Long-Term Care Day at the General Assembly – Virginia

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Please Join AARP Virginia at our

Long-Term Care Day at the General Assembly

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


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!

Fairfax Bus

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

AARP Virginia’s

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.

Our Goal:

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

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