Strategy Task Force Report
The Long Term Care Task Force recommends the establishment of a Long Term Care Council. The Council would provide oversight and leadership to the coordinated and collaborative efforts needed to implement the Task Force’s recommended strategies for improving long term care and supportive services in Fairfax County, while ensuring ongoing assessment of needs for long term care in our community.
This Long Term Care Council would include representatives from each of the boards, authorities, and commissions that currently work on long term care issues as part of their overall responsibilities as well as consumers and representatives from local advocacy and support organizations. It would be endorsed by the Board of Supervisors and be supported by County staff. The Long Term Care Council would meet at least quarterly and would be charged with:
- Developing a work plan in cooperation with County staff for action steps needed to implement the recommended strategies of the Long Term Care Task Force.
- Improving the collaboration and coordination among County staff and the various boards, commissions, etc., to ensure that they work together to improve long term care.
- Overseeing the implementation of the recommendations of the Long Term Care Task Force and reporting to the community and the Board of Supervisors the progress being made.
- Developing new initiatives and updating the recommendations, as appropriate.
- Working with the private provider community to accomplish these objectives and seeking resources, grants and other non-County funding as appropriate.
- Exploring the feasibility of developing an independent public/private partnership that would collaborate on long term care issues, and oversee the implementation of some of the Task Force recommendations, particularly strategies related to development of the long term care work force.
- Establishing guiding principles for the role of local government, the private sector and the community in the provision of long term care services.