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Home Care Leaders on the Front Line: Caring for Covid in 2020 and Beyond

By Stephen Tweed 

Have you decided to care for Covid-19 clients in your home care business?

What are the implications of making the decision to accept Covid Positive cases in your agency?

What opportunities will be presented by your decision to care for Covid-19 clients in the future?

These are questions being asked by home care leaders across the country, and being answered by other Top Tier home care CEOs in a new Webinar Series from The Home Care Association of America and The Home Care CEO Forum. 

Last Friday, I received a phone call from Vicki Hoak, the Executive Director of the Home Care Association of America.  Based on a recent survey of HCAOA members, less than half of our members are willing to accept new clients who test positive for Covid-19.  What does this mean for our industry as Home Care agencies work together to be accepted as Health Care workers.  Vicki asked me if I would moderate a series of live web conferences addressing this issue.  Of course, I said Yes.  Vicki and I go waaaaaay back to the Pennsylvania Home Care Association, my home state association that was instrumental in my beginning my business and working in home health, hospice, and home care for nearly four decades.

Home Care Leaders on the Front Line

Along with a physician, a nurse, and a panel of CEOs of top tier home care companies, we have put together a three-part series that will help you explore the short-term and long-term opportunities and threats you will consider as you make a key strategic decision whether to provide care to your clients who test positive for Covid-19. Here’s a sneak peak at the program:

Session I: The Impact of COVID on Home Care

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 2:00 pm eastern time

Moderator: Stephen Tweed

Panelists:

Steven C. Fox D.O., Geriatric and Disability Medicine, Medical Director of Wellspring Personal Care, Chicago, Il.

Jake Baker, BSN, RN, Clinical Franchise Business Consultant, ComForCare Franchise Systems, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • The Projected Path of Covid-19, and its short-term and long-term impact on home care agencies
  • Opportunities and Threats to Home Care Agencies serving COVID Positive Clients.
  • The Pros and Cons agency Leaders Need to Consider when deciding to accept clients with Covid-19

Session II:  Stepping UP to Care for COVID Clients

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:00 pm eastern time

Moderator: Stephen Tweed

Panelists: 

Andrea Cohen, CEO, Houseworks, Boston, MA

Glenn Lane, CEO, Westchester Family Care, Mamaroneck, NY

Gerry Fioriglio, CEO, Family Caregiver Network, Pennsburg, PA

  • Communicating with Clients and Caregivers
  • Policies, Procedures, and Protocols for safely caring for COVID clients
  • PPE and other Safeguards for clients and caregivers

Session III:  Finding and Keeping Caregivers Willing to Care for COVID Clients

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time

(Note change of day from Tuesday to Wednesday due to Memorial Day Holiday on Monday)

Moderator: Stephen Tweed

Panelists:

Kunu Kaushal, CEO, Senior Solutions Home Care, Brentwood, TN

Julie Kollada, CEO, Open Arms Solutions, Chicago, IL

Jim Kimzey, CEO, Tender Rose Dementia Care Specialists, San Francisco, CA

  • Recruiting Caregivers to Care for COVID Clients
  • Compensating Caregivers – how PPP Funds impact Pay and Benefits
  • Pricing Your Services to cover the added costs of caring.
  • Caring for Caregiver Infected with COVID
Register Now

This free web conference series is provided to you by The Home Care Association of America and The Home Care CEO Forum.  This is an amazing opportunity to get strategies and insights that will help your home care company grow and prosper during these turbulent times.  Participation is limited by the number of seats in the web conference to the first 500 to attend.  Reserve your seat for all three programs.  Register Today!

 

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