LTC Meeting-Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

LTC Coalition Meeting Date and Time: October 10th, 2018; 12pm-2pm Location: Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW, Meyer Conference Room, 2ndfloor Update on DCHCF DC Care Connect, a dynamic web-based system that provides transparent care coordination and communication across the District’s home and community-based Long-Term Services, has been active for 3 months. A feedback[…]

DC Board of Nursing Meeting Recap 10/3/18

On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing assembled for its bimonthly meeting. The topics of discussion in the open session included revisions to Trained Medication Employee (TME) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) regulations. The Board discussed the standards of training for TME Master Trainers, specifically in regards to minimum academic[…]

Tackling Social Isolation Among Seniors and Issues of LGBTQ Cultural Competency in Long-Term Care Facilities

On Wednesday, September 26th2018, I attended the Office of the District of Columbia Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s (DCLTCOP) Annual Fall Forum held at the AARP Foundation. The Forum met to discuss Social Isolation among seniors and the importance of LGBTQ cultural competency within healthcare and social service professionals. I sat among a multitude of nurses, social[…]