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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: , , , , |

Don’t Let the Pandemic Put You Out of Business

The Cost of the Pandemic From additional personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies to staffing and overtime… the cost of doing business during the pandemic could put many senior living providers out of business. A recent survey conducted by the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) showed 56 percent of assisted living operators believe [...]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Franchise|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Home Care Advantage

Admissions are down… expenses are up. The pandemic has taken a toll on the senior living industry - forcing many providers to take a hard look at their current operations and rethink the way they do business - especially when it comes to in-home services. In a recent article in Home HealthCare News, Harvard professor and researcher David Grabowski [...]

By |January 29th, 2021|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

HomeCare Hub Podcast: Mark Goetz, President and CEO of The HomeCare Advocacy Network

Listen to the HomeCare Hub podcast episode now: Mark and Sierra created HCAN from a desire to share and connect cultures within entrepreneurs, aging services leaders and HCAN. The desire to democratize the home services franchised model of care and provide a business format that allows for others to succeed not only excites them but feeds their [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Caregiving and the Caregiving “Shortage” with Aaron Blight

Caregiving and the Caregiving “Shortage” with Aaron Blight Dr. Aaron Blight, author of “When Caregiving Calls: Guidance As You Care for a Parent, Spouse or Aging Relative” Listen to the HomeCare Hub podcast episode now: You are not alone. Caregivers experience burden when they are involved with care activities that are inconsistent with their familial identity.  This [...]

By |January 25th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Senior Living and the Coronavirus Response with Patrice Thabault

Senior Living and the Coronavirus Response Eye on Experience with HCAN Corporate Trainer - Patrice Thabault Listen to the HomeCare Hub podcast episode now: Patrice Thabault has always known how to overcome. Brought up in New England and an avid Pats fan in a big family, she has always been a fighter. Her family has battled everything [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

Five Reasons Why You Should Become a Caregiver

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 back to others in your community? If [...]

By |January 20th, 2021|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , |

Looking Back with Pride… Looking Ahead with Optimism!

A little more than a year ago, Sierra and I took a leap of faith and embarked on a new journey - founding the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). While we expected a few bumps in the road, we never dreamed we would be growing a business during a global pandemic. However, with the support of loving family members, dedicated [...]

By |December 30th, 2020|Categories: Franchise|Tags: , , , , , , |

4 Reasons Why Home Care Makes Sense for Senior Living Providers

Because home care offers 1:1 care wherever clients live, the size of the CCAH provider’s workforce grows exponentially with the increases in the number of clients served. Direct care aides may be deployed in the facility setting or in the geographically dispersed homes of clients. Strong Human Resources functions are paramount to the ongoing viability of the CCAH provider. [...]

By |December 24th, 2020|Categories: Franchise|Tags: , , , , |

Brighten the Holidays for Your Senior Loved Ones

These Holidays Are Unlike Any Other - Especially for Aging Loved Ones Even under normal circumstances, it’s not unusual for seniors to experience feelings of loss, loneliness, and isolation during the holidays. But this year, because of COVID-19, many are also coping with community lockdowns, travel limitations, and visitor restrictions. As challenging as the circumstances might be, there are [...]

By |December 21st, 2020|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

How to Start Continuous Care at Home (CCAH)

Continuous Care at Home: An Unprecedented Opportunity Senior living providers have an unprecedented opportunity to establish a CCAH service and enter the home care market with the support and guidance of an experienced franchisor. The Home Care Advocacy Network (HCAN), led by executives from both senior living and home care industries, was created to guide and support senior living [...]

By |December 18th, 2020|Categories: Franchise|Tags: , , , , |

The HCAN Vision – Part 2

Home Is Both a Privilege and a Gift As a family caregiver, there were some big things that my father-in-law had going for him when his wife was diagnosed with Dementia. Previously I shared that our belief is that home is a gift and that if you are a family caregiver, your ability to deliver “home” to a loved [...]

By |December 14th, 2020|Categories: Franchise|Tags: , , , , , , |

The HCAN Vision – Part 1

HCAN Inspiration 49 years old and diagnosed with dementia, that was my mother in law. It was 2003 and consequently, I had just started at a home care company here in Omaha, NE. My father in law had decisions to make, BIG life decisions. He was 50 years old, facing a future he could not have predicted or even [...]

By |December 9th, 2020|Categories: Franchise|Tags: , , , , , , |