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The Adult Family Home
Training Network

Apply Today

1) Register for the online application portal (below)

2) You will receive an email, follow the emailed instructions to create a password

3) Login to the application portal

4) Create a new application for your current staff or newly hired staff (hire date cannot be farther than 2 weeks away)

- Select trainings for this applicant

- Save the new application

5) View the application in the My Applications tab

6) Edit the application (using the Edit/Delete button to the right of the application in the list)

7) Logout

We will no longer be able to accept the manual applications.

Please resubmit the application via the new online portal.

If you are submitting applications for the first time, register here:

If you are already a registered user, please click here to log in:

Goal

To assist eligible adult family homes to recruit, train, and retain new, qualified long-term care workers. A portion of the training benefit negotiated for adult family homes in the collective bargaining agreement between the Adult Family Home Council (the Authorized Bargaining Agent) and the State of Washington will be used to provide a sponsorship benefit to cover the cost of the training necessary for a sponsored individual to:

  1. become certified as a Home Care Aide (HCA) or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and/or

  2. complete selected approved trainings to further long-term care worker professional and career development

This sponsorship benefit will also be used to reimburse an eligible adult family home with a stipend to ensure sponsored individuals are paid while they complete the training to become certified as an HCA or CNA.

Eligibility

Objective

  1. Provide the required training that results in certification as an HCA or CNA and/or selected approved trainings to further long-term care worker professional and career development to at least 125-150 sponsored individuals of eligible adult family homes by June 30, 2023. 

  2. Provide these trainings through multiple modalities by training companies approved by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) or the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC).

  3. Provide these trainings in multiple communities and regions throughout Washington State.

  4. Provide and facilitate equal opportunities through an intentional and inclusive selection process to train individuals to ensure a talented and diverse workforce.

  1. Only Medicaid-contracted adult family homes are eligible to participate in the pilot program. Depending on the availability of funds, the amount of the sponsorship benefit may be determined based upon the eligible adult family home’s Medicaid occupancy.

  2. Eligible adult family homes can apply to receive benefits under this program to cover the cost of training for new or current employees they agree to sponsor and who are committed to completing one or more of the following qualifying trainings:

    • HCA Certification Training + Testing—75 hours (WAC 388-112A-0080)

    • Specialty Training (WACs 388-112A-0490 and 388-112A-0495)

    • Nurse Delegation Core and Special Focus on Diabetes (WAC 388-112A-0550)

    • HCA Pre-Prometric Test Refresher

    • CNA Certification Training + Testing—100 hours (RCW 18.88A, WAC 246-841)

    • HCA/CNA Alternative Bridge Program

    • Adult Family Home Administrator Training

  3. Eligible adult family homes can apply to receive reimbursement under this program with a stipend to ensure new or current employees they agree to sponsor are paid during the time it takes to complete one or more of the following qualifying trainings:​

    • HCA Certification Training + Testing and application fees, if applicable—75 hours (WAC 388-112A-0080)​

    • CNA Certification Training + Testing and application fees, if applicable—100 hours (RCW 18.88A, WAC 246-841)

  4. Given the current availability of funds, more than one sponsored individual may be accepted into the program from each eligible adult family home. As the program grows, should we approach our funding capacity, acceptance into the program may become limited based upon established priorities to ensure equal access to the program for all eligible adult family homes.

  5. Individuals not currently employed by adult family homes but committed to completing the required training and becoming certified as HCAs or CNAs may be accepted into the program. They will be placed in a pool of applicants to be matched with eligible adult family homes looking to hire caregivers and willing to sponsor applicants.

  6. For eligible adult family homes looking to hire caregivers and willing to sponsor applicants, the Adult Family Home Training Network will assist in outreach and recruitment.

Application Process

  1. An eligible adult family home seeking to hire and/or train a worker may apply for acceptance into the pilot program by completing a “Adult Family Home Sponsorship Application” found on The Long-Term Care Foundation website (www.longtermcarefoundationwa.org).

  2. An eligible individual currently employed by or seeking employment with an eligible adult family home may apply for acceptance into the pilot program by completing a “Individual Application” found on The Long-Term Care Foundation website (www.longtermcarefoundationwa.org).

  3. Applications will be reviewed by The Long-Term Care Foundation staff, and applicants will be selected based on goals and eligibility requirements for the program as well as the availability of funds.

Payment Process

  1. An eligible adult family home seeking to hire and/or train a worker may apply for acceptance into the pilot program by completing a “Adult Family Home Sponsorship Application” found on The Long-Term Care Foundation website (www.longtermcarefoundationwa.org).

  2. An eligible individual currently employed by or seeking employment with an eligible adult family home may apply for acceptance into the pilot program by completing a “Individual Application” found on The Long-Term Care Foundation website (www.longtermcarefoundationwa.org).

  3. Applications will be reviewed by The Long-Term Care Foundation staff, and applicants will be selected based on goals and eligibility requirements for the program as well as the availability of funds.

Tracking, Reporting, and Follow-up

We consider working with you in the Training Network to be a partnership.  We will provide funding and ongoing support.  We need you to inform us of the following:

  • When training has been completed

  • When the DOH application has been submitted

  • When the Prometric or Credentia exam has been scheduled

  • When you are having any issues with the training school, submitting the DOH application, Prometric, or Credentia, etc.

  • Please let us know right away if you or are unable to attend a class or need to drop out for any reason! 

Questions, Additional Information

If you have any questions or would like additional information about this training network, please contact our Workforce Development Specialists:

Zenaida Almodovar, zenaida@ltcfwa.org

or

Tiffany Kalegi, tiffany@ltcfwa.org.

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