April 2022


Are you looking for a flexible schedule that will allow you to be home with your children before and after school or take your aging loved ones to doctors appointments?

Do you need a part-time job while finishing your education?

Are you a retired professional looking for a meaningful way to give back to others in your community?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, a career in caregiving might be for you. Continue reading Five Reasons Why You Should Become a Caregiver

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Resources for Families

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 at home… but your brothers and sisters don’t agree. So, now what?

Continue reading Ten Tips to Help Siblings Have Positive Caregiving Discussions

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Resources for Families / Resources for Seniors

As winter turns to spring, we start worrying less about ice and snow and more about severe weather.

“Whether it’s damaging thunderstorms, flash flooding, or tornadoes, it’s important to prepare for whatever Mother Nature throws at us – especially if you have aging loved ones,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “Many seniors don’t move as quickly as they used to, because of physical limitations or memory issues. That’s why it’s important for families to take a few extra steps to help their aging loved ones prepare for severe weather – especially if they live alone,”

Continue reading Weathering the Storm – Helping Your Senior Stay Safe in Severe Weather

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Resources for Families

Are you feeling overwhelmed or worried?

Have you lost interest in activities you used to enjoy?

Are you sleeping too much or too little?

“Caring for an aging loved one can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be very challenging,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “When you’re taking care of someone else, it’s easy to forget about your own health and wellbeing. Neglecting your own needs could lead to caregiver burnout.”

Continue reading Do You Have Caregiver Burnout?

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