Why was the LTQA created?

The LTQA was formed to respond to the increasing demand for long-term services and support and the expanding field of providers who are delivering that care. The Alliance will work to make sure that the 11 million people who need long-term services and supports in the United States receive the highest quality of care regardless of where that care is delivered.

How is it governed?

The Alliance is governed by a broad-based board and advisory steering committee comprised of 30 of the nation’s leading experts on long-term care related issues. The board has representation from consumers and family caregivers, providers, health service and researchers, evaluators and quality experts, private and public purchasers of care, foundations, think tanks, and agencies of the federal government that oversee aging issues and health care quality issues.

What are its Goals?

The LTQA wants to identify and foster quality measures that reflect what is important to consumers and family caregivers receiving long-term services and supports and position providers to apply best practices to enhance quality of life, improve care, and reduce costs. The Alliance will focus initially on how to improve transitions in care and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions among frail and chronically ill people receiving long term services and supports. These are two areas that offer great promise for improving quality, consumer experiences, and efficiency, as well as reducing costs.

The Alliance’s Strategic Framework provides an overview of the mission and goals of the LTQA. Read our Mission Statement and Strategic Goals for more information.

Additional Materials

Frequently Asked Questions
What is Person- and Family Centered Care?
Background and History
LTQA SlideDeck
Powerpoint for LTQA Members
Responsibilities for LTQA Member Organizations