On December 18th, LeadingAge DC partnered with the DC Coalition for Long Term Care, DC Appleseed and the Age Friendly DC Villages network to engage tcomhe munity in a call to action. The special Senior Village Town Hall was well-attended and shared important insights about the critical shortage of caregiving professionals, as well as the proposed DC Direct Care Worker Amendment Act.
Today, many DC seniors and people with disabilities are going without needed care and assistance due to a severe shortage of trained and qualified direct care workers. Without caregivers, older adults and people with disabilities cannot age with dignity in their own homes or get quality care if they need in-patient rehabilitation or need to go to assisted living.
- Get the facts. Hear from seniors directed affected by the crisis
- Learn about root causes and effective solutions.
- Support the Direct Care Worker Amendment Act!
- Be an agent for change! Watch the townhall here.