Notes from the Private Duty Advisory Council

NAHC’s Private Duty Advisory Council monthly meeting, on Wednesday, September 21,  featured an update on NAHC’s advocacy efforts as well as potential policies being monitored from Co-chair Brittnei Salerno of La Jolla Nurses Homecare and Executive Director of Private Duty at NAHC Kristen Wheeler. Included among those are:

  1. S. 2210 /HR 4131Better Care Better Jobs Act
  2. HR 2898Home Care Services for Seniors Act
  3. HR 2954Enhancing American Retirement Act
  4. HR 4826Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
  5. HR 6000CURES 2.0 Act
  6. S. 2562Choose Home Care Act of 2021
  7. HR 5094Nursing Home Workforce Support and Expansion Act of 2021
  8. HR 1909Citizenship for Essential Workers Act

Council member Jeff Salter of Caring Senior Service shared his experience at last week’s Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. NAHC hosted well over of 80 attendees representing 27 states that met in person and virtually with over 150 individual congressional meetings. Further Council discussion included NAHC’s collaborative efforts on the Home Care Workforce Action Alliance, which launches meetings of the four individual workgroups focused on home care aides and nurses next week, as well as NAHC’s upcoming Annual Conference & Expo.