March 2, 2022
Statement from Home Care Association CEO on State of the Union
Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) CEO Vicki Hoak released this statement following President Biden’s comments during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address that nursing homes will soon be subject to tougher Medicare oversight.
February 23, 2022
Home Care Association of America Releases Report Revealing State of Home Care in U.S.
The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), the unified voice of the home care industry representing nearly 4,000 agencies, today released “State of Home Care: Industry at a Crossroads.” The report showcases data, industry challenges, and new policy priorities concerning the state of home care in the United States. The report was produced in partnership with the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA).
November 1, 2021
Greg Gorton Named 2021 Caregiver of the Year
The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) announced that Greg Gorton of Right at Home in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is the 2021 Caregiver of the Year. Gorton was selected as the top home caregiver in the country from nearly 250 nominees from 41 states.
August 31, 2021
HCAOA Partners on New Program to Encourage, Incentivize Vaccinations among Home Care Workers
In an ongoing effort to encourage home care workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) announced today it is partnering with the National Minority Health Association (NMHA) to provide cash incentives for workers who get the vaccine, and also for anyone in the community they successfully encourage to get vaccinated.
August 18, 2021
Feeling The Burnout: Home Health Care Workers And The Pandemic
Health care workers across the country are experiencing burnout as the pandemic drags on. But that burnout isn’t exclusive to the walls of a hospital. Many home health care workers are feeling stressed in no small part due to their agencies cutting staff and pay.
August 12, 2021
Senate Takes First Major Step in Boosting Home Care Economy with Passage of Budget Blueprint
The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) applauded the Senate and said it would keep pushing Congress to increase Medicaid reimbursement for home care and private duty nursing, as well as provide additional funding for home care worker training. “While the pandemic has and continues to be devastating, it has highlighted the tremendous value home care aides bring not only to older American, but to government as well,” HCAOA Executive Director Vicki Hoak told McKnight’s Home Care Daily in a statement. “Home care is a win-win for home care clients and government: a win for older clients who prefer to receive care in their own homes and it’s a win for government because home care is cheaper than facility care.”
July 19, 2021
HCAOA & Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC Announce Partnership to Support Personal Care & Private Pay Providers
The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina (AHHC) today announced a partnership to support personal care & private pay agencies throughout North Carolina. HCAOA, the industry’s leading trade organization representing nearly 4,000 home care agencies, caregivers, and consumers across the country, and AHHC, a nonprofit trade association representing more than 750 providers of home health, hospice, palliative care, personal care, private duty nursing, and companion/sitter services in North Carolina, will work together to provide members with advocacy and education at both the state and federal levels.
January 12, 2021
Home Health Services Association of New Jersey Joins HCAOA as New State Chapter
The Home Health Services Association of New Jersey (HHSANJ) has joined the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) as a State Chapter, both organizations announced this week.
October 8, 2020
HCAOA Names 50-Year Veteran 2020 Caregiver of the Year
Karen Butler, a caregiver with Custom Home Care in Chicago, Illinois, was named 2020 Caregiver of the Year by the Home Care Association of America. Butler was selected from more than 200 nominees, and was recognized as the top caregiver in the country during HCAOA’s Virtual Conference.
September 17, 2020
Industry Leader Appointed Chair of HCAOA Connecticut Chapter
The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) announced today the appointment of home care industry leader Mark McGoldrick of New Canaan, Conn. as chair of its Connecticut Chapter, effective immediately.
July 16, 2020
HCAOA Adds Role to Focus on Member Benefits, Partnerships
The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) announced today that Jennifer Battista has joined the organization as Senior Director of Membership and Operations, effective immediately.