On May 22, 2018 representatives from Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services LLC. (Stanley Rynkiewicz, Administrator; Irene Dudley, Clinical Director; Kathleen Liggins, Private Duty Manager; Melissa Buettler RN; and Matthew Mortka, Community Liaison) went to the state capitol in Harrisburg,Pa to participate in Pennsylvania Home Care Association’s Annual Lobby Day. Pennsylvania Home Care Association otherwise known as PHA organizes an annual Lobby Day in which home health companies speak with politicians and state leaders about important issues surrounding home health from Certified Nursing Assistants, After Surgery Care to In-Home Physical Therapy and much more.
Our Philadelphia Home Care Service was one of many home health companies from all over the state that came to Harrisburg, Pa to take part in the days’ events. Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services spoke to various State and Local Politicians including State Representative Robert Godshall (R-53), State Senator John Sabatina Jr., and State Representative Mike Driscoll (D-173). Various issues were discussed including HB 1829, Medicaid reimbursement rates, and the Older Adult Protective Services Act.
Lobby Day is a great opportunity to have to ensure the decision makers hear our voice on the issues that are important (vital) to Home Health Care. Deer Meadows Home Health recognizes the importance of advocating for individuals who are unable to advocate for themselves. It was a memorable experience.