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Member News

The Early Bird Registration is TWO days away! Register today to save $150!

The must-attend event for the home care industry, the 2019 HCAOA Annual Leadership Conference will take place in Tucson, AZ on September 22-23. We encourage home care providers to attend this year’s conference with the theme, Be An Oasis In Your Community.

During the event, conference participants will have the opportunity to learn about the latest home care innovations, business strategies, as well as best practices and methods.

Our educational program for this year's conference is bookended by keynote addresses from two experienced and insightful corporate leadership experts-- The opening Keynote Address will be presented by Pete Smith of SmithImpact, while Lonnie Mayne of Red Shoes Living, Inc. will offer closing remarks. 

In addition, attendees will have the chance to participate in a wide range of breakout sessions throughout the conference via four different tracks: Cultivating Quality Caregivers, Emerging Providers, Established Providers and Strategic Industry Trends. Attendees will also receive continuing education credits for attending the event! 

Throughout the conference, the industry’s leading vendors will be exhibiting their latest efforts to support home care providers across the country. Take this great opportunity to learn the newest competitive strategies, discover cutting-edge technologies and network with key innovators across the home care industry—all in one location.

Ultimately, what makes a conference truly great is the attendees. We look forward to this conference being just the start of a conversation about improving the state of home care for clients, employees, and you, the business owner, across the country.

Please click HERE to learn more about our additional conference speakers, schedule and registration. 

Register by Friday, August 9 to receive the early bird registration rate!

The HCAOA Exhibit Hall is SOLD OUT!


Secure One of the Remaining Sponsorships To Promote Your Services at the Annual Leadership Conference!

The Annual Leadership Conference is unlike any other national home care industry meeting because our participants are company leaders who are intent on expanding services within their individual markets across the country. We represent home care providers nationwide and are anticipating record attendance in 2019 as members are increasingly seeking out the expertise needed to improve their business operations within the ever evolving home care industry.
Seize this opportunity in 2019 to interact with hundreds of industry leaders in one centralized location with individuals dedicated to improving home care capabilities for their clients and families. With a variety of event opportunities throughout the conference—trade show breaks, meal functions, and an opening night reception—there is no shortage of platforms to interact with key decision makers and drive your message to conference participants.
Secure one of the following sponsorships to promote your product or service at the Annual Leadership Conference:
  • Registration Bag Insert Sponsorship
  • Caregiver of the Year Award Sponsorship
  • Hydroflask Sponsorship
  • Networking Reception Sponsorship
  • Keynote Sponsorship
  • Push Notification App Sponsorship
  • Banner Ad App Sponsorship
  • Vendor Spotlight
  • HCAOA Daily Conference Communication Sponsorship
Thank You to our 2019 Annual Leadership Conference sponsors and exhibitors!
To learn more about exhibit details and remaining sponsorship opportunities, please see the 2019 Annual Leadership Conference Sponsorship Prospectus.
Sponsor Registration
4 Ways Mobile Printing Helps Boost CMS 5 Star Ratings Your job is to support consistent, quality care. Mobile technology can help make it happen. By producing accurate, CMS-compliant documents at the point of care, mobile printers play a valuable role in boosting CMS scores – particularly on patient education and communication measures. See four ways mobile printing can help you. Get the article now.

Join us for a Webinar on Worker Liability

Webinar Title
Are Your Clients Creating Worker Liability?

What do you do if you learn that an elderly male client keeps trying to fondle his caregivers? Does it matter if the client has dementia? This session will review recent court decisions addressing agencies' liability under obligations to provide safe work environments for caregivers. The speaker will provide guidelines not only for complying with EEOC rules but also with OSHA rules.   
Date: Tuesday, August 27th
Time: 2pm EST
Speaker: Eileen Maguire, Gilliland, Maguire & Harper, P.C.
Speaker Bio
Eileen M. Maguire is an attorney with Gilliland, Maguire & Harper, P.C. in Indianapolis, IN, and has been practicing law for more than 18 years. Her primary areas of practice are employment, wage and hour, and health law, representing home care and home health agencies, as well as hospices, throughout the country. Ms. Maguire is a frequent speaker and author on wage and hour and employment topics.
Register Here
Chapter News

HCAOA Arizona


HCAOA Arizona Chapter Meeting

Join Us August 15 From Your Desk!


Please join your fellow HCAOA Arizona members and home care providers from around the state for a virtual chapter meeting on August 15 at 10:30 a.m. MST via teleconference. 

Featured Speaker: We've invited Maggie Keen, VP at myCNAjobs to share the latest data from the 2019 Caregiver Trend Report: DISCONNECTED following a brief chapter meeting. The latest Trend Report includes insights from both home care companies and caregivers to uncover new thinking on how companies can better align to drive more effective recruitment and improve retention. 
With 61% of home care companies turning down cases within the past 30 days due to lack of staff, we invite you to join us for a data-packed session to learn how managing this disconnect can help you leapfrog your competition. 

