May 17, 2019

Beaver Creek, CO – Senator Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada) yesterday received the “2019 Legislator of the Year” award from the Home Care Association of Colorado.

Senator Zenzinger was selected by the Home Care Association of Colorado to receive the “2019 Legislator of the Year” award because of her work advocating for higher rate increases for personal care and home health workers and her thoughtful consideration of other issues facing Medicaid providers.

“We not only have an obligation to protect our state’s most vulnerable citizens, but to support the home and personal care workers who provide them critical health services,” said Senator Zenzinger. “I am honored to receive this award and incredibly proud of my efforts in the legislature to fight for both people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who provide them care.”

“The Home Care industry would have been significantly reduced in Colorado if it wasn’t for the leadership of Senator Zenzinger. She preserved services for vulnerable clients and saved jobs across the state. We are so appreciative of her thoughtful approach,” said Linda Bagby, President of the Home Care Association of Colorado.

Senator Zenzinger received the award on Thursday, May 16th at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Home Care, Home Health & Hospice Conference, an annual conference organized by the Home Care Association of Colorado and the Hospice & Palliative Care Association of the Rockies.

For more information about the award and the event, visit http://www.homecarehospice.civicaconferences.com/conference-home/.