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Media Contact: Thomas Threlkeld
Director of Communications, NAHC
NAHC Statement on Cancellation of 2021 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo
Washington, D.C. – It is with regret that the National Association for Home Care & Hospice must announce the cancellation of the 2021 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo, originally scheduled for October 3-5, 2021, in New Orleans.
This decision was not made lightly, and we are enormously grateful for the support so many people showed for the home care and hospice community by registering to join their fellow industry leaders at the conference.
“This was a very difficult decision to make and everyone at NAHC is very disappointed that it became necessary to cancel the conference,” said NAHC President William A. Dombi. “However, the safety of our guests is of paramount importance and the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida made it impossible for us to assure our attendees they would enjoy a safe and productive conference.” (Read Bill Dombi’s full statement about the cancellation of the conference.)
We hope to present many of the education sessions as webinars in the upcoming weeks and months. Please look for more information from NAHC as those plans are finalized.
We have begun processing refunds for registrations, and everyone who registered will receivea full refund.
Our hearts go out to the people of New Orleans as they struggle to rebuild their homes, businesses, and communities in the wake of the storm. We urge all who can to make an easy and tax-deductible donation to the Homecare Association of Louisiana’s HomeCare Recovery Fund through the secure online portal at GoFundMe. Your donation will assist home health staff who sustained damage or the loss of property due to Hurricane Ida.
Once again, thank you to everyone who planned to be a part of the community of home care and hospice professionals at the 2021 conference and for supporting the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. We hope to see you soon.
About National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
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, visit nahc.org.