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Welcome to the Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ
The Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ is the non-profit Association which represents and advocates for the full scope of home care and hospice agencies in our state. Our home care and hospice agencies provide critical services to help our seniors, disabled and children remain independent at home with loved ones.
Our members provide the following services, but not limited to, certified home health aides, personal care, skilled nursing visits, therapy services, wound care, live-ins, injections, medication case management, child care, emergency response systems, social work, bereavement, respite care, hospice, palliative care, behavioral health services, etc.
In need of home care or hospice, please visit our provider search located here.
Top 3 Reasons to Join the Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ:
1) Advocacy - The Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ is the leading voice for home care and hospice in New Jersey.
2) Answers - New Jersey's resource for answering home care and hospice regulatory questions.
3) Education - The leader in providing top notch, relevant education for home care and hospice providers.
Find out additional information about membership here.
The Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ is pleased to announce the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NJHPCO) is now under the umbrella of the Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ
By bringing these two organizations together, it has enhanced our ability to continue to effectively advocate for the full scope of home and community-based services and care for people where they want to be - in their homes.
The Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ is the non-profit Association that represents and advocates for home care and hospice agencies in New Jersey. Home care and hospice agencies provide critical services to help seniors, the disabled and children remain independent and safe at home with loved ones.
Don Pendley, former President of NJHPCO, has assumed the position of Director of Hospice and Palliative Care at the Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ and will oversee hospice and palliative care public policy. We can’t be more pleased to have Don join the team at the Association. His decades of experience and commitment to the hospice industry will be a tremendous asset to all.
Our provider agencies care for over 100,000 Medicare home health and hospice beneficiaries in New Jersey with approximately 65% of home health users having 5+ chronic conditions. Agency services include, but are not limited to, certified home health aides, personal care attendants, live-ins, skilled nursing services, therapy services, nutritional support, social work, hospice care, palliative care, bereavement services and behavioral health services.
STATE TO EXPAND MEDICAID WAIVER AFFECTING LONG-TERM CARE
Four years into a demonstration project that affected the way tens of thousands of Medicaid patients received long-term care and other services, New Jersey plans to seek federal permission to build on the project’s reforms with other changes designed to make the healthcare system more flexible, improve patient outcomes, and reduce costs.
“We compliment the state’s efforts in transitioning patients into the community – frequently the most desired place of the patient, which also utilizes new technology to enhance services,” said Chrissy Buteas, president and CEO of the Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ. Buteas said it remains a challenge for these providers to hire and retain qualified staff members, given the low reimbursement rates. Read more here.
Study Proves Home Health Care Decreases Hospital Readmissions
Association shows how the Medicare Home Health services you provide can dramatically decrease rates of hospital readmissions. Not only does the study show a direct link between home health care and lower 30-day hospital readmission rates, but it suggests Medicare could save roughly $7 million annually just by ensuring those patients who receive a recommendation of home health care follow-through on their doctor's wishes. Read the report here and press coverage from 101.5 here.
Association President and CEO Chrissy Buteas Letter to the Editor Published on Advance Care Planning
Discuss end-of-life decisions with loved ones
Starting next year, however, Medicare beneficiaries can have an added layer of security that their wishes will be known by their physicians and other health care providers. Beginning Jan. 1, Medicare will pay for advance care planning discussions with a doctor or qualified non-physician practitioner, such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant.
Read more here.