Thank you sponsors, attendees, speakers and vendors for an amazing experience! The 12th Annual New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show was everything we hoped it would be. Thank you for making the trip to Newport!
Connect with our vendors in the Exhibit Hall! Browse the products, services, and solutions of more than 50 vendors. Book on-site meetings and connect with companies to discover the latest innovations in the industry!
The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference will feature an exceptional lineup of thought leaders and acclaimed speakers who are eager to engage, inform, and empower you. Join us at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina this May!
Survive & Thrive the Wilderness of Grief and Trauma of COVID-19
The pandemic isn’t just shaking our faith; it’s upending our understanding of the world around us. Learn how to heal with therapist Deborah Pausig of VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice. She will lead participants in an interactive presentation to create a growing “Toolbox” of essentials. These must-pack essentials will help us continue to SURVIVE and THRIVE beyond COVID 19, which has us traversing this uncharted terrain in the wilderness of grief and trauma.
Recruiting, training, and maintaining a quality workforce
“I was not expecting this” and Other Truisms of Leading Through a Pandemic
Well, that was a lot, and we are not done yet. Today’s healthcare leaders are expected to handle everything from financial concerns and staffing issues to assuring quality and developing effective marketing. Gather with peers at the New England Home Health & Hospice Conference and Trade Show to discuss Leading in Times of Transition presented by Melynda Lee and Wayne Regan. Recognize the unique contributions and communication styles of you and your team gaps, identify opportunities to recruit and retain the best, and apply the best practices for succession planning to ensure your organization is ready for the future! See the full description on the conference website, www.nehcc.com.
Expanded Role for Hospice Volunteers: Death Doulas
The End of Life Doula movement has gained momentum in the past few years. Find out why with this presentation, End of Life Doulas and the Interdisciplinary Team: A Volunteer Program. Diane Santostefano, Vice President of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance, will examine how a hospice agency initiated a Volunteer End of Life Doula Program during the Covid-19 pandemic to improve the patient experience. She will focus on how that program has resulted in interdisciplinary collaboration, volunteer retention and positively impacted patients and families.
Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail
Now is the time to prepare for the transition to OASIS-E and the national expansion of CMS’s Home Health Value-based Purchasing initiative. Join presenters Chris Attaya and Sue Payne for Leading Through CY 2023 Changes: Transition to OASIS and HHVBP Expansion. Take a deep dive into how home health leaders have been and should be preparing for these changes from clinical and financial management perspectives.
Frame Your Message with Deliberate Communication
Change is the only constant in healthcare. Effective and deliberate communication is even more critical during health systems acquisitions and mergers. Messaging a Merger: Positioning Your Organization for Success Today and the Future offers a road map and lessons learned on communicating to your internal and external audiences during a merger. Learn how Granite VNA (formerly Concord Regional VNA and Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice) used a clear, consistent message to engage with its internal and external communities. Beth Slepian and Andy Morse will share how their agency pivoted from a brand awareness campaign to a recruitment campaign to fill vital job roles. Find out what went well and the challenges encountered along the journey.
Information is Key to Success (and survival)
New tools highlight your agency’s most significant performance and skill gaps; here’s what you need to know about them.
Clinical staff and managers are responsible for managing patient care within a complicated regulatory environment and an organizational expectation for excellent STARS ratings and patient engagement scores. Learn the most salient impacts on quality and engagement scores and revenue; and how to simplify and manage patient care within PDGM and HHVBP. Join Cheryl Pacella and Jean Zaleski of Corcoran Consulting for The Perfect Storm- Navigating QAPI, HHVBP, PDGM, and STARS. This session will provide you with tools to ensure continued clinical, financial, and operational success.
Whose goals are these anyway?
