Home Care & Hospice Associations Form New Organization; Connecticut Association for Home Care & Hospice

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Merger of Connecticut's home care and hospice organizations brings together two groups with common issues and common goals.

The Connecticut Association for Home Care and the Connecticut Council for Hospice & Palliative Care have officially merged to create a new single organization called the Connecticut Association for Home Care & Hospice (CAHCH).

The impetus for merger sprang from a two-year contractual relationship between the two separate organizations in which they worked closely and attained meaningful synergies.

"This new organizational structure creates a forum for advancing mutually beneficial ideas, not to mention the increased efficiencies in serving members," said Brian D. Ellsworth, President & CEO of CAHCH. "This merger also reinforces the continuum of care that exists in Connecticut."

Home care and hospice share many things in common, including:

  •     Prevention of avoidable hospitalization and institutional placement
  •     Maximized patient autonomy & choice
  •     Inclusion of loved ones in care for the patient
  •     Participation with third party programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance & Veterans Administration

"Together we are a strong voice when it comes to shaping--and improving--end of life care," said Don Schumacher, President & CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

For more information contact Brian Ellsworth at 203-265-9931 or 860-874-6169 (cell).

About the Connecticut Association for Home Care & Hospice:
CAHCH's members include home health agencies, hospices, homemaker-companion agencies and other providers of home care and services. CAHCH supports its members in the delivery of exceptional quality and accessible home care and hospice services.

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