The Maryellen LaRoche Public Policy Award was presented to Kevin Stone from Helms & Company at the Home Care Association of New Hampshire’s Annual meeting on June 13. The LaRoche Policy Award is given to a person who has advocated on legislative or regulatory issues or who has made a significant contribution to home health on behalf of agencies and consumers. Stone exemplifies this as he assists home care agencies to plan for the future. Stone has been a champion for home care and hospice on many different fronts, ranging from physicians and hospitals, third party payers, to the community at large. He always looks for ways that home care can be involved in state and federal grants, and he fosters collaboration wherever he goes. His passion about the important role that home care and hospice plays in the continuum of care benefits caregivers, and all home care clients in New Hampshire.