News from Self-Directed PA Services

Addressing Barriers to In-Home Services

The Idaho Association of Home Care Agencies has been extremely busy and many members have been to the capitol building meeting with representatives urging them to vote for the increase in rates for in-home care. From our meetings we are aware that we have strong support, but you never know until the actual vote.

Our lobbyists, Charlotte Cunnington and Jeremy Chou have been instrumental in setting up meetings to education representatives on how home care agencies are a cheaper means of helping people who need assistance. Keeping our aged and disabled out of hospitals and institutions is much less expensive than a home setting.

Specifically we are looking to increase the Personal Assistant provider rate funding to $10.49M in federal funding for fiscal year 2023. The hearing is set for March 4th during the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee Meeting.

If you would like to contact your legislators, take the time to personalize your message with your own examples and stories that paint the picture of why this money is critical in supporting providers, direct care staff, and those we serve.