Operational Resources

One of NAHC’s primary goals is the promotion of the highest quality care to individuals in need of home care and hospice services through the enrichment of home care clinician’s. The Clinician’s Corner offers nurses and therapists valuable links to best practices and professional resources.

Clinical Tools and Training
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a member of the National Advisory Panel for the CHAMP program.

CHAMP Program
CHAMP (Collaboration for Homecare Advances in Management and Practice) is an evidenced-based best practices program specifically designed to help home care clinicians provide effective care to older home care patients – from the convenience of any computer. Visit the CHAMP web site at www.champ-program.org to learn about CHAMP’s many resources, including:

  • Affordable, self-paced e-learning courses developed by leading experts in the field (all courses confer Continuing Education hours)
  • Tools page, with free downloadable tools in 24 topics that home health managers and practitioners can use right away
Clinical and Regulatory Publications by NAHC
Publications cover important information on OASIS, Medicare coverage, payment, nursing practice, home care administration as well as handbooks and sample tests to provide additional training for home care agency clinical staff (Coming Soon)
NAHC Career Center
NAHC’s Home Care Career Center offers a listing of a variety of clinical job opportunities by geographic region webthumb
Nursing Resources



Therapy Resources


  • American Occupational Therapy Association, (AOTA)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Speech Language Pathologist Resources

State-by-State listing of Speech-Language-Hearing Associations webthumb
SLP Home care recruitment and retention considerations webthumb
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Policy documents webthumb
Information for the public webthumb
Clinical Information and Best Practice Resources
Medline Plus, which is a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, offers links to answers about health questions, including extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Medicare Quality Improvement Community: Home Health (MedQIC) Web site is a free on-line resource for quality improvement interventions and associated tools, toolkits, presentations, and links to other resources www.qualitynet.org

Food and Drug Administration: Home Health and Consumer Devices: The FDA regulates medical devices that consumers use themselves without professional medical assistance in the same way as other medical devices.  In addition to work done throughout the medical device approval process, the Home Health Care Committee reviews what has been done to address problems when devices are used in the home and recommends further actions to ensure consumers can use the devices safely and effectively.

FDA Home Health and Consumer Devices webthumb
FDA Booklet: Home Use Devices: How to Prepare for Handle Power Outages for Medical Devices that Require Electricity
This booklet serves as a tool for use by patients using devices that require electricity in  the development of a plan to ensure that they know what to do during a power outage.
Medicare Learning Network: The Medicare Learning Network (MLN) provides free resources that Medicare fee for service health care providers need to understand topics such as the ins and outs of billing rules. webthumb
Dramatically Reducing Hospitalization Rates: “What Works, What Doesn’t”
The power point presentation and patient guides offered here were created by Middlesex-East VNA. During a NAHC sponsored webinar, the VNA shared details of how they reduced their re-hospitalization rate to 16% through “Management of Successful Patient Outcomes.” A CD of this 90 minute 4/8/2010 NAHC webinar can be purchased by calling KRM at: (800) 775-7654.
Evidence-based Health Coaching for Healthcare Providers, 3rd Ed.
A convenient, guided self-study program (with online simulated video skills competency) of health coaching skills and strategies to actively engage patients and improve compliance by tapping into their own motivation to change unhealthy behaviors. Also appropriate for marketing new agency health coaching services.
Website: www.nshcoa.com
Email: info@nshcoa.com
Phone Toll Free: (866)-916-NSHC (6742)
Program content: (Web Link)
How to order: (Web Link)
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Influenza Information for Healthcare Personnel webthumb
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  • Home Health Aide: Guidelines for Care-Instructor Manual
    3rd edition. Comprehensive Manual to orient/onboard, train, develop and retain effective and compassionate home care and hospice aides. Packed with over 600 test questions to assist with competency and competency review checklist. Also includes over 40 lesson plans with course content outline, course objectives, unit reviews, interactive patient case scenarios, and additional resources for further learning. The go-to Manual for aides for decades and the new one is better than ever.
  • The Handbook of Health Standards: Quality, Documentation, and Reimbursement
    6th edition. This award-winning “Red Book” provides concise information about the home care rules and complexity to meet myriad requirements and meet documentation standards while providing quality care with effective care planning. Detailed documentation guidelines, goals and outcomes, service/skills by system, factors supporting medical necessity, homebound status, and more!   
  • The Red Book Hospice Care Planning App. New!
    Available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Making the complex easier –a powerful app created to assist with development, modification, and management of patient care plans while harnessing an extensive library for users. Easy-to-use, comprehensive and intuitive. Created to help busy hospice team members be able to effectively care plan and have more time at the bedside with hospice patients and families. A basic app and a monthly subscription app that provides access to an extensive listing of standard care plans.
  • A Guide for Caregiving: What’s Next? Planning for Safety, Quality, and Compassionate Care for Your Loved One and Yourself
    This Guide has received an endorsement by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, received 3rd Place in the AJN Book of the Year Award in the Consumer Category, and was also awarded the 2019 Today’s Caregiver Friendly Award by Today’s Caregiver Magazine. Witten for family and friend caregivers, this books helps clinicians, health care organizations, and faith-based congregations to help care for people at home with compassion and knowledge. Some organizations provide these on admission as a way to actively engage support and educate family and friend caregivers-important members of the health care team.
  • Nurse Manager’s Survival Guide
    4th edition. Practical leadership book focused on home care and hospice primarily that addresses major areas of successful management and operations. Includes retention and recruitment, communication, time management, taking care of yourself and your team, when bad things happen to good managers, and much more.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook: Quality, Documentation, and Reimbursement
    3rd edition. This award-winning resource offers concise, focused coverage for providing effective hospice documentation and care. Care planning by patient problem is addressed as well as systems-based care and care planning. Meet numerous and sometimes complex requirements by improving your documentation and supporting medical necessity with this award-winning hospice-focused Handbook.