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NAHC Celebrates 40 Years of Fighting for Home Care & Hospice

March 31, 2022
Media Contact: Thomas Threlkeld
Director of Communications, NAHC

NAHC Celebrates 40 Years of Fighting for Home Care & Hospice

Washington, D.C. – The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) turns 40 years old on April 2, 2022, and we are celebrating four decades of fighting for home care and hospice providers, patients, and professionals.

When NAHC was created in 1982, care in the home was rare and many elderly and disabled Americans had very few options apart from living in institutional settings, away from family, home, and community. NAHC’s mission was to promote, protect, and advance the highest quality health care at home. Forty years later that is still our goal and NAHC has been at the center of every public policy battle to expand access to quality home care and hospice.

“It has been a privilege of a lifetime for me to work with NAHC members and staff,” said NAHC President William A. Dombi, who has been with NAHC since the late 1980s. “The commitment and passion they have shown for high quality care for patients and expanding opportunities for care at home is authentic and deep. With the work we have done to turn this organization into the best possible advocate for home care and hospice, NAHC is poised to lead the industry into a future even brighter than today.”

Our 40 years of service to home care and hospice is painted with a collection of real stories of the contributors in our dedicated community of care providers. NAHC’s founders, members, leadership, staff, and long-standing supporters have a collective history that hallmarks our successes as an organization.

Whether you have been with NAHC for four decades or four months, we invite you to join us in the telling of that story. What has NAHC meant to you, your career, your agency, and your patients?

Go to to share your stories and engage with supporters. Use the hashtag #NAHC40 to continue the conversation on what’s ahead for our industry on social media. Share your NAHC experiences, impactful connections, and meaningful moments that have helped advance you and your organization. Get creative with personal anecdotes, accomplishments, memories, and photos throughout the year.


The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill. Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. To learn more, visit