Clinicians can improve patient outcomes and increase satisfaction when patients’ goals and value aligns with their medical treatments. Explore how an agency can transition to Goal-Concordant Care with Wayne Grant of Delta Care Rx. This model of medical care This presentation explores how clinicians, administrators, and patients apply the concepts of goal-concordant care. By discussing advance care directives and exploring drug therapies, patients with serious illnesses can define what is important to them and their loved ones. Program participants will look at case studies to follow the path of drug change while understanding the complexity and controversies around various therapies. Develop your understanding of the drug delivery process in goal-concordant care and identify the obstacles while also realizing the positive impact of listening to our patient’s wishes.
Be the Change We Need. Identify the Ageism Around Us.
Ageism is one of the last acceptable forms of discrimination. It leads to poorer health, social isolation, and earlier deaths, but up your nose with a rubber hose, you might be more guilty of it than you think. Dr. Jennifer Kennedy will explore how our careless attitudes can be a threat to an already marginalized group during the breakout session A Wrinkle in Care: Ironing out Agism with Age-Friendly Care. The 4Ms framework for developing Age-Friendly Care is a wrinkle or innovation in care that directly challenges ageism and promotes older adults’ well-being and quality of life.
Join these presenters and hundreds of other guests and attendees to gain exposure to a network of peers and at the 12th Annual New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show, MAY 11-13 in Newport Rhode Island.
Word is out! The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is the year’s MUST attend conference. This Welcome Back event has reached (or nearly reached) guest room capacity at Gurney’s Resort & Marina for Wednesday, May 11 & Thursday, May 12. No worries, though if you haven’t made room reservations yet, there are many great lodging options in the Newport, Rhode Island area.
Join us at the conference by day, and make your own schedule by night!
Staying off-site may be a nice little break, or it can get you closer to the nightlife downtown. Earn reward points at the hotel of your choosing, and there are so many options in the area! What an excellent opportunity for your team to get a couple of rooms together at a sister property. It’s the retreat you need!
Time’s ticking for the conference registration too.
The guest rooms may be sold out, but there’s plenty of spots left for conference attendees. Register soon, though. Rates increase next month.
The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show attracts professionals from around the region; show them what you’ve got! The conference’s Program & Exhibit Hall Guide provides businesses and organizations an affordable opportunity to directly connect print and digital ads to their target audience. Advertising assures your company information gets into the hands of every attendee, vendor, and visitor at NEHCC when they arrive for registration.
Take a look at the New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show (NEHCC) brochure for the event at Gurney’s Resort, in Newport, RI, May 11-13, 2022.
Plan to join hundreds of your peers from around New England for two days of learning, networking, and being inspired by home care and hospice experts from across the country. Hear captivating insights, build relationships, and view products and services targeted to industry executives and professionals in this beautiful and unique setting.
The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show brings together top industry vendors and home health providers for dynamic education and networking opportunities. The six New England state home care associations, representing nearly 400 agencies, host this annual event.
The New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show would not be possible without sponsors’ dedicated and continuing financial support like Corcoran Consulting. Thank you!
Join Corcoran Consulting Group and hundreds of home health & hospice leaders from around the region at our annual conference in Newport, Rhode Island, May 11-13, 2022. Conference information and registration are on the conference website, www.nehcc.com.
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There isn’t one type of patient or one type of caregiver that creates the home care difference. The advantage lies in the industry’s ability to adapt quickly and effectively, to respond to changing demands while continually delivering the highest quality care. The industry’s heroic response to COVID-19 proved how valuable that adaptation is for our patients and our communities. The 12th annual New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show at Gurney’s Resort from May 11-13 at Gurney’s Resort in Newport, RI will highlight and celebrate the strength of home care and hospice.
Keynote speakers Bill Dombi, the President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, and Lindsay Doak, Senior Manager of Home Health Care at Berry Dunn, will delve into the 2021 Best Practices and Future Insights Study, physician and author Lynn Hallarman, MD will speak to the importance of direct caregivers and speaker Tyler Enslin of Direct Development Training will inspire attendees with his message of resilience and thriving in times of crisis.
