Home Care Industry Called to Share Best Practices at Arizona Conference

Nonprofit Home Care Association of America (HCAOA)—formerly known as the National Private Duty Association—will host its 2013 Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The event, in its 11th consecutive year, will be held September 25-27 at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Hotel. The theme for this year’s conference is Care to Compete…Adapt & Thrive.

Open to all private duty home care companies, the conference will include education programs led by private duty industry experts, peer networking and discussion opportunities, as well as an industry trade show. 


Sessions include topics on marketing and business development, management and operations, human resources, recruitment and retention, and legal and regulatory issues. 

Keynote presenters include international management speaker and business coach Donald Cooper, who will address how private duty home care companies can “develop an effective and attainable future vision amidst a changing industry,” according to a release.

Also featured will be sales consultant and author Marc Wayshak, who will share his thoughts on adapting to the new economy and technology to maximize growth; and advocacy specialist Patrick Cooney of the Federal Group, who will provide a regulatory update.


“This is a time of dramatic change in the private duty industry,” said Tim Purcey, president of HCAOA. “HCAOA’s intent is to lead home car agency professionals through change, providing guidance to adapt and develop strategies to remain competitive in today’s environment. We look forward to sharing best practices with those in the private duty home care business at this major event.”

A pre-conference workshop titled Critical Business Forum…An Advanced Look at the Affordable Care Act will take place September 24, 2013. 

This event will address issues with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), examining critical issues that will impact home care agencies, said Purcey. 

“The in-depth sessions will be led by experts in four key areas covering opportunities and threats; care models of the future; Accountable Care Organizations and integrated delivery; and an action plan for ACA compliance.”

The HCAOA currently represents more than 1,300 home care agencies in forty-four states and Puerto Rico.

Written by Jason Oliva

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