As has been mentioned before in this space, Support For Home is a member of the National Private Duty Association. That group is focused on improving the quality of home care provided to our clients and raising the level of integrity of the industry, overall.
A couple of weeks ago, NPDA’s annual conference was held in Las Vegas, with a host of experts presenting on how we can “Take the Gamble Out of Home Care” for our clients and their families. The event included the first annual Caregiver of the Year award, as well, which was a very emotional event for the recipient and for those of us in the audience.
Dr. Tom Barrett talked to us about “The Power of Small,” how the “little things” actually make such a huge difference in care for our clients – truly excellent.
We had a number of peer-to-peer sessions on a variety of topics. Lisa Blaskie (ComForcare in San Francisco and Riverside County, CA) and I had fun leading two sessions on social media and social networking. HomeCare Pulse discussed a major survey of the industry that many of us participated in, geared to helping agencies improve. We expect great results from it. Doug Busch, COO of Care Innovations, talked about technology as a positive force for improving home care. Frankly, we are very excited about what is coming and will be working closely with them.
There were a number of other excellent sessions as well. We are proud to be NPDA members and supported by the great staff of the Association. They share our passion for helping folks age in place.
Best wishes, Bert