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Balancing Eldercare (2018)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-04-25

Duration: 00:58:03

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Health Care | Elderly | Nursing Homes | MEDICAID


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Scott, Robert Travis Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Muhl, Andrew Interviewee
  • Allen, Rebekah Interviewee
  • Berger, Mark Interviewee
  • McPherson, Joe Interviewee
  • Appel, Conrad Interviewee
  • Broussard, Wendi Speaker
  • Ferrington, Keith Speaker
  • Muhl, Andrew Speaker
  • Walton, Matt Speaker
  • Volion, Ashley Speaker
  • Green, Carmen Speaker
  • Hataway, Wes Speaker
  • Daggs, Micah Speaker
  • Peters, Jennifer Speaker
  • Williams, Eugenia Speaker
  • Belson, Danielle Speaker
  • Noble, Rubye Speaker
  • Vigee, Voris Speaker
  • Cooper, Nydia Speaker
  • Territo, Dana Speaker
  • Meyers, Susan Speaker
  • Abadie, Jeanne Panelist
  • Berger, Mark Panelist
  • Eley, Hugh Panelist
  • Luneau, Jay Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from April 25, 2018, features Robert Travis Scott leading a discussion between the audience members and panelists on long-term care for the elderly in Louisiana. A background report on the topic precedes the discussion. It includes interviews with: Andrew Muhl of AARP Louisiana; Rebekah Allen of the Advocate newspaper; Mark Berger of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association; Joe McPherson, a nursing home operator; and State Senator Conrad Appel. The audience members then share their family’s perspective on long-term care for the elderly. A panel of experts then joins the audience to answer their questions. The panelists are: Jeanne Abadie of the Advocacy Center of Louisiana; Mark Berger, the executive director of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association; Hugh Eley, a former deputy secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health; and State Senator Jay Luneau. They discuss: the current balance of nursing home care and home and community-based care in Louisiana; state funding for elder care; the eligibility requirements for Medicaid managed care services; the changes in nursing home care; and what changes need to be made to the current system of care. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Robert Travis Scott