The mission of the DC Coalition on Long Term Care is to expand and improve the quality of long term care programs to ensure that low-income Washington, DC residents with chronic care and/or disability needs can age in the community safely and with dignity. The Coalition not only engages with the work of federal agencies, and other District agencies, but also engages with consumers who continue to provide a unique and invaluable feedback loop for the Coalition’s advocacy in the community.
The DC Coalition brings together consumers, advocates, and health care providers to work with the District government on long-term care issues. Its mission is to expand existing, and create new, long-term care services available through Medicaid to low-income District adults with chronic health care needs. For 20 years, the Coalition has made significant progress in the District.
Improving the quality of long-term care programs since 1997
LTC News Release: 2023 Long Term Care Direct Care Workforce Survey
The DC Coalition on Long Term Care’s 2023 Long Term Care Direct Care Workforce Survey, released on February 14, shows that the direct care workforce crisis has not abated. Providers are still struggling to recruit and retain workers. The dire shortage of workers is driving up costs and reducing access to care for seniors and[…]
LTC News Release: Letter to DC Council on Home Health Aide Parking Permits
In a letter sent February 8, 2023, the DC Coalition on Long Term Care is calling on the DC Department of Transportation to reengineer ParkDC, a system to issue free parking permits to home health aides via an on-line portal. The system is supposed to help HHAs avoid parking tickets when they are working in[…]
LTC News Release: Workforce Subcommittee’s 2023 Legislative Priorities
The DC Long Term Care Coalition Workforce Subcommittee has developed its legislative priorities for 2023. We are asking the Council to take various action steps in the year ahead to increase the size of a trained, credentialed and competent Direct Care workforce. These steps include encouraging people to enter and stay in this occupation, providing[…]