The Americans with Disability Act Changed America (and Home Care) for the Better

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law a landmark piece of bipartisan civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which promised a new era of dignity and independence for 43 million disabled Americans. “[L]et the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down,” said President Bush at the law’s…

Successfully Navigate State and Federal Law with this Employment Toolkit

NAHC members receive a huge savings! The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has partnered with Littler, a company with more than 75 years of experience in labor and employment law, to offer our members access to the Littler Home Care Toolkit at a tremendous savings. The Toolkit will provide employers with the…

Congress Must Establish Supports for Frontline Caregivers in Home Care

TAKE ACTION NOW to protect and support frontline home care workers! The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the 12 million Americans who receive home care every year and the frontline health care workers who care for them. Home care is enormously popular (roughly 90 percent of Americans want to age in…

NAHC Announces 2019 National Backyard Advocacy Bash July 1-2, 2019

On July 1st-2nd,  your elected officials will be in their local home offices, right in your own backyard, for the congressional recess, and we want you to drop by and show your support for home-based care and services for the first ever NAHC Annual Backyard Advocacy Bash! Advocacy starts at home with you, your staff,…

How Can America Create the Home Care Workforce to Meet Growing Needs?

We are going to need more data and better policies Over two million people in the United States work as personal care aides and another 800,000 work as home health aides, both occupations among the fastest-growing in America and anticipated to grow more than 40 percent between 2016 and 2026. Most long-term care services involve…

Transitions of Care Standards Created by American Case Management Association

  The American Case Management Association (ACMA) has created the first multi-setting, inter-professional National Transitions of Care Standards endorsed by an Executive Steering Committee composed of representation from payer, provider, and other organizations. The ACMA Transitions of Care Standards were designed with input from 15 collaborating organizations representing 10 practice settings: acute care, primary care,…

MedPAC Calls for Rate Cuts to Home Care and Hospice

On Friday, January 17th, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reconvened for a series of sessions to vote on official recommendations the Commission will make to the U.S. Congress. These follow the December MedPAC meeting where staff presented current data and trends within the Medicare program, then offered proposed recommendations for the Commissioners to consider…

What is the Home Care Workforce?

The home care workforce doubled from 2007 to 2017 to meet the rising demand for care in the home due to the “Silver Tsunami” of 10,000 people turning 65 ever day and the long-overdue, but still unfinished shift of resources from institutional settings to home-and-community-based settings. Over 2.1 million home care workers provide health care…

NAHC Wants Your Input for 2019 Legislative & Regulatory Agendas

The policy staffs of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and its affiliates — the Hospice Association of America (HAA), the National Medicaid Action Council, and the Private Duty Home Care Association (PDHCA) — are in the process of developing their agendas for legislative and regulatory activities in the coming year. NAHC,…

NAHC Concerned Proposed Immigration Rule Could Harm Home Care

NAHC has filed comments with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a proposed regulation to make it more difficult for people deemed likely to use public benefits like Medicaid or food stamps to enter the United States legally and earn a green card. The proposed draft regulation would change how the federal government evaluates…