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Global Action Against Dementia

This week, Home Instead Senior Care president Jeff Huber will be representing Home Instead Senior Care and the Global Coalition on Ageing for, The Global Dementia Legacy Event Japan – New Care and Prevention Models. The summit, being held in Tokyo, is one of the Global Action Against Dementia legacy events, which were developed as a result of the G8 Dementia Summit in London in 2013.

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Alzheimer's Care Grant Program for
15 Million Eligible Family Caregivers in North America

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 10, 2014Hilarity for Charity®, a movement established with the Alzheimer's Association®, led by actors and writers Lauren Miller Rogen and Seth Rogen to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease among the millennial generation, will partner with Home Instead Senior Care®, to offer grants for in-home care services to eligible U.S. and Canadian families through the Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program. Care will be provided by professionals trained in how to most effectively and compassionately assist individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The new partnership will provide much-needed help for families living with Alzheimer's disease.

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Home Instead Donation to Alzheimer’s Association featured on The Meredith Vieira Show

September 9, 2014 – On today’s episode of The Meredith Vieira Show, Meredith featured a segment on Alzheimer’s disease.

Meredith lost her father and aunt to Alzheimer’s, and in June, her brother died from the disease. Home Instead Senior Care worked with our friends at The Meredith Vieira Show and the Alzheimer’s Association to increase Alzheimer’s awareness and help raise funds for research and care.

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Roger Baumgart, Home Instead, Inc. CEO, recently participated as a panelist for a discussion on aging at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles.   Read full article

Home Instead Caregiver Advocate featured on the PBS website

Molly Carpenter, Caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care, was recently interviewed for a story on home safety for older adults on the PBS website, Next Avenue.

In the article Molly offers tips on subjects ranging from water burns and slips to knife cuts and muscle pulls.

Surefire Ways to Stay Safe in Your Own Home, 8 ways to avoid the most common household accidents

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“Until there is a cure, we must care for the carer.”
OMAHA, Neb. – May 2, 2014 — As the world population ages, diseases such as Alzheimer’s become more prevalent. And with a surplus of people who need care, there is often a shortage of those who are able and willing to give care. Paul Hogan, chairman and co-founder of Home Instead Senior Care®, will address ways to support caregivers at the 29th Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference.
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Unleashing the economic power of older workers is essential for U.S. prosperity
By: Nicholas Eberstadt and Michael W. Hodin March 10, 2014
Washington is abuzz over the politics of work. Will ObamaCare create jobs or destroy them? What would raising the minimum wage do to youth unemployment? And what to do about the long-term unemployed? Yet there is an odd political silence about a future vision for jobs and economic growth.
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Home Instead, Inc Joins The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease

WASHINGTON, DC – The Global CEO Initiative (CEOi) on Alzheimer’s Disease today announced that Home Instead Senior Care® – the world's leading provider of in-home care services for seniors will join the CEOi to advance the quality of care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
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Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver Advocate Moly Carpenter

Caregiver Advocate from Home Instead Senior Care Offers Home Safety Tips for National Television Audience

Home Instead, Inc Caregiver Advocate Molly Carpenter was recently featured in a segment about senior home safety on The Better Show, a nationally-syndicated, daily, one-hour lifestyle program.

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Home Instead looks to home-grown master franchisor for Quebec
Home Instead Inc. has been growing its footprint in Canada since it established its first franchise office in Toronto in 2000. Thirty-three franchises later, it is finally tackling the Quebec market.
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Franchise Business Review Names 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winners
by Franchise Business Review

Franchise business Review announced today the recipients of its 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, part of a national project that looks at franchisee satisfaction at some of the country’s most popular franchise brands. Now in its 9th year, the “FBR50” is the only awards program to rank companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction.
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Thought leadership in action; Roger Baumgart attends G8 Summit

Roger Baumgart participated in the G8 Dementia Summit in London on December 11, 2013.  The Group of Eight (G8) is an economic and political organization designed to encourage discussion and effect change among the world's most powerful nations - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Leaders of the G8 meet annually to discuss the state of world economics and politics.

