WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 22, 2020)—November is National Home Care Month, a special time to recognize and celebrate the practice of homecare and all of the individuals who make it possible. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is excited to partner with CellTrak to award deserving homecare aides with the opportunity to pursue their educational goals and advance their careers.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (October 23, 2020)—Doctor On Demand, a virtual care provider, and CareLinx, a nationwide, professional network for in-home care, announced a partnership to bring in-home virtual care services to CareLinx clients. The partnership aims to expand CareLinx’s in-home care offerings and improve health outcomes for their clients—geriatric and high-risk patients who need support at home.

DALLAS, (October 23, 2020)—John Olajide, founder and CEO of Axxess, a technology innovator for health care a home, has been elected to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Board of Directors. His election to a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2021, was announced during the 2020 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo.

WATERLOO, Iowa (October 21, 2020)—VGM is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for its annual Heartland Conference.  

With eight education tracks to fill, conference organizers are looking for presenters to offer their expertise on a variety of topics, including business leadership and management, retail, sleep and respiratory, rehab, operations, sales and marketing, home accessibility, technology and regulatory.

CARY, N.C. (October 21, 2020)—In a historic move, Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) are joining to form a single company with the programs, knowledge and resources to provide complete, quality accreditation and certification services to health care providers globally across the entire continuum of care. HFAP will operate as a brand within ACHC, and collectively the organization will be known as ACHC. 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 19, 2020)—The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world for homecare—but also elevated the profession in the eyes of the public and lawmakers, William A. Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, said Monday as he opened the group’s annual conference.

“What has emerged is energy and enthusiasm about our future,” Dombi said.

MassPACE, the Massachusetts chapter of Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, has taken an innovative approach to serving its clients, mostly patients who are dual eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, during the pandemic. While traditionally center-based, MassPACE shifted to an at-home model, sending caregivers out with tablets for telehealth and also setting up social activities, counseling and more.