Sep 1, 2021
As the CEO of National Association for Home Care and Hospice, Bill Dombi is a prominent supporter of the Choose Home Care Act of 2021 – a piece of federal legislation that would expand Medicare coverage of in-home health care services.
Addressing the relative lack of home care alternatives to nursing facilities has become a rallying cry for lawmakers and advocates alike in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But even Dombi, whose organization represents a variety of home-based care providers, believes that true reform will only happen with a comprehensive approach that both bolsters home care options and revolutionizes the traditional nursing home.
Instead of looking at home health expansion as a threat, Dombi asserts, operators of nursing homes and other communal settings should see spectrum-wide reform as a significant opportunity – to provide better care for elders, to support and develop a stronger and more durable caregiving workforce, and to invest in the health of their businesses throughout the ever-changing pandemic landscape.
Learn more about the Choose Home bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/2562?s=1&r=5
Learn more about the National Association for Home Care and Hospice: https://www.nahc.org/
Show notes/call to action: Learn more about The Green House Project: www.thegreenhouseproject.org