The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2015 will host tonight at at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools a California gubernatorial forum on Long Term Care (forum). As part of the forum, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Milken Institute will provide data and insights on the economic impact of long term care. AARP will discuss the changing demographics of California’s aging population and its needs. The 6 p.m. event will be the first time in which long term care for aging Californians is the center of discussion among gubernatorial candidates.
The forum will consists of two distinct panels. The first panel will be a discussion with health and aging experts on the importance of investing to build a comprehensive long term care infrastructure in the State of California. The demand for home care workers created by the estimated increase of 9 million California seniors by 2030 is projected to create a need for 200,000 home care workers.
The second panel will be a moderated discussion with California’s gubernatorial candidates (all candidates have been invited to attend) on their various approaches to foster a stronger system for long term care, and address pressing issues for the elderly and disabled. The panel will be moderated by CNBC’s Jane Wells.