Industry stands up for home care

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

LAS VEGAS – AAHomecare held its Stand Up for Homecare reception last night at Medtrade Spring, drawing 200 attendees and raising more than $50,000.

The money raised goes to consumer advocacy groups like the American Association of People with Disabilities, United Spinal Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America and National Council on Independent Aging, as well as AAHomecare’s own Save My Medical Supplies.

“The reception raised over $50,000 to help promote a positive image of HME and raise public awareness of home care's benefits,” the association stated in a press release.

This year, Bert Burns, a disability advocate and paralympian, attended the reception to share his story and to support Save My Medical Supplies.

Also at the reception, AAHomecare and show organizers gave awards to several members of Medtrade’s Educational Advisory Board. Mary Ellen Conway of Capital Healthcare Group, Bob Fary of Inogen, Miriam Lieber of Lieber Consulting, Mark Schmeler of the University of Pittsburgh and Jay Williams of QS/1 Data Systems were all honored for their contributions and leadership.

“(They) are the cornerstone of Medtrade’s success,” stated Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare, in the release. “AAHomecare and Medtrade thank them for their tireless service, counsel and leadership.”