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Mom, Dad – We Need to Talk

Mom, Dad - We Need to Talk Mom can no longer keep up with household chores - beds are unmade, there’s expired food in the fridge and unopened mail on the counter. Dad spends less time with his friends and more time sitting in his recliner. Is it time to suggest in-home care? “It’s never easy to admit that you [...]

By |June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

What is Sundowning and What Can You do About it?

What is Sundowning and What Can You do About it? If you’re caring for a loved with with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you may have noticed an increase in confusion, anxiety or even aggression at the end of the day. This type of late day confusion is often referred to as sundowning. “Sundowning is not a disease [...]

Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference Does your mom still have decorative throw rugs scattered around her home? Is your dad’s living room cluttered with magazines, newspapers, books and other items? Do you worry that your aging loved one’s shower may not be safe? If you answered yes to any one of those questions, your senior’s home is probably [...]

By |June 16th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Home Care|Tags: , , |

Fighting the Darkness of Alzheimer’s on the Longest Day

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 21st, people from around the world will mark the occasion by shining a light on Alzheimer’s - honoring those living with the disease and their caregivers, for whom every day is the longest day. Did [...]

By |June 13th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , |

Summer Skin Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer Skin Safety Tips for Seniors Each year in the United States, more than 5 million people are treated for skin cancer - with most cases found in people age 65 and older. “Summer is here, which means we’ll all be spending more time outdoors soaking up the sunshine,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at the HomeCare Advocacy [...]

By |May 31st, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Home Care|Tags: |

Five Reasons to Own a 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 showed us that, for many, home really is the safest place to be,” said Aaron McMartin, vice president of development at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “Right now, the demand for reliable, compassionate home care [...]

Six Tips For Road Tripping With Seniors

Six Tips For Road Tripping With Seniors Are your senior loved ones traveling with you on this summer’s family vacation? “Lots of great memories are made on summer road trips, so it’s wonderful when grandma and grandpa are able to travel with the rest of the family,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). [...]

By |May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Are You Prepared to Age in Place?

Are You Prepared to Age in Place? If you’re like most people, you want to remain in your home as you get older… but according to a new poll, you probably aren’t fully prepared to age in place.  New findings University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging suggest many people in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s need to do [...]

By |May 19th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Professional Caregiving Can be Your Encore Career

Professional Caregiving Can be Your Encore Career Are you one of the almost 4 million people who retired prematurely because of the pandemic? New AARP research found that about two in five workers age 50+, who had recently retired, left a job or considered leaving a job, wouldn’t have done so had it not been for the pandemic. The data [...]

By |May 16th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ten Ways to Boost Your Senior’s Mental Health

Ten Ways to Boost Your Senior’s Mental Health The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone - especially older adults. According to an AARP Foundation report, two-thirds of adults reported experience social isolation and high levels of anxiety since the beginning of the  pandemic. And, unfortunately, there is no vaccine to prevent loneliness. The good news is that [...]

By |May 12th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke.  Every 3.5 minutes, someone dies of a stroke. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain can’t get the blood and oxygen it needs, so [...]

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

Taking Steps to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Taking Steps to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease  A brisk 30-minute walk could do more than boost the step count on your smartwatch. It could significantly reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. “We know that regular physical activity is critical to healthy aging. It strengthens muscles, improves heart health and can prevent or delay many age-related conditions,” [...]

By |May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Celebrating Older Americans Month

Celebrating Older Americans Month All of us at HCAN are proud to join others across the country to celebrate Older Americans Month - recognizing the important contributions seniors make in our communities.  Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the theme for this year’s celebration is Age My Way - focusing on the many ways we can help older [...]

By |May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Senior Green Thumbs – The Benefits of Gardening 

Senior Green Thumbs - The Benefits of Gardening  Whether it’s tending a large vegetable plot, working in a community garden, or planting a few potted pansies, gardening can do wonders for a senior’s overall health and well-being. “For many seniors, gardening is much more than a hobby. Being outdoors and digging in the dirt is a great way for seniors [...]

