This week, HCAOA teamed up with the Connecticut Association for Health Care at Home for an important discussion about the safety of home care workers following the recent murder of a home health nurse in a client’s home. Pamela Hunter, Ph.D., CSP, Senior Loss Control Consultant from Workers’ Compensation Trust provided information about workplace safety management and de-escalation training. Safety is such an important issue for all home care providers, so HCAOA is making this valuable session available to all members.
Join Polsinelli, The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) for a summary of the most significant legal developments and 2024 updates impacting your agency and strategies for complying with the same while still running a successful home care business. We will also discuss the recent spike in industry specific government investigations, recent changes in state law, and review the specific employment practices being targeted in new lawsuits and the actions owners can take to better protect their agencies from litigation and DOL investigations. We will also break down the Corporate Transparency Act, why it matters, who must report and what obligations exist, exempt entities and more.
Please join Polsinelli, HCAOA, and NAHC for a summary of the most significant legal developments and 2024 updates impacting your agency and strategies for complying with the same while still running a successful home care business.
Get ready to revolutionize your marketing with the "Mastering Home Care Marketing 201" program! This three-part series course is tailored exclusively for home care agencies, empowering you with the knowledge and skills to take your marketing strategies to the next level.
The 2023 National Home Care Conference was a huge success, with record-breaking attendance and an exhibit hall that sold out not once but three times! This year’s conference boasted a nearly 40% increase in registrants compared to 2022, with the largest assembly of exhibitors in the home care industry, numbering over 100 and over 50 speakers addressing crucial industry topics; it was an event to remember.
California DSS, Department of Aging Officials Attending HCAOA California Chapter Meetings Next Month
All HCAOA members in California are encouraged to register for one of the Chapter Meetings scheduled for November 29 in Foster City or November 30 in Chino Hills. HCAOA has confirmed that top officials from the Department of Social Services Home Care Services Bureau will attend the meetings to provide updates on the ongoing Guardian issue, inspections, and investigations. Representatives from the Departments of Aging and Human Services will also attend the meeting, as well as state legislators. Don’t miss this opportunity to get updates directly from the source while networking with other providers.
This is it! The 2023 HCAOA National Home Care Conference is next week. If one word could describe this year's conference, it is 'RECORD-BREAKING' with a 30% increase in total attendees compared to 2022 and a sold-out exhibit hall with nearly 100 exhibitors!
A new program to support dementia patients and caregivers is set to launch July 2024. This webinar will explore the new federal program — Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model — that will reimburse providers managing dementia care for patients and their caregivers.
September 27, 2023, 2 p.m. ET
Register for the webinar HERE.
Are you attending the 2023 HCAOA National Home Care Conference in Chicago but haven’t booked your hotel room yet? Act quickly! The September 30 deadline for the special discounted hotel reservation rate of $229 plus tax per night at the Hilton Chicago is approaching fast. To secure this discounted rate, please visit the 2023 HCAOA Conference hotel reservation page or call (312) 922-4400. Be sure to mention your attendance at the HCAOA National Home Care Conference when making your reservation. After September 30, the hotel room rates will increase, so don't wait any longer to secure your accommodations.
Stay informed about changes in minimum wage that can affect your business. Today's session promises to be filled with valuable insights and strategies to ensure compliance.
Webinar Date: Wednesday, September 20th
Webinar Time: 10:30 a.m. ET
To join the webinar, simply click: Preparing for Minimum Wage Changes
The California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Committee has released two fact sheets on dementia and mental health resources, available on the Committee's website. The "Provider Guidance" fact sheet provides information on accessing and providing services for individuals with co-occurring Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia and mental health concerns through Medi-Cal, Medicare, and private insurance. The "Consumer Guidance" fact sheet addresses behavioral changes associated with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia and offers guidance on seeking assistance for issues stemming from these behavioral changes. Licensees are encouraged to share these fact sheets with facility staff, individuals in their care, and their representatives.
Join Vicki Hoak, HCAOA’s CEO, on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. ET for a webinar discussing trends in home care mergers and acquisitions. She will be joined by colleagues from Polsinelli and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
During this webinar, attendees will hear from active buyers who will share their experiences in home care agency acquisition transactions and discuss their criteria when targeting agencies for acquisition. The webinar will also cover the mechanics of a home-based care transaction, covering various transaction types and options, the legal framework of a deal, regulatory considerations, pitfalls in the diligence process, and essential steps agency owners should take to prepare their agency for sale.
Come experience David Rendall's Pink Goldfish: Defy Normal and Exploit Imperfection session, where he elaborates on an unconventional strategy to elevate and differentiate your business. If you want your business to stand out in a crowded marketplace, this Keynote Session is for you.
Starting September 11, 2023, applicants will no longer use the Department of Health's credentialing process. Instead, they will directly register and pay for exams through Prometric. After submitting their credentialing applications to the Department of Health, applicants will receive email notifications from Prometric to schedule their exams. While English language exam applicants can self-schedule and pay online, those requiring interpreters or special accommodations will still require assistance from a Prometric advocate. The Department of Health will provide training resources, including guides and videos for the new scheduling process, with a voucher system for bulk payments. Prometric's webpage will have updated information as the transition to direct scheduling approaches.
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