W4A's mission is to advocate at the local, state, and federal level for services and supports that enhance the lives of older adults, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers in Washington State.
W4A believes in the homecare solution and works tirelessly to promote dignified, independent living for older adults and adults with disabilities. Washington State has consistently ranked #1 in long-term care, but every voice counts! You, too, can get involved by signing up to be added to our advocacy email list. Stay up-to-date on key issues, legislation, and efforts moving forward so that you can join us in being part of the homecare solution!
2024 Legislative Session+
2023 Legislative Session+
During the 2023 legislative session, W4A remains committed to protecting the homecare solution.
Below you will find up-to-date fact sheets to use in meetings with legislators.
2022 Legislative Session+
During the 2022 legislative session, W4A will continue to promote funding to protect the homecare solution.
W4A’s legislative priorities for 2022 and related advocacy materials can be found below:
2021 Legislative Session+
During the 2021 legislative session, W4A will continue to promote funding to protect the homecare solution.
W4A’s legislative priorities for 2021 can be found below:
2020 Legislative Session+
During the 2020 legislative session, W4A will continue to promote funding to protect the home care solution.
Long-term Care Trust Act+
Long-Term Care Coalition+
The Long-Term Care Coalition is a broad and diverse alliance of aging and disability advocates, businesses, long-term care providers, labor, and consumer rights organizations formed to strengthen the long-term care system
Age Wave Coalition+
As a member of the Age Wave Coalition, W4A also shared the following issues at the 2018 Age Wave legislative candidates forums.
Past Legislative Priorities+
W4A has proudly protected the Home Care Solution since 1988.
2023 W4A & SCoA Statewide Fall Advocacy Conference+
2022 W4A & SCoA Statewide Fall Advocacy Conference+
2021 W4A & SCoA Statewide Fall Advocacy Conference+
- 2021 W4A SCoA Conference Agenda
- Speaker Bios 2021
- Bob Blancato Keynote W4A SCoAConference 2021
- Lynn Kimball Presentation W4A SCoA Conference 2021
- Bea Rector ALTSA HCBS Presentation W4A SCoA Conference 2021
- ALTSA PNA one-pager
- Duaa-Rahemaah Williams WLIHA RAP Presentation W4A SCoA Conference 2021
- Cathy MacCaul AARP Presentation W4A SCoA Conference 2021
2020 W4A & SCoA Statewide Fall Advocacy Conference+
- 2020 Agenda W4A SCoA Statewide Fall Advocacy Conference
- ALTSA Presentation
- Speaker Bios from the 2020 Conference
W4A remains committed to protecting Long-Term Care
- Recorded Conference Video
To view the video recording of the conference, with captions and chat included, please click the link above
W4A is a member of USAging, the national association of area agencies on aging. USAging's primary mission is to build the capacity of state associations so that they can help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and personal choice in their homes and communities for as long as possible.