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HEARTS FOR HOME CARE

A BAYADA Community Supporting Quality Care at Home

HOME HEALTH CARE ADVOCACY AND YOU

Hearts for Home care (H4HC) is an advocacy organization made up of thousands of home care recipients, their friends and family members, and home care professionals concerned about the challenges facing home care today. Our advocacy in health care continues to push towards the ultimate goal: to improve the entire home care ecosystem and to make it more sustainable, particularly for children and older people with complex needs.

We do this by sharing our voices with politicians, media, and key decisionmakers on a variety of issues home care faces.

WHAT IS HOME CARE?

More than 12 million Americans receive home care each year, with that number projected to climb as our population grows older and people are discharged from hospitals quicker and sicker. So what exactly is home care and who does it serve?

Home care is specialized health and social services provided to individuals where they live, keeping them safe and independent in the comfort of their own homes. Recipients often include older Americans, children and adults of any age who are disabled or recuperating from injury, and the chronically or terminally ill. Services can meet a broad scope of needs such as ongoing medical, nursing, social or therapeutic treatments, and assistance with essential daily activities like bathing, toileting, and eating.

Advocating for Joey has empowered me.

As mothers of medically fragile children… when there is an oppurtunity to show an elected official how important this care is, that story paints a picture that a million facts and statistics cannot.

Kateri Morton, Delaware mom and home care advocate
This pandemic ought to serve as illustration for the state of how important home care is in keeping vulnerable and medically-complex children like Massiah at home.
LaToya Martin, Delaware mom and home care advocate
We need to do more to make sure that we’re getting these families the care that they need and they deserve, and to support our home healthcare workers through that.
Sarah McBride, Delaware State Senator

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WHY IS ADVOCACY ESSENTIAL?

Despite the fact that many people in government and regulatory positions agree that home health care is a cost-effective, patient-preferred solution, it continues to be prioritized below institutional care. Not investing in home care will decrease the supply of qualified workers, increase turnover, and compromise the quality of home care services.

That’s why we created the Hearts for Home care program. The more voices in support of home care, the better we can protect the industry and the millions of US residents in need of this care. If politicians, media, and key decision makers aren’t aware of the challenges facing home care today–and the essential benefit it provides to our most vulnerable populations—they won’t be part of the solution.

But when organizations like H4HC advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves, change for the better can happen: new laws are drafted and policies are amended to strengthen support of these important services. Advocacy raises awareness and gets things done, which is why these activities are so essential.

There’s a trio of important issues H4HC is battling today. These include:

  • Low reimbursement rates
  • Caregiver recruitment and retention
  • Care access for our loved ones

We invite you to be a Heart for Home Care today, and join us in the fight to give home care the attention and support it deserves. Join today to help us make a better tomorrow.

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#H4HC 2022 Ambassador of Year: Fredy VillarealFredy has been a passionate ambassador for years. He is dedicated to mentoring others and continuing to learn himself. He is constantly encouraging his teams to become involved in advocacy, setting an example of how our collective advocacy efforts are an essential element at BAYADA Home Health Care.Fredy's outstanding leadership and diligence was monumental to securing much-needed state funding increases in NJ’s 2021 budget cycle. 👏 #H4HCAmbassador ... See MoreSee Less
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#H4HC 2022 Ambassador of Year: Karen FittonKaren started with BAYADA Home Health Care Boston, MA - Skilled Nursing in January 2019 and immediately began advocating for the needs of her clients, families, and field staff. Her passion is evident in all that she undertakes—while juggling the many demands of her role as service office director, she always takes time to engage staff and clients in advocacy efforts.Karen knows the value of storytelling and how the human interest aspect encourages legislators to take action. 💪 ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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In just 10 days, we will be celebrating our annual Ambassadors of the Year Awards in Washington D.C.! We are thrilled to be back in person and better than ever honoring a few very special home care advocates.To kick off our celebration, #h4hc will be highlighting each of our winners who have exemplified outstanding advocacy efforts on behalf of BAYADA Home Health Care clients and field staff. Thank you to ALL your hard work towards bettering the entire home care ecosystem! ❤️ #advocacymatters ... See MoreSee Less
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Here's how YOU can help STOP the proposed cuts to Medicare home health services:👉 Sign up on our website to become a H4HC advocate: ms.spr.ly/6183dDvx5👉 Take action by sending a pre-written email to your legislators asking them to support legislation to STOP these cuts: ms.spr.ly/6184dDvxg ... See MoreSee Less
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Storytelling is the most powerful way to facilitate legislative change.Data, numbers, and facts are certainly an important part of the advocacy process, but they don't tell the real-life experiences that YOU face every single day.Become a Hearts for Home Care Advocate today, so your voice can give life to our advocacy efforts. 💪 Sign up here: ms.spr.ly/6183dBUUf ... See MoreSee Less
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#H4HC 2022 Ambassador of Year: Fredy VillarealFredy has been a passionate ambassador for years. He is dedicated to mentoring others and continuing to learn himself. He is constantly encouraging his teams to become involved in advocacy, setting an example of how our collective advocacy efforts are an essential element at BAYADA Home Health Care.Fredy's outstanding leadership and diligence was monumental to securing much-needed state funding increases in NJ’s 2021 budget cycle. 👏 #H4HCAmbassador ... See MoreSee Less
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#H4HC 2022 Ambassador of Year: Karen FittonKaren started with BAYADA Home Health Care Boston, MA - Skilled Nursing in January 2019 and immediately began advocating for the needs of her clients, families, and field staff. Her passion is evident in all that she undertakes—while juggling the many demands of her role as service office director, she always takes time to engage staff and clients in advocacy efforts.Karen knows the value of storytelling and how the human interest aspect encourages legislators to take action. 💪 ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
In just 10 days, we will be celebrating our annual Ambassadors of the Year Awards in Washington D.C.! We are thrilled to be back in person and better than ever honoring a few very special home care advocates.To kick off our celebration, #h4hc will be highlighting each of our winners who have exemplified outstanding advocacy efforts on behalf of BAYADA Home Health Care clients and field staff. Thank you to ALL your hard work towards bettering the entire home care ecosystem! ❤️ #advocacymatters ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Here's how YOU can help STOP the proposed cuts to Medicare home health services:👉 Sign up on our website to become a H4HC advocate: ms.spr.ly/6183dDvx5👉 Take action by sending a pre-written email to your legislators asking them to support legislation to STOP these cuts: ms.spr.ly/6184dDvxg ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Storytelling is the most powerful way to facilitate legislative change.Data, numbers, and facts are certainly an important part of the advocacy process, but they don't tell the real-life experiences that YOU face every single day.Become a Hearts for Home Care Advocate today, so your voice can give life to our advocacy efforts. 💪 Sign up here: ms.spr.ly/6183dBUUf ... See MoreSee Less
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