Washington, DC – American Health Care Association (AHCA) Chair Neil Pruitt, Jr. today issued the following statement after the first meeting of the Commission on Long Term Care:
"I am honored to be part of this Commission's important work. Today, we discussed a number challenges that face our nation’s long term care system, including demographic and financing challenges.
“It is apparent we have an extremely short time frame to address a vast array of issues. I am committed to working with my fellow commissioners to find solutions to ensure access to a high quality and cost effective long term care system."
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 12,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.