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Jeff Peterson Brings Caring Transitions To Central Texas »

April 22, 2014 at 11:57AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Jeff Peterson is looking forward to bringing a new service to Central Texas with his new business, Caring Transitions of Austin. Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, junk removal and cleanout, and preparing homes for market.
Caring Transitions of Austin serves Austin, Westlake, Oak Hill, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Dripping Springs, and the rest of Travis, Williamson and Hayes counties.
"At Caring Transitions, we help members of our community through significant changes in their lives. We are specially trained to be sensitive to the challenges that seniors face when they must downsize due to a life changing event...

Home Care Assistance Opens New Philadelphia Office »

April 22, 2014 at 8:36AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Pennsylvania, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Philadelphia, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, recently opened doors to serve the greater Philadelphia community with its newest office. Located at 4275 County Line Road in The New Britain Village Square Shopping Center, the location is the 91st Home Care Assistance office in North America.
"I am excited to share what makes Home Care Assistance unique in the home care industry and I am confident this new location will be a great resource for the residents of Philadelphia and surrounding areas," said Shital Rane, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Philadelphia. "Our mission is to change the way the world ages through innovative offerings such as our proprietary Balanced Care Method, which is based on the scientifically studied lifestyles of the longest living people on Earth, and our Cognitive Therapeutics Method, an activities-based program designed to delay the onset of cognitive decline...

Visiting Angels Endorses IPCed's Dementia Care Training »

April 18, 2014 at 7:14AM PDT | Source: Visiting Angels

Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 - Living Assistance Services, Inc. (Visiting Angels), a national private duty network of home care agencies, has selected the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor to host and deliver Visiting Angels Dementia Care certification training using its proprietary learning management system. In addition to the specialty certification program, the preferred vendor relationship with IPCed will enable Visiting Angels to make cost-effective state compliance training opportunities available to franchise owners who choose to purchase IPCed’s training programs.
Visiting Angels and IPCed share the philosophy that caregiver training is vital to providing quality care and excellent in-home care services...

Home Care Assistance Opens New Boca Raton, Florida Office »

April 18, 2014 at 4:58AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Boca Raton, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, recently opened doors to serve the greater Boca Raton and Delray Beach communities with its newest office. Located in the Polo Club Shoppes at 5030 Champion Boulevard, Suite G-4, the location is the 90th Home Care Assistance office in North America.
"I am excited to further our mission of changing the way the world ages in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and the surrounding areas," said Meredith LaPira, President of Home Care Assistance of Boca Raton. "We are passionate about living well at home and look forward to improving the quality of life of seniors in our community through the Balanced Care Method, our holistic approach to care that promotes healthy mind, body, and spirit, and the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, an activities-based program designed to delay the onset of cognitive decline...

Brassard/Hall Family Launches Caring Transitions Of Metro Jackson »

April 18, 2014 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Jackson, MS (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 = Dan and Hazel Hall knew they wanted to open their own business and, when Dan's parents began to need help with downsizing and relocating, the family saw an opportunity to bring a professional company that could help with senior relocation, downsizing and estate liquidation to the Metro Jackson area.
The Halls, along with their daughter Elizabeth Brassard, just launched Caring Transitions of Metro Jackson, which specializes in organizing and managing senior relocations, downsizing, liquidation of belongings and estate sales for seniors who are moving to a smaller home, back in with their children, or into assisted living facilities as well as others facing life transitions. The Hall/Brassard familycan help withfull and partial liquidations, staging home for sale, interviewing potential realtors, and setting up belonging in a new home...

Elevate Mom’s Day With The Gift Of Relaxation »

April 15, 2014 at 10:00AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
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April 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // San Antonio, Texas – Embarrassing temper tantrums, sleepless nights, juggling work and school activities, moms give their all every day but work-life balance is something every parent struggles with, yet it's important to achieve. This Mother's Day forget the traditional flowers; show appreciation with a therapeutic massage and facial from Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services.
Finding moments of balance can help increase health and happiness; according to the Mayo clinic, stress that's left unchecked can contribute to health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes, to name a few. The great news is therapeutic massage has the ability to alleviate the symptoms of stress, by decreasing the heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure along with significant changes in emotional states and stress levels (source: AMTA 2014)...

