LATE ADOPTED - JANUARY 24, 2006
Agenda Item No. 31
Introduced by the Human Services Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING TRI-COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING’S LONG TERM-CARE SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY PROPOSAL
WHEREAS, thousands of people with disabilities and older Michigan citizens currently need or will need long-term care services and support to live in the community and this number is expected to grow at a rapid pace over the next three decades; and
WHEREAS, the Single Point of Entry (SPE) pilot will implement single points of entry locally and serve as visible access points for individuals seeking long-term care and will provide consumers easier access to getting the appropriate long-term care they need and allow them to become better educated about all health-care options; and
WHEREAS, Single Points of Entry agencies will have specific responsibilities and duties pertaining to consumer care which include providing consumers with information regarding options, financial determinations of eligibility, support and services available and referrals; and
WHEREAS, the Administrative Board consisting of the counties of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton and the cities of Lansing and East Lansing has approved Tri-County Office on Aging applying to become a Single Point of Entry Pilot; and
WHEREAS, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners has reviewed Tri-County Office on Aging’s workplan, and conflict of interest statement.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby supports the Tri-County Office on Aging’s application to be designated as a Single Point of Entry pilot.
HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE: Yeas: Grebner, Bahar-Cook, Hertel, Dedden,
Schor, Severino Nays: None Absent: None Approved 1/23/06