The Time for Private Duty Home Care Accreditation is Now


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Thomas Threlkeld
Deputy Director of Policy & Communications


Washington, D.C., December 4, 2017:

It is an exciting time in private duty home care services, with expanding business opportunities yielding the possibility of rapid growth. However, growth in the industry has led to calls for more oversight and regulation and more and more states are considering legislation to make accreditation for private duty home care agencies mandatory.

You can beat the mandates and stand out from your competition by becoming an accredited private duty home care agency now, before it becomes the industry standard. The Private Duty Home Care Association (PDHCA) accreditation process has been created by industry experts with decades of experience. They have created a process that works, guided by the most experienced experts in the business. Get your agency accredited by those who know the industry best.

There are two levels of accreditation:

  • Level I – Pre-Accreditation/Accreditation Pathway (documentation upload through an online portal); and
  • Level II – Full Accreditation (requires a site visit)

Accreditation is determined by a PDHCA review board and is valid for three years. The entire application and review process only takes about 90 days. Learn more at

Better still, PDHCA accreditation fees are very reasonable and membership with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) may pay for some, or all, of the accreditation cost. Fees are based on your organization’s gross revenue for the prior calendar year, so if you think you’re too small too afford accreditation, think again. The PDHCA accreditation process available to any home care agency of any size. All you need is the desire to make your agency elite.

Learn more about the entire application process, and applicable fees, here.

Take your agency to the next level with the PDHCA accreditation. Start the application process today!


About:  The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice.  NAHC represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ.  These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill.  Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information.  NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care.  To learn more about NAHC, visit