August 20, 2013: Addressing LTSS Service Delivery and Workforce Issues

The federal Commission on Long-Term Care held its fourth public hearing on the topic: “Addressing LTSS Service Delivery and Workforce Issues.” The hearing was held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT in SD-562 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC.

The Commission heard testimony from two panels of witnesses.  Links to the written testimony and presentations of the panelists are provided below: :

Panel 1: Service Delivery and Provider Innovation and Issues

  • Eric Berger, CEO, Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare
  • Lisa Alecxih, SVP and Director, Lewin Center for Aging & Disability Policy
  • Loren Colman, Assistant Commissioner, MN Department of Human Services, Continuing Care Administration
  • Laura Taylor, Director of the Caregiver Support Program, Department of Veterans Affairs

Panel 2: Workforce Innovation and Issues

  • Tracy Lustig, D.P.M., M.P.H., Sr. Program Officer, Institute of Medicine
  • Suzanne Mintz, Founder, Family Caregiver Advocacy
  • Charissa Raynor, Executive Director, SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership and Health Benefits Trust
  • Charlene Harrington, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Nursing, University of California at San Francisco


Testimony and Presentations of the Witnesses:


Testimony of Eric Berger


Innovations and Best Practices in HCB LTSS
Testimony of Lisa Alecxih


Testimony of Loren Colman


Testimony of Tracy A. Lustig, D.P.M., M.P.H.


Testimony of Suzanne Mintz


Testimony of Charissa Raynor, RN, MHSA


Ensuring Adequate Quality and Regulation of LTSS
Testimony of Charlene Harrington, Ph.D.