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Coalition to Protect Senior Care Applauds Senate Finance Health Subcommittee Hearing on Long Term Care Improvement as Part of Broad Health Care Reform
Date:3/26/2009

inted to the need to stimulate jobs growth in the long term care sector in order to improve patient care and help stimulate economic recovery efforts, noting that direct care workers in skilled nursing facilities are already challenged with staffing shortages -- 110,000 nationwide -- and that these facilities, particularly in rural communities, are often the largest local employer in a community.

"We appreciate the importance of this subcommittee hearing focusing on long term care reform needs, and the promise it holds for developing long term care improvements in future plans," added Porter. "We hope that policymakers will join us in making quality care for seniors a priority, by supporting reforms that maintain adequate funding and fill vital long term care positions."

The Coalition to Protect Senior Care consists of the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN); the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA); the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC); the National Rural Health Association (NRHA); the American Association of Nurse Executives (AANEX); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); the American Society of Health Care Administration Executives (ASHCAE); the American Health Care Association (AHCA); the American Health Quality Association (AHQA); the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL); the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA); the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care; the Coalition of Women in Long Term Care (COWL); and the Nurse Executive Council.


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