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Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff For Legislative Affairs Joins HCAC Member Centura Health

Posted Aug. 15, 2018

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that Kurt Morrison will resign from the role of Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative Affairs. He will remain in the Office until the end of the month when he will assume a vice president position at Centura Health managing government and public affairs.  

Morrison spent 10 years serving the State, joining the Governor’s Office in 2014 as the deputy legislative director and deputy legal counsel. Prior to serving in the Governor’s Office, Morrison was the state and federal liaison/legislative counsel for the Colorado Department of Transportation where he advised the executive director and senior management team on public policy and legislation, and served as a resource to the General Assembly on transportation law. Earlier, he spent time with a national law firm, worked for the General Assembly as a legislative policy analyst, and served as a senior aide to a U.S. senator in Washington, D.C. Morrison holds an M.A. from George Washington University and a J.D. from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.

Christina Rosendahl, legislative liaison for the Department of Corrections, will concurrently serve as Interim Director for the Office of Legislative Affairs for the duration of the Governor’s term in office.  


Recent Court Action in Key Areas May Provide Opportunities for Home Care Providers to Avoid Adverse Results

Posted: Aug. 14, 2018 

Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq., writes that recent court actions and decisions make it clear that home care providers of all types, including home health agencies, hospices, HME companies and private duty agencies have new avenues to resolve potentially devastating consequences of the actions of regulators and referral sources.

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HCAC Member Colorado Elder Care Solutions Rebrands as Family Tree in-Home Care

Posted: Aug. 15, 2018

DENVER -- Denver-based Colorado Elder Care Solutions (CECS) has entered into a definitive agreement to join Family Tree In-Home Care, a Genova Health company. The CECS transaction closed on Aug. 15, 2018. Under the terms of the agreement, CECS will offer home care and care management services under the Family Tree In-Home Care brand, as will Home Care Resources, which isn't an HCAC member. 

"We are confidently committed to serving the Colorado market and carrying on the legacy of these two storied companies. This enables us to firmly establish ourselves as the premier provider of home care and care management services in Denver, Colorado," stated Daniel Gottschalk, President of Family Tree and Genova Health. "We are proud to bring two exceptional companies together to work towards a shared mission."

"With over 40 years between them of faithfully serving older adults in the Denver Metropolitan Area, Colorado Elder Care Solutions and Home Care Resources have each maintained a reputation as a top-tier provider of home care and care management services," stated Alex Bonetti, CEO of Family Tree and Genova Health. "Adding the years of experience and expertise at CECS and HCR to the team at Family Tree aligns with our strategy of investing in becoming the leading solution to serve clients wherever they call home. We're looking forward to working with our new colleagues from both teams to further our mission of providing Better Care. Better Health. Every Day."

"I am very excited to enter this new chapter in the evolution of Colorado Elder Care Solutions," shared Karen Buchanan, President of CECS. "When I formed CECS over 19 years ago to serve older adults in our Denver community, I never imagined how far we'd take it. Today, we've only just begun to realize our full potential. I've always held Shirley Jennett and the team at HCR in high esteem, and I'm thrilled to work alongside them and help lead our combined organization into the next chapter."

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Join The HCAC Education Committee!

Posted: August 14, 2018

We are looking for volunteers for the HCAC Education Committee. The committee meets the first Tuesday of  every month at 10am via teleconference. Join us and learn about the committee and get involved with the 2019 conference!

If interested or have questions please email [email protected] 


Call For Speaker Proposals Now Open For HCAC's Spring 2019 Conference

Posted: August 14, 2018

The Home Care Association of Colorado's Education Committee requests compelling speaker proposals for the 2019 Home Care, Home Health & Hospice Conference.

The 2019 conference will be attended by hundreds of provider agencies in Colorado, Wyoming and adjacent states. An accompanying trade show will include interactive demonstrations from vendors from around the nation.

HCAC seeks the following:

  • Engaging keynote presenters who can enlighten our provider members in a time of great industry change
  • Breakout presenters addressing:
    • Private pay issues
    • Technology
    • Non-Medical issues
    • Regulatory and compliance
    • NEW FOR 2019: A one-day therapy track addressing the special needs of physical therapists and others practicing in a home-health setting
  • Pre-conference proposals for Wednesday afternoon. Pre-conference sessions typically each cover four hours and so are especially good for topics requiring a "deeper dive" in a workshop-style format. They require separate attendee registration.

What's needed

Submissions are expected to include a summary of Proposed Session (Note: this session description may be used in conference marketing and brochure; please limit to 150 words).

Additionally, three Learning Objectives must be provided. (Note: These learning objectives will be a critical component of granting education credit. Hint: Learning objectives should identify what the participant will get out of the session. Write objectives that complete one of these two sentences: (1) “By participating in this workshop, participants will . . .” or (2) “On completion of this session, participants will be able to . . .”)

HCAC's Education Committee will review the submissions after the Nov. 16 deadline and make its recommendations to HCAC's board. The association expects to announce the education schedule on or just after Jan. 1, 2019.

Submit Your Proposal Here!


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