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How Will Healthcare Reform Affect Seniors? – Conchy Bretos

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Elder care expert Conchy Bretos predicts that, even though healthcare reform will drain money from Medicare, the quality of care seniors receive should improve. High quality patient care, Bretos argues, typically results in reduced prescription and hospitalization costs.

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MIA Consulting CEO Conchy Bretos in conversation with Dr. Ruth A. Shapiro as part of the Commonwealth Club of California’s Social Entrepreneurship in America series.

In 1993 Bretos was appointed Florida secretary for aging and adult services, a position that allowed her to see the thousands of low-income elders and disabled adults who were not getting the services they needed to stay in their homes. Bretos became the driving force behind the nation’s first public housing project to bring assisted living services to older adults who just need a little help to stay in their homes. Now she runs a consulting company that has helped 40 public housing projects nationwide bring assisted living services to their residents. – Commonwealth Club of California

Conchy Bretos is CEO of MIA Consulting and an Ashoka Fellow. In 1993 Bretos was appointed Florida secretary for aging and adult services, a position that allowed her to see the thousands of low-income elders and disabled adults who were not getting the services they needed to stay in their homes. Bretos became the driving force behind the nation’s first public housing project to bring assisted living services to older adults who just need a little help to stay in their homes. Now she runs a consulting company that has helped 40 public housing projects nationwide bring assisted living services to their residents.

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