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Skin & Wound Management Course & Exam to be Offered in Concord

June 5-9, 2017 9:00 am to 4:30 NHTI in Concord, NH This spring the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) will be offering its national certification program and exam in Concord, NH.  Thanks to a partnership with WCEI, members of the Home Care Association of New Hampshire can participate at a discounted rate. This nationally recognized […]

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NH State Senate Politics Heat Up

  All eyes are on the presidential race, but a dramatic set of state senate races has also begun to emerge. Click on the candidate’s names to learn more about those seeking office in your district.  Your challenge:  Get to know your State Senator  — before you ever need to ask for his or her […]

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Person Centered Care- Concept Worth Revisiting

Patient or Person-centered care  is one of those concepts everyone supports– but how those concepts are implemented across the spectrum of care and among agencies, will differ.  Roy Gerstenberger, Executive Director of Community Bridges has researched a one page profile for home care staff.  Developing the tool as a team can begin the discussion of […]

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Governor Recognizes Home Care & Hospice Volunteers

Two of New Hampshire’s Home Care & Hospice volunteers were among those recognized for excellence in volunteering by Governor Hassan on May 4th.  In a packed Executive Council Chamber Peter Cassell of Central New Hampshire VNA and Lorraine Meyer of Cornerstone VNA were both Awarded the Joseph D. Vaughan Award for Outstanding Leadership and Meritorious Achievement as a Volunteer. […]

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Nursing Award Nominations Sought

It’s time to begin the process for the 2015 Clint Jones NH Nursing Award, which we hope to present to a deserving recipient during National Nurse’s Week, which runs from May 6-12. This annual award honors the late Clint Jones, who managed the NH Nursing Workforce Partnership through the Foundation, and more information on the […]

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Association makes recommendations to NH DHHS on Step 2 Managed Medicaid

Recently the Granite State Home Health Association made recommendations to Nicholas A. Toumpas, Commissioner of NH Department of Health and Human Services regarding Medicaid’s managed care program.  Member agencies actively participate in the Choices for Independence program, and believe the waiver program is an important option for many people to remain in their communities, close […]

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Patients Can Now Locate New Hampshire Treatment Options Online

The New Hampshire Health Protection Program (NHHPP)  has developed an on-line substance use disorder treatment locator for those seeking substance abuse treatment in New Hampshire, http://nhtreatment.org. This Treatment Locator will help patients, family and health care providers find substance abuse treatment services available in different areas of the state. The treatment locator includes a feature […]

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What Are States Doing to Prepare for an Ebola Outbreak?

Reprinted from The Pew Charitable Trust Article by Christine Vestal © AP As fears of an Ebola outbreak rise, federal agencies are taking steps to protect and inform the public. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is taking the lead on most aspects of the effort – issuing containment guidelines to hospitals […]

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Senator Ayotte Visits Home Care

On October 7  New Hampshire’s Senator Kelly Ayotte went on a home health visit with a nurse from the VNA of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire.  After the visit she met with HCANH CEO Gina Balkus and board members Karen Michel and Jim Culhane to discuss concerns about Medicare payment denials due to Face to […]

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New Hampshire Watches Multi-State Health Care Compact

Kansas, Missouri and seven other states have signed on to a movement that would snatch regulatory authority of most of the nation’s health care insurance systems from the federal government. New Hampshire’s House of Representatives voted in 2012 to join the national Health Care Compact, but the introduced legislation has stalled in the Senate. If […]

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NH Drug Free Workplace Regulation Change

New Hampshire Law Changes Aug. 25 A new State law takes effect this month requiring all licensed health facilities, including Home Care, to have a drug-free work place policy. Home care agencies should review their current policy to assure it meets the new requirements. Need help revising your policy? The US Department of Labor has […]

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