Specialists from trusted senior home care provider, Neighborly Home Care, recently attended Pennsylvania Homecare Association & Department of Public Welfare/Office of Long Term Living Provider’s Meeting event at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill, PA. This event brought together hundreds of stakeholders from within the home care field and provided an opportunity for the Neighborly Home Care team to learn about the latest regulatory updates from the Office of Long-Term Living. In addition, they were able to discover more about the new budgetary initiatives implemented this fiscal year.
It is imperative for specialists within the senior home care field to come together on a regular basis to help improve the quality of service they provide to their clientele. One of the challenges, for such a large industry, is that it can be difficult to implement changes without first consulting specialists in the field about various challenges and opportunities.
The Pennsylvania Home Care Association and the DPW/Office of Long Term Living recently brought together hundreds of specialists from across the home care industry, to help analyze and disseminate the latest data while providing the opportunity for interaction between leading stakeholders.
As part of the Provider’s Meeting event, Neighborly Home Care President and Founder Rod Rhen worked with other attendees to analyze the latest industry regulations and propose solutions to challenges presented by ongoing senior home care. Topics raised during the event included the new HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) regulations and The Balancing Incentive Program, which is designed to improve access to Medicaid-funded homes and community-based, long-term services and supports.
In addition, changes to the Adult Protective Services (APS) program were widely discussed. One particular change highlighted how the APS program is set to become centralized to allow a more streamlined method for receiving and responding to calls regarding abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults with disabilities between the ages of 18 to 59, as well as seniors.
It was a successful event that highlighted the commitment all industry stakeholders have to improving the experience of individuals using senior care services across Delaware County, Bryn Mawr and Bala Cynwyd. To learn more about the Pennsylvania Homecare Association & DPW/Office of Long Term Living Provider’s Meeting event, please contact the team at Neighborly Home Care directly or visit their business website at www.neighborlyhomecare.com.