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Nurse Recognition Program Deadline Extended to April 8, 2013
Nurse of the Year Receives Free Trip to NAHC Annual Meeting & Apple iPad

NAHC has extended the deadline to submit nominations for the Nurse Recognition Program to Monday, April 8, 2013. Each of the 50 state winners will receive a free registration to the NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC, and will be featured in the May issue of CARING.

At the recent March on Washington | Private Duty Home Care Conference & Exposition Senate Breakfast on Tuesday, March 19, more than half a dozen senators praised the work and care of home care and hospice nurses, saying that “the work you do every day” is the reason why home care and hospice have such broad, bipartisan support on Capitol Hill.

Now is the time to nominate an outstanding nurse from your state for the Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) Nurse Recognition Program!

Agencies may nominate any registered nurse to represent their state for 2013. Nominations will be reviewed by the Nurse Recognition Program Selection Committee, and one nurse will be recognized from each state.

To be eligible, the nominee must be a registered nurse currently employed by a home care or hospice agency that is a member of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). Agencies may fill out the online nomination form on the NAHC or HHNA websites. All entries will also need a high-resolution photo of both the nurse and a patient, along with a photo release signed by each person in the photo. Nominated nurses must provide care to the patient described in the required nomination application essay and pictured in the entry photo.

NAHC will announce the selected home care and hospice nurses from all 50 states as part of its efforts to celebrate National Nurses Month in May. That month’s CARING will feature these nurses’ real-life stories and those of the patients to whom they give care and support. Nurses featured in the May issue will automatically be nominated for NAHC’s Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year, who will be announced at the 2013 NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition. The winner of this award will receive an Apple iPad and a free trip to the meeting.

Help us select this special nurse and her 49 caring colleagues by sending in their photos and stories. Telling these stories is a powerful way of putting a personal face on home care and hospice — and the important impact they make on patients every day. Contributing a story of your own is also a good way to get your agency the attention it deserves.

To see examples of stories from previous issues of CARING, you can click here.

To fill out the online nomination form click here.

Deadline for submission: April 8, 2013.

Visit the CARING Store online for the latest Resources

Financial Management Conference & Exposition
July 28 - 30, 2013, The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, Washington, DC

Join us in Washington, DC, for NAHC’s Financial Management Conference & Exposition — the premier source for strengthening your home care or hospice agency’s bottom line. The conference will offer a variety of general sessions and drill-down workshops designed to boost your skills. You’ll have the chance to explore topics ranging from cost controls to revenue enhancement and strategic planning. In addition, you can start getting ready at two pre-conference sessions focused on hospice and home health:

Pre-conferences include lunch and will run concurrently from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013. You can only register for one of these pre-conferences, so here’s some information to help you make a choice:

Pre-Conference 1: Hospice Summer Camp 2013 This program provides a thorough overview of the financial aspects of hospice, including discussion of emerging national economic and policy changes that will impact hospice operations, regulatory issues, and revenue enhancing strategies. It is structured for intermediate to advanced hospice executives. The camp is designed specifically for professionals seeking to hone their skills and get the knowledge needed to better manage hospice financial operations in this changing environment.

Pre-Conference 2: Home Health Summer Camp 2013 Home health personnel new to the industry, new agencies and established agencies will benefit from a detailed understanding of the fundamental financial tools and operational strategies for developing and maintaining positive financial outcomes. This camp is designed for beginning to intermediate level financial staff members who have some experience in home care financial management and wish to know more about the diverse world of home care finance.

Pre-Conference Rates: $175 Member/$300 Non-Member For more information on the pre-conferences, click here.

To view the most up-to-date FMC schedule at a glance, hotel information, educational sessions, exhibitors and sponsors, click here.

Register Early and Save! Don’t miss out on getting the Early Registration Rate of $675 Member/$950 Non-Member through June 28, 2013! To register, click here.

CHAMP’s New Online Geriatric Care Transitions Toolkit Helps Prevent Rehospitalization and Then Some

Did you know that nearly 20 percent of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries are readmitted within 30 days of discharge? CHAMP is proud to announce the launch of a new online Toolkit that can help prevent rehospitalization and more!

The Geriatric Care Transitions Toolkit provides easy access to free-to-use, evidence-based tools that foster safe and effective care transitions for older adults to and from home health care.

The Toolkit includes:

  • Proven interventions
  • Tools for assessment, evaluation and screening
  • Staff education tools
  • Tools to help you educate your patients and their caregivers

Other available CHAMP Toolkits include: Geriatric Medication Management Toolkit, and the Geriatric Falls Prevention Toolkit

A special thank you to our sponsors of the
March on Washington
Private Duty Home Care
Integrated Conference &Exposition

The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
Washington, DC
March 17-20, 2013
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