Submitted by Rick Hynick, Director, Client and Family Advocacy
I was recently accompanying a mother and her daughter who require home care services to the state Capitol to meet with elected officials about a rate increase, to help attract more nurses to home care as the mother/daughter team are in urgent need of help. As we went from one meeting to another, I kept thinking about how much I admired the mother for her determination as she needed to push her daughter’s wheelchair everywhere we went. As we neared the office location of our last meeting, we encountered a set of stairs and a wheelchair lift that was not functioning. Instead of not attending the meeting, the mother accepted help from another person and we worked together to get the family beyond the obstacle and to the meeting where much success was encountered.