10 Tips to Ensure Your Senior’s Home is Winter Ready

By |2022-10-26T09:02:19-05:00October 17th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

10 Tips to Ensure Your Senior’s Home is Winter Ready Winter weather is on the way, so now is a good time to prepare your senior’s home for the cold, snowy days that lie ahead.  Here’s a checklist to get you started. Have the furnace inspected. Many people don’t discover a problem until they switch [...]

Ten Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

By |2022-09-26T11:16:13-05:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , |

Ten Tips for Long Distance Caregivers Your aging mom lives by herself. She doesn’t drive anymore, so she’s lost touch with her friends and given up her hobbies. You visit as often as you can but, because she lives in Missouri and you live in Nebraska, you worry it’s not often enough.  “It’s really [...]

Survey Shows Most Adults Aren’t Planning for Future Needs

By |2022-09-01T13:05:37-05:00August 28th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Survey Shows Most Adults Aren’t Planning for Future Needs With more than 10,000 people turning 65 every day, home care is quickly becoming an increasingly important part of the senior care continuum.  Seniors want to age in their homes “We know that an overwhelming majority of seniors want to age in their homes,” said Mark [...]

Seven Benefits of Home Care

By |2022-08-02T12:39:05-05:00August 1st, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

Seven Benefits of Home Care Your mom and dad have lived safely and independently in their home for more than 50 years, but lately you’ve noticed things are a little off - there’s spoiled food in the fridge, mom’s hair is no longer perfectly styled and dad spends most of the day watching Gunsmoke re-runs. Is [...]

The Benefits of Music Therapy

By |2022-07-14T15:02:30-05:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

The Benefits of Music Therapy We know music is good for the soul, but did you know it’s also good for the mind? Studies show that music brings our senses to life and stimulates many parts of the brain at the same time, including those that affect language, mood and movement. Through research at the [...]

The Importance of Socializing for Seniors

By |2022-07-06T12:07:11-05:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

The Importance of Socializing for Seniors Whether it’s playing a game of Scrabble with a grandchild or enjoying lunch with a best friend, there’s just something special about being around people you love. “Socialization is important at any age, but it’s critical for older adults - especially for those who live alone,” said Sierra Goetz, [...]

Mom, Dad – We Need to Talk

By |2022-06-23T14:56:00-05:00June 23rd, 2022|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? “It’s never [...]

Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

By |2022-06-22T14:45:26-05:00June 16th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Home Care|Tags: , , |

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, [...]

Five Reasons to Own a HCAN Franchise

By |2022-05-27T10:21:52-05:00May 26th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Are You Prepared to Age in Place?

By |2022-06-22T14:57:00-05:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]