Healthcare in general and long-term care in particular are emerging as particularly volatile issues in the 2008 presidential election. More than 70 percent of respondents to a survey mentioned in this week’s news say they’re not prepared to handle either their own long-term care needs or those of a loved one. In a related story, caregivers are in desperate need of support programs and education. A new white paper issued this week reveals how your organizational peers are caring for the caregivers. Program innovation and ingenuity are called for when caregivers are frequently unwilling or unable to leave their charges alone to attend your program.