To achieve our legislative priorities, we utilize a variety of
tactics to ensure our legislators are educated about the obstacles our clients’
and employees’ face and the urgency of increasing funding for home care. We are
grateful to our many Hearts for Home Care Ambassadors, and office employees who
have participated in these important advocacy efforts; whether you’ve met with
your legislator at a Legislative Day, helped organize a home visit or legislative
round table, or taken the time to respond to one of our several action alerts
this session, your continued advocacy is vital to achieving our goals.
Further, many of our clients have gone above and beyond in making
advocacy a priority and have articulated the obstacles, challenges, and
hardships they and their families must confront due to chronically low
reimbursement. We have shared these powerful stories directly with legislators to
educate them on the value of home care. It is important they recognized the
need for adequately funding the Medicaid, including the Private Duty Nursing
(PDN) and Personal Care Services (PCS) programs, and the various Community
Alternative and Innovation Waivers.
Introducing lawmakers to their constituents who are most directly
affected by the decisions they make is an excellent way to share their stories
and make an impact.
See below to meet several of our client advocates! If you are
interested in becoming more involved in advocacy, or have a client who is
interested in sharing their story, please contact [email protected].