Kortz to hold policy hearing on homecare in Pa. Monday in Pittsburgh

HARRISBURG, Oct. 1 – State Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny, will hold a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on homecare issues impacting residents across Pennsylvania.


The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at the Baldwin Borough Municipal Complex, 3344 Churchview Ave., in Pittsburgh.


Media coverage is invited.


Kortz requested the hearing to discuss how Pennsylvania is addressing the needs of residents and caregivers. He will be joined by state legislators from across the commonwealth. 


Testifiers will include Kevin Hancock, deputy director for the Office of Long Term Living, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services; Shona Eakin, CEO, Voices For Independence; Missy Stritzinger, caregiver; Jennifer Bell, caregiver; homecare workers; and Sherri Hewitt Laid, owner, and Amy Avolia, care director, of Caring Mission Home Care & Home Health.


This hearing is part of a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, which is focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, creating quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com and hearing materials are at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee.