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Our Training Makes the Difference

By |2023-09-18T14:09:00-05:00September 21st, 2023|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our Training Makes the Difference To maximize efficiency, some home care organizations rely on remote video- or Zoom-driven caregiver trainings. At the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN) we know there’s a better way. Training Makes the Difference “We believe the difference between a good caregiver and a great caregiver is training,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder [...]

10 Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Falls

By |2023-08-21T09:18:21-05:00September 14th, 2023|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: |

10 Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Falls When it comes to falls, the odds are stacked against our aging loved ones. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every four seniors will fall this year - it’s the number one cause of injuries among people age 65 and older,” [...]

Helping Seniors Manage Chronic Conditions

By |2023-09-07T14:05:50-05:00September 7th, 2023|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , |

Helping Seniors Manage Chronic Conditions Does your mom’s arthritis make it difficult for her to button a blouse or open a jar of mayonnaise? Is your dad struggling to read the labels on prescription bottles because of macular degeneration? “Nearly 85 percent of seniors live with at least one chronic condition, such as diabetes, [...]

How Children Can Help With Caregiving

By |2023-08-21T08:34:55-05:00August 31st, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

Caring for Children and Aging Parents Are you a member of the sandwich generation - someone who is raising children while, at the same time, caring for aging parents? If so, you know that you have to make the most of every minute in every day. “Caring for children can be tiring. Caring for [...]

Professional Caregiving Is The Perfect Career for Busy Moms

By |2023-08-25T10:16:09-05:00August 24th, 2023|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 [...]

Sounding the Alarm About Loneliness

By |2023-08-18T11:55:00-05:00August 17th, 2023|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Loneliness and Health Risk Did you know that loneliness can pose a health risk as deadly as smoking? It’s a growing concern - one that recently was addressed by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.  “In recent years, about one-in-two adults in America reported experiencing loneliness,” Murthy says in an advisory. “And that was [...]

What Does an In-Home Caregiver Do?

By |2023-08-07T14:16:43-05:00August 10th, 2023|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

What Does an In-Home Caregiver Do? Your dad passed away about three months ago, and you’re beginning to realize just how much your mom depended on him.   He did all the driving… now she rarely leaves her home. He was the cook… now her most of her meals come out of the microwave. [...]

Ten Tips to Help Manage Meds

By |2023-07-31T17:25:07-05:00August 3rd, 2023|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , |

How many prescription drugs do your aging parents take? If they’re like most seniors, they take at least one - probably more. While medicines can help us live longer and healthier, taking them the wrong way or mixing certain drugs can be dangerous - and, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, [...]

Making Home Safe for Mom and Dad

By |2023-07-26T10:35:00-05:00July 27th, 2023|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , |

Aging at Home Your parents have been very clear, repeatedly - they do not want to move to a senior living community… at least not yet. “An overwhelming majority of seniors want to remain in their homes as they age, and a new study shows they’re doing whatever it takes to make that possible,” [...]

7 Signs Your Senior Might Need a Little Extra Help at Home

By |2023-07-17T16:26:56-05:00July 20th, 2023|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , , |

Need Extra Help at Home? She hasn’t said anything, but you suspect your mom is struggling to take care of herself and her home. “Older people rarely ask for help. They’re afraid of losing their independence, and they don’t want to burden family members or friends,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at [...]

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