In May, HCAOA and NAHC (National Association for Home Care and Hospice) announced the formation of the Home Care Workforce Action Alliance to make recommendations to address the critical home care aide and nurse workforce shortage. “We’re looking for a small group of HCAOA members along with NAHC members who are interested in developing concrete recommendations that will address the workforce shortage,” said HCAOA CEO Vicki Hoak.
“This is the number one issue for our association, and we’re hoping to not only have recommendations but also tactics to implement those recommendations. It’s important to hear the voices of agency owners and we’re looking to address the following issues as they relate to home care aides: wages and benefits, elevating the profession, education and career paths and supply and demand.”
If you are interested in being part of a national industry effort, please forward your name to email@example.com no later than August 1. This work will entail zoom meetings from September-November, with final recommendations completed by December. These recommendations will be shared with members of Congress, federal officials, and other interested stakeholders.