DALLAS, TX, July 24, 2023 – The call for nominations is officially open for the annual Home Care Aide Scholarship, presented by Homecare HomebaseSM (HCHB), and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). $1,000 scholarships will be presented to 15 deserving Aides across the country to continue their educational efforts and further their home-based care careers.
Most Americans want to stay in their own home as they age, according to a study released by NORC Centers for Public Affairs Research. Home Care Aides are an essential part of the support system required for many aging Americans and deserve recognition for the vital care they provide.
The annual joint scholarship program with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) acknowledges the amazing care Aides provide. The program starts receiving nominations in July and announces the winners in November as part of the organizations’ acknowledgement of National Home Care Month.
“NAHC is thrilled to continue our partnership supporting the fourth annual Home Care Aide Scholarship.” said William A. Dombi, Esq., president of NAHC. “The scholarship program shines a spotlight on the caregiving stories of Aides who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many of our vulnerable citizens. The program also helps support the home care Aides at a time when providers are facing greater workforce pressures than ever before.”
Nominations can be submitted through this online form. Submit your nomination for the scholarship program by October 1, 2023.
Scott Decker, Chief Executive Officer of Homecare Homebase stated: “HCHB is proud to support the annual Home Care Aide Scholarship. Aides are healthcare heroes who make a huge difference in the lives of the people they serve. They combat isolation by providing much needed interaction and ensure our most fragile populations are able to remain at home by helping with essential activities of daily living. The scholarship is a rewarding program that shows appreciation for this critical group of caregivers.”
About Homecare Homebase, LLC
Homecare Homebase is a Dallas-based software leader offering hosted, cloud-based solutions to streamline operations, simplify compliance and boost clinical and financial outcomes for home-based care agencies. Our customized mobile solutions enable real-time, wireless data exchange and communication between field clinicians, physicians and office staff for better care, more accurate reporting, and improved revenue cycle management. Founded by industry veterans in 1999, HCHB empowers over 200,000 users to service more than 800,000 patients daily, resulting in over one hundred million visits per year. The company is part of the Hearst Health network. For more information visit www.hchb.com or call us toll-free at 1- 866-535-HCHB (4242).
About Hearst Health
The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Care guidance from Hearst Health reaches the majority of people in the U.S. The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase and MHK (formerly MedHOK). Hearst also holds a minority interest in the precision medicine and oncology analytics company M2Gen. Follow Hearst Health on Twitter @HearstHealth and LinkedIn @Hearst-Health.
About National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill. Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. To learn more, visit nahc.org.