CALTCM 2021 to 2022

As we move into 2022, CALTCM would like to thank its members and partners for their support for a highly successful past year. 


CALTCM strives to be the collective medical voice of long-term care in California. We value excellent and individualized medical care, a team approach, and the integration of medical sciences with personalized care. 

CALTCM is the organization of choice for long term care physicians and other long term care professionals. As such, we exist to 1) provide quality education for long term care professionals; 2) promote effective medical leadership; 3) promote ethical delivery of care; and 4) promote the rights of patients. 

In 2021, we accomplished many things to keep us growing and supporting our members. CALTCM: 

  • Hired a new Chief Executive Officer to support our legislative efforts and bring association leadership experience to strengthen the infrastructure and expand membership. 
  • Launched our App to increase member engagement.
  • Held our signature Leadership Management Group (LMG) Training and Annual Meeting events to continue to educate our members and clinical leaders throughout the state.
  • Hosted regular COVID-19 webinars that had well over 1,000 attendees throughout the year to learn from experts and share best practices and lessons learned.

Finally, CALTCM sponsored Assembly Bill 749 (Nazarian) which requires skilled nursing facilities to contract with certified medical directors. Certification of SNF medical directors will strengthen the foundation needed to deliver better care. An enhanced understanding of medical care needs, staffing ratios, the psychology of aging and geriatric specific care comes through certification. 

AB 749 went through the entire legislative process without any “No” votes and was supported by a large coalition of advocacy and provider groups. 

CALTCM would like to thank the following groups for their support for AB 749:

  • AARP
  • CA Alliance for Retired Americans
  • CA Association of Health Facilities
  • CA Commission on Aging
  • CA Long-term Care Ombudsman Association
  • CA Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Save Our Seniors Network
  • The Geriatric Circle 

As a result of this continued growth and focus, 2021 ended with a 20 percent increase in membership.


The Mission Statement of CALTCM remains to promote quality patient care across the long-term care continuum through medical leadership and education. With our mission as our focus, CALTCM held a strategic planning process including input from our membership committees and active participation from our Board of Directors. 

This process led to three specific goals for 2022:

  • Goal #1 - Membership Goal: Promote CALTCM as the organization of choice for long term care physicians and other long term care professionals.
  • Goal #2 - Education Goal: Provide quality and timely education for long term care professionals who work with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Goal #3 - Advocacy Goal: Amplify CALTCM’s voice as the medical voice of long-term care in California.

These goals will be achieved by emphasis on engaging current and potential members through a robust committee infrastructure and continued education and advocacy efforts with the expectation of continued membership growth and impact.

Under the leadership of the Board of Directors, the Clinical Practices Committee and Education Committee, we will continue to offer our Monthly COVID-19 Webinars, LMG and CALTCM SNF 2.0® programs and fall Annual Meeting. We will also be implementing a brand new CALTCM Certificate Program to elevate the training and education for clinical leader teams. 

Under the leadership of the Board of Directors, Public Policy Committee and Delphi Groups, we will continue to advocate for quality patient care across the long-term care continuum with state and federal elected and government officials in partnership with aligned groups and association allies.

CALTCM has also identified the following policy areas in which we will focus:

  • AB 749 Implementation
  • Staffing
  • Surveys
  • COVID-19
  • Transparency
  • Strike Teams
  • Emergency Preparedness

Thanks to our members and supporters, we look forward to continued growth and success in the new year.

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