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Jim Davis Appointed to Legislative Committee

Dr. Jim Davis, human sciences faculty, has been appointed to a statewide steering committee to develop a plan to improve and strengthen Oregon's system of long term care.

The SB 21 Steering Committee will direct, oversee and review work of several subgroups. The committee's final report will be presented to the Oregon legislature by February 1, 2015. This plan will include:

  • Strategies to serve seniors and persons with disabilities in their own homes and community settings of their own choosing, including but not limited to greater use of adult day centers and effective coordination with the health care system;
  • Strategies designed to support independence and delay the entry of individuals into publicly funded long term services and supports, including but not limited to short stay respite care, medication management and support for family caregivers; and
  • Strategies to serve individuals equitably in a culturally and linguistically responsive manner.

The committee's 19 members are:

Senator Jeff Kruse
Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson
Representative John Davis
Representative Nancy Nathanson
Rodney Schroeder
Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities
Jim Carlson
Oregon Health Care Association
Ruth Gulyas
LeadingAge Oregon
Meghan Moyer
SEIU
Jerry Cohen
AARP Oregon
Mary Jaeger
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Tina Treasure
State Independent Living Council
Joseph Lowe
Home Care Commission
Ann Bellegia
Member, Rogue Valley Senior Advisory Council
Nancy Pierce
Governor's Commission on Senior Services
Mike Volpe
Oregon Disabilities Commission
Dr. Jim Davis
Associate Professor, Marylhurst University, United Seniors of Oregon/Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens, Governor's Commission on Senior Services
Dr. Margaret Neal
Director, Institute on Aging, Portland State University
Daniel Torrence
Adult Foster Home Provider

Jim Davis is an associate professor in the Department of Human Sciences at Marylhurst University. His areas of expertise are gerontology, social/community psychology and public policy.

 

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