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Annual Meeting: Rising to Meet Workforce Demands

  • 29 Sep 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • VIRTUAL (via ZOOM)



Annual Meeting

"Rising to Meet Workforce Demands"

Thursday, September 29, 2022
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
via ZOOM

Sessions Announced (to date):

Preparing for the Evolving Healthcare Environment
Presented by:
Lindsay Doak, Senior Manager, Berry Dunn

Lindsay will present in-depth findings from the National Healthcare at Home Best Practices and Future Insights Study. Come and learn the best practices that most successful agencies have implemented in response to industry changes and gain actionable insights agencies can use to advance their own efforts to achieve optimal performance.


State and Federal Initiatives to Stabilize the Home Care & Hospice Workforce

Facilitated by:

Ken Albert, President & CEO, Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice


~ Angelina Klouthis, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Maine Department of Labor

~ Vicki Hoak, Chief Executive Officer, Home Care Association of America

~ Bill Dombi, President, NAHC

Come hear more about state and federal activities being rolled out to attract, train and retain professionals who are integral to improving the experience and outcomes for people receiving home care and hospice services.  Learn how your agency can benefit from the work underway -- and how to engage in the work ahead.


The Nursing Workforce in Maine: Trends & Forecasts
Presented by:
Lisa Harvey-McPherson, VP Government Affairs, Northern Light Health

Healthcare providers across Maine are facing critical shortages in the availability of qualified staff. These shortages are particularly acute with respect to clinical staff, where the aging of the workforce and the increased statewide competition for staff have significantly challenged all sectors of our healthcare continuum (hospitals, home health care, hospice, facility-based care, etc.). Lisa will walk us through the updated Trends Report released by the Maine Hospital Association and the Maine Nurse Action Coalition that identifies the nature and the severity of our state's nursing shortages and what is being done (and what more can be done) to stabilize our clinical workforce.


Engaging and Empowering Maine’s Direct Care and Support Professionals
Presented by: 
Brenda Gallant, Long Term Care Ombudsman
Trinity Baker, Project Manager

With a grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation and funding from the DHHS, Office of Aging and Disability Services, the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program worked with ETHOS to conduct focus groups with direct care and support professionals from across the state to learn from them about what is important to them regarding their employment. In this presentation, we will share the results of the focus groups along with recommendations for change.  Attendees will also learn about Maine’s first, Direct Care and Support Professional Advisory Council that was established to create a forum for input regarding workforce initiatives. This 17 member Council can make a difference informing policymakers about the changes that are needed to attract and retain direct care and direct support professionals. 

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