Calls to Action on the Home Care & Hospice TV Network
December 7, 2015 08:20 AM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Home Care & Hospice TV Network recently released two new videos featuring Jane Kelly, Executive Director of the Kansas Home Care Association and Chairman of the Forum of State Associations for NAHC, and Nicholas Oliver, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care and Vice Chairman of the Forum of State Associations for NAHC.
Jane Kelly’s video (available here) is a call to action to hear from the 2016 presidential candidates regarding their stances on important home care and hospice issues. Kelly cited a recent proposal by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to support family caregivers (for more information about the proposal, see previous NAHC Report article here). Kelly explained that NAHC has asked other presidential candidates to discuss how they would support caregivers and the role of home care and hospice in Medicare and Medicaid. “We feel this is vital, important discussion with any candidate,” Kelly said.
For specific questions to direct to presidential candidates on home care and hospice issues, see previous NAHC Report article here.
Nicholas Oliver’s video (available here) is a call to action to all NAHC provider members to encourage them to invite their elected officials to participate in a home care visit during the holiday season. Oliver explained this is a compelling way to inform Congress about the importance of home care and hospice for the ill, aged, and disabled. A prominent example of how effective these visits can be, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Chair of the Senate Aging Committee, has said that accompanying a home care visit was a transformative experience and made her a passionate advocate for home care and hospice.
For more information about asking your members of Congress to go on home care visits, see previous NAHC Report article here.