Welcome

The Private Duty Homecare Association (PDHCA) is a national professional organization comprised of private duty home care providers dedicated to helping the unwell, elderly, and those in need of daily life assistance remain in the comfort of their homes. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) established the PDHCA in 2005 and it remains an affiliate organization. 

What is Private Duty Home Care?

Private duty home care agencies provide a broad range of clinical and non-clinical in-home care services that help people in need of care remain safe, independent, and empowered in their homes. Please contact a specific agency to discover its particular list of services. Our agency locator is available at: agencylocator.nahc.org

IMPORTANT NOTICE ON RESPIRATORS

If you purchased non-NIOSH approved respirators for your staff’s use…keep reading. Yesterday, test results from a division of NIOSH, the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) were released. NPPTL tested a number of non-NIOSH approved respirators and several have very low filtration efficiency rates and your staff should not use them when caring for a patient suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19. Go to the website below, look for your manufacturer, and check the results: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/respirators/testing/NonNIOSHresults.html

Coronavirus Resources for Home Care & Hospice

At the Private Duty Homecare Association we are concerned about COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, and how it will impact our members and their patients. Since much is still unknown, NAHC our parent organization has developed this page to serve as a resource to our members and visitors from the home health and hospice community. This page will continue to be updated as more information is made available.

New Section “Ask the Board” in the Source

This month we are unveiling a new section of the Source called Ask the Board. In this area the Advisory Board of the Private Duty Home Care Association is willing to share their expertise with you. If there are any items that you would like some input on or advice then this is the place to go. Please send your questions for the Advisory board to editor@nahc.org. Tom will pass them to Brittnei Salerno who chairs the group who will then forward to the Board. Responses will be posted in the next edition of the Source.

Members of the Advisory Board are:

Brittnei Salerno, La Jolla Nurses Home Care
Lucy Andrews, At Your Service Home Care
Shannon Drake, Aveanna Healthcare
Blake Erdely, Intrepid USA Healthcare Services
Melissa Kalinowski, Corridor Group
Nick Knowlton, Brightree LLC
Erica Lamy, Concord Regional VNA
Summer Napier, Healing Hands Healthcare LLC
Richard Nebeker, Primary Health System l/c; Onesource HHC l/c

We look forward to hearing from you!

Membership and PDHCA Benefits

Membership in NAHC and or PDHCA encompasses a range of benefits – check out our membership page for details.

 

Advocate for Home Care

If your agency is already a NAHC provider or corporate provider member, your PDHCA membership is free. E-mail membership@nahc.org or call 202-547-7424 to activate this affiliate membership. Alternatively PDHCA membership may be obtained without NAHC membership for a flat fee. Visit the membership page for details. Sign up for Private Duty Source, the official newsletter of the PDHCA and a benefit of membership!

Sign up for Private Duty Source, the official newsletter of the PDHCA and a benefit of membership!