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5th Annual Private Care Symposium (Hollywood)

5th Annual Private Care Symposium (Hollywood)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 5:30 PM - Thursday, October 20, 2022 5:00 PM (EDT)


HCAF invites you to join us October 19-20 in South Florida for the 5th Annual Private Care Symposium, a full-day professional development program offering tactics, tidbits, and treats for home care providers.

This year's event will begin with a welcome reception on the evening of Wednesday, October 19, followed by a full day of programs and networking opportunities on Thursday, October 20. Please register to join an impressive array of industry leaders and influencers for this one-of-a-kind experience offering updates and insights on a wide range of hot topics and trends.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
4:30-5:30 PMRegistration
5:30-6:30 PMWelcome Reception (Outdoor Broadwalk)
Thursday, October 20, 2022
7:00-8:00 AMRegistration & Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:00 AMState of Private Duty

Michelle Rogers, Health First Home Care

This is an exciting time for the Private Duty home care sector. In this kickoff session, Michelle Rogers will welcome attendees and set the tone for a motivating, educating, and engaging program. The presentation will include an overview of our industry, issues, challenges, and statistics, as well as what HCAF can and is doing to help providers.

9:00-10:00 AMNurse Delegation: Compliance vs. Liability

Nancy Allen, Solutions for Care, Inc.

In this session, attendees will learn how to comply with Florida's new nurse delegation regulations while avoiding liability for your agency and workers. Are you prepared to allow home health aides and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) to provide skilled services unsupervised in the home of a patient/client? Are your nurses comfortable with allowing a paraprofessional to provide these services under their license? While this concept may be new to Florida's home care providers, it is not a novel concept in the industry. This practice has been around for years in Texas. In the absence of knowledge and preparation, the nurse delegation regulations can be a minefield for providers to navigate.

10:00-10:30 AMMorning Break (refreshments provided)
10:30 AM-12:00 PMCompliance Updates & Best Practices

Christina Crumbley, Tidal Healthcare Consulting, LLC

This session focuses on the top survey deficiencies for Private Duty agencies, how to make your care plans compliant to pass a surveyor's scrutiny, and how to avoid Department of Labor issues. Further, this session will examine how the $15 minimum wage for Medicaid workers will impact Private Duty agencies, guiding how to pay workers who care for patients and clients from various payers.

12:00-1:00 PMLunch with a Legislator 

State Representative John Snyder (R-Palm City)

1:00-2:00 PMWhy Recruit When You Can Retain?

John Dalton, Optimum RTS

During a crisis, sometimes we need a reminder to nurture those fighting alongside us in the foxhole. In this engaging session, John Dalton will focus on techniques to try to keep your existing staff bonded with your company as if they were owners. We will discuss leadership styles, incentives, and other ways to empower your team and create loyalty. We will explore the costs of turnover versus the advantages of retention; provide some tools to empower your employees and create loyalty; describe some helpful financial and emotional incentives; explain how to enact discipline through disappointment; and question whether everyone is worth retaining…and then help you put it all to work for your agency!

2:00-3:00 PMTo Be or Not to Be: Is Medicare Certification Right for My Agency?

Margherita Labson, McLabson Consult Ed

You're approaching a fork in the road. How should your agency comply with the revised Medicaid enrollment requirements? Should you apply for Medicare/Medicaid deemed status or open a nurse registry? In this session, we'll explore what criteria agency owners should consider before achieving and maintaining Medicare certification, and how accreditation fits into the equation. Margherita Labson, a home health and hospice consultant, will use her extensive accreditation experience to explain the accreditation process and requirements, the six critical questions to help you make the right choice, and provide helpful resources to guide providers.

3:00-3:30 PMAfternoon Break (refreshments provided)
3:30-4:30 PMBalancing Work Boundaries and Productivity

Greg Henderson, Whirks

After Labor Day, schedules fill up with new routines and commitments. When your schedule fills up, work doesn't just disappear. Our closing session will feature Greg Henderson discussing the importance of setting boundaries when it comes to managing your work-life balance. Find out what boundary-setting responsibilities lie with employees and which should be handled by the leadership team.

4:30 PMClosing Remarks

Bobby Lolley and Renee Bush, Home Care Association of Florida


Hollywood Beach MarriottHollywood Beach Marriott
2501 North Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019

The endless natural beauty of Florida's east coast is vividly on display at Hollywood Beach Marriott, a leading oceanfront Hollywood Beach hotel. Perfectly positioned on the beach and steps away from the boardwalk, known as the Broadwalk, the host hotel offers guests an impeccable location from which to explore the area. Visit Gulfstream Park or Anne Kolb Nature Center, or take advantage of our bicycles and bike to dozens of nearby restaurants, entertainment venues, and shops. Guests relish in perks like free high-speed WiFi, deluxe bedding, and stunning views of Hollywood Beach. When hunger strikes, visit Latitudes restaurant, serving fresh Florida cuisine, or lounge by the oceanfront pool.

HCAF has secured a discounted group rate of $159 per night for oceanfront and partial ocean view guest rooms plus tax (currently 13%). This discounted group rate is available between October 17 and October 20. The optional destination amenity package costs $10 per night plus tax. This fee includes the following:

  • 2-hour complimentary bicycle rental (based on availability; first come, first serve)
  • 2 welcome drinks during your hotel stay at the hotel bar
  • 2 bottles of water in the guest rooms daily
  • Pool towels
  • WiFi internet service in all guest rooms and hotel public areas
  • Daily snacks in the pool area
  • 1 welcome champagne toast on check-in day, flavored water, and/or snacks in the lobby

Self-parking for attendees will be discounted from $30 per night to $10 per day/overnight.

The deadline to book your stay at the group rate is Friday, October 7. Any unreserved rooms by this date will be released back into general inventory and reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.


Call for Sponsors

HCAF offers a multitude of ways for home care industry vendors to promote their products and services throughout this series across the state, including in-person and virtual sponsorship options. Click here to explore the many benefits of sponsoring this event or contact us for more information.


Register online or call (850) 222-8967 to register by phone. HCAF members receive a discount on registration! Please log in to your profile before registering to receive the discount.

Private Duty Members: $279
Combination Members: $279
Associate Members: $279
Certified Members: $349
Prospective Members: $449

By registering for this event, you are agreeing to our payments, cancellation, and substitution policies.

Hollywood Beach Marriott
2501 North Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019 United States

HCAF has secured a discounted group rate of $159 per night plus tax. The deadline to book your stay at the group rate is Monday, September 19. Book your stay by calling (954) 924-2202 and referencing this HCAF event.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022 5:30 PM - Thursday, October 20, 2022 5:00 PM (EDT)

Registration hours are 4:30-5:30 PM on Wednesday, October 19, and 7:00-8:00 AM on Thursday, October 20. The welcome reception will take place on the outdoor Broadwalk (boardwalk area) at 5:30 PM. The Private Care Symposium will take place on Thursday, October 20 in the Grand Ballroom.

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