Long Term Care Coordination Council Committees


The work of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council is largely accomplished by its committees. All meetings are open to the public and held in accessible locations. For more information regarding the following committees or the Long Term Care Coordinating Council call 703-324-2051; TTY 711 or e-mail us.

Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Committee focuses on the following areas:

  • Legislative: The focus is on the state level and occasionally federal by recommending to the LTCCC legislative initiatives or advocacy positions for the Council
  • Budgets: The committee will review and make recommendations for advocacy in response to state and Fairfax County budgets in areas that affect Long Term Care
  • The committee will lead and assist the LTCCC to develop and to maintain relationships with Board of Supervisor (BOS) members (i.e. LTCCC talking points for informational and budget meetings)
  • Request and receive input from the LTCCC Committees on legislative initiatives or advocacy
  • Include LTCCC representatives from boards, commissions and authorities on the committee and/or request their input on legislative initiatives, advocacy positions, and agendas

Housing

The Housing Committee promotes livable communities for all ages and abilities. Its priorities are to develop policies and recommend programs that:

  • Assure affordability and choice
  • Provide supportive services
  • Promote accessible design
  • Connect individuals to their communities and family

Mobility and Transportation

The Mobility and Transportation Committee supports creating a multi-modal transportation system in the Fairfax Area that affords personal independence, choice and full participation by all individuals regardless of age, disability or economic status. It is a combined committee of the Disability Services Board and the Long Term Care Coordinating Council. The committee’s priorities:

  • Promote funded studies for transit improvements that meet committee’s stated goal above
  • Advocate for improved access in transportation programs and infrastructure across the region
  • Encourage government and community-based organizations to utilize best practices in mobility management

Coordination of Medical and Social Services

The Coordination of Medical and Social Services Committee develops projects that expand the range of choice and access to medical and social services and social participation for all adults regardless of age, disability or life experience. The committee has undertaken these current initiatives:

  • Survey stakeholders about what they need in order to better coordinate medical and social services
  • Develop an information presentation on the positive effect of coordinated medical and social services
  • Build a coalition of long term care healthcare and social service providers and users

Services for Seniors

The Services for Seniors Committee identifies gaps in services for older adults and develops solutions. Following are six priorities of the committee:

  • Develop options, services, and networks within communities for older adults who choose to stay living in their homes to age in their community instead of moving away
  • Promote intergenerational interconnectedness between organizations that serve youth and older adults
  • Use social media to educate the public about accessing information and services for older adults
  • Provide public awareness of issues that impact people who are transitioning into retirement or new careers. Develop and make known the resources that facilitate the transition
  • Reduce discrimination against elders in the community and in the work force, while providing education about their special needs
  • Study the needs of frail elders and those with mental health issues in order to ascertain if their needs are being addressed

Young Adults With Disabilities

The Committee for Young Adults with Disabilities identifies gaps in services and develops solutions for those gaps. Currently the committee has identified the following four priorities:

  • Expand and develop programs for young adults with disabilities with a focus on collaboration among community-based organizations
  • Develop a public awareness campaign to educate the funder community about the needs of young adults with disabilities after they graduate from high school
  • Develop a policy statement supporting a system that ensures services for all people with disabilities
  • Collaborate with first responders to implement effective intervention methods when encountering young adults with disabilities in crisis

 


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