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HCAOA Illinois Chair

Katie Fielmann, Comfort Keepers



Upcoming Meetings

HCAOA Illinois February Meeting
HCAOA Illinois will be hosting its regular meeting in February. Meet with fellow members and receive a legislative update, in addition to updates on chapter news and activities. For more information, please see the February Meeting Agenda.
Date: Tuesday, February 20
Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am Central
Location: Wilder Mansion, 211 S. Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Cost:  Free for members!
If you have any questions please contact Manager of Chapter Services, Nataly Schwartz at or 202-508-3872.
Click here to register!



Monthly Meeting Schedule

HCAOA Illinois meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. Scheduled 2018 meetings are below:
  • April 17
  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 21
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 20
  • December 18
Click HERE to view the Overview of Home Health, Home Services, and Home Nursing Services



Previous Meetings



HCAOA Illinois January Membership Meeting a Huge Success!
HCAOA Illinois held a special membership meeting yesterday, January 16. The meeting took place at the Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, IL. Over 80 people were in attendance, more than half of whom were potential new members! The meeting ran from about 9:30am to 12:30pm, opening with a networking session, as well as an introduction from each attendee.

HCAOA IL Chapter Chair, Katie Fielmann began by welcoming everyone and thanking them for coming out, despite the bad weather. A brief history of the Home Care Association of America (formerly known as the National Private Duty Association), was provided by one of the founding members, Sheila McMackin. HCAOA Executive Director, Phil Bongiorno was also in attendance. Bongiorno delivered a report on HCAOA goals, including advocacy at the federal and state levels, increasing public awareness and focusing on the future of home care.

Mike O’Brien and Karen Stephenson of the chapter Legislative Committee presented a legislative history overview, as it relates to the home care industry in Illinois. Stephenson also discussed the two bills that the chapter was able to pass during 2017: the Employee Misclassification Referral System Act and Home Health Agencies Referrals.

Shannon Rapp, HCAOA Illinois member and owner of BlueSky Home Care, provided a testimonial about the importance of being a member of her state chapter. Membership Chair, Dave Eggering closed the meeting by highlighting member benefits and encouraging non-members to join HCAOA.



Interested in Joining?

If you are interested in joining HCAOA Illinois, please contact Nataly Schwartz, Manager of Chapter Services at or 202-508-3872.

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