Franchise Business Review Names 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winners
Franchise Business Review Names 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winners
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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.
Thought leadership in action; Roger Baumgart attends G8 Summit
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.Read full article
Home Instead Senior Care Opens 1,000th Franchise Location and Expands into China
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.Read full article
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.Read full article
Home Instead Senior Care® Named Top Franchisor of the Year
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. Read full article
Home Instead Senior Care Franchisees to Hire More than 45,000 CAREGivers Nationwide in 2013
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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Money Matters, After All Study Finds
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
Planning for Home Health Care Services
From Bankrate.com, 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.Read full article
Greatest Generation Likes Where It Is In Life
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
Senior Comedian Headlines New Home Instead Senior Care Network Website
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 CaregiverStress.com. 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
Holiday Blues: Home Instead Senior Care Network Releases Warning Signs of Depression
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
Are You Prepared to 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.Read full article
Full-time Family Caregiver Wins Long Overdue Vacation
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 CaregiverCruises.com on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas.Read full article
Loneliness Among Warning Signs of Nutritional Risk, Home Instead Senior Care Survey Reveals
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
USA Today Features Senior Emergency Kit
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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.
Home Instead Senior Care Recipe Contest Motivates Family Caregivers to Bring Back Senior Mealtimes
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.Read full article
Home Instead Senior Care featured in CBSNews.com article
From CBSnews.com, 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.Read full article
New Toolkit Helps Family Caregivers Keep Seniors’ Health Information at Their Fingertips
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
2011 Cruise Sweepstakes will Reward a Deserving Family Caregiver
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.Read full article
Families Ill-Prepared to Respond to Seniors’ Medical Emergencies
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.Read full article
Eight Medication Risk Factors Family Caregivers Must Understand
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
Study Identifies Keys to Overcoming Family Conflict
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.Read full article
Home Care for Seniors: A Vital Part of the Senior Care Continuum
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.Read full article
Paul Hogan interviewed on The CEO Show
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.Read full article
There's More to the Franchise Times Top 200 Than in Years PastRead full article
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.
Franchising the Care and Feeding of Grandma
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.Read full article
Caregiver Cruise Winner
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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.
Who Will Care for Mom?
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.Read full article
The Elderly: 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."Read full article
Website Encourages Thoughts and Ideas on Growing Older in America
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.Read full article
Bad Times Motivate Many to Give -- Volunteers Provide the Fuel That Drives Senior Programs
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
Senior Care a Major Economical Player
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.Read full article
The New Reality of 2011: Baby Boomers at 65
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.Read full article
Stay on the job, Boomer
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.Read full article
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. Read full article
Senior Fear Factors: What Aging Americans Fear Most
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 Fight 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
Compromise is the Key When Mom and Dad Need Help: Support Turns Surviving into Thriving
A study of data from caregiverstress.com, 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
September Theatrical for Oscar Winners Landau and Burstyn's Lovely, Still
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
Clutter Creep: The "Elephant in the Room"
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
Family Caregivers Feel the Heat
Home Cooking for Seniors a Source of Stress for Caregivers of Older AdultsRead full article
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.
Moving a Senior Into Your House?
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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.
Home Instead Senior Care Program Offers Free Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
The Home Instead Senior Care® network, the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care for seniors, is now offering free continuing education credits (CEUs) in conjunction with the organization’s Family Caregiver Support Webinar Series program. The program, titled Caring for Your Parents: Education for the Family Caregiver, has been adapted for CEU accreditation in cooperation with the American Society on Aging (ASA).Read full article
Paul Hogan talks Home Instead Senior Care 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
Caregiver Cruise Winner Sacrifices Much to Care for Sick Grandmother
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
First Line of Defense
Nutrition Tips Will Arm Family Caregivers with Resources for Healthy AgingRead full article
When it comes to healthy aging, good nutrition is the first line of defense in keeping seniors strong and independent, according to the results of a recent study about the effect of nutrition on older adults.
Forbes talks with Home Instead Senior Care CEO Paul Hogan
Home Instead Senior Care Founder and CEO Paul Hogan talks with Forbes Executive Editor Neil Weinberg about the benefits of home care services for seniors. Hogan addresses the cost of in-home care compared to traditional facilities such as nursing homes and also touches on the benefits of long-term care insurance. Read full article
2013 World Alzheimer Report Reveals Global Alzheimer’s Epidemic Creating Shortage of Caregivers, Lack of Support for Family Members
Number of older adults with care needs to increase to 277 million by 2050; half of all older people who need personal care have dementia.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 19, 2013 – As the world population ages, the traditional system of informal care by family, friends and community will come under increasing strain. Data from the World Alzheimer Report 2013 to be released today predicts the number of dependent older people will rise from 101 million in 2010 to 277 million in 2050, an almost threefold increase. Conservative estimates show that at least 36 million people currently live with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and that number is expected to grow significantly in the coming years.Read full article