WALLINGFORD--The Connecticut Association for Home Care and the Connecticut Council for Hospice and Palliative Care have merged to create a new organization called the Connecticut Association for Home Care and Hospice (CAHCH).
"This new organizational structure creates a forum for advancing mutually beneficial ideas, not to mention the increased efficiencies in serving members," said Brian D. Ellsworth, president and chief exectutive officer of CAHCH. This merger also reinforces the continuum of care that exists in Connecticut."
The two groups share in the prevention of avoidable hospitalization and institutional placement; maximized patient autonomy and choice, inclusion of loved ones in care for the patient, and participation with third party programs, such as Medicare, Medicaide, private insurance and Veterans Administration.
CACH's members include home health agencies, hospices, homemaker companion agencies and other providers of home care and services. CAHCH supports its members in the delivery of quality and accessible home care and hospice services.