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1000th Franchise

Home Care Industry and Franchising Opportunities Grow to Meet Rising Demand

TORONTO, ON – December 4, 2013 – Home Instead Senior Care©, the world's leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, has reached a milestone in its 19-year history with the opening of its 1,000th franchise location. The 1,000th franchise officially opened Dec. 4 in Niagara Falls, Canada, by local owners Denielle Cuoco and Jonathan Cook.

The growing Home Instead Senior Care network which surpassed the $1 billion annual revenue mark in 2012, also announced it will enter Quebec and China in 2014. Upon the expansion, Home Instead services will be offered in 18 countries.

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Home Instead Senior Care Franchise Network Expands into Mexico

Home Care Provider Expands Service Areas to Meet Rising Demand

OMAHA, Neb. – June 10, 2013 – Home Instead Senior Care®, the world's leading provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, will soon be providing services through its first franchise in Mexico, marking the 17th country in which Home Instead will have operations.

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Home Instead Senior Care Wins Ultimate Canadian Franchising Award of Excellence

(Toronto, ON) April 12, 2013 - Home Instead Senior Care®, the world's trusted provider of companionship, Alzheimer's and home care for seniors, has been awarded the highest prize of excellence by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA).

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Franchise System is Third-Time Recipient of Prestigious Franchise Business Review Award, Receives Top Honors in Three Categories

Home Instead Senior Care®, the leading global provider of in-home, nonmedical care services for seniors, today was named the Top Franchisor of the Year by the Franchise Business Review. This is the third year running Home Instead has been honored with this prestigious award recognizing franchise systems that provide the best business opportunities for their owners.

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Franchise network’s U.S. growth in sluggish economy is a key indicator of rising need for home care professionals

Home Instead Senior Care®, the leading global provider of home care services for seniors, today announced that in 2013 its franchisees anticipate hiring 45,000 CAREGivers ? across all 50 states. The company’s anticipated growth is a key indicator of the increasing demand for home care professionals and the strength of the industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of personal care aides is expected to grow by 70 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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New Research Debunks Top Five Myths About Aging

Many Americans fear the social impacts of aging. From wrinkles to serious health and financial concerns, aging undoubtedly creates anxiety for people of all ages. However, according to new research released by Home Instead Senior Care®, there are significant gaps between the perceptions and realities of mature age.

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Paul Hogan Participates in World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Population aging around the world presents both challenges and opportunities. Paul Hogan, Founder and Chairman of Home Instead Senior Care, serves as the Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Aging. During the recent Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Council on Aging hosted a workshop on preparing for aging populations.

Here is a summary of the workshop:

Here is an overview on aging from the WEF Global Agenda Council on Aging:

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Home Instead Alzheimer's CARE program featured on National Public Radio

On Tuesday, January 8, All Things Considered on National Public Radio aired a story featuring the Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer’s CARE training program. As part of the story, reporter Ina Jaffe attended a family caregiver workshop hosted by John Moser, franchise owner in the Los Angeles area.

All Things Considered is the fourth largest radio program in America with more than 11 million listeners per week.

Here is a link to print and audio versions of the story:

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Americans fear developing Alzheimer’s disease more than any other major life-threatening disease, including cancer or stroke.

Home Instead Senior Care®, the world's leading provider of home care services for seniors, today announced new survey results revealing that Americans fear developing Alzheimer's disease more than any other major life-threatening disease, including cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes.Read full article

2011 Caregiver Cruise Winner Mary Lamalie (center) with Mary Alexander and Cat Koehler from Home Instead Senior Care

The 2012 Caregiver Cruise Giveaway Contest, sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care® network, welcomes nominations of caregivers who deserve the chance to win a free, five-night Caribbean cruise. The getaway package includes 40 hours of free care from a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiverSM, ensuring the winning caregiver and guest can cruise worry-free knowing their loved one is with a trained professional. Read full article

Alzheimer's e-Learning Course

A new program is bringing hope to family caregivers who are struggling to help senior loved ones with the challenging behaviors of Alzheimer’s disease remain home longer. The no-cost training program, developed by Home Instead Senior Care, was created to help families make the most of a senior’s life journey, including that individual’s history, passions and hobbies.

