Our Beneficiary for 2016:
The Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
Founded in 1939, the mission of the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home is to provide extraordinary health and life care services to low and modest income seniors of the District of Columbia, empowering them to live their lives to the fullest. The Home is, in fact, the only long term care facility in Washington, DC exclusively caring for poor elders. We embrace the vision of our founders by striving to be a champion for economically disadvantaged seniors of the nation's capital, working to alleviate their hardships where we can and always doing so in a manner which recognizes their self-worth and promotes their dignity and independence. The Home is licensed by the District of Columbia as a community residential facility (CRF), an assisted living residence (ALR), and a skilled nursing facility (SNF). As well, the SNF is certified by the Federal government as a provider of health care eligible for reimbursement via Medicare and Medicaid. The Home is also recognized as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service.
For over 75 years, the Home has been unique in the DC elder care community in that it becomes a stable home for its residents, where being displaced because of poverty, age, and illnesses need no longer be feared. Improving the enjoyment of life as well as the physical/mental functioning of our residents underlies all the decisions we make as we strive to ensure that we enhance both their quality and quantity of living. According to the “Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan 2014-2017” report issued by the Office of the Mayor in December 2014, 14% of DC residents age 65 and older live in poverty compared to 9% across the rest of the nation. In any given year, 70% or more of those we serve are at or below the poverty level, with the remaining falling into the low income category. These are staggering statistics and reinforce the importance of the Home’s place in the aging services network here in the District now and in the future. With the support of private individuals, foundations, and corporations, the Home will continue to secure the lives of those citizens of the nation’s capital often forgotten.
A history of outstanding service to the District of Columbia.
5425 Western Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20015