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Lt. Gov. Roberts to Address Statewide Summit on Long Term Care

Conference to explore national and statewide developments affecting the long term care community and providers

PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts will address a statewide conference of long term care providers Friday, September 25 at 9:45 a.m. at Johnson & Wales Inn in Seekonk, Mass. The conference, organized by the Rhode Island Association of Facilities and Services for the Aging and the Rhode Island Assisted Living Association, will examine the long term care industry in light of the state’s severe fiscal challenges and anticipating upcoming federal reform.

Lt. Gov. Roberts chairs the Long Term Care Coordinating Council, which brings the directors of the state’s health agencies, concerned citizens, key legislators, medical professionals, and health care providers to the table to work together in addressing the unique challenges of long term care policy. The Long Term Care Coordinating Council was formed under RI General Law 23-17. to ensure the highest degree of quality and accessibility in caring for our elderly and disabled citizens, and in aiding the families and loved ones who support them in their daily lives.

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