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Make Joining An HCAC Council One Of Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted Jan. 1, 2018

HCAC members are enthusiastically encouraged to participate in the councils and project teams of the Home Care Association of Colorado. 

The association's councils coordinate and direct the work of the association's project teams; our project teams will research issues, develop positions, and carry out the work of HCAC. Your agency must be a current member to participate in a council(s). Not a member? Join us!

Eight to 12 persons are appointed to serve on each of five councils. Every effort will be made to appoint qualified persons who represent HCAC's membership profile with a broad diversity in geographic location, type of home care business, size of company and major services. The councils are:

  • Education/Professional Development Council
  • Legislative/Advocacy Council
  • Member Value & Service Council
  • Reimbursement/Regulatory Council
  • Private Pay Council

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

 

Next West Slope Forum Will Be On Friday, Dec. 15

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017

The next West Slope Forum meeting and statewide members only conference call will take place on Friday, Dec. 15. Please save the date:

Location: Bookcliff Country Club: 2730 G Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81506970-243-3323

AGENDA

9:30 am:  Welcome, Introductions, Networking, Review of Agenda
10 am:  HCAC Statewide Members-Only Conference Call: Legislative updates from Ellen Caruso, HCAC Director of Government Affairs, and association update from Don Knox, HCAC Executive Director
11 am-1 pm:  Lunch ordered individually from menu at Bookcliff Country Club. Bring check payable to Bookcliff Country Club. Cost will depend on individual order. We are organizing a community wide emergency disaster drill with Travis Dorr from the Mesa County ESF8 Planning Committee
1 pm: Adjournment 

For questions and to RSVP, please contact West Slope Forum Chair:
Sarah Andrews, RN
970-208-8359
[email protected] 

 

 

HCAC Statewide Members Only Conference Call Is Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017

Mark your calendar!

Join Us On Friday, December 15 From 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Call in and learn the latest about Home Care in Colorado from HCAC leaders.

Legislative and regulatory update from Ellen Caruso, HCAC Director of Government Affairs, and Betsy Murray and Eliza Schultz, HCAC lobbyists.

Gather your staff for this valuable update on the state of Home Care in Colorado! 

Members...click here for the 'join' information.

No RSVP required. No cost to call in!

For questions, contact the HCAC office at [email protected] or 303-848-2521.

 

Home Health and Hospice Create Independence at Home

Posted: Nov. 2, 2017

Washington, DC, October 31, 2017 — November is National Home Care and Hospice Month and agencies and caregivers across the United States are raising awareness about the unique and irreplaceable value of health care delivered in the home. Home health care is high-quality care that empowers patients to take control of their own care and treatment while remaining independent and at home, where 90 percent of Americans want to be while dealing with chronic illness.

Home care provides compassionate, personalized, and technologically advanced health care to millions of Americans every year. The people who work in home care are uniquely devoted to the health and well-being of their patients, a fact demonstrated by the 7.6 billion miles home care providers traveled in 2016 alone to provide quality care in the home. Home Care Aide Week takes place November 12-18 and we hope everyone will join us in honoring these compassionate, tireless workers who play an invaluable role for their clients as caregivers, companions, and friends.

”Home care and hospice services are critical to our health care system today and will be even more important in the years to come,” said William A. Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). “Every day, nearly two million dedicated caregivers provide essential services to over 12 million vulnerable seniors, persons with disabilities, and children in their homes. We call upon all Americans to honor the power and value of home care and hospice and to applaud the hard work and sacrifice made by these caregivers every day across America.”

With ten thousand Americans turning 65 every day, the need for health care will continue to rise, and costs will continue to skyrocket. Not only is home care the preferred choice for the vast majority of Americans, it also offers the greatest cost savings. For example, Medicare pays nearly $2,000 per day for a typical hospital stay and about $450 per day for a typical nursing home stay. Home care, however, often costs less than $100 per visit and permits patients to remain at home, with their families and loved ones. Home care helps the many U.S. seniors who live at home to stay independent, enrich their lives, and keep in touch with their communities and those they love.

Throughout November NAHC and home care and hospice providers will wage a public campaign to inform the public and policymakers about the impact of home health and hospice on the people in their communities and the value it brings to the entire country. We will have key facts, images, videos and articles about home care and hospice you can view and distribute on social media to spread the message.

For more information about the home care, hospice, Home Care & Hospice Month, Home Care Aide Week (November 12-18, 2017), and NAHC, visit nahc.org.

 

It's Not Too Late To RSVP For HCAC's Town Hall Meeting In Fort Collins This Wednesday, Oct. 11 

Please join association leaders, member and non-member agencies and invited guests to this informal gathering in Fort Collins on Wednesday, October 11, (rescheduled from September 20) from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Pathways Hospice, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525, in the McKee Room (big room right behind the front desk when you come in the building).

We want to hear from both our members and non-members, in a casual setting, what your challenges and concerns are and how we can work together to find solutions. We are inviting all providers in this area and surrounding communities to join us. Here’s what you can expect…an update on association activities and what we are doing on behalf of Colorado’s home care and home health industries, discussion on current administration and issues affecting home health care, private duty update, legislative update by HCAC lobbyists, membership, committee and conference updates. And of course, we’ll have time for Q&A.

Click here to RSVP.

 
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