ResCare HomeCare opens doors to local congressman

From left, Evans Branch Manager Julia Heyman, Augusta Branch Manager Teresa Daniel, Congressman John Barrow and Executive Director Laurie Dent-Smith met to discuss the diverse range of individuals ResCare HomeCare supports and the importance of the supports they receive.

From left, Evans Branch Manager Julia Heyman, Augusta Branch Manager Teresa Daniel, Congressman John Barrow and Executive Director Laurie Dent-Smith met to discuss the diverse range of individuals ResCare HomeCare supports and the importance of the supports they receive.

AUGUSTA and EVANS, GA (February 10, 2014) — ResCare HomeCare employees in Georgia recently invited U.S. Rep. John Barrow for a visit. The congressman toured the facilities and met with a person ResCare HomeCare supports.

In order to ensure proper funding, legislators need to have a clear understanding of home care services. Branch Manager Julia Heyman and Executive Director Laurie Dent-Smith felt the best way to demonstrate the care we provide for elderly people was to arrange a meeting between Congressman Barrow and one of the individuals receiving their services. During the meeting, the individual shared with Congressman Barrow how important the services are in allowing him to maintain his independence.

“Our client shared his story and how ResCare HomeCare had made a difference in his life,” Ms. Dent-Smith said. “Because of the home- and community-based services we provide, he can stay in his home.”

The congressman concluded his visit with a roundtable discussion, including Ms. Heyman, Ms. Dent-Smith, Augusta Branch Manager Teresa Daniel and Customer Service Supervisor Kimberly Mickins, to discuss ResCare HomeCare’s goals and hear Congressman Barrow’s outlook for home care services in the future.

Ms. Heyman was so thankful that Congressman Barrow took the time to visit the Evans and Augusta branches.

“I felt our meeting showed Congressman Barrow the diverse range of individuals that we serve,” Ms. Heyman said. “Having him meet an individual and hear about the importance of his care proved invaluable.”

Author: Moriah Dietrich