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Home Care & Hospice Prepare NOW for the Coronavirus

Coronavirus, COVID-19, was first discovered in China in December 2019, but has spread rapidly around the world and in the United States, with confirmed infections and fatalities increasing by the hour, not to mention an unknown number of unreported cases. Clearly, there is much to learn about COVID-19 and dealing effectively with it will be […]

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New Dementia Training for Home Care

  The Alliance is pleased to announce a new member benefit  — exclusive free access to Dementia Care Education that complies with New Hampshire’s new dementia training requirements. This training is currently in development and will be available in early February as recorded webinars that any member agency can use.  We are partnering with C […]

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Become an Advocate. Join the Legislative Committee.

Ever wish you could have a greater say in how laws and regulations are made? Here’s your chance! We’re seeking volunteers to join our Legislative Committee. This group meets every few weeks from January to June to review proposed legislation, recommend policy positions to the Board, and help develop our legislative strategy. Members are often […]

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Don’t Miss NH’s Premier Event on Hospice & Palliative Care

Palliative Care Clinician Dinner – November 20 The Alliance will host its Annual Palliative Care Clinician Dinner on Wednesday, November 20th, the evening before the Fall Conference. The dinner is an informal networking event for palliative care providers. It will be held from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at the Grappone Center in Concord.   Suzana Makowski, […]

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We advocate for home health care. Grassroots advocacy takes us from Concord to Washington, D.C. to advocate for policy decisions and regulations on behalf of those serving home care and hospice clients in New Hampshire. We can’t do it alone! and that is why we have the Hearts for Home Care program. Hearts for Home […]

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Hospice Conference Seeks Sponsors

Our efforts would go even farther with your company’s support as our official corporate conference sponsor. Do your services support quality end of life care in New Hampshire for those with serious illness and/or for their team of caregivers? If so, we invite you to participate in our Annual Fall conference on November 21st as […]

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NH Governor Recognizes Importance of Sepsis Awareness

On Aug. 16, Governor Chris Sununu signed a proclamation announcing September as “Sepsis Awareness Month” in New Hampshire. Sepsis is blanket term referring to a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputations and death. As many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented […]

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Fall Psych Series for Direct Care Providers

we’re offering a 4-part webinar series to help LNAs and PCSPs better understand the needs of clients with psychiatric illnesses.  This series will teach direct caregivers the skills to communicate with clients with mental illness, understand their symptoms, what to report to their care manager, and how to assist a client to maintain overall self-care […]

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Nails and the New Scope of Practice

Foot and nail care is needed for patients who are healthy but cannot perform normal foot care due to vision, orthopedic or neurologic deficiencies as well as for those who may have co-morbid conditions that lead to vascular, neurologic or dermatologic disorders and are therefore at high risk of trauma or infection from inadequate foot […]

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Are Quality Meeting notes protected?

New Hampshire has many QA statutes in RSA 151 and they are essentially the same. In the late 1990s, a law was enacted to protect hospital QA proceedings.  After that, many specific providers followed suit – nursing homes, surgery centers, home care, physician practices and even HMOs. These laws require review committee records to be […]

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DHHS Unveils Plan for CFI Managed Care

The NH Department of Health and Human Services released its implementation plan for Step 2 of Medicaid Managed Care. The plan calls for Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) or newly-formed PACE centers to manage all facets of medical care and long term care for Medicaid enrollees eligible for nursing homes or the Choices for Independence […]

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DHHS Unveils Plan for CFI Managed Care

  The NH Department of Health and Human Services released its implementation plan for Step 2 of Medicaid Managed Care. The plan calls for Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) or newly-formed PACE centers to manage all facets of medical care and long term care for Medicaid enrollees eligible for nursing homes or the Choices for […]

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Leadership Conference Keynote: TBI Survivor Kevin Pearce

Champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce’s epic rise, life-changing fall and inspiring road to recovery were chronicled in The Crash Reel, the acclaimed HBO documentary by Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker. You can watch the official film trailer here. A brain injury is like a fingerprint, no two are alike | Kevin Pearce | TEDxLincolnSquare Now in competition with […]

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Hypothermia- Cold that Kills

Winter weather can be hard, especially in very cold climates.  In geographical locations where the temperatures tend to dip below freezing in the winter, the elderly are at high risk for getting hypothermia if they don’t take the proper precautions.  Hypothermia is a serious medical condition that can be fatal if not treated quickly and […]

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2018 Education Survey

Help us offer you the BEST in professional education! This 6 question survey will impact what we focus on next year. It really will take just a minute. Thanks!   Create your own user feedback survey

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CMS Releases Draft Version of the HHCOP Interpretive Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) has issued a draft version of the home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) Interpretative Guidelines (IGs). CMS issued the IGs to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) with a request for stakeholder feedback. CMS is unable to entertain individual comments and requests that aggregated […]

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HHGM Rescue Bill

NAHC, Elevating Home, and the Partnership for Home Health offered what they are calling a “unified compromise proposal” to the House Ways and Means Committee in an effort to gain a withdrawal of the HHGM proposal from the CY2018 Home Health Prospective Payment System final rule.    The CMS Final rule is expected to be released within […]

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Love Your Job? Share Your Story.

The Home Care Association of New Hampshire knows it’s the PEOPLE working in home care that make it such a special setting to receive quality, compassionate health care, but what about YOU? Why do YOU do what You do everyday?   Tell us about it! Upload a quick (20-30 seconds) video to our Facebook page […]

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