Halamandaris Names Orsini to Help Lead the NAHC Private Duty Homecare Association of America

Washington, DC (January 21, 2011) – Val J. Halamandaris, President of NAHC, today announced that Merrily Orsini, CEO of corecubed, has agreed to help lead NAHC’s related Private Duty Homecare Association of America.

“We are proud to have Ms. Orsini play this significant leadership role. There is no one who has greater knowledge or is held in more respect in the field than Ms. Orsini,” said President Halamandaris.

“I’m proud to be taking on this new opportunity to help lead the Private Duty Homecare Association of America,” said Ms. Orsini. Under the arrangement announced today Ms. Orsini and corecubed will undertake the following activities:

  • To help private duty agencies to network with each other
  • To identify and share best practices
  • To generate increased media acceptance
  • To make maximum use of social networks
  • To win for private duty home care the universal understanding and acceptance at all levels, government, media and consumers
  • To help develop quality standards for the industry
  • To identify legislative issues which need to be advanced before the Congress and State Legislatures
  • To help recruit members for the PDHCA
  • To help develop conferences and bring education before the membership

About NAHC

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a non-profit organization that represents the nation’s 25,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than two million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by such organizations to provide in-home services to some 10 million Americans each year who are infirm, chronically ill, disabled and dying. Homecare and hospice caregivers every year drive more than 4.8 billion miles to care for individuals who are confined to home and cannot care for themselves. Along with its advocacy, NAHC provides information to help its members provide the highest quality of care and is committed to excellence in every respect. To learn more about NAHC visit http://www.nahc.org and www.caring.org.


Formed as a affiliate organization of NAHC in 2005, the Private Duty Homecare Association is organized to serve and advance the private duty home care industry. Private duty home care includes all types of services and products that enhance the ability of the infirm or disabled of all ages to live in their home and remain fully integrated in the community. PDHCA serves as the central resource and advocate for the private duty home care community, actively influences the legislative, judicial, and regulatory processes to positively impact private duty home care, fosters, develops, and promotes high standards of client care through national accreditation, provides educational programs that focus on industry best practices, and promotes collaboration among national, state, and local organizations of similar mission and values. To learn more about PDHCA, visit http://www.pdhca.org.