Representative Jose Felix Diaz makes home health visit with HCAF and First Quality Home Care

On Monday, HCAF was honored to have Representative Jose Felix Diaz (R-Miami) join us on a home care visit to one of his constituents, Delia, who at age 95 lives independently in her Miami apartment. Joined by Dulce Cuetara, President/CEO and Alex Fernandez, Director of Community Outreach for First Quality Home Care, HCAF was able to explain some of the needs of both patients and agencies in the home health industry.

Rep Diaz HH Visit 9-30-13 2From left to right: Delia, First Quality Home Care patient; Ducle Cuetara, President/CEO of First Quality Home Care; and State Representative Jose Felix Diaz

Rep Diaz HH Visit 9-30-13 4JPGFrom left to right: Chris Lipson, HCAF Director of Government Affairs and Member Advocacy; Delia, First Quality Home Care patient; and State Representative Jose Felix Diaz

First Quality Home Care assists Delia daily with tasks such as bathing, using the restroom, household tasks, and companionship. ” (In Spanish) Without my home health aide, I would not be able to live on my own,” explained Delia to Rep. Diaz.

Rep. Diaz has been a consistent ally of the home health industry, even winning the 2013 HCAF Legislative Advocate Award. HCAF is thankful to both Rep. Diaz and First Quality Home Care for participating in the visit and especially to Delia who invited us into her home.

HCAF Government affairs will continue bringing legislators on home health visits with the goal of educating them on why their support for our industry is so crucial to the elderly and disables all over Florida.

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