There’s nothing enjoyable about hearing a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and though there are certainly many challenges to come in the future, some within the in home care industry have reason to feel a bit more hopeful. It’s not a hope dealing with a possible cure, but improving quality of life for those dealing with the disease. Read more…
When Dave Eustis was injured in 1998, he required a considerable amount of care and support at home. At that time there weren’t the kind of in home care options there are now. Read more…
At a meeting with the New York State Department of Health on September 2, HCP was informed that DOH was finalizing the uniform billing codes for home care services in Medicaid Managed Care. HCP was further informed verbally that it was the Department’s intention to require managed care plans to transition to the new codes by December 31, 2016, in response to concerns raised by HCP and other home care associations about the delayed implementation of this requirement, which was supposed to go into effect January 1, 2016. As of now, the codes have not been finalized and no formal timeframe for implementation has been announced by DOH.
HCP’s 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition taking place on October 26, 27, 2016 at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington in Melville, New York has valuable sessions scheduled.
Here is a sampling of some of this year’s Conference topics and speakers:
- Head and the Heart of Home Care: Exploring the Metrics and Meaning of Your Agency’s Growth, Stephen Tweed, President, Leading Home Care
- Effective and Nurturing Communication for Alzheimers Clients, Kerry Mills, Engaging Alzheimers
- Home Care Recruitment & Retention Strategies, Maggie Keen, My CNA Jobs
HCP members receive a discounted rate for the Conference, as well as for all educational programs presented by its affiliate, Community Health Care Services Foundation, Inc. (CHC).
The Journal of The American Geriatric Society is about to publish this month an article describing the first phase of Harvard Medical School’s new research into the positive impact of in-home care on overall healthcare costs.
The prolonged aging of the baby boomer population is necessitating an upgraded return to the ways of yore: Receiving care at home!
Updated on June 2016, CMS Originally created the Five-Star Quality Rating System helps consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily.
Adopting their surprisingly simple philosophies can lead to a long healthy life.
HCP is pleased to announce the Fifteenth Annual Heroes in the Home™ Statewide Caregiver Recognition Program that recognizes and honors caregivers that provide outstanding home care and raises public awareness about the importance and value of home care and its workers.