pandemic

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 [...]

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. [...]

The HCAN Vision – Part 2

By |2021-02-24T14:53:04-05:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

Home Is Both a Privilege and a Gift As a family caregiver, there were some big things that my father-in-law had going for him when his wife was diagnosed with Dementia. Previously I shared that our belief is that home is a gift and that if you are a family caregiver, your ability to [...]

The HCAN Vision – Part 1

By |2021-02-24T14:53:04-05:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

HCAN Inspiration 49 years old and diagnosed with dementia, that was my mother in law. It was 2003 and consequently, I had just started at a home care company here in Omaha, NE. My father in law had decisions to make, BIG life decisions. He was 50 years old, facing a future he could [...]

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 [...]