Please your palate in Long Beach

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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Spend quality time in Long Beach


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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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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Innovations in Home Care and Hospice

Long Beach, California

If your agency is struggling with high rates of employee turnover or unstable finances, there are innovative ways to stay nimble during challenging times. Changing your recruitment and staffing process, learning all you can about alternative payment methods, and applying innovative models of care for hospice patients with very short lengths of stay (LOS) will help. Also, applying Lean management principles to your organization can help cuts costs and increase productivity.

Come to the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo this October in Long Beach, where you can choose from more than 50 hours of education sessions, network with peers, and learn how other agencies handled issues similar to yours.

Register now!

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Electronic Visit Verification

Home Health

As Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) becomes the norm, it makes sense to learn what it is and how to implement it before it becomes a nationwide mandate. EVV was developed as a way to verify home care visits, which protects patients and can help cut down on health-care fraud. An EVV solution keeps track of which client was visited, the time of the encounter, the date, and location. Some systems use GPS tracking while others use a telephone. Electronic Visit Verification is just one way technology can be used to increase quality and decrease costs. Learn more about technology across the care continuum and all about EVV platforms at the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo.

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Special rates at 9 Long Beach hotels: Courtyard Long Beach Downtown


If you’re coming to the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo you’ll want to check out our special rates at these 9 hotels. We’re posting more information about each one on this blog, so be sure to check back soon.

The renovated Courtyard Long Beach Downtown offers comfort and convenience for all travelers. This hotel, with 216 rooms, is located only three blocks from the Convention Center, in the East Village Art District. It offers complimentary WiFi access, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Its James Republic Restaurant features farm-to-table cuisine, and it also has a bar.

NAHC has negotiated a special rate of $219 per night at this Courtyard. Click here for online registration and housing.

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Don’t Miss Home Care and Hospice Regulatory Round-Ups at #NAHC2017

NAHC Education Session

If you haven’t seen Mary Carr’s home health or Theresa Forster’s hospice regulatory round-up sessions, you’re in for a treat. These are liquid gold regulatory reviews you cannot miss: live discussions about YOUR issues, in YOUR region.  Get the answers to your biggest compliance questions about the regulatory quagmire in a category we’re calling “alphabet soup”: IMPACT, PCR, MA, VBP, QAPI, EBP, CoPs, and more.

Attend these education sessions, and many others, at the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in Long Beach, October 15-17. Learn more about our exceptional education program here.

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