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Long-Term Care

2015
IMPH convened a taskforce to assess the long-term care (LTC) system in South Carolina and establish a strategic direction that meets the future needs of the system and those it serves. With the release of the taskforce’s final report in June 2015, a Long-Term Care Leadership Council was established to focus attention on the recommendations.

MISSION & ACTION

Consisting of experts, practitioners and stakeholders from across the state, the taskforce identified priority areas that were in need of improvement, particularly in light of the growing older adult population and researched best practices from South Carolina and across the country. The goal of the taskforce was to present actionable recommendations to policymakers that promote greater return on investment and to offer a broad vision for affordable, accessible and high-quality services enabling older adults and people with disabilities to live with dignity.
Members of the Advisory Committee
* Denotes individuals who served as committee co-chairs
Ms. Cindy Alewine
President and CEO Alzheimer’s Association, SC Chapter
Ms. Stephanie Blunt*
Executive Director, Trident Area Agency on Aging
Ms. Pam Dukes*
Executive Director, Senior Resources
Mr. Lea Kerrison
Kerrison Law, LLC Director, Medicaid Services South Carolina Alliance of Health Plans
Ms. Vickie Moody
CEO, LeadingAge South Carolina
Mr. Sam Waldrep*
Chair (past), Adult Protection Coordinating Council
Ms. Teresa Arnold
State Director, AARP South Carolina
Mr. Bruce Bondo*
Member, Silver Haired Legislature
Ms. Cindy Helling*
Executive Director (former), Select Health of South Carolina
Mr. Tony Kester
Director (retired), Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging
Ms. Gloria Prevost
Executive Director Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.
Ms. Coretta Bedsole*
Associate State Director for Advocacy AARP South Carolina
Dr. Tom Brown*
President and CEO (retired), Lutheran Homes of South Carolina
Ms. Nikki Hutchison
Principal, Capstone Consulting, LLC
Dr. Pete Liggett
Deputy Director, Long Term Care and Behavioral Health SC Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Anna Scheyett*
Dean and Professor, USC College of Social Work
In August 2017, the work of the ILC was folded into the SC Behavioral Health Coalition (BHC) and their leadership team. IMPH continues to support the BHC and participates on the Executive Leadership Team, the Core Leadership Team and each committee of the BHC.
CONSIDERATIONS

ACCESS
TO CARE

FINANCING &
AFFORDABILITY

PROVIDERS &
WORKFORCE

SERVICE
DELIVERY

Ongoing Long-Term Care Leadership Council

Following the successful release of the taskforce report in June of 2015, IMPH established a Long-Term Care Leadership Council . The role of the Leadership Council is to prioritize recommendations of the taskforce; keep continued, focused attention on recommendations; eliminate or minimize barriers to implementation; connect and mobilize stakeholders; promote and track progress related to implementation of taskforce recommendations and inform the content of progress report to measure progress towards implementation.
Members of the Ongoing Long-Term Care Leadership Council
Ms. Teresa Arnold
State Director, AARP South Carolina
Ms. Megan Byers
Program Coordinator, Office for the Study of Aging, Arnold School of Public Health
Ms. Beth Franco
Executive Director, Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.
Mr. Sam Mathur
President, Comfort Home Health Care
Ms. Tricia Richardson
CEO, SC THRIVE
Mr. Johnny Belissary
Administrator, New Generations Adult Day Centers
Ms. Kelly Cordell
Director, Adult Advocacy Division, SC Department of Social Services
Ms. Nikki Hutchison
Associate State Director for Advocacy, AARP South Carolina
Ms. Nicole Mitchell-Threatt
Deputy Director for Long Term Care Living, SC Department of Health and Human Services
Ms. Taylor Wilson
Director of State Policy, Alzheimer's Association South Carolina Chapter
Ms. Stephanie Blunt
Executive Director, Trident Area Agency on Aging
Ms. Kelly Eifert
Program Manager, SC Department of Health and Human Services
Ms. Brenda Hyleman
Owner/CEO, Palmetto Care Managers
Ms. Connie Munn
Director, South Carolina Department on Aging
In August 2017, the work of the ILC was folded into the SC Behavioral Health Coalition (BHC) and their leadership team. IMPH continues to support the BHC and participates on the Executive Leadership Team, the Core Leadership Team and each committee of the BHC.

IMPH Publications

June 17, 2015

Creating Direction: A Guide for Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina

Throughout 2014, the South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health (IMPH) convened a taskforce of providers, researchers and advo ...

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