Long Term Care Planning Project

In 2018, Governor Cuomo announced the establishment of the Long Term Care Planning Project (LTCPP), a joint effort by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA).

The LTCPP seeks to bring forward meaningful discussion on ways to improve aging and long term care in New York. This project is designed to understand the projected and desired needs of older adults in New York by examining New York's long-term care system. The LTCPP will analyze, evaluate, and identify existing service gaps in New York's long term care system, determine the most cost-effective evidence based interventions, and prepare a strategic plan to meet the emerging needs of New York's aging population over the next decade.

It is projected that by 2030 more than 5.3 million New Yorkers will be over the age of 60. By 2030, more than 51 counties in New York will have at least 25% of their population age 60 and older, and 18 counties in New York will have 30% or more of their population age 60 and older. With these increases there are both opportunities and challenges which can be met with thoughtful, evidence-based interventions. The LTCPP will bring experts together to review effective interventions and chart a course for the next 10 years.

Earlier this year, DOH and NYSOFA released a statewide survey to gather information on the issues faced at all levels of care and by all involved in the aging and long term care system. This survey helped to inform the topics for discussion. The aging and long term care system is defined broadly to include clinical services as well as non-medical home and community-services that address the social determinants of health, including prevention. In response to this survey and stakeholder input, the LTCPP meeting topics will include:

  • Aging and Long Term Care Services – Improving Coordination, Communication, and the Consumer Experience
  • Evidence-Based Programs and Innovative Models in Aging and Long Term Care
  • Family Caregiving Support
  • Analyzing, Expanding, and Supporting the Long Term Care Workforce
  • Financing Alternatives to Public Programs (Medicaid)

The first meeting was held in Albany at the Empire State Plaza, Concourse Meeting Room 7 on February 4, 2019 from 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

All meetings are open to the public. Information on future meetings will be posted on this webpage.

If you have any questions, or would like to submit information on the topics if you are unable to attend, please e-mail ALTCteam@health.ny.gov.