Summarizing Closing the Gap Essay

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CLOSING THE GAP – THE CHANGING HOME CARE ENVIRONMENT
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Clerici had mixed feelings about the report. On one side, she was very happy to know that government, the main funder of the CTG’s services, was expressing more concern with the quality of home care. CTG had been focused on quality since its inception, and Clerici believed CTG performed better on quality than many other home care providers, both profit and not-for-profit. On the other side, however, if the Caplan
Report was fully implemented, Clerici suspected it would initiate a major restructuring of the home care industry, which would present CTG with some difficult choices.
THE HOME CARE INDUSTRY4

Home care provided health care and social, homemaking and support services to maintain in their own homes people who might otherwise require hospitalization or placement in a long-term care facility. Home care was largely publicly, or government, funded.
The home care business comprised three principal segments: 1) individuals or their families who paid for the services; 2) private insurance companies that were contracted for service to their policyholders, most often for rehabilitation to help policyholders to re-enter the workforce and 3) the largest segment, which was government-funded home care. The government sector

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