NPDA Alaska Chapter Receives Funding, Sets 2011 Action Plan
The National Private Duty Association (NPDA), the nation’s first association for providers of private pay home care, has announced that it will be hosting a Chapter Leadership Meeting & Training in conjunction with the 2011 Annual Leadership Conference in Las Vegas.
NPDA also announced it will provide travel stipends for the NPDA Alaska Chapter leadership team to attend. “We understand and appreciate the commitment and service given to the Alaska Chapter. We also recognize the time spent away from their businesses in order to attend the conference and specifically this important training. That is why NPDA is offering a $1000 travel stipend to allow chapter officers to attend.”
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. “This conference and training will strengthen our leadership to ensure we support private duty providers and the community as a partner and advocate,” Turkington added.
“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.”
NPDA Alaska Chapter was successful in getting the Senior Caregiving & Affordability Act (SCR13) through the last legislative session, benefiting all senior Alaskans In 2011 the primary focus will be addressing the concerns of the benefit holders with the State of Alaska Long-Term Care Benefit and provider requirements creating a roadblock to receiving care.
The officers who will lead the NPDA’s Alaska Chapter and attend the conference 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.