Louisville, Ky. – September 17, 2018 – Signature HealthCARE’s legislative arm is connecting with local, state and federal elected officials advocating on issues most affecting our seniors. Of Signature’s 17,000 stakeholders, many choose to support the company’s lobbying arm, Protect Seniors Now.
By supporting and holding dialogue with elected officials, Protect Seniors Now strives to elevate the voices of nursing home residents on issues most affecting them. With over 10 million Americans in need of long-term care and assistance with daily activities, the industry accounts for over 13 million jobs nationwide.
“Our residents were once the voice, parent, or caregiver for others, and now it’s our turn to serve them,” Kathy Gallin, Signature HealthCARE’s Director of Legislative Affairs, said. “It’s important that our state and federal lawmakers know the personal stories of the people who depend on our care.”
Because of Signature HealthCARE’s advocacy, state legislatures in both Georgia and Florida have passed increases in the personal needs allowance. Earlier this year, Signature HealthCARE of Tower Road presented state Senator Michael “Doc” Rhett with a plaque of appreciation celebrating the state’s approval increasing the monthly personal needs allowance for Georgia nursing home residents.