Improving Care for Populations Disproportionally Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Recommendations Beyondthe Scope of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease


The Task Force noted that the following recommendations, while very important, are beyond the scope of the National Plan and/or require action by groups outside the executive branch of Federal Government.

  1. Stakeholders assert that ethnic and racial minorities, particularly those who are undocumented, need better access to health insurance coverage as the ACA is implemented and recommend that this issue be addressed.

    This recommendation is beyond the scope of the National Plan.

  2. Stakeholders say that practitioners do not have reimbursement for services they provide to caregivers and recommend that practitioners' reimbursement be adjusted to address this.

    The Task Force notes that the non-federal members of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services made a recommendation on this about the broader population of caregivers for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This issue is shared across all populations with Alzheimer's disease.

  3. Stakeholders assert that specific populations need better access to transportation to facilitate access to health care as well as social supports.

    Although the Task Force recognized the importance of transportation to the receipt of timely health care, challenges with transportation are beyond the scope of the National Plan.

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