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
Mayor Bower has proposed legislation that would amend the Health Occupations Regulations Act (HORA). There is little in these amendments to alleviate the current healthcare workforce crisis and some provisions could actually make it worse but imposing new restrictions and more regulation on direct care workers and home health agency administrators. A virtual hearing is[…]
The Direct Care Worker Amendment Act of 2023 (B25-0565) was Introduced by Councilmember Christina Henderson, Chair of the Committee on Health on November 6, 2023. There are seven Co-Sponsors, Councilmembers Charles Allen, Brianne K. Nadeau, Matthew Frumin, Janeese Lewis George, Zachary Parker, Brooke Pinto, and Trayon White, Sr. The Coalition is eager to work with committee staff to[…]
The Coalition welcomes Dr. Ayanna Bennett as she assumes leadership of DC Health and shares our letter that was sent to the DC Council Committee on Health in July on stalled workforce reforms that could help address the direct care workforce shortage.