Submitted by Tara Montague, Manager, NJ Client and Family Advocacy(GAO)
Government Affairs Office Director Louise Lindenmeier and I have visited with over 28 offices so far this year, to talk about client and family advocacy and Hearts for Home Care. Response from the service offices has been overwhelmingly positive and the stories shared by the offices inspire me more every day. BAYADA employees have begun to identify clients who have an interest in advocacy and are reaching out to connect them to our new Client and Family Advocacy program. We are using this client base to help advocate to our legislators and share their stories through different media and settings.