Lockton Affinity, home care insurance specialist and HCAOA member, is now offering a free online safety training course for caregivers. This interactive 45-minute course "Keeping Caregivers Safe at Work" addresses injury statistics, techniques to protect against workplace injuries, tips on what to do if an injury occurs, and more. Home care business owners can take the course themselves and use it with all of their caregivers—all at no cost.
Last week, HCAOA launched the Bring the Vote Home campaign designed to educate elected officials about home care by inviting them into the homes of our clients (their constituents!) to learn first-hand how home care makes such a profound difference in the lives of those who rely on it. Not sure who your elected officials are, or how to contact them? Not sure what to say? HCAOA has you covered…
HCAOA invests nearly $400,000 every year to retain dedicated lobbyists in 10 states, in addition to our lobbyist in Washington D.C. to focus on national issues impacting home care. We stand by this investment because it is critical to our core mission of advocacy on behalf of members, but we need your help. Members are asked to contribute to the HCAOA Advocacy Fund to help offset the ever-increasing costs of retaining state lobbyists so we can continue to grow state-level advocacy efforts and build upon our successes.
If you have not yet registered for HCAOA’s Annual Leadership Conference September 17-19 in Orlando – what are you waiting for?! The early bird registration deadline is fast approaching. Register by August 5 to save.
Through a partnership between HCAOA and ADP, members are eligible to receive exclusive offers and preferred member pricing. More than just payroll, ADP offers a broad suite of services:
The deadline to nominate a caregiver for the 2022 Caregiver of the Year Award has been extended to THIS FRIDAY, July 22 at midnight. HCAOA encourages EVERY ONE OF OUR 4,089 member agencies to nominate at least one caregiver so we can truly honor thousands of the best caregivers across the country who provide care and services at home. They deserve this honor for their compassion, commitment, and excellence!
Elected officials who vote on legislation that impacts our industry, our businesses and our clients’ lives often have little understanding of the value that home care provides to millions of older Americans and people with disabilities. HCAOA is launching the national “Bring the Vote Home” campaign to educate lawmakers by inviting them into the homes of our clients (their constituents!) to learn first-hand how home care makes such a profound difference in the lives of those who rely on it.
All members are encouraged to participate in this initiative – HCAOA has made it easy for you with a step-by-step guide to identify and contact lawmakers, issues to discuss, and follow up when the visit is complete.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a NON-PARTISAN, INFORMATIONAL effort to ensure members of Congress understand the needs of this country’s growing elderly population and their desire to stay at home as they age.
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In December 2021, Lamb Little & Co. merged with California-based Inszone Insurance Services, (inszoneinsurance.com) expanding their ability to deliver an array of insurance programs and risk management advice to HCAOA members. Lamb Little & Co is one the longest tenured Insurance agency members of the HCAOA and have been frequent presenters at national and state convention meetings and webinars.
HCAOA stands side-by-side with our more than 4,000+ (and growing!) members every day to advocate for home care businesses, caregivers, and clients. In the past few months, our dedicated team of staff, lobbyists, chapter leaders, and members successfully passed a bill to create home care licensure in Ohio and are at the table to develop the regulations, expanded the scope of services that home care aides in Illinois may provide to clients, and increased the Medicaid rate for home care services in Georgia, South Carolina, and Connecticut, just to name a few.
Did you know that HCAOA members receive preferred pricing on Littler’s Home Care Toolkit? This is an online resource for employers that provides guidance, template employment documents, and resource materials to help home care companies understand and comply with the patchwork of federal, state and local employment laws.
Hot off the presses, the Summer 2022 issue of HCAOA's magazine The Voice is now available online. This issue is driven by data, going in-depth about how data is critical in telling an agency’s “story” and offering an outline for agencies to determine what data to collect that applies to the agency, employees, and clients.
Featured in this issue:
HCAOA reminds all home care agencies to register their schedulers, care coordinators, case managers (whatever title you give these heroes!) for the “Home Care Schedulers and Care Coordinators: Solutions for Success” webinar on July 14. Agency owners and directors are also encouraged to participate to gain insight into what tools your schedulers need for success and how to make them feel valued.
HCAOA joined nearly 20 other national associations in sending a letter to Congress in support of the FTC Franchise Rule, which is currently under review. This rule is the primary federal regulation governing franchise businesses, including home care franchises. The International Franchise Association (IFA) supports the rule because it encourages the information sharing necessary for prospective franchise owners to make informed decisions before entering into commercial relationships.