The National Association for Home Care & Hospice will kick off its 29th annual Meeting & Exposition in Dallas, Texas, on October 2nd. The event will run through October 6th, and this year’s theme is “Home Care & Hospice: Pioneers in the New Health Care Frontier,” focusing on the home care and hospice industry taking a leadership role in reshaping the healthcare system as it braces to accomodate the aging baby boomer generation.
Indeed, home care and hospice will become an increasingly important player in health care as the baby boomers — 78 million strong — begin to enter their senior years. One trend among surveys of the aging boomers is that this generation has a strong desire to age in place, and the home care industry is poised to capitalize on the opportunity.
A number of experts will be speaking at this year’s exhibition, including author and therapist John Gray, Ph.D., George W. Bush, and Sean Donahue, Senior Vice President at The Herald Group, who designs campaigns for Fortune 100 companies to integrate the latest in online media and advocacy. A number of other marketing and technology experts will be sharing their insights during the four-day event.
Among the vendors at this year’s event is Care2Learn, which provides online continuing education and licensing courses for a variety of healthcare professions. Online training is becoming increasingly common, and will be essential in the coming years as more healthcare professionals are needed to care for millions of aging baby boomers. The flexible nature of online training enables current professionals to receive additional training or even specialize in a geriatric field while still maintaining a full-time position. Exhibition participants can preview healthcare training online at Care2Learn’s booth.
Visit the NAHC website for more information on the Exhibition
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