Sen. Witkos Awarded for Efforts to Support Home Care

June 4, 2018
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Sen. Witkos was presented with the award by Matt Hallisey from Government Affairs LLC (left) and Ray Boller of BrightStar Care Home Care (right).

Deputy Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) was recently recognized for his efforts to support home care across Connecticut.

Sen. Witkos was named a 2018 Outstanding Leadership Award Recipient by the Association of Connecticut Homecare Agencies and Home Care Association of America, Connecticut. The award was presented in recognition of Sen. Witkos’ “Outstanding service and dedication in support of home care in Connecticut.”

“It is an honor to be recognized by these groups who work so hard to advocate on behalf of Connecticut’s elderly and disabled populations,” said Sen. Witkos. “Home care helps people remain as independent as possible, managing their needs at home and staying comfortably in their own communities. Helping people age comfortably in their homes is an important task Connecticut’s legislature must continue to make a priority.”

Sen. Witkos supported a bipartisan state budget this year that did not reduce funding for the CT Home Care Program. He also supported bills to establish a task force to study issues and best ways to manage publicly funded transportation for persons with disabilities, senior citizens and veterans (Special Act 18-3); to repeal the cap on Money Follows the Person to allow more Medicaid enrollees to transition to living in community based home settings (Public Act 18-99); and to establish a working group on polypharmacy and medication reconciliation to assist those who take multiple medications (Special Act 18-6).

Founded in 2002, the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) is the industry’s leading trade association – currently representing over 2,700 companies that employ more than 500,000 caregivers across the United States.

The Association of Connecticut Homecare Agencies (ACHA) was formed as the result of a grassroots effort to advocate on behalf of agencies that provide non-medical support services to individuals in their homes.