Vista Cove Residents & Staff Participate in Letter Writing Campaign

February 18, 2011
Santa Paula News

Residents & Staff really came through with the letter writing campaign to protest the proposed cuts in Medi-Cal reimbursement to Long Term Care facilities like Vista Cove Care Center at Santa Paula.

The letter writing campaign was prompted by the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF).  CAHF is a non-profit trade association founded in 1950 to serve long-term care staff, owners, managers and residents. They are dedicated to increasing and improving the quality of care in nursing facilities and facilities for people with developmental disabilities throughout California.

In the Governor’s proposed budget, Long Term care facilities would receive a 10% Medi-Cal rate cut.  Residents & Staff mailed and faxed letters to Governor Jerry Brown, State Senator Tony Strickland and Assembly Member Jeff Gorell to ask them to protect our seniors and disabled from the budget cuts.   CAHF’s goal was to send 100,000 letters to legislators throughout California.  Vista Cove Care Center at Santa Paula set a goal of 250 letters and by February 14th, we had exceeded our goal by sending or faxing 385 letters.  I am so proud of the staff and residents who stepped forward to let their voices be heard.

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