Data Driven Decisions
We just experienced two of the biggest industry challenges in healthcare history – COVID-19 and a radically new payment system. Agencies who are slow to respond or lack clarity on what to do, may have their viability questioned. Learn from agencies that have tested an array of best practices in staffing, technology, clinical strategies, and operations will come ahead.
Join Bill Dombi and Lindsay to for the data you need to be among the most successful agencies.
COVID-19 kills people, but it also steals their chance to die governed by their own stories and wishes. Lynn Hallarman’s she shares her family’s journey with cargiving during a pandemic , The Great Escape—A Physician Confronts Family Caregiving During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Join Lynn for this powerful presentation that draws on her own family’s experience, caregiver guilt, and how important it is to develop and support our most essential workforce.
Even in challenging times, we still possess the ability to make the best of our circumstances, develop positive habits, and manage our mindset effectively. Join Tyler to learn strategies that can help them to control stress levels, build habits that promote growth, and focus on opportunities. This highly interactive program has been specifically designed to help attendees navigate the issues caused by the COVID19 crisis.
The 12th Annual Conference will feature dozens of speakers for three days of inspiration, reinvention and networking. Topics include leadership, career advancement, financial and regulatory issues, health and wellness, small business and entrepreneurship, social media, branding and more. The nonpartisan, nonprofit conference is New England’s largest professional development event for home care, hospice and palliative care, attracting more than 300 attendees each year.
The Conference Trade Show showcases speakers and companies dedicated to patient health, and exhibits featuring products or services to improve processes and business practices at your agency.
Join home health & hospice colleagues, industry experts, and the top product and service vendors May 11-13, 2022, in Newport, RI. This is the conference to attend with a great line-up of regional and national speakers, an array of sponsors and exhibitors, and a proven track record as a fabulous event!
Innovation, creativity, adaptability, and diversity are at the heart of this year’s 2022 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. The conference offers 20 educational breakout options, plus a dynamic slate of keynote speakers, hundreds of vendors featuring the latest in technology and solutions, and plenty of opportunities to explore the beauty of historic Newport.
Speakers and presenters are excited to return to in person teaching demonstrations, round table discussions, panels, plenaries, coffee chats, and COVID-safe mingling time. Our regional conference is a perfect way to connect with peers and meet new people who share a talent and passion for home care and hospice.
After a couple of years as a virtual conference, the 2022 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is ready to transition back to in-person learning and networking, but it won’t be exactly the same. As you are well aware, COVID-19 safety protocols, requirements, as well as and local and state regulations are still evolving. At this point, all conference attendees, speakers, and vendors are required to mask indoors except while eating or drinking. We will monitor current public health guidance and state and local rules as the event approaches and will notify attendees of any changes.
Don’t miss this chance to reconnect with one another, reflect on the services you provide and revitalize the passion for the work you do every day. Gather with your home care and hospice friends and colleagues from around the region, explore incredible learning opportunities, and walk the exhibit floor!
Registrations are affordable, and discounts are available to our members. For greater savings, register by March 26 for the discounted early bird rates. See our website for hotel reservation instructions and the group discount code.
Join Bill Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, and Lindsay Doak, Senior Manager of Home Health Care at Berry Dunn for an in depth look at the 2021 Best Practices and Future Insights Study. Dombi and Doak are keynote presenters at the 2022 New England Home Care Conference in Newport, RI this May.
The healthcare at home industry has gained tremendous momentum in the last year but we must keep moving forward. Review data driven answers on what works, what doesn’t work, and what agencies must do to thrive. This includes positioning agencies for success under the emerging value-based models. Even more importantly, agencies will learn key clinical and operational best practices performed by leading agencies in the country.
By determining where and what resources should be used to achieve the highest clinical, operational and financial outcomes, we strengthen ourselves as an industry and also our ability to become a formidable partner within the healthcare continuum.
We are absolutely moving toward integrated care. We need to look at the episode of care, not just from the home health setting, but from a broader sense. Data driven decisions will be the only way to move toward integrated care successfully.
The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference vendor and sponsor registrations are open now. Attendee registration opens Feb 14. www.nehcc.com