coordinating a
forum for legislators that will highlight issues related to the
aging of the population, the demand for home based services and
the experience of other states in shifting from institutional to
home based systems of care. The latest Real Choice Policy Resource
Center Brief, titled “Home and Community-Based Long-Term
Care Financing and the Woodwork Effect,” will be distributed
at this forum.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003; 9 a.m. –1 p.m.
WHERE: St. Paul’s Church, Center Street, Concord, N.H.
DETAILS: Panel moderated by Representative Peter Batula. Panelists
include Stephen Bartels, M.D., M.S., NH Division of Behavioral
Health and Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center; Wendy Fox-Grage,
National Council of State Legislators; Julie Fralich, University
of So. Maine; Michelle Winchester, Franklin Pierce Law Center
BACKGROUND: The Real Choice Systems Change Project is designed
to create and implement improvements in community-based care systems
in order to improve health and long-term care services and supports
that assist people with disabilities and long-term illnesses to
live in the community. Forum sponsors include senators Jane O’Hearn
and Lou D’Allesandro and representatives Peter Batula and
Jim MacKay. Other collaborating organizations include: AARP, the
National Council of State Legislators, the Elder Rights Coalition,
Seniors Count, Granite State Independent Living, Easter Seals,
and the Senior Collaboration Committee.