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Iowa Alliance in Home Care
- Cheryl Hennings
- Clinical Director
- CarePro Home Health
- 402 10th St SE
- Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-2441
- Phone: (319) 363-1284
- Fax: (319) 363-4453
To serve as the organized and unified voice for home care while promoting high quality, comprehensive and coordinated home care services for Iowans.
IAHC's main goal is to represent the interests of Iowa's home health agencies. To achieve this goal, IAHC emphasizes three main areas of common interest that set the stage for all IAHC program:
- Member Education
- Consumer Education
The Iowa Alliance in Home Care (IAHC) is a non-profit trade association whose membership is composed of home care agencies. Headquartered in Des Moines and affiliated with the National Association for Home Care, IAHC is the leading organization in the state and is committed to supporting home care agencies through education and advocacy.
IAHC is governed by a 15-person board of directors. Additionally, there are six IAHC districts in the state. Members from each district meet in the fall and spring to discuss strategies for improvement, learn about legislative priorities, plan events and collaborate and network with fellow IAHC members.
IAHC's main goal is to represent the interests of Iowa's home health agencies and accomplish the following objectives:
- To support standards and a code of ethics that will enhance the quality of home care services.
- To meet the home care needs of Iowans by fostering the recognition of home care services as a vital segment of the total health care industry.
- To further the development and coordination of the broad range of home care disciplines needed to maintain individuals and families in the home.
- To enhance the visibility of home care through the development and distribution of information which emphasizes the benefits, cost effectiveness and appropriate utilization of home care services.
- To form a constituency to affect public policy which involves the provision of home care services.
- To stimulate coordination among health and human service providers ensuring the provision of the appropriate level of care for the patient/client.
- To promote unification and foster mutually supportive relationships among all types of providers.
- To provide services to its members in improving the availability, accessibility and quality of home care services.
- To support education and research affecting home care.
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Iowa Health Care Association
- Briana Hilmer
- At Home with Western
- 5102 S. Main Street
- Cedar Falls, IA 50613
- Phone: (319) 277-7779
The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) and its divisions, the Iowa Center for Assisted Living (ICAL) and Iowa Center for Home Care (ICHC) serve the long term services and supports profession as a nonprofit trade association. Our 700+ member organizations span the continuum long term services and supports health care in Iowa.
IHCA members provide services to Iowa’s frail and elderly served through nursing and rehab facilities, assisted living programs, residential care facilities, home health and private duty nursing agencies, community-based services, and independent senior living communities. We are dedicated to enhancing long term services and supports in Iowa by providing leadership, advocacy, information, and education to a broad range of providers, consumers, government agencies, and others comprising the long term services and supports health care community.
IHCA, ICAL and ICHC are affiliates of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), and National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). AHCA is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 11,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled, and sub-acute care providers who care for more than one million elderly and disabled individuals nationally each day. NAHC, a non-profit organization, represents the nation's 33,000 home care and hospice provider organizations. Our national affiliates maintain legislative, regulatory, public affairs, and member services staff who assist in promoting the interests of their member providers at the national level.
Who IHCA serves
IHCA members represent providers of long term services and supports in many areas and settings, including nursing and rehab facilities, assisted living programs, residential care facilities, home health and private duty nursing agencies, and independent senior living communities. Our members serve more than 42,000 Iowans in the long term services and supports continuum. These organizations employ more than 30,000 people who provide quality care and services to Iowa’s frail and elderly.
IHCA is dedicated to promoting quality long term services and supports through professional development and shaping public and private policy through effective advocacy.
Iowa’s frail and elderly citizens are entitled to a supportive and ethical environment in which professional and compassionate care is delivered.
This belief compels IHCA and its members to advocate not only for the long term and home care provider community, but also for individuals who, because of physical or psychological needs, require services at home or in a long term and post-acute care settings. We are dedicated to professionalism, ethical behavior, and integrity among all who provide and continually strive to achieve a higher quality of care.
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