By |April 28th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Five Reasons Why Caregiving is Meaningful

Five Reasons Why Caregiving is Meaningful Are you looking for a job that provides more than a paycheck? If so, you might want to consider a career in professional caregiving.  “At the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN), we understand the power of compassionate caregiving. For us, caregiving is so much more than a job - it’s a calling,” said Teresa Steinfatt, [...]

By |April 26th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Living Past 110? Researchers Say the Odds are Increasing.

Living Past 110? Researchers Say the Odds are Increasing. Will you live past age 110? How about past 120- or 130-years old? You may be thinking "Living past 110? Well, researchers say the odds are increasing. It may seem unlikely now, but according to a new study, the odds of becoming a supercentenarian are increasing. According to researchers at the [...]

By |April 20th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Five Ways a Professional Caregiver Can Support Your Senior’s Healthy Habits

Five Ways a Professional Caregiver Can Support Your Senior’s Healthy Habits Is your dad able to manage multiple medications? Is your mom eating healthy, nutritious foods? Are your parents able to safely get in and out of the shower or bath? “We work with a lot of families who are worried that their aging loved ones are no longer able [...]

By |April 19th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

 Is it Forgetfulness or Dementia?

 Is it Forgetfulness or Dementia? Your mom routinely misplaces her glasses and sometimes forgets to pay a bill. Your dad has trouble remembering the names of his grandchildren and often snaps at them, which is out of character. Are they experiencing the normal forgetfulness that comes with aging or is it something more serious, like Alzheimer’s or another dementia? “It’s [...]

By |April 14th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

We’re Going Global!

We’re Going Global! When Mark and Sierra Goetz founded the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN), they planned to, one day, take unique their franchise model beyond the borders of the United States.  That day has come. “We recently returned from London, where we participated in the International Franchise Show. We met with dozens of entrepreneurs and organizations who are interested in [...]

By |April 12th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Seniors are Embracing Technology to Help with Day-to-Day Living

Seniors are Embracing Technology to Help with Day-to-Day Living Does your senior loved one enjoy FaceTiming with the grandkids? Do they order groceries and refill prescriptions online? Do they check in with their physician via a computer instead of visiting an office? If so, they’re part of a growing group of seniors who are turning to technology to be entertained [...]

By |April 8th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Keeping Seniors on Their Feet – 10 Ways to Prevent Falls in the Home

Keeping Seniors on Their Feet - 10 Ways to Prevent Falls in the Home 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 [...]

By |April 6th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Tudor Oaks Home Care Joins the HCAN Family

Tudor Oaks Home Care Joins the HCAN Family There’s a new home care provider in Muskego, Wisconsin. Supported by the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN), Tudor Oaks Home Care is now actively hiring caregivers and serving area families. “We’re thrilled to be working with the Tudor Oaks Home Care team,” said Mark Goetz, co-founder, and president of HCAN. “They understand senior [...]

By |March 30th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Weathering the Storm – Helping Your Senior Stay Safe in Severe Weather

Weathering the Storm - Helping Your Senior Stay Safe in Severe Weather As winter turns to spring, we start worrying less about ice and snow and more about severe weather. “Whether it’s damaging thunderstorms, flash flooding, or tornadoes, it’s important to prepare for whatever Mother Nature throws at us - especially if you have aging loved ones,” said Sierra Goetz, [...]

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Do You Have Caregiver Burnout?

Do You Have Caregiver Burnout? Are you feeling overwhelmed or worried? Have you lost interest in activities you used to enjoy? Are you sleeping too much or too little? “Caring for an aging loved one can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be very challenging,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “When [...]

By |March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Reshaping the Future of Senior Living

Reshaping the Future of Senior Living When Teresa Steinfatt owned and operated a home care franchise, a significant portion of her business came from senior living providers. The HomeCare Advocacy Network is reshaping the future of senior living with high-quality care, and a priority of always putting you first. “When I owned my business, most providers didn’t offer home care [...]

By |March 17th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |