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In the various roles he has undertaken through the years, Val J. Halamandaris has been a singular driving force behind the policy and program initiatives resulting in the recognition of home health care as a viable alternative to institutionalization. His dedication to consumer advocacy, which enhances the quality of life and dignity of those receiving home health care, merits VNA HealthCare Group’s highest recognition and deepest respect. 

VNA HealthCare Group

I have the highest respect for them, especially for the nurses, aides and therapists, who devote their lives to caring for people with disabilities, the infirm and dying Americans.  There are few more noble professions.

President Barack Obama

Home health care agencies do such a wonderful job in this country helping people to be able to remain at home and allowing them to receive services

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Chair, Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee

Home care is a combination of compassion and efficiency.  It is less expensive than institutional care...but at the same time it is a more caring, human, intimate experience, and therefore it has a greater human’s a big mistake not to try to maximize it and find ways to give people the home care option over either nursing homes, hospitals or other institutions

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich (R-GA)

Medicaid covers long-term care, but only for low-income families.  And Medicare only pays for care that is connected to a hospital discharge....our health care system must cover these vital services...[and] we should promote home-based care, which most people prefer, instead of the institutional care that we emphasize now.

Former U.S. Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-CD)

We need incentives to...keep people in home health care settings...It’s dramatically less expensive than long term care.

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ)


Home care is clearly the wave of the future. It’s clearly where patients want to be cared for. I come from an ethnic family and when a member of our family is severely ill, we would never consider taking them to get institutional care. That’s true of many families for both cultural and financial reasons. If patients have a choice of where they want to be cared for, where it’s done the right way, they choose home.

Donna Shalala, former Secretary of Health and Human Services

A couple of years ago, I spent a little bit of time with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and its president, Val J. Halamandaris, and I was just blown away. What impressed me so much was that they talked about what they do as opposed to just the strategies of how to deal with Washington or Sacramento or Albany or whatever the case may be. Val is a fanatic about care, and it comes through in every way known to mankind. It comes through in the speakers he invites to their events; it comes through in all the stuff he shares.

Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence

Val’s home care organization brings thousands of caregivers together into a dynamic organization that provides them with valuable resources and tools to be even better in their important work. He helps them build self-esteem, which leads to self-motivation.

Mike Vance, former Dean of Disney and author of Think Out of the Box

Val is one of the greatest advocates for seniors in America. He goes beyond the call of duty every time.

Arthur S. Flemming, former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare

Val has brought the problems, the challenges, and the opportunities out in the open for everyone to look at. He is a visionary pointing the direction for us. 

Margaret (Peg) Cushman, Professor of Nursing and former President of the Visiting Nurses Association

Although Val has chosen to stay in the background, he deserves much of the credit for what was accomplished both at the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, where he was closely associated with me and at the House Select Committee on Aging, where he was Congressman Claude Pepper’s senior counsel and closest advisor. He put together more hearings on the subject of aging, wrote more reports, drafted more bills, and had more influence on the direction of events than anyone before him or since.

Frank E. Moss, former U.S. Senator

Val’s most important contribution is pulling together all elements of home health care and being able to organize and energize the people involved in the industry.

Frank E. Moss, former U.S. Senator

Anyone working on health care issues in Congress knows the name Val J. Halamandaris.

Kathleen Gardner Cravedi, former Staff Director of the House Select Committee on Aging

Without your untiring support and active participation, the voices of people advocating meaningful and compassionate health care reform may not have been heard by national leaders.

Michael Sullivan, Former Executive Director, Indiana Association for Home Care

All of us have been members of many organizations and NAHC is simply the best there is. NAHC aspires to excellence in every respect; its staff has been repeatedly honored as the best in Washington; the organization lives by the highest values and has demonstrated a passionate interest in the well-being of patients and providers.

Elaine Stephens, Director of Home Care of Steward Home Care/Steward Health Systems and former NAHC C

Home care increasingly is one of the basic building blocks in the developing system of long-term care.  On both economic and recuperative bases, home health care will continue to grow as an essential service for individuals, for families and for the community as a whole.

Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

NCOA is excited to be part of this great event and honored to have such influential award winners in the field of aging.

National Council of Aging

Health care at home…is something we need more of, not less of.  Let us make a commitment to preventive and long-term care.  Let us encourage home care as an alternative to nursing homes and give folks a little help to have their parents there.

Former President Bill Clinton


Home Care & Hospice Exposition Fact Sheet

Meeting Dates: October 31 - November 3, 2013
Exposition Dates: October 31 - November 2, 2013

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD  20745

Room Rate: To be announced at a later date.

Exhibit Cost:
Regular Rates
  Member Non-Member Allied*
Inline Booth $2,500 $2,800 $1,375
Corner Booth $2,600 $2,900 $1,425

Two or more booths are priced by adding the prices of each booth being purchased.
Note: Corner booths are $100 additional cost.

* Allied Rate applies to nonprofit industry associations, state home care or hospice associations, government agencies, and schools of nursing. These groups must also be NAHC Allied Members to exhibit at the Allied Rate.

Exhibit Includes:
  • Access to more than 2,500 home care and hospice professionals;
  • 8 hours of exclusive unopposed Exhibit Hall time for attendees to focus on your products and services;
  • Two complimentary meeting badges per 10x10 booth;
  • FREE breakfast and lunch during show hours and is conveniently located insode the exhibit hall;
  • FREE networking opportunities at social events such as the NAHC Party and Membership Receptions;
  • FREE 8’ high, two- or three-color, draped back wall and 3’ high, one-color side rail drape;
  • 100 square feet of exhibit space (10’ wide by 10’ deep);
  • Company listing in the NAHC 30th Annual Meeting & Exposition Advance and Final Program and NAHC website-up to one year prior to the meeting;
  • Expand your visibility with multi-faceted advertising and sponsorship opportunities
  • Admission to over 125 educational session and preconference sessions*, general sessions, and CEO School*;
  • Exclusive right to purchase pre-and post-meeting attendee lists.
  • Discounted meeting space rental pre and post conference.
Deposit and Payment Schedule:
  • A deposit totaling 25 percent of the booth(s) space must accompany all applications submitted before December 31, 2012.
  • From January 1, 2013 to April 6, 2013, a deposit totaling 50 percent of the booth(s) space must accompany all applications submitted.
  • From April 7, 2013 to June 8, 2013, a deposit totaling 75 percent of the booth(s) space must accompany all applications submitted.
  • After June 8, 2013, full payment must accompany all applications submitted.
  • Final payment is due no later than August 7, 2013
Exhibit Set-Up:

Tuesday, October 29
2-10 pm

Wednesday, October 30
8 am-5 pm

Thursday, October 31
8 am-3 pm

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, October 31
• 5-7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
Friday, November 1
9:30 am-3:30 pm Exposition Hall Open
• 9:30–10:30 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
• 12:30-2:30 pm Luncheon in the Exposition Hall
Saturday, November 2
9:30 am-2:30 pm Exposition Hall Open
• 9:30–10:30 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
• 12:30-2:30 pm Luncheon in the Exposition Hall
Exhibit Teardown:

Saturday, November 2 
2:31–8 pm

Sunday, November 3 
7–10 am

The official closing time for exhibits is 2:30pm. No packaging of equipment or materials may begin until that time.

General Contractor: Alliance-Exposition will provide the exhibitor services for this meeting.

They can be reached at (888) 528-2011 or email

More information can be obtained on their website:

Please reference the NAHC Financial Management Exposition.

*All Exhibit hours are non-competitive (Exclusively Exhibits)


2013 Sponsors

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Gold Level

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Silver Level

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Bronze Level

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