I’m off to St. Paul to particpate in a two-day workshop on long-term care sponsored by the Minnnesota Citizens League, a non-profit dedicated to finding common ground on important policy issues among business, government, community organizations, and individuals. The progam, entitled Creating Incentives for Personal Responsibility in Long-Term Care, has exactly the right goal: Finding community solutions to the challenges of caring for the frail elderly and those with disabilities. 

At a time when we are either ignoring these issues or have relegated them to screaming matches over fictitious “death panels,” it will be a real pleasure to talk with others who are interested in long-term care services and supports. I’ll tell you more about it after I get back.