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View the full report

Today millions of American taxpayers will file their income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service. As they do so, it is worth noting that according to a new Marist poll money really does matter, and an annual household income of $50,000 is an important tipping point in personal happiness and satisfaction with life.Read full article

Diabetes in Older Adults Video Series

Omaha, NE—One of the biggest health threats that U.S. seniors face is diabetes, an incurable disease that is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. More than one-fourth of Americans who are 65 and older have diabetes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to produce or respond properly to insulin and is characterized by high blood glucose levels.

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Sandra Campbell - Senior Volunteer

While senior volunteers are rolling up their sleeves to build houses and feed the homeless, turns out they are doing much more. A majority of older volunteers put their money where their time is by helping to boost the coffers of the organizations where they volunteer.

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Retired woman planning how she'll pay for her in-home care costs.

From, March 2012

Living out your retirement years at home is an overwhelmingly popular idea. Surveys consistently show that 85 percent to 90 percent of people want to stay in their own home as they age. For those who make that choice, now is the time to consider how you’ll pay for the costs associated with that decision.

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Caregivers are not alone: Caregiver uses social media site to connect with other people.

From, March 2012

Social media’s greatest gift lies in its ability to show caregivers that they are not alone. According to Cat Koehler, Home Instead Senior Care’s social media advocate, social media is so appealing to caregivers because it widens their universe, enabling them to interact with people who share their cares and concerns.

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"I Will Remember for You" Video Screenshot

Concerned that a parent or family member is showing signs of Alzheimer's and dementia? Learn more about the early stages of the disease and how to choose the right plan of action.

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Ernest Bradbury - Senior Volunteer

Retirement has been characterized as a time of loss, aches and pains, and depression. But so many older adults are proving that stereotype wrong, continuing to stay active by volunteering for a number of humanitarian and charitable organizations.

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Home Instead Senior Care - #1 Overall Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winner.

From Franchise Business Review, February 2012

For the second year in a row, Franchise Business Review awards Home Instead Senior Care network as the #1 Overall Franchisee Satisfaction Award winner.

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Resources for caregivers

From The Wall Street Journal, February 2012

The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Home Instead Senior Care President Jeff Huber for an article titled “New Resources for Caregivers.”

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Paul Hogan's interview at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012

Paul Hogan recently participated in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting from January 25-29, 2012 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. View an interview from the Meeting and read the book, Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise

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Sample Data from the Greatest Generation Presentation Below

A multigenerational quality of life poll shows that Americans retain a positive outlook despite economic hardships and 76 percent believe "the best is yet to come," and when they think about the quality of their life in the future, many are optimistic.Read full article

Caregiver is relaxed because she's planned for emergencies.

What do you do when the caregiver needs care? The November issue of Heart Insight, a publication of the American Heart Association, featured an article...

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Baby Boomers, who once said “don’t trust anyone over 30,” now think old age doesn’t start until 77, according to a study by Marist Institute for Public Opinion conducted for Home Instead Senior Care.

How old is old? Your answer depends on your age. And it depends on your gender.

Click here to read more about the poll.

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From, December 17, 2011

Christmas can be a hard time of year for the elderly or disabled who have very little family and live on fixed incomes often too small for luxuries like Christmas presents.

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From, December 05, 2011

For many families, the holidays are synonymous with good times, laughter and food. A festive holiday meal is the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories that your family will cherish.

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Puzzles, games and time with family can be the best holiday gifts.

