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Long Term Health Care Committee

A young woman helping an elderly woman use a walker
The Long Term Care Committee of the Health Planning Council increases access to appropriate services, identifies gaps in services, and improves coordination of care.

For more information about the Long Term Care Committee, or to learn how to get involved, e-mail Betty Falcao at: bfalcao@hsctc.org







2009 Highlights

  • Completed the report Improving Outcomes for People in Tompkins County By Strengthening the Long Term Care System. This 70-page needs assessment includes current status, promising trends and recommendations for our community.
  • Started offering CDSMP - the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (Healthy Living) with Finger Lakes Independence Center and partners in nearby counties.
  • Participated in County Office for the Aging task force to increase the supply of home health aides and certified nursing assistants.
  • Led Sharing Your Wishes Coalition to encourage and support advance health care planning. Distributed over 9,000 booklets.

Current Workplan and Meeting Times

Longterm Care Health Info

The Health Planning Council (HPC) works to improve the health of Tompkins County residents. For more information, or to learn how to get involved, e-mail Beverly Chin, program director, at: bchin@hsctc.org