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Long Beach Dining

Long Beach is a food lover’s paradise. With more than 100 options within an 8-block radius, you are sure to find something delectable. Of course, you can always eat in the restaurant at your hotel, but if you take a short walk around you will find hidden gems on corners, the waterfront, and everywhere in between. Seafood, burgers, Asian fusion, haute cuisine, craft cocktails, local brews and so much more await you while you’re in town for the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo. You can even enjoy a drink or a meal on a historic, world-class ocean liner.

From casual cafes to five-star dining, Long Beach has it all. Thrillist offers these 12 essential restaurants and bars while Eater Los Angeles suggests these eateries. L.A. Weekly recommends its top 10 but we offer these Yelp reviews so you can make a list of your own.  Bon Appétit!

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How to stay fit while in Long Beach

Long Beach Bike Ride

Staying fit while you’re in Long Beach for the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo won’t be hard. Nearly every hotel has a fitness center with cardio machines like treadmills and elliptical trainers, weight machines, and an outdoor pool. Some also have indoor pools, free weights, and stretching areas. The Westin offers New Balance workout gear rentals and three-and-five-mile outdoor jogging maps.

If you prefer to do your own thing outside, just walk on one of the many scenic paths or on the miles of sandy beach. Getting your 10 thousand daily steps never felt so good! Or, rent a bike and take a ride. You can get your daily exercise while having fun and soaking up some Vitamin D in sunny California. There are also yoga studios and gyms in Long Beach. Some may offer drop-in classes for a fee.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to stay in shape while in town for the Conference. Just don’t forget to pack your exercise clothes.

Register soon, the best hotel rates expire on 9/20.

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Don’t miss out on the best hotel room rates in Long Beach

Hyatt Regency

If you’ve been thinking about attending the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo, now is the time to register. Our special, low rates at hotels in Long Beach – including the Renaissance, Westin, and Hilton – will expire on Wednesday, September 20.

The Conference is the largest gathering of home care and hospice professionals in the nation.

Don’t miss out on

  • More than 50 hours of education sessions covering staffing and retention, private pay, and much more
  • Three dynamic keynote speakers who will explore the theme: “Q3: Quality of Care. Quality at Work. Quality at Home”
  • The industry’s largest Expo with nearly 200 vendors offering products and services to help your agency run more efficiently
  • NAHC’s unique expertise and an inside look at what’s really happening on Capitol Hill
  • Many networking opportunities, receptions, and fun events

Register today!

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Change is good!

Innovation

You may notice some new and exciting changes at the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in October, particularly with our education program, theme, and general sessions.

We listened to feedback from you – our past attendees – and made this year better than ever. We changed our education program on the back end so you can have a streamlined, integrated experience on the front end. You will choose from more than 50 hours of education sessions on topics you care about – including quality assurance, leadership, private pay and much more. There will also be an Innovations Gallery on the Expo Floor, where you’ll learn about everything from clinical compliance to social issues and wound care in a robust, graphic format that fosters social interaction.

The theme of #NAHC2017 is Q3: Quality of Care. Quality at Work. Quality at Home. Our three, dynamic keynote speakers – Laura Adams, Juliet Funt, and John O’Leary – will each address an area of that theme in their keynote speeches during the general sessions. They will encourage you to think differently about all aspects of your life and we know you’ll leave empowered and inspired.

There have also been exciting changes happening at NAHC. Come to the Conference to experience something new in the home care and hospice industry. But don’t worry – there will still be tons of actionable advice and information from NAHC that you have come to rely upon and trust. Come to the Conference and help your agency thrive during these challenging times.

Register today and be sure to book your hotel room before 9/20 for the best rates!

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Spend quality time in Long Beach

Networking

The 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo offers ample networking opportunities and innovative ways to learn what’s happening in home care and hospice. Connect with old friends and make new ones as you learn about the latest industry trends and get the inside scoop on what’s really happening on Capitol Hill.

If you’re a first timer to the Conference we have a special reception just for you. Both newbies and regulars will want to attend the Grand Opening Reception in the Expo for great food and drinks and a look at some of our industry’s vital products and services.

At the Innovations Gallery, you’ll learn about everything from clinical compliance to social issues and wound care in a robust, graphic format that fosters social interaction. There will also be a meet and greet with our three dynamic keynote speakers – Laura Adams, Juliet Funt, and John O’Leary – following their sessions. All the detailed information will be in the official program, which you can pick up on site.

We’ve provided plenty of opportunities for you to connect with other attendees, exhibitors, industry experts, and NAHC staff. That’s because we believe learning also continues outside of the classroom as professional relationships are formed and as great ideas are shared.

Have you registered yet? Hurry! Book your hotel room by 9/20 for the best rates.

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A unique way to network at this year’s conference

Networking and sharing

We believe a great conference is about sharing ideas and information, and while we always expect that to happen in our classrooms and in the expo, this year we’re hoping our attendees can make connections in a new way.

