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More Than a Meal on the Menu

By |2022-10-03T19:40:37-05:00October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

When is the last time you enjoyed a meal with your aging loved ones? Research shows that seniors who regularly dine with friends and family tend to eat more and make healthier choices. More importantly, most older adults say they feel happier and more fulfilled when eating with others.  “Sharing a meal is about [...]

The Risks of Not Hiring In-Home Care Through an Agency

By |2022-10-03T19:48:12-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|

The Risks of Not Hiring In-Home Care Through an Agency Your aging mom is failing. She doesn’t need skilled nursing or assisted living yet - just a little help with things like light housekeeping, meal prep and getting in and out of the shower. You’ve heard a lady from your mom’s church sometimes works as [...]

Celebrating America’s Older Workers

By |2022-09-15T13:32:02-05:00September 19th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Celebrating America’s Older Workers It’s National Employ Older Workers Week! From September 18 through September 24, employers and organizations across the country will celebrate older workers and bring attention to the important role those aged 55 and older play in the workforce.  “At the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HomeCare), we don’t just care for seniors [...]

Ten Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

By |2022-09-26T11:16:13-05:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , |

Ten Tips for Long Distance Caregivers Your aging mom lives by herself. She doesn’t drive anymore, so she’s lost touch with her friends and given up her hobbies. You visit as often as you can but, because she lives in Missouri and you live in Nebraska, you worry it’s not often enough.  “It’s really [...]

The Promise of a Better Tomorrow

By |2022-09-14T15:33:25-05:00September 12th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

The Promise of a Better Tomorrow When Mark and Sierra Goetz founded the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN), they did so with a vision of arming today’s spectrum of caregivers with hope, high-impact resources, and the promise of a better tomorrow.  One way they’re doing that is through HCAN’s new Family and Friends Dementia Education class [...]

Raising Awareness About Fall Prevention

By |2022-09-09T15:28:33-05:00September 8th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: |

Raising Awareness About Fall Prevention Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) falls in the United States - making falls the leading cause of injury and death in that age group. The good news, many falls are preventable - which is the focus of National Fall Prevention Awareness Week. From September [...]

Advance Directives – What You Need to Know

By |2022-09-09T12:41:36-05:00September 5th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: |

Advance Directives - What You Need to Know Have you talked to your aging parents about their end of life wishes?  Do you know if they have living wills, health care powers of attorney or do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders? “It’s a very tough, but necessary conversation,” said Teresa Steinfatt, Vice President of Business Performance at the [...]

Ten Tips to Help Manage Meds

By |2022-09-01T13:10:34-05:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

How many prescriptions drugs/meds do you take? If you’re over 65-years-old, you probably take at least one - maybe more.  Studies show that more than 85 percent of those age 65 and older take at least one prescription drug or meds - with more than 35 percent regularly taking five or more prescription and [...]

Survey Shows Most Adults Aren’t Planning for Future Needs

By |2022-09-01T13:05:37-05:00August 28th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Survey Shows Most Adults Aren’t Planning for Future Needs With more than 10,000 people turning 65 every day, home care is quickly becoming an increasingly important part of the senior care continuum.  Seniors want to age in their homes “We know that an overwhelming majority of seniors want to age in their homes,” said Mark [...]

Professional Caregiving Is The Perfect Career for Busy Moms

By |2022-08-25T10:34:44-05:00August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Professional Caregiving Is The Perfect Career for Busy Moms Looking for something to do when the kids go back to school? Have you thought about professional caregiving? At the HomeCare Advocacy Network, we offer flexible schedules that that allow busy moms to make extra money and do meaningful work without missing their kids’ school plays, [...]