My only living grandparent lives in a long term care facility in England. “Nana” is in her nineties and still loves gardening. While I can’t visit often across the pond, the staff post regularly on social media so I can see Nana enjoying music time, visits from local schoolchildren, celebrations, and outings. The smile on her face brings me such joy.

It’s this feeling of happiness that we in the long term care industry want to bring to each resident we serve. The compassion and kindness in long term care is inspiring and vital to the personal care being provided.
We are all partners in creating that bright future for each and every resident. In this issue, we explore the different ways we participate in the future of long term care.

In our first cover feature, writer Joanne Kaldy paints a picture of the long term future of our industry. Changing demographics, technology, infrastructure, and many more elements affect how long term care will look in 10-20 years.

Advocacy is another critical way that we help shape the future of our industry. By forming relationships with policymakers and legislators at local, state, and federal levels, we can help guide the changes we wish to see.
Behavioral health is an issue that has gained more attention in recent years. A new paradigm of treatment has led to a more holistic, person-centered approach to delivering mental health services.

This issue of Provider also brings you practical information on the Medicaid unwinding, the persistent challenges in staffing, and other topics in assisted living, caregiving, population health management, and more.

I hope to see you at the AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing, June 5-6, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Visit to learn more and register.