The Hearts for Home Care (H4HC) Ambassador role is a voluntary assignment for BAYADA office employees who are interested in going above and beyond for their staff and clients through advocacy. The H4HC Ambassador serves as the point of contact between the BAYADA Government Affairs Office (GAO) and the Ambassador’s home office. Ambassadors’ primary responsibility is to develop and foster relationships with their local legislators through meetings and home visits. These meetings ensure that our state decisionmakers are educated on home care and understand the immense impact our industry has on their constituents. Most legislators are not familiar with home care, so the more we tell them about our staff and clients, the more likely they are to support reimbursement rate increases and other policies favorable to home care. Additionally, top Ambassadors are recognized at our yearly Ambassador Awards trip, and all Ambassadors get exclusive invitations to fundraisers and other events throughout the year.
GAO’s goal is to have at least one Ambassador per office in both Rhode Island and New York. It is vital that someone can communicate updates and initiatives during staff meetings from our H4HC team to your colleagues and educate local legislators about home care and the issues we and our clients face daily. If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, email Mike Sokoloski to learn more about the program and our bi-monthly onboarding Zoom for new Ambassadors.
Can’t commit? Even if you are not interested in becoming an Ambassador at this time, all staff, clients, and supporters of home care are encouraged to join Hearts for Home Care and like our Hearts for Home Care Facebook Page to stay up-to-date on client stories, legislative accomplishments, and home care news.