Professional Organizations

    • The National Association for Home Care and Hospice serves the interests of the elderly, terminally ill and caregivers who provide services to them.  Part of their mission is to provide the highest quality of home care, whether it be for hospice or not.  Become a member and you can learn more about its core values and how you can get involved in its organization and best practices.
    • The American Association of Homecare works to supply and strengthen access to home healthcare to Americans who are in need of such services.  This organization lobbies Congress and various organizations to make sure federal programs are fair and favorable for homecare environments.  Become a member and you can become actively involved in lobbying for equal or better home healthcare policies.
    • This resource serves as a reference for anyone interested in learning more about some of the state and federal organizations related to home healthcare.  Accessing this website will provide you with links to some, but not all, national and state home health associations.
        • The Ohio Council for Home for Home Care and Hospice, which can be accessed from the link above, helps to represent health care at home for the state of Ohio.  Become a member of this organization and you can have access to legislative news and updates, updates based on your home health agency, and education opportunities to learn the best available practices and techniques for home healthcare.
    • The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) is a professional organization whose vision is to transform homecare for health care workers and patients in the community.  Professionals and teams in this organization coordinate programs to address and solve current issues that healthcare workers face in the community.  Become a member of this organization and you can learn more about how you can become involved and help coordinate some of these issues.
    • The International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO) is an international organization that helps transform home-based healthcare worldwide.  To achieve this, they focus on two initiatives: attracting researchers and policy makers and creating a LinkedIn discussion group aimed at answering questions and addressing home-based care internationally.  Register today for a free webinar about international guidelines for home health nursing.  You can also join the LinkedIn discussion group by creating a LinkedIn account and/or becoming a member.
    • The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) represents thousands of companies that staff over 500,000 workers across the United States.  This organization is very influential in state and federal policies and helps connect its members to various programs and educational information.  You have the choice between which membership plan best suits your needs and interests.  Such plans include voting, additional location, associate, and individual membership.
    • The Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) is a national professional nursing organization that is involved in both home health care and hospice nursing.  One of their goals is to recognize the value of home health nursing, which can be achieved through their Nurse of the Year Program.  Become a member as a registered nurse and/or a student and you can become active in congressional policies related to home health and hospice and help establish the best care practices for these fields of nursing.
    • Learn about Safety in the home from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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