Last week, the California Department of Social Services issued a Provider Information Notice alerting home care organizations that all registered home care aides must be vaccinated against COVID by November 30. There are two exemptions to this rule: Declining vaccination based on religious beliefs or being excused from receiving the vaccine due to qualifying medical reasons.
HCAOA has joined forces with AARP and more than 50 other industry leaders to continue to urge Congress to include a family caregiver tax credit in the final version of the budget reconciliation package. This week, letters were sent to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, to applaud the inclusion of a family caregiver tax credit in the legislation approved by the House Ways & Means Committee on September 15.
Every agency owner should routinely be asking, ‘is my staffing where it needs to be?’ or ‘which positions do I need to hire for next, and in what order?’. One metric that can help agencies answer this question is shown here—billable hours per care coordinator.
Seniors Home Services Provides Technology to Keep Seniors Safe at Home: Affiliate Program Provides Home Care Agencies with Recurring Monthly Revenue
Most seniors want to remain in their homes for as long as possible and home care agencies want to keep their clients for as long as possible. The key is preventing life-changing falls. Seniors Home Services - a new HCAOA Associate member - provides an array of products and services that provide:
Calling all members in South Carolina! If you have not already done so, please take our brief, important survey. We need our members’ input! So far, our data has found that in South Carolina, 72% of the members we have surveyed provide care for Veterans and currently 9% are utilizing Medicare Advantage plans. Click here to take the Chapter survey for South Carolina.
The best part about the HCAOA Learning Lab is that it is an asynchronous program - watch the evergreen content at any time, as many times as you’d like! The Learning Lab lesson below is a sneak peek of some exclusive content only registered attendees will have the opportunity to learn. This program is STILL OPEN for registration. Sign up at any time to access this content.
Registration is open for the HCAOA Illinois Chapter’s full day, in-person conference on November 9, with a half-day pre-conference session offering three CEUs on November 8. Learn how to navigate and operate successfully in a post-COVID world from top state and national experts, and get together with old friends and new to network and share ideas.
HCAOA reached out to several of the Caregiver of the Year Award finalists to find out what makes them tick, why they chose to be a caregiver, and even learn some fun facts
Join Minnesota providers on October 28 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT for a virtual meeting to discuss state licensure regulations, surveys, and we will provide an update on HCAOA’s advocacy efforts in Washington.
HCAOA extends its congratulations to VA Council member Pamela Soni, Director, Managed Care (MCO), BAYADA Home Health Care, who was recognized as BAYADA’s Federal Ambassador of the Year. Doug Robertson, chair of the HCAOA VA Advisory Council, said Soni has been a key member of the Council, “working to improve care for veterans and improve the VA contractor experience of BAYADA locations nationwide,” he said.
GEORGIA: 84% of Providers Surveyed Say Biggest Challenge in Recruitment is Lack of Applicants, Add Your Input by November 1!
In case you didn't hear, we have a survey for ALL home care agencies in Georgia circulating right now! So far we have found that 84% of the home care providers surveyed in Georgia say that the biggest challenge to caregiver recruitment right now is that there are not enough applicants to meet their needs. While only 21% have reported insufficient client demand. Add your input to this survey - we want to hear from you! Click here to take the Georgia Chapter survey.
“There is general uncertainty of what happens next,” wrote a New York Times reporter yesterday morning. First, there is the vote needed to increase the debt ceiling, which many are saying is necessary in order for the U.S. to pay its debts, and then, of course, the other hot potatoes are the infrastructure bill and the $3 Trillion plus social safety net plan.
HCAOA invites all home care members in Michigan to attend a Chapter Meeting and Capitol Day in Lansing on November 3. Hear the latest federal and state updates on issues affecting home care, and meet in small groups with legislators to educate them about home care and tell them what matters to our agencies, clients, and caregivers.
HCAOA Associate Member AxisCare announced yesterday that their software platform is now EVV-compliant in 23 states, with nine others coming soon. To spearhead the company’s Medicaid efforts, the company also announced it has hired Mark Decker as Director of Medicaid Services to expand AxisCare’s reach in other states and improve workflows for current Medicaid clients.
Are the Majority of Your Caregivers Vaccinated? Let HCAOA Know in Critical Member Survey, Deadline October 15!
HCAOA encourages ALL members to take just a few minutes and complete a brief survey about specific challenges members may be experiencing related to the COVID vaccine and staffing at this critical moment in time. These responses will help guide HCAOA’s advocacy efforts on behalf of members. Thank you in advance!