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
In 2019, the DC Board of Nursing approved new certification standards for medication aides (MA-C). MA-Cs are CNAs and HHAs who have received additional training and have been certified to administer medications under the supervision of an RN or LPN. The DC Coalition for Long-term Care, Subcommittee on Workforce Development surveyed providers across the LTSS[…]
During the pandemic, testing and training for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) was shut down for months. To meet staffing needs, the Board of Nursing granted waivers allowing health care entities to hire CNAs and HHAS who were licensed in other jurisdictions. Those waivers have ended and based upon a survey[…]
LTC News Release: District Leaders Must Address the Growing Shortage of Direct Care Workers for Residents in Need of Long-Term Care
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2021 District Leaders Must Address the Growing Shortage of Direct Care Workers for Residents in Need of Long-Term Care A broad coalition of providers, advocates and consumers led by LeadingAgeDC, the DC HealthCare Association (DCHCA), the DC Home Health Association, DC Appleseed, the[…]