Of all the things that an older adult may want this holiday season, companionship could likely be the most popular. Many seniors, including those in care communities, may have no one to visit them during the holidays this year as families cut travel expenses and treasured family time. Loneliness could be a big problem. That’s why the Home Instead Senior Care® network has released a guide of gift ideas that can help bring families together with a senior loved one.Read full article

Senior Comedian Mary Maxwell

Senior comedian Mary Maxwell, whose deadpan delivery of an invocation at a Home Instead Senior Care network convention attracted 8 million YouTube viewers, is the star of an updated website the network is unveiling. Check out her crowd-stopping performance at the 2009 convention as well as new funny videos on the "Laughing with Mary" page of Maxwell also is a regular contributor to Caring Connections, a free Home Instead Senior Care network newsletter to keep family caregivers entertained and educated.Read full article

Holidays normally are happy times for families, but such is not always the case with seniors. The loss of a spouse and families that live far away can lead to the holiday blues and, much worse, depression. Older adults who are depressed and suffering from health problems such as diabetes may even be at greater risk of death, according to recent research. That's why the Home Instead Senior Care® network has issued a list of warning signs to help family caregivers know what to look for as the holidays approach.Read full article

Craving Companionship

Nutrition for the elderly is among the most important aspects of aging. But mealtime challenges such as loneliness, lack of companionship and cooking for one can threaten an older adult's health and well-being. The Home Instead Senior Care® network has launched the Craving CompanionshipSM program to promote healthy aging through nutrition and companionship so family caregivers can rest assured that their seniors are not in jeopardy.Read full article

Care for aging parents

Fewer than half of baby boomers are knowledgeable about their parents' medical histories, and 49 percent are unable to name any of the medications their parents take every day, according to a new study by the Boomer Project, a behavior-tracking and research firm. In an emergency, such information could be vital to ensuring proper care.

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2011 CaregiverStress Cruise Winner Mary Lamalie

A family caregiver who has provided nearly constant care to an ailing husband for the past nine years is the winner of the Caregiver Cruise Giveaway from the Home Instead Senior Care® network. The six-day, five-night cruise sets sail January 21, 2012, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with about 200 professional and family caregivers as part of the Home Instead Senior Care Caregiver Cruise. The trip is being co-sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care network and on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas.Read full article

Loneliness Among Warning Signs of Nutritional Risk

Loneliness –it’s one of the most serious obstacles to good nutrition for seniors. In the United States, approximately 40 percent of the population age 75 and older – 6.7 million people – lives alone, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These seniors face significant socialization challenges, particularly when it comes to lack of shared mealtime experiences. The Home Instead Senior Care® network has announced the Craving CompanionshipSM program to help family caregivers focus their efforts on ensuring that older adults have mealtime companionship.Read full article

A story from USA Today focuses on the need for adult children to prepare for their parents' health emergencies. The article highlights Home Instead Senior Care, and describes one family's solution to a caregiving emergency - hiring a Home Instead CAREGiver. The article quotes Georgette Smith, owner of the Indianapolis, IN, Home Instead franchise, and mentions the Senior Emergency Kit.

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The Home Instead Senior Care® network has announced a recipe contest to help bring back favorite family recipes and revive mealtimes for elderly who are alone and lonely. The contest, which runs from July 15 to September 15, 2011, will collect family caregivers’ recipes from throughout North America for the Homemade MemoriesSM Cookbook that will be available in time for the 2011 holiday season. The contest is part of a program to help family caregivers combat the depression their elderly loved ones could be facing. Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network reveals that lack of companionship is the biggest mealtime challenge for seniors.

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From The Arizona Republic, July 1, 2011


Most caregivers have other important and pressing responsibilities, so the added responsibility of caring for a senior loved one is likely to cause both emotional and physical stress on the caregiver.

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The Home Instead Senior Care® network, working with the Arthritis Foundation, has produced a video series to help those who care for seniors link to videos to learn more about arthritis. The video series is part of the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Family Caregiver EducationSM program, which highlights topics of importance to caregivers of older adults.

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From, June 20, 2011

Many Boomers not Prepared for Elder Care: Survey

While most of the 76 million baby boomers are no longer caring for their children, more and more of them are playing the role of caretaker for an older generation: their parents. But how ready are they for this role?

A new survey by Home Instead Senior Care, an in-home care company, shows that an alarming number of those caring for their aging parents are under-prepared.

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From, June 19, 2011


The Tough Talk


At some point, many parents find themselves needing to care for their children as well as their own parents. This can be a difficult situation that requires some tough talks and serious decisions. Being prepared can make the entire process a little easier.

