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.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 14, 2020)—National Seating & Mobility (NSM), a provider of complex rehabilitation technology, mobility and accessibility solutions in North America, and the company’s international private equity owner, Cinven, are pleased to announce the appointment of healthcare industry veteran Gregory Roth to the NSM Board of Directors.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (October 14, 2020)—Always Best Care Senior Services, a senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced that it has awarded a Canadian Master Franchise territory to Steve Kelly. As part of the master agreement, Kelly will oversee Always Best Care’s franchise development in Canada, specifically in the province of Ontario, and will be responsible for driving the brand’s growth throughout the region.

WASHINTON, D.C. (October 13, 2020)—Since implementation of the Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey in 2015, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and other hospice stakeholders have submitted recommendations for improvements to the survey, including suggestions that the survey be shortened and that certain questions be modified to eliminate the potential for confusion.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 12, 2020)—The nation's private duty homecare nursing and personal care services community fulfills a unique and essential purpose in modern life. Private duty homecare provides critical, quality, home-based care and living support services for individuals young and old, helping them live full, independent, and connected lives in the comfort of wherever they call home.