"As a founding member of HCAOA, I saw the need for a common voice for this multi-faceted yet little understood part of the home care industry. I've served on the Board of Directors of HCAOA as Vice President since the inception of the association. This has afforded me the opportunity to work closely with many of the leaders in our industry and without exception, I have been impressed by the level of caring that they display. Their common goal is to bring high quality affordable home care to seniors and others who need care in order to enable them to remain in their homes at their highest level of functional independence. By working at both the State and Federal levels, we have made a significant contribution to educating our lawmakers on the issues confronting seniors and the importance of avoiding the creation of barriers to them receiving needed care.”
- Denise L Spiewak, Regional Operations Consultant, Interim HealthCare Inc.
"HCAOA is focused on the issues that keep home care providers up at night. Membership provides a security blanket to each member when it comes to advocacy. We as individual agencies don't have the clout when it comes to dealing with States and the Federal Governments when they decide how our industry operates. HCAOA is that Big Brother / Big Sister always looking out for its members with great tools, training, discussion forums, and advocacy. When deciding whether to join HCAOA, ask yourself if you can afford not to? Recently, CA legislation was defeated by the HCAOA that would have changed the way home care was done in that state. Each home care agency would have had to spend more than $15,000 to get into compliance. Membership is the best investment you can make in your agencies future during these times. Come join us!"
- Peter Ross, CEO and Co-Founder of Senior Helpers
"I'm an active member of the HCAOA because I deeply believe that private duty home care needs one voice to speak for our industry. HCAOA membership has afforded me many opportunities for networking, collaboration, education, leadership and friendships. The annual leadership conferences have contributed greatly to my agency, as I always return with enthusiasm and innovative ideas that can be implemented for growth. On several occasions I have been asked to speak as an "industry leader,” I believe that my involvement with the HCAOA is the best contributing factor for these opportunities. For me, HCAOA has opened doors.”
- Joyce Sikora Lovse, Owner, AngelCare Home Care, Grand Rapids, MI
"As a Medicare certified agency that provides private duty, I helped form the HCAOA due to the lack of available resources, assistance and understanding of the private duty industry. Private duty services are unique, client-centered and often 24 seven. HCAOA focuses 100% on the issues within our industry. Each state has variation with private duty laws and HCAOA has been invaluable in educating it's members to understand the law, learn to work with it and ultimately will support changing a law for the betterment of the public. HCAOA is the voice of private duty home care!”
- Teresa S. Garcia, RN, Director of Sales and Business Development of VNA Healthtrends
"Since 2003, our Associate Membership with HCAOA has been an integral part of our business. The annual conference is the must attend event of year where we showcase our product and meet clients from around the country. Our State Chapter's Legislative Day at the Capitol, and our annual fly-in to Congressional offices in Washington DC are extraordinary chances to speak with lawmakers on policies that directly affect the homecare industry. The consistency of the message we deliver to policy makers and to the entire membership ensure in-home care services offered by HCAOA members will be of the utmost in quality.”
- Lisa Ferden, Vice President of Generations Homecare System
"Membership in the HCAOA has provided the opportunity for me to collaborate with some of the brightest executives, business owners and experts in the industry. While they are competitors and there are proprietary things that we do not discuss, I truly count many of them as friends. Membership allows me to pro-actively participate in the shaping of our industry.”
- Tim Purcey, COO at CK Franchising, Inc.