Commission on Long-Term Care

APA applauds Congress on the establishment of the Commission on Long-Term Care, created by the American Taxpayer Relief Act (PDF, 436KB). As envisioned by Congress, the commission will have the ability to impact the availability of long-term services and supports for older adults. The APA Public Interest Government Relations Office (PI-GRO) submitted a letter to the president and key members of Congress highlighting the importance of appointing a psychologist with specialized geriatric mental health expertise, and recommended the nomination of an APA member with extensive geriatric mental health and workforce expertise.