A Caring Place
The mission of ‘A Caring Place’ is to educate, inform, uplift, and interact with those who are receiving care in the home and community and their family caregivers. “Whatsoever you do, for the least of my people, that you do unto Me.”
-There are tens of millions of people who are cared for at home today. They are either ill, developmentally disabled, or disabled due to accidents or debilitating illnesses.
-There are now over 50 million family caregivers in the US today. 60 % of these caregivers work and nearly 40% have children under the age of 18, qualifying them as the ‘sandwich generation’. These family caregivers provide an extimated 80% of all care of seniors and the disabled at an estimated value of $375 billion a year in the US. (AARP)
Those who are homebound, limited in their ability to get about due to functional, mental disability or illness, and their family caregivers deal with a number of issues in the home today.
-Navigation of the Healthcare Maze
Warren Hebert, RN, CAE, is the Chief Executive Officer of the HomeCare Association of Louisiana. He has been a nurse for over 30 years and has worked in home care for 24 years. He served on the Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative, served as chair of the Governor’s Region IV Health Care Consortium, the CDC Advisory Committee for Louisiana, and the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He served on the advisory board for Home Healthcare Nurse, and is a frequent contributor to home care and association management publications. In 2004 Warren co-founded the OASIS Certificate and Competency Board, a national credentialing company, certifying home health staff throughout the country. He was the founding Chair of the national Council of State Home Care Associations. He served on the Board of the National Association for Home Care, and on the Board of the Louisiana Society of Association Executives. Warren was named one of Acadiana’s Top 25 Nurses in May of 2004. He currently serves on Louisiana AARP’s steering committee for Choice in Long Term Care, and the American Society of Association Executive’s steering committee on its Global Social Responsibility Initiative. He is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow, one of 20 nurse executives nationwide selected annually to the leadership program. Hebert has two daughters who are RNs, a son who is a chiropractor, a son who is in law school, and an 18 year old daughter with Down Syndrome.