The Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA) presented Representative Norine Hammond with the “Voice of Senior Care Award” on Tuesday. The ceremony was held in conjunction with IHCA’s 71st Annual Convention & Expo in Springfield. Rep. Hammond was recognized again in 2021, cementing her legacy as a transformative voice for the Long Term Care community.
Just this past year, Representative Hammond sponsored legislation that makes the determination for coverage of care less difficult on families and residents of long-term care facilities. This bill is important to thousands of residents who desperately need a higher level of care provided by facilities throughout our state.
“The work that Representative Hammond does in Springfield is incredibly important for the residents and families of long-term care,” says Ashley Snavely, Vice President of Public Policy at the Illinois Health Care Association. “She truly acts as a voice for seniors in a forum where their voice may go unheard.”
The “Voice of Senior Care Award” is presented annually to deserving state legislators who support the mission of the Illinois Health Care Association. This is the fourth time that Representative Hammond has been recognized as the “Voice of Senior Care” in her time serving the 93rd Legislative District of Illinois.
The Illinois Health Care Association is a non-profit organization comprised of over 500 licensed and certified long term care facilities and programs throughout the state. Its members are comprised of facilities which represent skilled, intermediate, developmentally disabled, skilled pediatric, assisted living and sheltered levels of care. IHCA seeks to promote the highest standard of services in facilities and programs for the elderly and physically and mentally challenged.