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Family Caregiver Alliance to Hold National Summit on Long-Term Care
Legislators, Top Policy-Makers Meet to Explore Trends, Best Practices, Burgeoning Demand
SAN FRANCISCO- As health care remains in the spotlight on Capitol Hill, legislators and top policy experts from across the nation will gather in San Francisco for a landmark conference hosted by Family Caregiver Alliance to examine the "state of the states" on the critical issue of long-term care.
WHAT: An invitational policy conference,
the first in-depth look at state-funded support programs for family caregivers. (This event is not open to the public.)
WHO: State legislators, aides, policy experts from across the country
WHERE: San Francisco Holiday Inn, Financial District/Chinatown
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, and 8:30 a.m.- noon Saturday, October 29 - 30, 1999
Results of a new FCA study revealing best practices and model state long-term care programs will be released at the event. Conference speakers include:
Jeannette Takamura, Assistant Secretary, Administration on Aging, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services;
Richard Browdie, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Aging and President, American Society on Aging;
Stephen McConnell, Vice President, Public Policy, Alzheimer's Association;
Stephen Mayberg, Director, California Department of Mental Health;
Andrew Scharlach, University of California, Berkeley;
Hon. Carol J. Murphy, Majority Conference Leader, New Jersey State Assembly;
Hon. Kevin Shelley, Majority Leader, California State Assembly.
The conference is the first in a series of FCA events recognizing National Caregivers Month in November.
Family Caregiver Alliance is a nationally recognized information center on long-term care and a pioneer in the development of caregiver services. Funding for the conference is provided by the Archstone Foundation, AARP, Pfizer Inc and Eisai, and the California Department of Mental Health.
Reporters covering health, aging and public policy are invited to this event. For the full conference program, go to http://www.caregiver.org/conference.html or call for information.
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