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Ten Ways to Boost Your Senior’s Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone - especially older adults. According to a new AARP study, the majority of those ages 50 and older say the pandemic has increased their level of depression (69%), anxiety (68%), and level of concern about the future (77%). The good news is that there are things you can do to [...]

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Re-Shaping the Senior Care Funnel

What do we mean when we say we’re re-shaping the senior care funnel for senior living providers? “We’re really bringing two worlds together - senior living and home care,” said Aaron McMartin, vice president of development at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “We’re helping senior living providers broaden their client base by creating a private duty home care business [...]

By |July 21st, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Helping Seniors Beat the Heat

It’s not even officially summer yet, but record heat has already gripped much of the country. While the high temperatures and suffocating humidity make life unpleasant for almost everyone, it can be dangerous, even deadly, for older adults. This is why it is extremely important to learn how to beat the heat. People age 65 and over are more [...]

By |July 14th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Stopping Senior Scammers

Have you or your senior loved one been the victim of fraud? If so, you’re not alone. A new FBI report shows scammers stole approximately $1 billion from older adults in the United States in 2020 - an increase of almost $300 million from 2019. “Each year, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud [...]

By |July 7th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

What Are The Odds You’ll Need Long-Term Care?

Do you have a plan for long-term care? According to a new Healthview Services report, chances are, you’ll probably need one. The data show: An average, healthy 65-year-old man has a 44% chance of needing some level of care long-term. An average, healthy 65-year-old woman has a 56% chance of needing some level of long-term care. Among healthy couples, [...]

By |June 30th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

HCAN Announces New Partnership with Bickford Senior Living

Bickford Senior Living We are very proud to announce that we have teamed up with Bickford Senior Living to launch Bickford Home Care. A new service line designed to successfully deliver in-home care to Bickford’s current and future residents. “We are thrilled to welcome Bickford Senior Living into the HCAN family,” said Mark Goetz, president, and CEO of HCAN. [...]

By |June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Fighting the Darkness of Alzheimer’s on the Longest Day

The summer solstice - it’s the day with the most light… the longest day. On June 20th, people from around the world marked the occasion by shining a light on Alzheimer’s. They are honoring those living with the disease and their caregivers, for whom every day is the longest day. Did you know: More than six million Americans are [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Congratulations HCAN Chairman, Robert Stidham – Global Franchise Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

Lifetime achievement awards don't come around very often - that's why Robert Stidham is so grateful for this season of his life. Stidham, HCAN’s Board Chairman, has been recognized with the 2021 Global Franchise “Contribution to International Franchising” Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts to empower entrepreneurs and help them reach their business goals. “Everyone's on their own path. [...]

By |June 3rd, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

New Survey Results Show Senior Living Providers Can Successfully Compete with Home Care Agencies

New Survey Results Regarding Home Care Agencies Can senior living providers compete with traditional home care agencies like Home Instead and Right at Home? According to a new survey, the answer is a resounding YES. The HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN) recently conducted a survey. This survey was of more than 200 women age 45+ - typically the primary decision-makers [...]

By |May 25th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

New Book Helps Families Navigate the Senior Care Journey

Listen to the HomeCare Hub podcast episode now: Six years ago, businessman Ben Rao got his wake-up call. “My stepfather started to get very sick,” he said. “The first thought was, we don’t want to move him into a long-term care community. We tried to keep him home the best we could. So we hired an in-home [...]

By |May 20th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Celebrating Older Americans Month

All of us at HCAN are proud to join in celebrating Older Americans Month. While recognizing the important contributions seniors make in our communities. Older Americans Month Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads Older Americans Month. Communities of Strength is this year's celebration theme. This is certainly appropriate given the challenges that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. “Older adults [...]

By |May 18th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Professional Caregiving Can be Your Encore Career

Are you one of the almost 4 million people who retired prematurely because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Have you considered becoming a professional caregiver? According to a new report from the Alliance for Lifetime Income, the pandemic has accelerated early retirements. With nearly half (47 percent) of recent retirees reporting they left their jobs because of employer circumstances, not [...]

By |May 12th, 2021|Categories: Franchise|Tags: , , , , |

Congratulations Global Franchise Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, HCAN Chairman Robert Stidham

Lifetime achievement awards don't come around very often - that's why Robert Stidham is so grateful for this season of his life. Stidham, HCAN’s Board Chairman, has been recognized with the 2021 Global Franchise “Contribution to International Franchising” Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts to empower entrepreneurs and help them reach their business goals. “Everyone's on their own path. [...]

