New HCAOA Associate Member MB Healthcare Consultants say they believe in making your dreams and goals a reality, and their experts know just how to do that. They are prepared to assist your home care business, from impartial advice to practical assistance, helping you make the most of every opportunity.
200+ Caregivers Nominated for HCAOA’s Caregiver of the Year Award: Meet the Extraordinary Nominees & Our Top 10 Finalists
"It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing."
- Mother Teresa, missionary
CONGRATULATIONS are in order to the more than 200 caregivers across the country who were nominated by their agencies for the Home Care Association of America’s 2021 Caregiver of the Year Award. This national award spotlights the best of the best caregivers in the country who bring care home to clients when they need it most – especially during the uncertainty of the past year and a half during the pandemic. Meet our top 10 finalists, and see a list of all the nominees. The overall winner will be announced on November 1 – right in time to kick off National Home Care Recognition Month.
Office staff turnover doesn’t grab the headlines like caregiver turnover, but there’s a strong correlation (and likely causation) between the two. Home care agencies that maintain office staff longer nearly always retain caregivers longer. According to the annual Home Care Benchmarking Study, for every one office staff member who quits, agencies lose five additional caregivers.
HCAOA recently announced a partnership with the National Minority Health Association for the Flex for Checks program - a new way that both agencies and caregivers can earn money by promoting the COVID vaccine. Understandably, members had a few questions, and we are here to help!
As part of an ongoing effort to support members, the HCAOA South Carolina Chapter is surveying home care agencies to identify the major challenges they are experiencing in providing services. The survey will provide the Chapter with important information to serve as a resource to members and advocate on their behalf.
Multiple HCAOA members were named on Fortune's Best Workplaces for Aging Services list for 2021! Congratulations to ComForCare Home Care, 24 Hour Home Care, Senior Helpers National, Care To Stay Home, Sunland Home Care and more.
HCAOA is excited to announce a new way that BOTH your agency and your caregivers can earn money just by getting vaccinated. HCAOA has partnered with the National Minority Health Association (NMHA) on the Flex for Checks program, with the goal to increase direct care worker vaccination rates across the country. This program seeks to increase the number of caregivers at home care agencies who are vaccinated and is a helpful recruitment tool because it has a cash incentive for workers.
In September 2020, the HCAOA Georgia Chapter surveyed the membership on several key issues related to COVID-19 and the impact on members. The results of this survey were instrumental in our success in lobbying for a Medicaid rate increase during the 2021 legislative session. The lobbying process is beginning again as we get ready for the 2022 legislative session, so we need our membership’s input on the state of the home care business in Georgia. Click here to fill out the survey.
If 2020 (and beyond) taught us anything, it’s that possessing great change strategies is the key to success! Change is far from over—COVID redefined the healthcare industry. Learning a few helpful tips about change goes a long way towards not just surviving, but thriving. The spring issue of The Voice featured the article, “Think Like an Entrepreneur: 5 Tips to Help You Thrive During Change.” As an educator, here are a few of the tips article author Dr. Tonya Miller, PT, DPT, Ph.D., Founder of TYM Coaching and Assistant Professor at Lebanon Valley College, who designed and instructs HCAOA’s successful Entrepreneur Academy, utilizes to thrive through change.
GEORGIA: State Community Health and Labor Officials Confirmed for Chapter Meeting This Friday - Register Now!
There's still time to register and join the HCAOA Georgia Chapter THIS Friday, August 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta for the first in-person meeting in more than a year. Click here to register.