Senator Chris Nybo has received the Voice of Senior Care Award from the Illinois Health Care Association for his support of senior citizens and issues that affect them.
Nybo accepted the award November 22 while visiting with the residents at Burgess Square Healthcare and Rehab Centre in Westmont.
“As lawmakers, it is our duty to insist our laws ensure quality care for seniors. I am pleased we were able to pass various legislation for the benefit of seniors, and I will continue to advocate for our older residents through appropriate and responsible legislation in our state,” Nybo said. “It is fitting to receive this honor at Burgess Square, a place devoted to senior care. John Vrba and his staff provide lots of personal attention for patients to help them regain their health in a home-like setting.”
Nybo was recognized for his efforts to ensure quality care for seniors especially through his efforts to gain passage of important legislation relating to dispute resolutions involving nursing homes.
“Due to his hard work on the bill and past support of the long-term care profession, Illinois Health Care Association’s Public Policy committee has honored Sen. Nybo with our 2016 ‘Voice of Senior Care,’ award,” said Matt Hartman, Vice President of Public Policy.
“It is especially gratifying to earn this recognition as ‘an avid spokesperson for quality care and seniors’ from the Illinois Health Care Association, a respected longstanding non-profit organization, comprised of more than 500 licensed and certified long-term care facilities and programs throughout Illinois, whose mission is to ensure accessible quality healthcare,” Nybo said.