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 firstname.lastname@example.org.