Support Those Who Help Provide In-Home CARE
CARE, Inc. is encouraging everyone to attend Disability Services Day at the State Capitol on May 1 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This important event will highlight services provided to this special population and the importance of increasing funding.
Providers across the state of Louisiana are facing dangerous staffing shortages due in part to reimbursement rates that have remained the same since 2002. With over 35,000 individuals in Louisiana relying on services in order to remain as independent as possible, it is important that the Legislature pay attention to this serious issue.
Attendees will be able to meet their legislators and voice their concern for service providers’ ability to continue helping those with disabilities receive necessary help. Participants are asked to wear white in support of those who assist people with disabilities.
While costs have risen, reimbursement has remained the same. To highlight the need for fully funding services in Louisiana, the Community Provider Association has created a petition to support those who receive services including the elderly, Waiver recipients, Support Coordinators and Group Homes.
“We are encouraging supporters to sign this important petition and post it to their social media outlets,” says CARE employee Bridgette Willson. “The more signatures, the better.”
CARE, Inc. has provided quality services since 1991. With four offices and 500 employees, it is vital we protect our clients and their families. We will be at the State Capitol in full force, and we’re looking forward to sharing our needs and educating legislators about helping the elderly and those with disabilities remain in their homes. RSVP for Disability Services Day at the Capitol on May 1 here.
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