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Lt. Gov Bauer: Restructure $900 m programs into one agency/save $48 million

April 30, 2009

Lt. Governor André Bauer will call for the functional restructuring into the Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging of almost $900 million in existing long term care programs now spread among seven agencies. Consolidating services under one management could not only lead to a potential savings of $48 million, it should make those services more effective for South Carolina families. He will make the announcement Thursday at 1 p.m. at a gathering of leaders and advocates exploring South Carolina’s long term care options in the face of a rapidly aging population.

Long-Term Care Forum
Date: Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Blatt Building, Room 110
Sponsoring Partners:
AARP – South Carolina Chapter
Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging
South Carolina Public Health Institute

Featured speaker at the Long Term Care Forum is Enid Kassner, MSW of the AARP Public Policy Institute. Ms. Kassner is director of the independent living and long-term care team for the AARP Public Policy Institute in Washington, DC. She is a co-author of the recently released AARP report “Taking the Long View: Investing in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services is Cost-Effective.” Link to report: http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/il/i26_hcbs.pdf

Please call me at 622-5412 if I can be of any assistance.

Frank Adams

Lt. Governor’s Office

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