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Keeping Seniors Safe at Home, Part Three: Family caregivers often live in fear of getting the call that something bad has happened to their loved one. Perhaps Mom has had a stroke in the night. Or Dad has forgotten to take his medications. Or an older loved one is unconscious and no one knows what is wrong. The Home Instead Senior Care network® and Humana Points of Caregiving® have released a new information management tool designed to help family caregivers be better prepared.Read full article

From USA Today, June 17, 2011


A survey conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network indicates a majority of Baby Boomers say they are likely to become caregivers for their parents, but only half can name any medications their parents take.

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Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, is sponsoring a free, five-day cruise for one deserving caregiver who will set sail with a guest on January 21, 2012. As providers of in-home senior care, the Home Instead Senior Care network understands the stress, fatigue and even physical and emotional strain that can come with caring for an aging family member each day. That’s why Home Instead is once again sponsoring the Caregiver Cruise Sweepstakes. Included in the getaway package is 40 hours of free care from a Home Instead Senior Care professional CAREGiverSM for the winner’s senior loved one to help ensure that the winning caregiver can cruise worry free.

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From CNNMoney, May 31, 2011


Help Your Aging Parents


Face it. Mom and Dad are getting up there. And their finances aren't getting any simpler. Some of life's trickiest money tasks -- managing a large but basically fixed nest egg, figuring out how to spend it down while never running out -- are in the hands of people who at some point may not be up to doing the work by themselves.

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Keeping Seniors Safe at Home, Part Two: The Home Instead Senior Care® network and Humana Points of Caregiving® have released a new information management toolkit designed to help family caregivers and seniors keep important documents and vital records handy in the event of a medical emergency. Medication noncompliance poses some of the biggest risks for older adults and quick action can keep seniors from suffering complications.
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From USA TODAYMay 3, 2011


In a recent USA TODAY article written by Gail Sheehy, a national expert on aging, entitled “Caregivers Need Government Help or They’ll Go Broke,” it states that, “Forty-seven percent of working caregivers say the increases in caregiving expenses have caused them to use up all or most of their savings.”

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Keeping Seniors Safe at Home, Part One: On average, seniors ages 85 and older take 34 prescriptions, including refills, per year, according to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). It’s no wonder that adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are responsible for 28 percent of hospitalizations of the elderly, the organization reports. To avoid such dangers, seniors and family caregivers can start with knowledge of medication pitfalls. A new information management toolkit from the Home Instead Senior Care® network and Humana Points of Caregiving® can help family caregivers develop an emergency plan that will make them better prepared when an older adult becomes sick or injured.Read full article

An address delivered by Home Instead Senior Care Chairman, Paul Hogan, to the Metropolitan Club of New York on February 28, 'It’s Not Just Your Father’s Longevity Anymore!', was reprinted in the May 2011 issue of the Vital Speeches of the Day newsletter.Read full article

Home Instead Senior Care® franchise owner, Lucy Novelly, recently spoke with WTAE Pittsburgh about the growing demand for senior care services. Ms. Novelly discusses alternative care options for seniors other than nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and highlights the comparative affordability of In-Home Care.

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When it comes to caring for aging parents, three key factors influence whether relationships between adult children will deteriorate according to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network. The company recently partnered with Ingrid Connidis, Ph.D., from the University of Western Ontario, to develop a new public education program aimed at helping siblings deal with the sometimes contentious issues related to caring for an aging parent.

