200+ Attendees & Full Exhibit Hall at the 2022 NEHCC!

Don’t miss out on the biggest home care and hospice event in the region, with dozens of exhibitors at our trade show.

Join more than 200 home care and hospice leaders next week in Newport, Rhode Island for the 2022 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show.

Don’t miss out on the biggest home care and hospice event in the region, with dozens of exhibitors at our trade show.

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Just Published: 2022 Resource Directories

Considered to be “the bible for home care” in Massachusetts, copies of the the 2022 Resource Directory have been shipped to every case manager, hospital, COA, state legislator, and GCM in Massachusetts. Additional copies are available for purchase.

This is the one, indispensable book anyone making referrals must have. It’s the bible for home care in Massachusetts. — Gina Martin, RN, CCM

Copies of the the Alliance’s annual referral directory have already been shipped to every case manager, hospital, COA, state legislator, and GCM in Massachusetts.

Need an extra copy? They’re available for purchase on our website, with free shipping (as always).

Alternatively, you can also use our online Find an Agency search.

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Join Us: Attendee Registration for NEHCC Now Open!

Join us & hundreds of home health colleagues as the New England Conference returns in-person to Newport, RI, May 11-13, 2022.

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Hundreds of home health colleagues, industry experts, and leading home health vendors will be in person at the The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show in Newport, RI May 11-13, 2022.  If that alone doesn’t entice you, the venue will!

Join us in person at the beautiful Gurney’s Resort, in Newport, RI.

Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina

To learn more about the conference, visit www.nehcc.com.

Set Sails for Newport for the 2022 NEHCC!

Don’t miss this opportunity to exhibit at the biggest home care and hospice event in the region. The NEHCC will be live and in-person May 11-13, 2022.

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Two years out in the digital sea during the pandemic are enough! New England’s biggest home care and hospice conference is set return to port in Newport, Rhode Island May 11-13… live and in-person!

Companies looking to present to the expected 200+ attendees may choose from among our premium and regular sponsorships, and also exhibit at our exciting, multi-day tradeshow. Several sponsorship have already sold, so don’t miss this opportunity to exhibit at the biggest industry event in the region.

To learn more about the conference, visit www.nehcc.com.

Krilovich Named Executive Director of Home Care Alliance

The Alliance’s Board of Directors has appointed Jacob Krilovich as Executive Director of the Alliance.

Jake Krilovich, Executive Director of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.

Boston, MA – The Board of Directors of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts has appointed Jacob Krilovich as Executive Director of the Alliance, effective January 3, 2022. Krilovich, a resident of Jamaica Plain, was previously Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for the Alliance. He succeeds Patricia Kelleher, who retired on December 31, 2021, after serving as Executive Director of the Alliance for 26 years.

Prior to joining the Alliance in 2017, Krilovich was Director of Advocacy for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, Waltham, MA. Before that, he served as Government Relations Manager for ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, Krilovich was a Legislative Intern for State Senator Karen Spilka and former U.S. Representative Tim Walz. Krilovich holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Alliance Board President Deborah Costello, who is also Chief Operating Officer at Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home, Beverly, noted, “A Search Committee of board members conducted a national search over the past months, and selected Jake based on his in-depth knowledge of the home care industry and his insights into the critical issues facing the Alliance and our provider agency members in the coming years.”

In accepting the position, Krilovich said, “Our health care delivery system is shifting rapidly, and home and community-based services will be at the center of that transition. I am grateful for the trust and confidence the Alliance’s Board of Directors is placing in me to lead the organization into this critical juncture for our industry and membership.”

About the Home Care Alliance:

With a mission to unite people and organizations to advance community health through care and services in the home, the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts is a non-profit trade association and advocacy group providing representation, education, communication, advocacy and – ultimately – a voice for the state’s home health industry. Founded in 1969, the Alliance has grown to represent more than 170 home care and home health agencies across the state. For more information, visit www.thinkhomecare.org.

2021 Home Care Stars Winners

Join us to honor excellence in home care, as we present the Star Awards at the 2021 “Our Time to Shine.” The event will be held at Granite Links in Quincy, MA on Tuesday, November

The Annual Star Awards has returned for 2021 to honor the best and brightest in our industry! Join us and your colleagues on Tuesday, November 9 at Granite Links in Quincy for a celebration of hard work, resilience, innovation, and dedication in the home care, hospice, and home health care communities.

