Family Caregiver

Bickford Home Care Now Serves Families Living in the Chicago Suburbs

By |2022-01-21T10:57:54-05:00January 21st, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Bickford Home Care Now Serves Families Living in the Chicago Suburbs With offices in Crystal Lake and St. Charles, Bickford Home Care is now serving families in the northwest Chicago suburbs.  “For years, area families have trusted Bickford Senior Living to care for their aging loved ones in our communities,” said Colleen Lesher, divisional director [...]

Brain Boosters for Your Senior Loved Ones

By |2022-01-19T16:28:19-05:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Brain Boosters for Your Senior Loved Ones It’s no secret that regular physical activity is one of the keys to healthy aging, but did you know it’s just as important to make sure the brain gets a daily workout? “Exercising the mind is just as important as exercising the body - especially for seniors because [...]

More Seniors are Embracing Technology

By |2022-01-19T16:28:30-05:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

More Seniors are Embracing Technology When it comes to technology, older adults say they want devices that are simple, practical, and affordable - that’s the conclusion of a new Link-age Technology survey of nearly 2,400 people age 55 to 100. “Over the past decade, we have seen a steady increase in the ownership of many [...]

Survey Reinforces the Growing Need for Home Care and the Incredible Opportunity for Senior Living Providers

By |2022-01-10T10:41:07-05:00January 10th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Survey Reinforces the Growing Need for Home Care and the Incredible Opportunity for Senior Living Providers An overwhelming majority of seniors say they want to age in their homes but, according to a new survey, many expect to eventually move to a senior living community. That’s why, at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN), we believe [...]

Ten Tips to Help Siblings Have Positive Caregiving Discussions

By |2022-01-03T10:18:07-05:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Ten Tips to Help Siblings Have Positive Caregiving Discussions When you visited over the holidays, you noticed things weren’t quite right with your mom - there was spoiled food in the refrigerator, stacks of unopened mail, and stains on her usually very nice clothes. It’s clear to you that she needs a little extra help [...]

Five New Years Resolutions for Family Caregivers

By |2022-01-03T09:59:37-05:00January 3rd, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Five New Years Resolutions for Family Caregivers Did you make a New Year’s resolution? If you’re caring for an aging loved one, you may be tempted to forego resolutions this year. After all, why would you want to add to your already long to-do list? Instead of vowing to lose 10 pounds, consider the following [...]

HCAN’s Year in Review

By |2021-12-27T11:18:25-05:00December 27th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

HCAN’s Year in Review by Mark Goetz, co-founder, and president of the HomeCare Advocacy Network As we wrap up 2021, all of us at the HomeCare Advocacy Network look back with gratitude and ahead with anticipation. It was a busy, inspiring, and very fulfilling year - here are a few of the highlights. Announced Franchise [...]

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

By |2021-12-20T13:49:05-05:00December 20th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors It may not always feel like it, but winter is here. “The cold weather months present some significant challenges for older adults,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder, and operations manager at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “As temperatures drop, seniors are more at risk for falls, hypothermia, and the flu. It’s [...]

Battling the Holiday Blues

By |2021-12-20T15:05:21-05:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Battling the Holiday Blues For most of us, this is the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, for many seniors, it’s the worst.  “Instead of joy and excitement, the holidays can trigger bouts of sadness and loneliness for seniors - especially if they live alone,” said Teresa Steinfatt, vice president of business performance at [...]

Ten Travel Tips for Seniors

By |2021-12-20T15:12:47-05:00December 13th, 2021|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Ten Travel Tips for Seniors Holiday air travel is almost never easy - airports are crowded, flights are overbooked and tempers can be short. For families traveling with seniors, there may also be other unique challenges along the way. “Many seniors haven’t traveled in a while, because of COVID-19,” said Sierra Goetz, operations manager at [...]