This report from the United States identifies 25 policy options covering five broad objectives to improve and support the delivery of “long-term services and supports” (LTSS). The five top-level objectives comprise:
Objective 1: Increase public awareness of dementia to reduce stigma and promote earlier detection of signs and symptoms.
Objective 2: Improve access to and utilization of LTSS for persons with dementia.
Objective 3: Promote high-quality, person- and family caregiver-centered care.
Objective 4: Provide better support for family caregivers of people with dementia.
Objective 5: Reduce the burden of dementia LTSS costs on individuals and families.
Shih, RA. Concannon, TW. Liu, JL. [and] Friedman, E. (2014). Improving dementia long-term care: a policy blueprint. [United States]: RAND Corporation, June 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8330-8630-3.