Ideally, our long-term care system would provide a seamless continuum of services which are accessible and affordable for all older adults, with the goal of enabling them to remain in the community for as long as possible. The PACE program provides such a model. Given what you now know about the components of our health care delivery system and how they are administered, delivered and paid for:
- Identify health care system barriers to achieving the seamless continuum.
- Identify social, family or other “non-system” barriers.
- Propose ways in which community organizations or the government might assist in overcoming the barriers you have identified.