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NAHC Statement on Partnering to Launch “Help Choose Home” Podcast Series, Highlighting the Benefits of In-Home Care

June 20, 2018


For additional information:

Thomas Threlkeld
Deputy Director of Policy & Communications

Washington, D.C., June 19, 2018: 

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is pleased to be partnering with Axxess and corecubed on an exciting new podcast series called “Help Choose Home.” This podcast component of a national digital grassroots campaign aims to educate consumers and professionals about the options to choose in-home care.

The focus IS the consumer of care, or the referrer to care. Resources (beginning with this podcast) are available for you to share in your eNewsletters, on your social media, and with ALL your staff who might also want to share.

Help Us Spread the Good News!

NAHC President William A. Dombi cited home healthcare’s vast footprint and encourages members to listen to the Help Choose Home podcasts and share them within their network of contacts. Episodes run approximately 18 – 22 minutes on average, and both professionals and consumers can benefit from the information and insight shared in the series.

You can access the “Help Choose Home” podcast in the iTunes store by clicking here or by searching “Help Choose Home” in the iTunes store. The series is also available for listening on Google by clicking here, or on any device at Listen today and then help us to get the word out in your community about the benefits of home care by doing the following:

  • Subscribe to the podcast and encourage others to do the same;
  • Like Help Choose Home on Facebook and LinkedIn;
  • Share the Help Choose Home podcasts with your organization’s social media followers;
  • Share podcasts and resources in your website, e-newsletters and other communications;
  • Share the podcasts on your personal social media and request that your caregivers and administrative staff do the same; and
  • Share resources that you may have with us by sending your ideas to Help Choose Home.

As NAHC members know, research shows that health outcomes are demonstrably improved when patients recuperate at home. The aim of Help Choose Home is to initiate a national conversation about the choice to receive care in the home and age in place. Our goal is to make home a first choice option in the minds of healthcare professionals, social service providers, insurers, and most importantly, individuals and families.

The ongoing series is hosted by Merrily Orsini, President and CEO of corecubed, an Asheville-based in-home care marketing company. New episodes feature interviews with experts from all areas of the healthcare at home industry who explore such issues as knowing the difference between who is appropriate for home care and who is not, the many models of in-home care and who pays for each, and how the industry is regulated.

“More than 90 percent of older adults released from hospitals and other healthcare facilities are appropriate for in-home care,” Help Choose Home host Orsini explains. “But many patients who need care after an inpatient stay are sent to nursing homes or rehab facilities instead of home with care services coming to them.”

Join NAHC, Axxess and corecubed in our effort to bring a greater awareness of and excitement for home care to the general public and health professionals. Help us to educate and empower families. Get involved, connect, and be a part of helping others to help choose home!


About:  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 about NAHC, visit