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Mom, Dad – We Need to Talk: Navigating In-Home Care Conversations for Aging Parents

By |2024-02-05T15:30:08-05:00February 8th, 2024|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

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? Aging [...]

New Year… New Career: Exploring Opportunities in Professional Caregiving

By |2023-12-27T14:23:38-05:00December 28th, 2023|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Time for a Change? Are you happy with your current career path? Does your organization provide you with the support you need to be successful? Do you feel valued and appreciated? If you answered no to any of those questions, maybe it’s time for a change.  “We understand that in the current environment, people [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

The Risks of Not Hiring In-Home Care Through an Agency

By |2023-07-12T11:36:03-05:00July 13th, 2023|Categories: Home Care|

Your aging mom is failing. She doesn’t need skilled nursing or assisted living yet - just a little help with things like light housekeeping, meal prep and getting in and out of the shower. You’ve heard a lady from your mom’s church sometimes works as an independent caregiver, but is that the best option? [...]

Hiring the Right Caregiver

By |2023-04-21T11:03:55-05:00April 6th, 2023|Categories: Aging in Place, Caregivers, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Hiring the Right Caregiver Your mom is failing - having trouble keeping up with day-to-day tasks like laundry, housekeeping and meal preparation. She needs assistance… but not assisted living. “The overwhelming majority of seniors want to remain in their homes as they age, and with in-home care, they can do that,” said Sierra Goetz, [...]

When Your Aging Loved Ones Need (But Won’t Accept) Help

By |2023-04-03T12:13:42-05:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When Your Aging Loved Ones Need (But Won’t Accept) Help Your dad shouldn’t be driving anymore, but he won’t give up the car keys. Your mom can no longer keep the house clean, but she refuses to hire a cleaning lady. Both of your parents could use a little assistance with day-to-day tasks, but [...]

7 Ways to Help Your Seniors Remain Independent

By |2023-03-15T09:25:08-05:00March 9th, 2023|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

7 Ways to Help Your Seniors Remain Independent Independence is Important Your mom didn’t tell you about a nasty fall. Your dad won’t give up his car keys. Both parents shut down when you try to start a conversation about long-term living options. “It’s something we see a lot - seniors resisting any kind [...]

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