We’re introducing Life Hacks as a chance to network and get to know other attendees, and we’re looking for people with life skills they want to share. On Sunday morning, in the foyer surrounding the registration area, we want to set up Life Hack stations to encourage people – attendees and exhibitors – to hang out and spend time with each other.

What kind of life skills are we talking about? Here are some ideas:

  • How to take a better selfie
  • OneNote or Evernote
  • How to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
  • How to use Facebook Live or Chat
  • How to journal
  • How to fold a pocket square
  • How to use filters on Instagram
  • How to use Excel
  • How to use PhotoShop
  • How to go from couch potato to marathoner in 6 months

You get the idea, whatever your special skills or talents might be. We’re looking for a few people who want to teach and share their knowledge – whether trivial or profound – and help be part of a great experience.

Who should volunteer?

  • Extroverts who love meeting new people at conferences
  • Exhibitors who want to connect with attendees
  • Natural teachers who love to share knowledge and information
  • Introverts who want to come out of their shells to meet new people

We’re asking for a commitment of one-to-three hours of your time on Sunday, October 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. You shouldn’t attempt anything that requires any large props, only what you can easily carry with you (such as a phone or tablet). This is a casual opportunity to make connections.

We’re trying something new. Help us make it a success. Please email marketing@nahc.org ASAP with your ideas and availability.

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Challenges faced by emerging leaders in home care and hospice

Quality Control

Are you an emerging leader in home care and hospice with less than five years of health care experience or are you a clinician who crossed over to management? No matter how you describe yourself you may feel overwhelmed by all there is to know about the business side of the business. After you learn all of the acronyms – HHCoPs and QAPI for example – you need to know what they mean for your agency, best practices, and how to balance quality care delivery with cost savings.

The learning curve is constant in this fast-paced, ever-changing industry but we have a solution that could help you in the short term. Take our special add-on pre-conference session “How to Succeed When You’re New-ish in the Business” at the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in October. Considered a great value for the money, this class will provide the tools you need to get ahead. Don’t miss out!

Learn more about this session or register for the conference today!

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Special rates at 9 Long Beach hotels: Varden and Best Western

Varden Hotel

If you’re joining us for the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo, check out these special hotel rates.

The Varden Hotel is a European-style boutique hotel. Each room has 9-foot ceilings with tons of natural light and private bathrooms. The hotel is environmentally friendly and uses water-saving features. NAHC has negotiated special rates starting at $189 for this hotel.

The Best Western at the Convention Center offers comfort and convenience and is located just three blocks from the Conference. It has recently been renovated and comes with free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and an outdoor heated pool. NAHC has negotiated special rates starting at $189 for the Best Western.

Click here for online registration and housing. Learn more about the Conference here.

 

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Private duty agencies

We're Hiring

Private duty home care providers treat those who are unwell, disabled, elderly, or recovering from an illness or injury and enable them to remain safe and comfortable at home. Whether the care delivered is skilled (nursing) or unskilled (light housekeeping, errands, and companion care) their importance to one’s health and well being cannot be overstated.

Unfortunately, the private duty industry faces caregiver shortages and high turnover rates, and also has difficulty finding qualified candidates. Without caregivers, you can’t serve your clients and your agency won’t grow. Your agency’s ability to provide quality care could also be compromised.

If these are challenges faced by your agency, come to the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo where you will learn staff recruitment and retention strategies, and gain valuable feedback from peers who had similar issues. There is also a special add-on preconference session about private duty on Sunday, October 15.

Learn more about our exciting education program or register for the Conference. Early bird rates expire 8/31. 

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Early bird rates expire 8/31 for Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo

Long Beach Convention Center

There are only a few days left to get the best rates on the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo, being held Oct. 15-17 at the Convention Center in sunny Long Beach, California. The industry’s premier event will be better than ever, with a revamped education program, a whole new look, and fun surprises.

Quality takes center stage with the theme Q3: Quality of Care. Quality at Work. Quality at Home, which will be addressed in education sessions and by three dynamic keynote speakers: Laura Adams, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, Juliet Funt, owner and founder of WhiteSpace at Work, and John O’Leary, best-selling author of On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life.

More than 50 hours of timely education sessions – covering everything from regulatory and legal issues, clinical topics, staffing and retention, quality assurance, private duty, and so much more – are being offered to help your agency stay compliant and operate more efficiently. There are also three special add-on pre-conference sessions on Home Health Conditions of Participation (HHCoPs), private pay organizations, and leadership skills for those moving up in the industry.

The Expo provides the nation’s largest marketplace for buyers and sellers. Exhibitors will be showcasing products and services that offer solutions in telehealth and technology, software and hardware, data performance measurement, and consulting, to name a few. They also offer chances to win great prizes!

Don’t miss the opportunity to stay on top of industry best practices and to network with peers, industry leaders, and NAHC staff. If you haven’t registered yet, hurry! NAHC members pay only $800, others pay $1,200. These early bird rates expire on 8/31.

Register now!

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