Ten Ways to Honor Older Veterans This Veterans Day

By |2022-11-09T11:50:21-05:00November 3rd, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

Ten Ways to Honor Older Veterans This Veterans Day Few people deserve our respect and gratitude more than the brave men and women who served in the military. At the HomeCare Advocacy Network, we’re proud and privileged to care for older veterans and their family members - giving them the care and support they need [...]

Family Caregiving Fast Facts

By |2022-11-09T11:55:09-05:00November 1st, 2022|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Family Caregiving Fast Facts Did you know… More than 34 million Americans have provided unpaid care for someone age 50 and older in the last 12 months. The majority of caregivers (82%) care for one other adult, while 15% care for 2 adults and 3% for 3 or more adults.  About 15.7 million family caregivers [...]

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 [...]

The Promise of a Better Tomorrow

By |2022-09-14T15:33:25-05:00September 12th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

The Promise of a Better Tomorrow When Mark and Sierra Goetz founded the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN), they did so with a vision of arming today’s spectrum of caregivers with hope, high-impact resources, and the promise of a better tomorrow.  One way they’re doing that is through HCAN’s new Family and Friends Dementia Education class [...]

Are You Feeling the Squeeze?

By |2022-08-22T10:32:50-05:00August 18th, 2022|Categories: Community Education, Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Are You Feeling the Squeeze? After a brutal day at work, all you want to do is grab a glass of wine and turn on your favorite TV show.  But you know that won’t happen. In addition to checking in on your aging mom, you have to also feed your hungry kids and help with [...]

What is Sundowning and What Can You do About it?

By |2022-06-22T14:43:20-05:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , |

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. [...]

Six Tips For Road Tripping With Seniors

By |2022-06-22T14:54:54-05:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

Taking Steps to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2022-06-22T15:04:38-05:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Celebrating Older Americans Month

By |2022-06-22T14:35:54-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Senior Green Thumbs – The Benefits of Gardening 

By |2022-04-28T13:07:56-05:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: Franchise, Global, Home Care|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]