Consumer Voice and Choice in Long-Term Care

By Suzanne R. Kunkel; Valerie Wellin | Go to book overview

CHAPTER SEVEN
Backs to the Future:
The Challenge of Individual Long-Term
Care Planning

Kathryn B. McGrew

Consumer direction empowers individuals and families in a long-term care crisis to make meaningful decisions with expanded options and to exercise control over the care experience. Even though the various consumerdirection models have intuitive appeal, it has been a challenge to realize it in both policy and practice. We are now seeing empirical evidence that choice and control in long-term care increases satisfaction with care (Foster, Brown, Phillips, Schore, & Carlson, 2003), as well as anecdotal evidence that these forms of empowerment reduce the risk of institutionalization. Choice and control can be enhanced even further when individuals and families engage in planning well in advance of a long-term care crisis. With long-term care planning, consumer direction begins early. Planning expands care options by making decisions today for the eventuality of a long-term care need. Long-term care planning involves financial, social (including legal), and environmental (housing and living arrangement) decisions, within the means of individuals and families. When individuals and families engage in long-term care planning they may increase their power to purchase care, form agreements or understandings about family roles and responsibilities, and improve the accessibility of their home environments. When a long-term care need arises without long-term care planning, individuals and families are necessarily limited by the options before them.

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