Strengthening Aging and Chronic Care Services
As we age or when we fall seriously ill, our healthcare needs become more complex and therefore call for more choices and solutions. Moreover, different kinds of care and services should be coordinated in a way that improves quality and considers patients’ preferences.
SCL Health supports policies that:
- Provide adequate and sustainable financing to ensure the ability of long-term care facilities and services to provide quality and compassionate care.
- Promote improved coordination of care for those with chronic or serious illness.
- Provide the elderly and persons with disabilities options to receive long-term care services in the most appropriate care setting, whether at home, in a community-based program, or at a care center.
- Improve access to palliative care for all.