HCAOA Connecticut Chair
Chaim Gewirtzman, NCE Homecare
Welcome ACHA Members!
As of August 1, we are happy to welcome members of the Association of Connecticut Homecare Agencies to the Home Care Association of America. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the benefits of membership, and take part in HCAOA Connecticut's next event below.
HCAOA Connecticut to Host Fall Educational Program
Join HCAOA Connecticut for an educational program on October 30, which will help HCAOA members navigate the significant public policy challenges currently facing the home care industry. In the recently-concluded legislative session, the General Assembly considered a bill that would have established a caregiver directory and required home care agencies to submit to the state personal information about caregivers, updated quarterly, annual cost reports and audited financial statements, and pay for annual training. The bill would violate caregiver privacy and lead to unionization of the workforce. A ban on non-compete agreements in home care was approved. Yet another bill would have required home care agencies to provide additional special protections to certain home care workers. A paid family and medical leave program and an increase in minimum hourly wage were approved. These followed a contract approved last year between the state and personal care attendants increasing minimum wage and providing workers’ compensation benefits.
This program will explore reasons for those policies, discuss what the home care industry can do to counteract them, and how owners can engage caregivers and educate policy makers and the public about what non-medical, employer-based home care does for seniors, workers, the state and the economy.
Please join your industry colleagues so you can:
- Hear from key lawmakers about policies affecting your business
- Learn how to participate in public policy
- Network with your peers
- Remain informed
- Stay competitive in this growing sector of the economy.
What: HCAOA Connecticut Fall Educational Program
When: Wednesday, October 30, 11:30 a.m. EST
Eli's on Whitney
2392 Whitney Avenue
Hampden, CT 06518
Interested in Joining?
If you are interested in joining HCAOA Connecticut, please contact Nataly Schwartz at email@example.com