Founded in 1965
Founded in 1965 by a small number of home care agencies, OCHCH provides membership to home care and hospice agencies and organizations that provide services for home care and hospice. In the 1980s, many home care agencies began opening hospices to help facilitate continuation of care for the terminally ill. For that reason, OCHCH expanded its membership to represent hospice providers.
In recent years, there have been significant changes in payor sources, program benefits, and regulatory laws affecting the home care and hospice industry. OCHCH has continually evolved to maintain its most basic purpose of helping agencies so more people can receive health care at home. Highly-specific industry information, advocacy, and unity continue to be the driving force behind the association.