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Registration Still Open for Forum on Home Care Workers’ Role in Care Coordination

February 23, 2012

Registration is filling up quickly for a half-day forum entitled Innovations in Care Coordination: Rethinking the Role of Home Care Workers.

The forum will be hosted by PHI and SEIU on March 1 in Washington, DC, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Senator Robert Casey (D-PA), who is the Senate sponsor of the event, will be speaking on “The Importance of the Home Care Workforce.” Casey introduced a bill late last year to test models that expand the role of direct-care workers.

The forum will provide an opportunity to discuss, explore, and define innovative ways home care workers can help improve the delivery of long-term services and supports.

During this time of health care transformation, participants will consider the potential for home care workers to:

  • take on additional care responsibilities;
  • contribute as a proactive member of the healthcare team; and
  • help achieve the goals of better care at lower costs.


Perspectives will be heard from individuals and families; home care providers and workers; and national policymakers and heath care experts, including:

  • Bruce Vladeck, PhD, Senior Advisor, Nexera, Inc.
  • Judy Feder, PhD, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University; Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Thomas Edes, MD, Director, Geriatrics & Extended Care, Office of Clinical Operations, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Steven Dawson, President, PHI


There is no charge to attend the forum but registration is limited. To register, see the complete agenda, and get more information, go to the forum’s online registration site.

— by Deane Beebe

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