Statement from NAHC on March on Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Thomas Threlkeld
Director of Communications
202-547-7424/tom@nahc.org

Statement from NAHC on March on Washington

In response to requests from our members and a number of congressional offices due to risks associated with the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice is shifting our annual March on Washington exclusively to a virtual advocacy campaign. This will be an excellent opportunity to continue to build an army of digital advocates around the country. Together, our emails, phone calls, and social media action will send a clear message to our elected representatives in Washington that home care and hospice is a force to be reckoned with and policies should be crafted with the goal of enabling the disabled and elderly to age with dignity in their own homes and communities. We will also have a great opportunity to communicate how care in the home fits as a primary care source in dealing with the virus.

Learn more about NAHC’s virtual advocacy campaign.

The NAHC staff is ready to address any questions or concerns you may have, so please contact us if you need more information.

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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.

Statement from NAHC on Coronavirus and 2020 Meetings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Thomas Threlkeld
Director of Communications
202-547-7424/tom@nahc.org

Statement from NAHC on Coronavirus & 2020 Meetings

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is closely monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) in the United States. On Tuesday, March 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that for the most of the American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.

At this time, we do not anticipate changes to any of our meetings, including the March on Washington on March 23-24 in Washington, D.C., the PDGM 2020 National Summits around the country from late March to mid-April, the Financial Management Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 26-28, and the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo on October 18-20 in Tampa, Florida.

The health and safety of the people who attend our meetings is NAHC’s foremost concern. We are in frequent contact with all our host venues to ensure our meetings will be safe for everyone who attends. We will also stay in contact with you to keep you informed of any developments with our meetings via email, social media, the NAHC website, and our daily newsletter NAHC Report. We will alert you immediately if the status of any of our meetings changes.

In the meantime, we encourage you to stay informed about important news developments related to COVID-19, especially how they relate to home care and hospice. NAHC has created a Coronavirus Resources for Home Health & Hospice page, which will be updated daily with important guidance, news, and resources to help you manage this important public health situation.

The NAHC staff is ready to address any questions or concerns you may have, so please contact us if you need more information.

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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.

New COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Page for Home Health & Hospice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Thomas Threlkeld
Director of Communications
202-547-7424/tom@nahc.org

New COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Page for Home Health & Hospice

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has created a new resource page specifically for helping the home care and hospice community remain informed and deal safely and appropriately with the spread of COVID-19, the Coronavirus.

The COVID-19 Resource Page will be updated constantly until this crisis has passed and it will be populated with the latest information, guidance, and best practices. In order to maximize exposure to education and promote the general welfare, the information on this page will be available and free to everyone.

Right now, on the COVID-19 Resource Page, you will find resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as NAHC guidance like the  COVID-19 checklist for home care and hospice and disease response and management, in cooperation with disaster preparedness and infection control expert Barbara Citarella and the LHC Group, respectively.

In addition, the COVID-19 Resource Page includes links to upcoming webinars, including COVID-19: The Impact on Home Care and Hospice, on March 13 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern.

The webpage will also include helpful news articles that will be updated regularly, with the most recent news at the top.

NAHC hopes all home health and hospice stakeholders will check the COVID-19 Resource Page often and stay informed so that we can all stay safe.

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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.

Home Health and Hospice: Prepare NOW for the Coronavirus!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Thomas Threlkeld
Director of Communications
202-547-7424/tom@nahc.org

Home Health and Hospice: Prepare NOW for the Coronavirus!

  • A new webinar you cannot afford to miss.
  • Webinar will be offered at a discount using our special promo code!
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Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19, was first discovered in China in December of 2019 in a cluster of pneumonia cases. This is a novel virus that is continuing to spread around the world. As with any other newly identified virus there is much to learn about the disease process, mode of transmission, incubation period, symptoms, and treatment.

At this point in time the home care and hospice care industry should be preparing for altered and crisis standards of care. A review of your pandemic plan should be occurring right now and processes should be updated. The home care and hospice care practice is dependent on personnel, so up to date information and training is essential.

This webinar will be presented by Barbara Citarella, in partnership with NAHC, on Friday, March 13th from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern. Receive the latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the implications for home care and hospice.

We will discuss:

  • the latest CDC guidelines,
  • current status of the disease,
  • policies & procedures,
  • employee protection protocols,
  • syndromic surveillance,
  • updating your pandemic plan.

The faculty for this webinar will be Barbara Citarella, one of the most trusted voices in home care, infection control, and disaster preparedness. Ms. Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC, President and CEO of RBC Limited, is recognized for her expertise in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, infection control, and disaster preparedness. She is an internationally known speaker and recently was named as one of the “Top 10 Influencers in the Last Decade for the home care and hospice industry.

This one hour webinar is available to order now for $79. Take advantage of a special discount when you use promo code NAHCCOVID, and pay only $40! Register now!

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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.