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Governor touts long-term care initiative during Kingston stop

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By The Staff

By JENNIFER RAYMOND

rcraymond@bellsouth.net

Gov. Phil Bredesen was in Kingston on Wednesday to discuss new changes in long-term care, which will be the addition of more choices in home-and community-based services.

The changes come in the form of a new law called the Long Term Community Choice Act of 2008 signed by Bredesen in June.

“It gives families a lot more options,” Bredesen said.

The act restructures the long-term care system and the way funds are spent, offering more than simply nursing home care.


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