Together, we can celebrate our people and our pioneers by recognizing how they make life better for thousands of patients and their families. In celebrating individual achievement, we shine a light on our collective accomplishments.

2021 Home Care Star Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s winner’s and our thanks to those who nominated them.

After the Hospital: A Guide to Post-Acute Care

The Massachusetts Hospital Association—in collaboration with several organizations, including the Alliance—has created After the Hospital: A Guide to Post-Acute Care to inform patients and their caregivers of their options for care after a major change in a patient’s health.

The Massachusetts Hospital Association—in collaboration with several organizations, including the Alliance—has created After the Hospital: A Guide to Post-Acute Care to inform patients and their caregivers of their options for care after a major change in a patient’s health. The 64-page After the Hospital: A Guide to Post-Acute Care fulfills a long-standing need to educate the public and members of the healthcare community about the care options available to patients following a medical event or hospitalization.

The guide is intended to cut through the confusion to provide patients, their families, or the person entrusted with their care a roadmap that will assist them in:

  • Understanding their care needs;
  • Learning about services that meet their needs;
  • Talking to their health insurance company;
  • Finding out more about their providers; and
  • Making the choice that is right for them.

For providers, After the Hospital: A Guide to Post-Acute Care lays out the elements of a successful post-acute process, the range of available post-acute care services, provider checklists to support care transitions, and a list of key terms and concepts.

The full guide, or individual sections, can be accessed here:

2022 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference Call for Speakers Now Open!

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. The conference is hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations. This coming year, the conference heads to Newport, RI from May 11-13!

The conference is designed for senior and mid-level administrative and clinical staff. The conference features multiple keynote sessions, workshops, and intensive programs. Topics are designed to meet the needs of all agencies, including Medicare-certified, private duty, and hospices. The trade show is the largest home health and hospice expo in the Northeast.

We are pleased to open the call for speakers up to any and all who are interested. We highly encourage agency staff members to submit innovative programs they have developed within their companies to present to colleagues.

Vendors who submit proposals are highly encouraged to include an agency in their presentation for preferential review.

The deadline to submit proposals is Sunday, November 14th by end of day.

For more information on our conference you can go to www.NEHCC.com!

Introducing Home Health 101

Introducing Home Health 101, our new online orientation for home health clinicians and managers, with a focus on compliance regulation.

Have you hired staff new to home health care? Need a refresher on the basics of home health compliance? Due for a review on the latest regulation changes?

As the Alliance’s director of clinical and regulatory affairs, I’m often asked these questions from members looking to ensure that their clinical staff and managers have the tools they need to successfully navigate the regulatory challenges they’ll face in home health. In the past, I’ve done in-person presentations on this material but now—to ensure that even more people have access to it—I’m pleased to announce that Home Health 101 is available digitally for the first time.

In Home Health 101, I highlight the Conditions of Participation standards (COPs), Medicare regulations related to the survey process, and how the survey process works. 5 CEU credits are available (for a small processing fee) to those who complete the course and pass an evaluation.

Objectives include how to:

  • Review the Home Health’s Conditions of Participation (COPs);
  • Identify three of the five criteria for Medicare certification for home health benefit;
  • Understand Requirements for Physician Orders and Face-to-Face (F2F);
  • Identify Medicare’s definitions of “confined to home”; and
  • Review patient notices.

The program is broken into five sections:

  • Part 1: Orientation to Home Health
  • Part 2: Conditions of Participation (CoPs)
  • Part 3: Patient Notices
  • Part 4: Conditions of Participation, Contin.
  • Part 5: Skilled Professional Services and HHA Services

Talking Home Care: Serving Clients & Protecting Staff During the Pandemic

Cheryl Rumley—founder and president of Apex Homecare—offers a powerful, first-person account of her experience running an agency during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

For the 16th episode of Talking Home Care, Pat talks with Cheryl Rumley, founder and president of Apex Homecare in Springfield, Massachusetts. Cheryl offers a powerful, first-person account of her experience running an agency during the pandemic. Like many owners, Cheryl had to figure out how to care for her clients while also looking out for her employees’ safety and need to care for their own families.

They also discuss Cheryl’s connection to the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic and Governor Charlie Baker’s leadership during the last 18 months.

You may listen to the podcast by clicking any of the platform images above, clicking “play,” or downloading it directly (Length: 21 minutes; Size: 15 MB).

Cheryl Rumley and Pat Kelleher
Cheryl Rumley and Pat Kelleher

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