Long-Term Care Day at the General Assembly – Virginia
Please Join AARP Virginia at our
Long-Term Care Day at the General Assembly
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
*** RESERVE YOUR FREE SEAT ON THE BUS TODAY ***
Join AARP Virginia as we rally to support initiatives to improve the
long-term care system in Virginia. Use your voice to let our elected
representatives know that we have the power to make it better!
7:30 a.m. Depart Reston
In front of the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Reston Town Center
Arlington / Alexandria Bus
7:30 a.m. Depart Alexandria
First Baptist Church 2932 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
Complimentary muffins, coffee, and a movie on the bus
10:00 a.m. Kick-Off Rally
The Bell Tower on Capitol Square in Richmond
10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Visit with Legislators in Their Offices
1:00 p.m. Depart Richmond
(Complimentary boxed lunch provided on the bus)
Help AARP Virginia expand long-term care services
and improve the quality of life for Virginians 50+.
To sign up for a fun and powerful day and to reserve your seat on the bus,
send an email with your name and phone number to: [email protected]
or call Linda Britt at 703-435-5229
Please include your telephone number when RSVPing
Deadline to RSVP is January 17, 2006
Long-Term Care Campaign for Consumer Choice
AARP Virginia is in its third year of a multi-year campaign to improve the long-term care system in the Commonwealth. We are advocating for consumer choice in Virginia’s long-term care system so that you can direct where, when and how you receive long-term care services so you have control of where you will spend the rest of your life.
We have identified the following building blocks for system change that will allow those in need of long-term care to live independently with dignity, control and choice.
Building Blocks for Improving Long-Term Care in Virginia
Access should be readily available in a comprehensive, consumer-friendly system of information, counseling and eligibility assessment.
Services should include a variety of options to include support for families and friends caring for individuals with long-term care needs in their homes.
Quality of long-term care services should include:
· quality assurance programs
· customer satisfaction surveys and quality reports on provider services
· provider recruitment and retention methods to satisfy demand for services across the state
Financing to include educational programs for citizens to help them plan for their potential long-term care service needs.
All Virginians will have access to a consumer-friendly long-term care system with simple, understandable information about appropriate long-term care services available at crucial times and appropriate health and supportive services when they need them and where they need them.
Amber B. Nightingale
AARP Virginia | Associate State Director, Community Outreach
707 East Main Street, Suite 910 | Richmond, VA 23219
703.931.0758 Office | 703.622.8806 Cell | 703.931.0893 Fax