Date/time: Thursday, August 15 at 10:30 a.m. MST

Please register HERE.

HCAOA Connecticut

Report Shows Demand for Home Care Projected to Expand

Last week, state officials released a detailed report that previews the landscape for long-term care of Connecticut’s population of older adults and persons with disabilities, confirming the popular trend toward aging in place and community living. The public’s growing demand for alternatives to institutional care is a “clear takeaway” from the statewide analysis by Mercer Human Services Consulting, retained by the Department of Social Services to help plan the future of Medicaid-funded services, the agency said in a news release.

“We are proud that Connecticut has long been a national leader in developing and providing home- and community-based services for our older adults and persons with disabilities,” said Governor Ned Lamont. “Surveys tell us that in most cases our residents are more satisfied with their care when it is received at home. As a result, our goal is to provide as much choice in support services as we possibly can.”

The report projects a major increase in demand for and use of home care provided through Medicaid, from 67.6% of long-term care enrollees in 2017 to 82.3% by 2040. Over the same period, the report projects a concomitant drop in demand for nursing home care, with a reduction in demand of nearly 6,000 beds.

DSS will present a webinar about the report on Fri., Aug. 9, from 1 to 2 pm.

HCAOA Florida

HCAOA Florida will hold its annual chapter meeting on August 15th at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport. Attendees will hear remarks from Adrian Bento of Silverstone Group, Ruby Grantham of the Laboratory and In-Home Services Unit, and Bruce Vanderaan of Mertz Taggart. 
What: HCAOA Florida Annual Meeting
When: Thursday, August 15, 12:45-3:45 p.m. 
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport
5835 T. G. Lee Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32822
Click here to register. 
Congressional Update

July Jobs Report from the Department of Labor

Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella issued the following statement on the July 2019 Employment Situation report:

“July’s Employment Situation Report demonstrates the steady and consistent growth of the American economy. The July unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7%, marking the seventeenth straight month in which the unemployment rate is at or below 4%.

“Job creation in July remained strong with 164,000 jobs added, which totals 5.7 million jobs created since January 2017. Strong private-sector employment gains were led by the education and health services, professional and business services, and financial services industries.

“With a 3.2% year-over-year increase, wage growth has now been at or exceeded 3.0% for an entire year. America’s workers are taking home more money in their paychecks, which is great news for families and our economy.

“The African American unemployment rate in July remained at near-record lows, and the number of long-term unemployed individuals reached the lowest number since June 2007.

“With Labor Day a month away, we have not seen an unemployment rate this low on a Labor Day since 1952.
Congressional Corner

Senator Todd Young (R-IN)

Senator Young is a member of the Senate Finance Committee which has jurisdiction over tax, trade and health care matters.

His victory against Evan Bayh, a popular former senator and governor, set Young up to be named chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, responsible for electing members of his party to the Senate in 2020.
While serving three terms in the House, Young became a protégé of then-Speaker Paul Ryan. He was the chief author of a bill to require congressional approval of any major rule or regulation promulgated by the executive branch.

Young sees himself as a compassionate conservative who believes in providing a leg up to needy individuals rather than simply providing a safety net. “We should not be measuring compassion by the number of people receiving government aid. It’s time we shift the focus to achieving desired outcomes,” he said in a speech at the Indianapolis-based Sagamore Institute.

In July 2015, Young said that he would trade in his House seat to run for the Senate seat after incumbent Republican Dan Coats announced his retirement.

Young was born in Lancaster, Pa., and grew up in Carmel, just north of Indianapolis. After high school, Young enlisted in the Navy, with hopes of winning an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. He was accepted at the Annapolis school a year later, where he was on the academy’s soccer team.

After graduation he joined the Marine Corps. He spent much of his time as a Marine recruiter in the Chicago area. While he was there he started taking night classes at the University of Chicago, where he earned an MBA in 2002. Young left the Marines as a captain in 2000.

From there, he did more graduate study and worked briefly for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank, before signing on as a legislative assistant for energy policy to then-Senator Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican.

Young returned to his home state in 2003, where he did management consulting and got a law degree. He and his wife, whom he met in law school, went to work at a small law firm her great-grandfather had founded. Young was an occasional deputy prosecutor in Orange County, in the southern part of the state.

He formed a group he called the National Organization for People Versus Irresponsible Government Spending, or NO PIGS.

In 2010, Young challenged Democrat Baron Hill, who was seeking re-election in the 9th District, one of the most competitive districts in the country over the previous decade. Young won a four-candidate Republican primary and went on to defeat Hill by 10 percentage points, in a good year for Republicans.

Young had the backing of Tea Party activists. During that campaign he told the American Spectator magazine that as a libertarian-conservative, he believes “the state should focus on defending lives, rights, and property instead of depriving its citizens of their God-given liberties.”

In the 2016 Senate primary Young defeated Representative Marlin Stutzman, a Tea Party favorite, garnering 67 percent of the vote. Young was aided by advertising from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a political action committee affiliated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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