NVTC STATUS REPORT


    • As of Wednesday, August 26, the census is 54 residents: 4 from Alexandria, 9 from Arlington, 34 from Fairfax/Falls Church, 1 from Henrico, and 6 from Prince William.
    • In the past six weeks it has been necessary to delay the discharge schedule.  This has been due to provider delays, mainly involving renovations that are necessary for licensure.  An estimated 21 or 22 planned September discharges will likely not take place until October.
    • NVTC discharge staff have been working with the providers who have been identified for current residents and with the CSB support coordinators to try to meet the existing schedule and have everyone moved out by the end of December 2015; however, there may still be individuals in residence in January 2016.
    • Nancy Mercer has moved on; her last day was this past Monday, August 24.  The plan is for Deb Smith and Deidre Harrison to co-manage Mercer’s responsibilities.
    • There are still 6 homes on campus, down from 12 in January 2012.  Management is looking to close another home but is reluctant to proceed at this time because of the delays described above.  There is a corresponding lull in the layoff process.
    • The sale of the property is still in progress; 8 engineers visited on Thursday, August 27.  Joe understands that the due date for all bids is September 1.
    • Because of the delays, some residents may need a second SIS.  NVTC staff are working with Ascend to make sure that regulations specific to Virginia are fully understood.
    • The Special Joint Subcommittee will meet at NVTC on Wednesday, September 2.  The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. and is expected to run until 3:00 p.m.  There will be 30 minutes for public comment.
    • NVTC will hold job fairs for staff on September 9 and 10 with 23 vendors in attendance.
    • AdvoServ expects to open the first of the two houses it is renovating during October.
    • Turnover has been low as a result of the retention bonus, which Joe estimates to have been 88%-92% successful.  Since last fall, leave time has been limited to two weeks.
    • Providers have been invited to have their staff visit NVTC and shadow individuals as they are served by clinical staff, psychologists, and direct care staff.  This is an expensive process but will pay off in the long run in avoidance of crises related to the residents’ transitions to new settings.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:


To: Members, DBHDS Settlement Agreement Stakeholder Group
Cc: Interested Parties
The next DBHDS Settlement Agreement Stakeholder Group is being held on: 
Wednesday September 30th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Henrico Community Services Board       
10299 Woodman Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060 in Conference Room C
Agenda to follow will be shared closer to the meeting date
The meeting is open to the public. There will be an opportunity for public comment at each meeting. A signup sheet will be available prior to the start of the meeting.