covid-19

Seven Needs of a Home Care Employee

By |2021-03-31T11:54:09-05:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Surviving the Pandemic – Growing Your Business Without Adding Brick and Mortar

By |2021-03-22T22:09:07-05:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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

By |2021-02-24T14:53:03-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

Exercise Shouldn’t Take a Winter Break

By |2021-02-24T14:53:04-05:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Don’t Let the Pandemic Put You Out of Business

By |2021-02-24T14:53:04-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

The Home Care Advantage

By |2021-02-24T14:53:04-05:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Senior Living and the Coronavirus Response with Patrice Thabault

By |2021-02-24T14:53:04-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

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. [...]

Redefine YOU – Expand Your Footprint

By |2021-02-24T14:53:04-05:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What Can Senior Living Providers Learn From Restaurants? Restaurants have known FOR YEARS that to have a successful restaurant you should also have a catering service. People get a taste of your food, they enjoy it and then they come to your establishment. Now, restaurants have gone even further to “micro” deliveries with UberEats, [...]

Redefine YOU – Don’t Just Brace for the Wave

By |2021-02-24T14:53:05-05:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In 1999 I took My First Trip to Hawaii. Being from the Midwest, I had not been to the ocean very often. Needless to say, I was enamored. We stayed on the Island of Maui and on day 1 all members of our group found out the power of the ocean. We stayed across [...]

Covid-19 and the Residential Setting for Home Care

By |2021-02-24T14:53:05-05:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Covid-19 has been a challenge like no other we have ever seen globally. Things will get better and we will establish what the experts are calling “the next normal” but in the meantime, we have guidance and much to consider. The HomeCare Advocacy Network in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control wishes for [...]