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ACHCA leadership panel addresses LTC challenges

May 22, 2012
by Long-Term Living
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The top leaders of the major long-term healthcare associations gathered recently during the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) Annual Convocation to take on the challenges of providing care to older adults and disabled individuals in a time of tightening resources, fewer workers and an influx of residents.

The CEOs discussed the impact of a troubling demographic for long-term healthcare,” Marianna Kern Grachek, president and CEO of ACHCA, said. “Namely, there will be 34 million fewer people between the baby boom generation and Generation X. This ‘people’ gap will intensify the shortage of revenues that fund Medicaid and Medicare, while shrinking the already shallow pool of available caregivers and other staff.”

Panelists at the convocation, which was held in Nashville, Tenn., included Mark Parkinson, president & CEO, American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL); Larry Minnix, president and CEO, LeadingAge ;  Rick Grimes, president and CEO, Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA); Randy Lindner, president & CEO, National Association of Boards of LTC Administrators (NAB); Marianna Kern Grachek, president and CEO,  ACHCA; and Dan Farley, Ph.D., president and CEO, Glenwood Park Retirement Village.

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