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Aging Services: What Is the Current Environment?

by Published On: Sep 05, 2012

What is the current environment of aging services? Ron Barth, president and CEO of LeadingAge PA, says that today there is truly a full continuum of services, with a strong emphasis on home and community-based services.

This, he says, is a very different scenario than what existed 10 years ago. 

"Many people still think that once a person is older and they need services, their only option is a nursing facilities, and that's far from true," says Barth. "As a matter of fact, nursing facilities are basically now just transitional care units or rehab facilities. They are not the nursing homes of the past."

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