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California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports Guiding Principles

The Aging Services Collaborative of Santa Clara County recently reaffirmed its endorsement of the California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports Guiding Principles.

The Collaborative Endorses a System of Long-Term Services and Supports Based on the following Ten Principles:

  1. Dignity: The services are grounded in respect for the person who uses them and are driven by the preferences of that person.

  2. Choice: Access to all types of services is provided on an equal footing.

  3. Flexibility: The services are comprehensive and flexible enough to meet changing needs and incorporate new modes of service and supports.

  4. Quality: Public funding and oversight that values and rewards  high-quality care.

  5. Legality: The services are consisten with the legal rights of individual who use them.

  6. Cultural Competence: The services are appropriate and responsive to the needs of unserved and underserved populations.

  7. Accessiblity: The services and information about them are easy to locate and use and are physically and programmatically accessible.

  8. Affordibility: The services are cost-effective for the person and the system.

  9. Inclusive: The system recognizes and supports the crucial role of high-quality paid and unpaid caregivers, including family caregivers, and emphasizes the importance of workforce development and training.

  10. Independence: The services support maximum independence, full social integration and quality of life.

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