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Exercise and Aging

  Exercise and Aging - by guest blogger Serena Bridges It is no secret that men and women age differently. When it comes to exercise and aging, there are reasons for everyone to engage in weight training - but those reasons are gender-specific. Women Needs For women, the main reason to engage in weight training as they age is [...]

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

Don’t Skip Your Flu Shot!

  With all the talk about COVID vaccines and boosters, it might be easy to forget about another important vaccination - the flu shot. Seasonal flu cases dropped to a historic low last year. This is likely due to mask-wearing, social distancing, and other precautionary measures designed to fight the pandemic. But, now that schools and businesses have reopened [...]

By |October 13th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Pandemic Scams Often Target Seniors

Pandemic Scams Often Target Seniors From bogus miracle cures to attempts to steal stimulus checks, the pandemic has given scammers an opportunity to use new tactics to defraud older adults - and a new report shows they’ve taken full advantage. In its 2021 Fraud Book, the Federal Trade Commission estimated that, in 2020, older adults lost at least $602 [...]

By |October 8th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

More Than a Meal on the Menu

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 so much more than eating [...]

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Helping Your Senior Age in Place

Helping Your Senior Age in Place Do your aging loved ones have a long-term care plan? If they’re like most seniors, they want to remain their homes for as long as possible. A new AARP poll of 1,400 older voters shows an overwhelming majority (88%) prefer to age in place. Eight in ten of those surveyed also support increasing [...]

By |October 4th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

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

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 [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|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 |September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Celebrating America’s Older Workers

Celebrating America’s Older Workers It’s National Employ Older Workers Week! From September 19 through September 25, 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 (HCAN), we don’t just care for seniors - we hire them,” said [...]

By |September 20th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Ten Steps to Prevent Falls and Fractures

Ten Steps to Prevent Falls and Fractures A  new national study, shows the COVID-19 pandemic may have increased the fall risk in older adults. Conducted in January 2021 by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, the poll found: 37% of people between the ages of 50 and 80 report their physical activity declined during the [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Meet the Bickford Home Care Team

Bickford Senior Living The team at Bickford Senior Living gets it. They understand that the senior care landscape is changing, and that, over the next 10 - 15 years, senior living is poised to become the largest provider of in-home services.  So, they partnered with HCAN, and they recently began rolling out in-home services to seniors and families through [...]

By |September 8th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Five Reasons to Invest in an HCAN Franchise

There’s never been a better time to invest in-home care. “We’ve long known that most seniors prefer to age in place, and the pandemic has shown us that, for many, home really is the safest place to be,” said Aaron McMartin, vice president of development at the HomeCare Advocacy Network Franchise (HCAN). “Right now, the demand for reliable, compassionate [...]

By |September 1st, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Ten Tips to Help Manage Meds

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 over-the-counter medications.  While medicines can [...]

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

Innovation Fuels the Future of Home Care

Honor Technology has acquired home care giant Home Instead. It was big news. It shook the industry. And it also reinforced what we knew when we founded the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). Innovation is fueling unprecedented growth in the home care industry. At HCAN, our innovative approach is helping senior living providers successfully enter the home care arena with [...]

By |August 11th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

At HCAN, We Don’t Sell Franchises – We Award Them

What does it take to be an HCAN franchises partner? “We don’t sell franchises at HCAN, we award them,” said Aaron McMartin, HCAN’s Vice President of Development. “When evaluating candidates, we look for passion… is it there? Is the culture fit there? Do they remind me of our other franchisees? Do they remind me of our executive team? Are [...]

By |August 9th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Caregiving Can Be 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 allow busy moms to make extra money and do meaningful work without missing their kids’ school plays, soccer practice, or other family events. “Moms are already great caregivers - it’s in [...]

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

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: , , , , , , , , , |