July 2023

Resources for Families

She hasn’t said anything, but you suspect your mom is struggling to take care of herself and her home.

“Older people rarely ask for help. They’re afraid of losing their independence, and they don’t want to burden family members or friends,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at Tudor Oaks Home Care’s partner, the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “Unfortunately, that often means they’re not getting the help they need with things like housekeeping, meal preparation and personal care.”

So how do you know when it’s time to give mom a little extra help at home? Goetz advises looking for the following red flags:

Continue reading 7 Signs Your Senior Might Need a Little Extra Help at Home

Read More

Resources for Families

Your aging mom is failing. She doesn’t need skilled nursing or assisted living yet – just a little help with things like light housekeeping, meal prep and getting in and out of the shower. You’ve heard a lady from your mom’s church sometimes works as an independent caregiver, but is that the best option?

“Private caregivers make up what we call the ‘gray market’ – providers who are unrelated to the client, not working for a regulated agency and potentially uninsured  and untrained,” said Mark Goetz, co-founder and president of Tudor Oaks Home Care’s partner, the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “While hiring one of these independent caregivers might seem like a good idea, families should be aware of the risks.”

Continue reading The Risks of Not Hiring In-Home Care Through an Agency

Read More

Resources for Families / Resources for Seniors

As the temperature rises, so does the risk for heat-related problems – especially for older adults.

“Summer is here, which means we’ll all be spending more time outdoors soaking up the sunshine,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at Tudor Oaks Home Care’s partner, the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “While sun exposure does have benefits – including mood improvement – too much exposure can be harmful. For seniors, the risk of heat- and humidity-related problems is much higher.”

Below are ten tips to help you and your aging loved ones beat summer’s sweltering heat.

Continue reading 10 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Read More


New Tudor Oaks Home Care scheduling manager, Linda Belonger, was in Omaha, NE last week with the Home Care Advocacy Network (HCAN) team. Linda and the HCAN team take a deep dive into implementing a comprehensive program that offers multiple levels of service to seniors in the Muskego area. Linda states, “Helping clients and families understand the choices available to them and the benefits of home care are essential to developing a comfortable and beneficial relationship”.

Tudor Oaks Home Care enables seniors to have Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community quality care and support they have come to rely on and trust, in the comfort of their own home. The new services offer seniors and families a variety of supportive home care services to those who wish to remain independent, safe and healthy living in their own home.

Read More