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National Private Duty Association Forms Alaska Chapter

The National Private Duty Association (NPDA), the nation's first association for providers of private pay home care, has announced that a state chapter has been formed in Alaska.

"Because of the many challenges facing the providers of private pay home care, it is becoming increasingly important for agencies to join together so that we can continue to improve the industry and protect the health and safety of consumers," said Kevin Turkington, president of the newly formed chapter.

The NPDA, a non-profit organization, currently represents more than 1,100 home care agencies in forty-four states and Puerto Rico.

Turkington said the state chapter will give private duty home care providers in Alaska an opportunity to work cooperatively on important legislative issues, share resources with other agencies and participate in core training and education programs. Members will have access to the latest industry news and information that could affect the way all agencies conduct business.

Turkington added that consumers of home care also will benefit from a strong NPDA presence in Alaska.

"We know that being a family caregiver can be a very stressful responsibility for many people," Turkington said. "The NPDA promotes strong ethical standards and is dedicated to educating the public about private duty home care. Consumers can trust that our members will provide them with everything they need to make informed decisions about the care their loved ones receive."

The officers who will lead the NPDA's Alaska Chapter are: President Kevin Turkington, Senior Care of Alaska Inc. of Anchorage; Vice President Stacee Frost, Home Instead Senior Care of Anchorage; Treasurer Lorna Mills, CareNet, Inc., of Anchorage; and Secretary Theresa Bovey, Trinion Quality Care Services, Inc., of Anchorage.

For additional information, please call Kevin Turkington, Senior Care of Alaska Inc., at 907-677-7890. For more information about the NPDA, please visit the website www.privatedutyhomecare.org.

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