National Private Duty Association, and Its Alaska Chapter, Change Name to Home Care Association of America
Indianapolis, Ind. - The non-profit National Private Duty Association (NPDA), along with its Alaska chapter today announced that the organization has changed its name to the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) to better reflect the organization’s role as an advocate for affordable and safe home care services.
Founded in 2002, the HCAOA is the nation's first and only association for private duty home care agencies. Members of the HCAOA are companies that provide private pay in-home care services for the elderly and disabled including home care aides, companion care, homemaker services and nursing care.
As an organization the HCAOA develops industry standards and best practices, creates core training and education programs for members, addresses legislative issues, and educates the public about the differences in private duty care models.
“There have been many changes in our industry as it continues to grow and evolve,” said Tim Purcey, president of the HCAOA. “Our organization continues to keep abreast of changes and make our members successful by helping them deliver affordable, quality services. We feel this name change allows us to better serve and support our membership, while continuing to educate the public and legislative leaders.”
The HCAO, and its Alaska chapter, are the recognized resource for private duty home care practice, supported by a strong national membership of providers. HCAOA leads the industry that cares for people at home through education and advocacy. It currently represents nearly 1,400 home care agencies in 49 states and Puerto Rico.
HCAOA also launched a new website, www.homecareaoa.org. Effective immediately, all future business will be conducted using the new name.