By |May 5th, 2021|Categories: Franchise|Tags: , , , , |

Five Reasons Why You Should Become a Caregiver

Is a caregiver position right for you? Are you looking for a flexible schedule that will allow you to be home with your children before and after school or take your aging loved ones to doctor’s appointments? Do you need a part-time job while finishing your education? Are you a retired professional looking for a meaningful way to give [...]

By |May 2nd, 2021|Categories: Omaha|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fueled by Compassion, Omaha Franchise Owners Provide Exceptional Care

For Omaha natives Juli and Ryan Gray, the decision to purchase an HCAN franchise was more of a calling than a business decision. “I so value older people,” Juli said. “I am very close to my grandma and always adored my great grandparents. I grew up cherishing their stories, history, and wisdom. My experience with them put me on [...]

By |May 2nd, 2021|Categories: Franchise|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

HCAN’s Senior Living Franchise Option Offers a Better Way

We started the HomeCare Advocacy Network with the intention of disrupting both the home care and senior living industries, because we know there’s a better way. And we’re not alone. As long-term care expert David Grabowski explains in this Home Health Care News podcast, home health care, community-based care, and skilled nursing CAN and, more importantly, SHOULD co-exist. “I [...]

By |April 21st, 2021|Categories: Franchise|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Seven Needs of a Home Care Employee

At the Home Care Advocacy Network, we know caregiving is not just a job - it’s a calling. Because it takes extraordinary people to do the job, finding and then keeping qualified employees is critical to a company’s success. To help with retention, many companies pursue data-driven models, which is important. However, because this industry is so unique, we [...]

By |March 31st, 2021|Categories: Franchise|Tags: , , , , |

Surviving the Pandemic – Growing Your Business Without Adding Brick and Mortar

To say it’s been a tough year for senior living providers would be an understatement. According to new data from Argentum, a leading national senior living association senior living providers have lost more than $15.4 billion because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to record low occupancy rates, providers have incurred significant losses as a result of extraordinary efforts [...]

By |March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Franchise|Tags: , , , , |

Dive Into the Data with Greg Elsberry

Listen to the HomeCare Hub podcast episode now: Greg Elsberry, Vice President of Business Development for Cole Information, is an expert when it comes to data and marketing strategies. Greg has been working with Cole Information for five and a half years but prior to that, he spent his time in the home care industry. Greg is [...]

By |March 17th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Five Tips to Help Your Senior Eat Healthier

It’s National Nutrition Month - a great time to make sure your senior loved one has healthy eating habits and is getting the nutrients they need. A healthy, well-balanced diet can help your senior maintain a healthy weight, stay energized and lower the risk of developing chronic health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. Below are five tips [...]

By |March 15th, 2021|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

Planning for the Unknown with Jim Christensen

Listen to the HomeCare Hub podcast episodes now: Jim Christensen, an expert in the life insurance industry, runs an agency whose focus is on financial planning, retirement, and planning for unknown events in life. Jim is the definition of a ‘true Nebraskan', having grown up in Omaha, he always loved the environment of good decision-makers. That has [...]

A Unique Approach – A Thought-Provoking Conversation with Rachael Wonderlin

Listen to the HomeCare Hub podcast episodes now: Rachael Wonderlin, a published author and dementia care expert, is beyond knowledgeable in the dementia care world. Rachael runs a company, Dementia by Day, which provides content to help others learn more about dementia care. She begins her journey with roots just outside of Philadelphia, where she gained her [...]

By |February 24th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

Services for Senior Loved Ones – No Matter Where They Call Home

You moved mom into a senior living community, so she can get the care she needs… but is she getting ALL the care she needs? Whether independent living or assisted living… our senior living partners deliver exceptional service to their residents. There are times, however, when some residents may need a little extra attention - and that’s where we [...]

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Exercise Shouldn’t Take a Winter Break

Between COVID-19 and wicked winter weather, it’s often difficult for older people to get the exercise they need - but, now more than ever, it’s important to keep your senior moving. Regular exercise can help your aging loved one: Lose a few pounds or maintain a healthy weight Reduce the impact of illness and chronic diseases like high blood [...]

By |February 17th, 2021|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Leadership Lessons – A Discussion With Purpose Driven Leader, Mike Frank

Listen to the HomeCare Hub podcast episodes now: Part 1: Part 2: When Mike Frank reflects on his career, he fights the urge to discuss his excitement of the future over his past accomplishments, this is the mark of a true leader. Wisdom is defined by some as a “skill in living” and we are [...]

By |February 15th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |