Senator Favola works tirelessly to make the health care system affordable and accessible. She has focused on improving preventive care, post-hospital care and home-health care. Examples of her legislative success are noted below.
Nutritional Health for Seniors: The Council on Aging must now educate consumers on malnutrition and provide strategies for defeating this issue. Today, 13.9% of Virginia seniors are food insecure.
Care Act: The law requires hospitals to give patients the opportunity to designate an individual who will help with patient care.
Monitoring of Home Health Care Workers: Requires a director of a licensed home health care organization and a director of a licensed hospice organization to report certain disciplinary actions against health professionals to the Office of Licensure and Certification at the Department of Health.