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We can never give enough to those of the previous generation, but we may be able to give more than we ever thought possible.
A new study conducted by a team of experts on caregiving and aging showed that professional, in-home, non-medical care for seniors improved the quality and quantity of care they received and enhanced quality of life for both seniors and their family members.
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Home Instead Senior Care® founder, Paul Hogan, was interviewed on The CEO Show, airing in 40 major markets across the country the weekend of Feb. 19-20. Mr. Hogan discussed the history of Home Instead Senior Care, franchising, home care services, and trends in senior care.
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Home Instead Senior Care® Founder, Paul Hogan, is quoted in a Wall Street Journal story, "'The Talk' With Mom and Dad." The article focuses on the discussion many adult children are having with their elderly parents: whether they are able to live on their own, and highlights The 40-70 Rule®.
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Families caring for elderly loved ones face many issues that can cause conflict. A few hot-button topics, though, pose the potential for particular turmoil for sibling caregivers. That’s why the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s The 50-50 Rule® program provides the care options and resources that brothers and sisters need to head off trouble before it wreaks the kind of havoc that divides families.

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Every day, adult brothers and sisters face a number of sensitive issues caring for their elderly parents. Should you and your sister divide the caregiving load? How will you resolve the conflict over family inheritance and estate planning? Relationships between adult siblings can suffer as a result of these sensitive issues. That’s why the Home Instead Senior Care® network has developed The 50-50 Rule® program, which helps adult siblings develop strategies for overcoming differences to provide the best care for parents.

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Home Instead Senior Care is featured on ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer in a series titled, “Families on the Brink: What to Do About Mom and Dad…?”

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Home Instead Senior Care is ranked #97 in Franchise Times top franchise list.

There's More to the Franchise Times Top 200 Than in Years Past
Franchise Times reports that over the past decade (and despite the recent down economy), franchisors have become larger and more global. The magazine's top 200 rankings also represent a broad range of industries, including elder care, with Home Instead Senior Care ranked at #97.

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Home Instead Senior Care was founded to help seniors remain at home as they age.

In 1994, while keeping his grandmother company at his mom's house in Omaha, Neb., Paul Hogan hatched a business. Barely mobile when her children moved the 89-year-old in, Grandma Hogan, newly pumped up by attention, would live to be a lively 100. What, Paul wondered, did families without available kin do? Providing that answer has propelled Home Instead Senior Care into an international franchising dynamo that reaped $661 million last year and projects a 2009 jump to $738 million on domestic growth of 10% and 26% growth internationally.

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Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, a caregiver returns home to care for her ailing mother.

Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Returns Home to Care for Ailing Mom
Jean Jenkins, a family caregiver who moved home to Long Beach to care for her 83-year-old ailing mother after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, is the winner of the caregiver cruise giveaway from Home Instead Senior Care.
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Caregiving job category won't keep pace with demand for caregivers.

High Growth Job Category Won't Keep Pace with Demand for Caregivers in U.S.

A report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an increase in the personal and home care aides job category, forecasting that to be the fourth fastest-growing job group in the nation during the next decade.

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Finding a good geriatric care manager

Business Week Magazine
By Lauren Young, August 6, 2009

According to Business Week magazine, preliminary research shows that older adults who have a geriatric care manager receive more thorough care than patients who do not. Home Instead Senior Care CEO Paul Hogan weighed in on the issue, saying "Make sure you are dealing with a care manager who is most concerned with recommending the appropriate care for your parent vs. someone who might have a special financial relationship with a facility."

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That magic “golden” year – age 65; it’s a long way off for some and just around the corner for others. What will this new phase look like for the generation soon to join the ranks of seniors or for those who have more time to plan? A video and website recently released by the Home Instead Senior Care® network encourages seniors, those who are soon to be and even others who have many more years to think about it, to share how they see themselves aging.
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Home Instead Senior Care® Founder, Paul Hogan, discusses elder care, the business of elder care, and franchising from his book titled Stages of Senior Care on KKZZ AM 1400 in Ventura County, CA.

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Be a Santa to a Senior relies on volunteers to help needy elderly citizens

The “holiday spirit,” often drives people to volunteer this time of year; popular programs like “Be a Santa to a Senior®” from the Home Instead Senior Care® network tap into the sentiments of the season to help needy and isolated seniors. But seniors and volunteers alike benefit from volunteerism year-round, and it’s an absolute necessity during down economic times, according to the CEO of one of the nation’s largest non-profit organizations – the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.Read full article

As the senior population grows, so does the number of older workers

As the U.S. population continues to age, so does its workforce, according to this article from the New York TimesRead full article

From Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 28, 2010

The effort to rein in galloping health care costs - which no less a figure than Warren Buffett has described as "a tapeworm eating at our economic body" - is rarely mentioned in the same sentence with job creation. In fact, most policymakers probably assume the two goals are on a collision course.

