HCAOA Washington Chair

Sheila McKannay, Family Resource Home Care



Upcoming Meetings

Blooming with the Boomers – WAHCA Statewide Conference
Join HCAOA Washington for the 11th Annual Chapter Conference!
Date:  May 1 and 2  
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PT
Location:  Embassy Suites SeaTac
If you have any questions about the conference, please contact the 2018 Conference Chair, Jeff Wiberg at jeff.wiberg@fhccares.com.
Sponsor and exhibitor registration for the 2018 WAHCA Annual Conference is also available! See a detailed list of packages in the 2018 Exhibitor, Sponsorship & Ad Guide.

If you would like to register for more than one package please contact Nataly Schwartz at nataly@hcaoa.org or 202-508-3872.

Previous Meetings

In-Home Services Day | January 30, 2018
Home care, hospice and home health agencies all work cooperatively together to coordinate care in a patient’s home. In Washington state, all in-home care agencies are licensed and regulated under the Department of Health.
On In-Home Services Day, the Washington Home Care Association (HCAOA Washington), the Home Care Association of Washington and the Washington State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization worked as a team, meeting with legislators from all over the state. They all serve patients in the most desirable setting – their homes – and share common concerns facing the in-home care industry.


Thirty attendees representing home care, home health and hospice agencies met with 55 state legislators. In these meetings, agencies were mixed and matched with a combination of services and worked off the same “song sheet” that was used for talking points.


Prior to the legislative day meetings, the group has an orientation and training session on the Capitol Campus, led by Leslie Emerick, who is the lobbyist for all three associations. A role-playing session is scheduled to let new participants see how a meeting goes and how to present their case to legislators. Constituents of the legislators lead the meetings.


Interested in Joining?

If you are interested in joining HCAOA Washington, please contact Nataly Schwartz, Manager of Chapter Services at nataly@hcaoa.org or 202-508-3872.


Photo Credit: Mark Goebel