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MEMBERS: Don't Forget To Renew Your Membership For 2019

Posted: February 24, 2019

Thank you very much for your membership to the Home Care Association of Colorado. The association's leaders and staff appreciate your organization's support of HCAC in 2018 and in previous years. Members, your agency’s membership expired on December 31 and member benefits will end on March 31. Now is the time to renew your membership for 2019! Renew before you lose your member benefits. 

If you have questions about your renewal or about membership please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you, as always, for your membership in HCAC. The association simply cannot do its important work without the support of our provider and allied members. We owe it all to you!

For more information on membership and how dues are calculated, please click here.


Registration Is Now Open For The 2019 Rocky Mountain Home Care, Home Health & Hospice Conference

Posted: February 25, 2019

This annual event offers continuing education, practice information, and networking for HCAC and HPCAR members and other home care, home health and hospice professionals in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Education sessions are designed to be applicable to all sectors and levels of the profession and will provide the latest techniques and trends as well as basic skills. This year the conference is returning to the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort, May 15 - 17, 2019.  Click here for more information and register before early bird pricing ends on March 18.



HCAC Welcomes New & Renewing Members For 2019

Posted: February 23, 2019

HCAC would like to thank the following organizations for joining or renewing their membership for 2019:

  • Amber Personal Care
  • Argus Of Colorado Home Health
  • Centura Health At Home
  • HealthCare Synergy, Inc.
  • HomeCare of the Rockies
  • Prowers Medical Cntr Home Health
  • Sterling MedCare Home Health
  • SYNERGY HomeCare

Thank you for supporting HCAC!

Not a member, please join us!


Online Registration Closes February 10 For The 2019 PDGM National Summit In The Rockies

Posted: January 28, 2019

Faculty for this one-day program are leading experts from top home health consulting firms who will provide you with the tools and knowledge to:

  • Gain a better understanding of what PDGM means for you and your agency
  • Identify key threats to the home health industry and how to overcome them
  • Strategically develop a process to lessen the impact of PDGM on your HHA
  • Discuss the steps NAHC, HCAC and other associations have taken, are taking, and will take in the future to address areas of concern

By attending this summit, you will be fully prepared to successfully navigate these radical changes coming to home health care. You cannot afford to miss it! Click here for more information. 


Regular Price ends 11:59 p.m. MST Sunday, February 10
Member $299, Non-Member $499 
Onsite – February 13 
Member: $349, Non-Member $549

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model will be the most consequential change to affect home health in decades, and it’s coming in 2020. Are you ready? Agencies must prepare immediately for PDGM’s radical regulatory changes. They will affect virtually all aspects of payment methodology. The PDGM National Summit in the Rockies on Feb. 13, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Aurora, Colorado, offers sessions on clinical services, financial management, operations, business analytics, and technology. You will not want to miss this unique learning opportunity!


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True Spirit Of Home Care

Posted: January 28, 2019

Some of you may recall an account of what I call "the true spirit of home care," as follows:

A home health aide in Maine visited a patient in the dead of winter. The main room of the patient's home was heated by a wood stove while the doors to the remainder of the rooms were closed, including the door to the only bathroom. The aide prepared to give the patient a bath. When she entered the bathroom she found a dead bear in the bathtub. This was not surprising to her because she knew that the bear was part of a source of food for the patient and family during the winter. But how was she going to give the patient a bath with a bear in the only bathtub?

The aide had a Hoyer lift that she used for the patient and quickly realized that she could use the lift for the bear, too. So she used the lift to remove the bear from the bathtub and move the patient into and out of the bathtub. Then she used the lift again to put the bear back in the bathtub where it "belonged."

©2019 Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.  All rights reserved.

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