It doesn't have to be that way. To deal with its exploding population of senior citizens, the nation will need to add millions of new jobs in the years ahead. If Washington approaches this phenomenon wisely, the U.S. can reap the benefits of that job growth without sending the health care bill spiraling.

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 71 percent of Americans believe Baby Boomers should be encouraged to keep working past normal retirement age

As Baby Boomers begin to turn 65 on January 1, 2011, 71 percent of Americans believe they should be encouraged to keep working past normal retirement age, according to a national multi-generational survey conducted by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.

Seventy-five percent of Baby Boomers, 79 percent of the Greatest Generation, 65 percent of Gen X and 62 percent of the Millennial Generation believe Baby Boomers should stay in the workforce past retirement age.

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Most Americans believe boomers should keep working after retirement age

Home Instead Senior Care® CEO Roger Baumgart is quoted in a New York Post article highlighting a recent Marist Poll suggesting most American's believe boomers should keep working after retirement age.

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For the past several years, J.D. Power and Associates has been conducting research among clients and CAREGiversSM for the Home Instead Senior Care network —a provider of in-home, non-medical care for seniors.
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A nationwide increase in the use of home health care can save the U.S. billions of dollars in hospital costs, according to the results of a new study conducted by Frank Lichtenberg, the Courtney C. Brown Professor of Business at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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Is senior care the new child care?

Senior Care Industry Following Same Path as Child Care
Call it deja vu or just history repeating itself. But the same families who were looking for caregiving services 20 years ago are still in need of help – this time for their parents, not their kids.

No one understands that trend better than Sherry Workman of Austin, Texas, who opened her first child-care center in 1977 with 20 children. Two years later, she built a new building that soon had 80 children enrolled and a waiting list of 80 children. Her fifth year in business she expanded the center to enroll 160 children.

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Frailty is one of seniors' top fears

Many of seniors' greatest fears are tied to the loss of independence, and at the root of that anxiety is the inability to remain active because of conditions that often accompany aging. But staying active is worth the effort, according to Home instead Senior Care founder Paul Hogan. In response to mounting research that underscores the mental and physical value of being fit, Home Instead launched a program designed to keep seniors physically active and mentally engaged.Read full article

Senior fights frailty with support, attitude, and grit

At age 85, Ruth Sharp-Doyle of Omaha struggles with mobility problems caused by a bad back and knees, and aggravated by arthritis. "I just can't do much anymore," she notes. But the evidence would indicate otherwise. Sharp-Doyle has tapped into all the tools that researchers say she needs to fight the effects of aging.Read full article

Lack of activity can threaten a senior's independence

Fear of frailty is of paramount concern not only for seniors, but adults ages 35 to 62 - many of whom are daughters - worried about the health and safety of their older loved ones. That's according to results of a recent survey of seniors and adult children(1) that reveals staying physically active is a major challenge for older adults.Read full article

Stages of Senior Care provides comprehensive resource for family caregivers

To ease this tension and give much needed guidance to seniors and their adult children alike, Paul and Lori Hogan, founders of Home Instead Senior Care, have authored a book in which they share their experiences as both family caregivers and senior care professionals. This comprehensive resource provides the tools family caregivers need to help make informed senior care decisions for themselves and their aging parents.Read full article

Be a Santa to a Senior Program Delivers Gifts to Needy Seniors

Santa isn’t the only one busily preparing this year for the coming holidays. Home Instead Senior Care will reach a milestone this year, as it surpasses one million gifts to needy seniors since the inception of the gift-giving program, Be a Santa to a Senior. The popular campaign that last year delivered more than 400,000 gifts to needy seniors throughout North America is being launched again this holiday season.

