Health Care Without Medicare

Joseph A. Jackson, LICSW offers the most comprehensive guide to community-based care planning and care management. An important new practice manual for health care professionals, social workers and long-term care advisors.

About This Book

In Health Care Without Medicare, Joseph A. Jackson describes the essential knowledge and skills of ElderCare Planning (ECP). Jackson’s ECP 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.

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About the Author

Joseph A. Jackson, LICSW is author of Health Care Without Medicare: A New Practice Manual for Community-Based Care Management and Staying Home, Staying Well: A Home Care Planning Guide. He is CEO of The HomeCare Planner, a social enterprise company dedicated to enhancing community based care for those in need, and President of ElderCare Advisors, Inc., a care planning and care management company serving western New England and eastern New York. Mr. Jackson lectures nationally on the topics of health care reform, geriatric care management, and developing community-care alternatives for frail elders, the physically disabled and the chronically ill. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

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 ElderCare 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.

High Praise for Health Care Without Medicare

“”This book is an enormously useful resource for health care professionals dedicated to helping the frail elderly, the chronically ill, and the physically disabled to remain in the community. Through their formulation of ElderCare Planning, Jackson and his associates present both an optimistic vision of community care and richly detailed guidelines for achieving it.”

– William J. Reid, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor School of Social Welfare, the State University of New York at Albany


“Health Care Without Medicare truly operationalizes the ‘continuum’ we all talk about but are not always sure how to handle. Our stewardship of those most in need of long-term care − our elders and those with chronic health problems − is made possible by an all-star group of contributors.”

– Karen Zander, RN, MS, CMAC, FAAN, Principal, The Center for Case Management, South Natick, MA


“A different take on the health care system and what is needed to get it working for the benefit of those with chronic illnesses. A should-read for every serious student of our health care system and where we are going in the next 10-20 years.”

– Marcie Parker, Ph.D., CFLE


“In our aging society, the role of the professional care manager has taken on critical importance. This outstanding guide offers unique training and will ensure the highest quality service by professionals who play a key role in serving the elderly.”

– Peter J. Strauss, Esq. Author, The Elder Law Handbook: A Legal and Financial Survival Guide for Caregivers and Seniors


“Indispensable advice for both professional and family caregivers, a clear path through the maze of medical, legal, and financial challenges of disability and aging. Jackson makes easy reading of one of the most difficult chapters in our lives.”

– Donald J. Parker, MSW, Vice President of Business Development, AtlantiCare Health Systems, Atlantic City, NJ


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