Long Term Care Council
What is the Long Term Care Council (LTCC)?
It is required that each NY Connects Agency maintains a Long-Term Care Council (LTCC). Which is a group of individuals representing stakeholders who are serving Washington County residents. Whose responsibilities are to continuously build and maintain a collaborative network to advance the Point of Entry (POE) and maintain coordination within the local long-term care system. The council will function in an advisory capacity. Meetings for the LTCC will be held on a quarterly basis, dates can be found on the right side of the screen.
What will it look like?
The Washington-Warren-Hamilton Long Term Care Council is made up of consumers, caregivers, providers, advocates, government representatives (AAA Directors, DSS Commissioners), and key stakeholders (including Independent Living Centers).
Mandated members include:
- DSS Commissioner
- OFA Director
- Membership must be representative of the community it serves. Potential members include but are not limited to:
- Early Intervention Programs
- Nursing Homes
- Adult Care and Assisted Living Facilities
- Community Agencies serving the LTC needs of the community
- Church Communities
- Senior Housing
- Educational System
- Others may be identified
What is the role of the LTCC?
The Council comes together to analyze the local long-term services and support system, identify gaps, duplication and barriers in the system and make recommendations for improvement. The Council uses their findings to work toward a system that is more streamlined, efficient, and responsive to helping individuals remain at home and in the community.
Specific Activities of the LTCC include:
- Monitoring POE service gaps and working with appropriate partners to address them.
- Ensure that consumers are represented on the council
- Address and help plan for needs unique to our community
- Have an active role in the service evaluation process with consumer input
- Develop new resources to assist or enhance the LTC system including plans for overcoming barriers
- Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with policy makers and funding organizations
- Keep in mind that LTC choices tend to be made in a crisis mode
- A need to think beyond the medical model