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. This includes everyone who registered for The Retreat, the private duty meeting scheduled for October in New Orleans.
The conference was to feature a substantial amount of important private duty content. Please be assured that the content is not lost, it will be presented to our Private Duty Home Care at NAHC members in the near future. Please be on the lookout for updates about that.
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.