Presentation Date: November 14, 2017
TAHC&H Event: HCSSA Administrator Program | Houston
Subscription Type: Individual
TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
1.50 Clock Hrs
CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements
for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of social work education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, approved provider #1230.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
§97.259[d]emergency preparedness planning and implementation
§97.260[a]risk assessment and management
Program Description: Over the course of 2017 in Texas experienced devastation
from Hurricane Harvey that damaged building structures and induced record breaking flooding with rainfall from the storm
widespread 15 to 30 inches in one day, with some spots picking up 50 inches or more. 40% of Texas licensed home care agencies
were located in the FEMA affected areas according to TAHC&H's calculation.
In addition to the Texas natural disaster, we experienced active shootings and terrorist events in our country.
Now more than ever, home care agencies must review and test their emergency preparedness plan.
This program brings you up-to-date on the necessity to review your continuity of operations plans, Emergency policies and
procedures, and necessity for developing partnerships with home health care agencies and other health care entities.
Additionally, a HCSSA provider will share their experience on how they implemented their plan during the disaster.
Information about the applicability of the new federal emergency preparedness rules to the plan is also discussed.
Program Learning Outcome:
Learners will apply disaster preparedness rules, regulatory changes, and requirements that are impacting their
daily practice into their disaster preparedness planning and agency operations.
TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Rachel Hammon,BSN, RN, Executive Director, TAHC&H /
Marissa Machado, Chief Operating Officer, TAHC&H / Leann Hubert, Owner, Amazing Grace Hospice
About the Presenter:
Rachel Hammon received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing
from the University of Texas in Austin. She has 23 years of experience in nursing with 19 years’ experience in the home health industry.
During her employment with a home health agency, she served in many roles, which gave her a diverse knowledge of the industry. At the
Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice Rachel assisted member agencies with compliance with state and federal laws, served as a
liaison with state and federal government officials and on the Nurse Practice Advisory Committee for the Board of Nurse Examiners. As
the Executive Director, Rachel is responsible for implementing the mission of the association which is to advocate for ethical practices,
quality, and economic viability of licensed providers of home and community support services in Texas. As part of that advocacy she
routinely works with legislators and state agency staff on legislation and policy that affects the home care industry.
About the Presenter:
Marissa Flores Machado is Chief Operation Officer at TAHC&H. Her work
experience in the health home and hospice industry began in 1981. With over 35 years’ of industry experience she recently worked at
DataLogic Software, Inc., an HHSC EVV Vendor, as their Compliance Director. Her previous work experience was at the Texas Department
of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) where she credentialed and licensed HCSSAs; and before that she worked at Girling Health Care, Inc.
in various corporate positions ensuring safety and compliance.
About the Presenter:
Leann Hubert is a graduate from Texas A&M University and has been
a licensed SW since 1994. She has worked in many areas of Social Work to include consulting, Home Health, Long term care, rehabilitative
care as well as hospice, which is where her heart lies. In 2008, Leann’s idea to open Amazing Grace Hospice came to fruition and today
she is the sole owner of the company. She continues to be a play a vital role in the Interdisciplinary Team at Amazing Grace Hospice and
remains actively involved with the healthcare community.
 Emergency Preparedness – Disaster Response, Operation Recovery and Resources
- Hammon, Rachel Machado, Marissa