Health Care Without Medicare
By Joseph A. Jackson
In Health Care Without Medicare, Joseph A. Jackson describes the essential knowledge and skills of Community LifeCare Planning (CLCP). Jackson's CLCP model offers a new method of practice for community-based care planning and care management for frail-elderly, disabled, and chronically-ill individuals. A student of the health care and long-term care systems, Jackson combines the viewpoints of all the members in the lifecare team − including health care, finance, estate planning, and counseling professionals − to teach a new approach to caring for consumers of the greatest portion of high-tech, institution-based health care.
Spelled out in this book, his unique approach holds great promise for the future of long-term care and health care for everyone − patients, their families and professional caregivers and advisors alike − all working together to manage our growing caregiving crisis.
How This Book Was Written
On January 16, 1999 the author hosted a day-long retreat at his home in Lenox, Massachusetts. His invited guests included two physicians, two nurses, two social workers, a lawyer, and a financial planner − each leaders in their respective fields.
The contributors presented their ideas on what a well-trained care manager should know about each of their domains of practice. Their presentations, along with afternoon case discussion, became a template for the book.
The author embellished their ideas and combined many of his own to produce this work. Thus, this book is a team effort, not unlike the Community LifeCare Planning itself − born of the same consensus and disagreement that takes place every day in the national effort to plan and manage the care for our elderly, our chronically ill and our physically disabled citizens.
About the Author
Joseph A. Jackson, LICSW, CCM has worked in community mental health, disability services, home health care, rehabilitation and hospice services.
Mr. Jackson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, A Certified Case Manager, and member of the National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.
He is President and CEO of ElderCare Advisors, Inc., a growing national professional network of independent care managers from the health care and mental health professions.