Function and Scope - Long Term Care
The Long Term Care Council will:
- Provide leadership and serve as the catalyst in the implementation of the Long Term Care Strategic Plan.
- Educate funders and policy makers on long term care needs and advocate for solutions of unmet needs.
- Develop a structure for an ongoing, nonprofit, collaborative organization in the Fairfax Community to facilitate the implementation of the Strategic Plan.
- Provide a mechanism for government agencies, nonprofits, for profits, educational institutions and businesses in our community to develop a shared vision for long term care and to enhance service delivery
The Council will meet bi-monthly and will be charged with:
- Establishing guiding principles for the role of the community, the private sector, and local government in the provision of long term care services.
- Determining the most appropriate structure to support the implementation of the strategic plan.
- Developing a work plan to include action steps and time lines to implement the strategies of the Long Term Care Task Force.
- Setting priorities and recommending both long term and short term strategies.
- Developing new initiatives and seeking resources, grants, and other non-County funding.
- Facilitating the collaboration and coordination among long term care providers and fostering public and private partnerships.
- Facilitating the development of standards of practice for quality long term care service delivery and assisting with evaluation of services and disseminating the results.
Periodic reports on status, interim findings and recommendations will be provided to the Board of Supervisors for consideration.
Structure of the Long Term Care Council
Members of the Council will be appointed and or/confirmed by the Board
Membership will be comprised of one citizen from each of the following: Commission on Aging, Advisory Social Services Board, Health Care Advisory Board, Disability Services Board, Community Services Board, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and the Human Services Council. Other members will include representatives from the Long Term Task Force, consumers, advocacy and community organizations, educational institutions, local businesses and corporations, and the Cities of Falls Church and Fairfax.
Composition of the Council
Representatives from Boards, Authorities, and Commissions:
- Disability Services Board (DSB)
- Advisory Social Services Board (ASSB)
- Human Services Council (HSC)
- Health Care Advisory Board (HCAB)
- Community Services Board (CSB)
- Commission on Aging (COA)
- Fairfax County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (FCHRA)
- Senior Leaders
- Disability Community Leaders
- Members of the Long Term Care Task Force
- Assisted Living
- Inova Hospital System
- Home Health Agency
- George Mason University
- Northern Virginia Community College
Deputy County Executive for Human Services
Falls Church City
Human Service Representative
Human Service Representative
Staff from the various Human Service Agencies and the various community agencies involved in Long Term Care will support the Council along with one staff specifically dedicated to manage this effort.