Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care: Aging and Disabled Adults Literature Review

By Larry Polivka (2011), prepared for the Department of Elder Affairs. Long-term Care (LTC) has slowly emerged as a public policy issue over the last several years, but has yet to achieve the level of visibility of issues such as the growing number of medically uninsured, or the fiscal sustainability of Medicare. The aging of […]

The Global Florida and Long-Term Care Across Post-Industrial Countries

By Larry Polivka Long-term care is slowly emerging as an important public policy issue in the U.S., and more rapidly in other developed countries where populations age 65 and over are projected to double over the next 30 to 40 years (Johnson et al. 2007).  The need for long-term care is greatest among those 80 and […]

The Future of Long-Term Care and the Aging Network

By Larry Polivka and Jung Kwak. Originally published by Generations, the Journal of the American Society on Aging in 2014.  Before concluding that proprietary organizations should provide LTC services, we should analyze the effectiveness of the existing community-based LTC system. Our long-term-care (LTC) system should be an asset in our efforts to build strong local and regional communities […]

Neoliberal Long-Term Care: From Community to Corporate Control

By Larry Polivka and Baozhen Luo. Originally published by the Gerontological Society of America in 2017. Abstract Publicly (mainly Medicaid) funded long-term care (LTC) services have evolved from a nursing home dominated system of service to a much more balanced system including home- and community-based services (HCBS) programs over the last 30 years. The HCBS […]

The Future of Long-Term Care in Florida

By Larry Polivka (2018) Preface 2018 This brief issue paper was written for members of the aging advocacy community in Florida in 2010. The principle purpose of the paper was to persuade advocates, members of the Aging Network, Florida Legislature and others to support an Aging Network based non-profit model of managed Medicaid Long Term […]