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Compromise is key when Mom and Dad need help

A study of data from, conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network, revealed that more than half of the respondents (51 percent) said that their aging relative was very resistant to care. These seniors often object to help whether it’s from a family caregiver or a professional who tries to come into their homes to assist. By working together, some families have found ways to encourage their loved ones to accept much-needed help.Read full article

Helping families naviage the many issues of aging

The Home Instead Senior Care® network has launched a Family Caregiver Support series designed to help families navigate the many issues of aging that often make self-reliance a difficult goal for aging seniors to achieve.Read full article

Caregiver series supports isolated family caregivers

According to a study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network, nearly half (45 percent) of family caregivers say they rarely if ever get assistance from friends. If you’re a family caregiver going it alone, be candid with your senior. Then tap into the resources you’ll need to get help.Read full article

Lovely Still tells a powerful story of family love and Alzheimer's

Monterey Media is very pleased to announce the theatrical premiere and release of “Lovely, Still”, an “Uncommonly lovely”, “Brilliant”, “Masterfully told” and “Remarkable” film starring Academy Award winners Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn. In this mysterious and tender love story, what begins as an awkward encounter quickly blossoms into a new chance for romance and the elderly couple’s love affair takes us on a heartfelt and wonderful journey that reveals a most unexpected twist.Read full article

Help seniors avoid the dangers of clutter

Clutter is a subject many seniors would rather ignore, until too much “stuff” becomes a household hazard. But the dangers of a cluttered home have spurred the Home Instead Senior Care network to focus on efforts to help get seniors organized.Read full article

Home cooking for seniors is a source of stress for caregivers of older adults.

Home Cooking for Seniors a Source of Stress for Caregivers of Older Adults
Adult daughters – who typically serve as home cooks for seniors – are feeling the heat in the kitchen, according to a recent study of family caregivers. The stress is especially high for adult children who are caring and cooking for someone with several nutritional risk factors.
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Make sure your home isn't a safety hazard for your elderly parents.

Make Sure Home Isn't a Parent Trap
The increasing number of seniors now living under the same roof with at least one other generation is more than just political news. According to a recent survey conducted for the international caregiving company Home Instead Senior Care, 43 percent of adult caregivers in the U.S. ages 35 to 62 live with the parent, stepparent or older relative for whom they or someone else in their household provides care.
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Mary Maxwell Viral Video

A hilarious video posted by Home Instead Senior Care has received more than 3.2 million YouTube views in less than a month, a rare accomplishment for a seven-minute video on any topic. Written and delivered as a "Dear Lord" prayer by senior citizen Mary Maxwell, the video recognizes some of the perils of growing old, such as " the appearance of "non-life-threatening skin growths large enough to name after deceased pets and relatives."


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Home Instead Senior Care BASTAS Gift Tag

The holidays can be a troubling time for seniors for various reasons. They may feel more acutely the passing of time, the absence of parents, siblings and friends who have died, and the distance of loved ones who have moved away. The Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Be a Santa to a Senior Program® can provide a ray of hope for many seniors who are lonely during this holiday season by providing gifts and companionship.
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Paul Hogan on CNBC

Home Instead Senior Care CEO Paul Hogan talks to CNBC about the U.S. Budget Office estimate that the new health-care law could cost more than $1 trillion. Paul discusses the company’s recent return to double-digit growth, the money-saving option of keeping the elderly in their own homes and the need for in-home senior care in the future.Read full article

US News & Report is currently featuring an interview with Home Instead Senior Care CEO Paul Hogan. The name of the article is, How to Decide if an Assisted Living Facility is a Good Fit
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Paul Hogan on Fox Business

Home Instead Senior Care Chairman Paul Hogan talks to about the the cost of Senior Care, the book Stages of Senior Care and more.
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Christie Ryder is the winner of the caregiver cruise give-away

A caregiver who moved her family into her 94-year-old grandmother’s house to care for her after a fall is the winner of the caregiver cruise give-away sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care®. The five-day cruise sets sail January 3, 2011, from Miami with nearly 50 other professional and family caregivers as part of the Caregiver Stress Management Cruise, sponsored by Openseas Travel on Celebrity Cruises. Read full article