Home Care Assistance Partnership With The Denver Chapter Of The Alzheimer's Association And Legacy Hospice »

April 14, 2014 at 5:58AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

To Host Educational Series On Alzheimer's and Other Forms of Dementia
Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Douglas County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around longevity and aging. In line with this commitment to community education and the company's expertise in quality dementia care, Home Care Assistance of Douglas County partnered with representatives from the Denver Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Legacy Hospice to host a free, three-part public panel on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The series, "Who is that in the mirror?" was held at the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and spanned three months...

Home Care Assistance Of Scottsdale Promotes Healthy Longevity With The "Walk To Okinawa" Campaign »

April 11, 2014 at 7:25AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 - Home Care Assistance, North America's leading provider of in-home care for seniors, invites members of the Scottsdale Area and East Valley communities to register for the "Walk to Okinawa." Registrants will receive a free pedometer to track their steps each day as the entire group makes its way from Scottsdale, Arizona, to Okinawa, Japan in a 6,750-mile virtual walk. The "destination" - Okinawa - is home of the healthiest and longest-living people on Earth.
"Staying active is one of the primary reasons that the people of Okinawa, Japan are some of the healthiest, longest living people on Earth," said Ted Holmgren, owner of Home Care Assistance of Scottsdale. "We're excited to provide a fun, competitive way to encourage physical activity through the use of these pedometers...

Home Care Assistance Of Wisconsin Welcomes Jenni Cialdini, CSW, As Client Care Manager »

April 09, 2014 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Whitefish Bay, WI (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Wisconsin, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to welcome Jenni Cialdini as the office's new Client Care Manager. Jenni will play an integral role in ensuring quality in-home assistance is provided to the company's clients throughout the Metro Milwaukee area. Jenni joins Home Care Assistance after 14 years of experience in the following areas: geriatric care management, rehabilitation and care facilities and senior living options.
"One of the qualities I admire most about Home Care Assistance is the way they treat their clients and their families," said Jenni Cialdini, Client Care Manager for Home Care Assistance Wisconsin. "I am honored to join a team that has the utmost respect of the healthcare community, the general public and the clients and the families they serve...

Interim HealthCare Adds New Franchisees In Southern California »

April 08, 2014 at 10:27AM PDT | Source: Interim HealthCare

SUNRISE, FL - April 1, 2013 – Interim HealthCare, a leading national home care, hospice and healthcare staffing franchise, announced the addition of three new franchises in Southern California; two locations in Los Angeles County and the other in Orange County, California. The Los Angeles franchise offices will provide services to the Los Angeles area while the Orange County franchisee will support Orange County area.
Interim HealthCare of Los Angeles County, CA
Shelly and Randy Allison purchased the Los Angeles County location in California as an addition to the 26 locations they currently have across California. Randy and his wife Shelley are dedicated and passionate about assisting those who need help and home care. Interim’s 47-year history and tested processes were very important to both Randy and Shelly...

North Carolina Man Wins National Award For Senior Volunteerism »

April 07, 2014 at 8:12AM PDT | Source: Home Instead Senior Care

Dream big: 97-year-old Thurman Haynes Proves Age Doesn't Matter When it Comes to Helping Others
OMAHA, Neb. - April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Thurman Haynes, a 97-year-old volunteer from Jamestown, N.C., has been named the national winner of the Salute to Senior Service® contest, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network. He was selected from thousands of nominees and 50 state-level winners.
Haynes is recognized by this prestigious award for his dedicated community service at the Haynes-Inman Education Center, a school for children with disabilities, where he volunteers more than 80 hours per month. Haynes is often one of the first to arrive and greet students each school day. He assists them off the bus and ensures they arrive at class safely...

Home Instead Senior Care Partners With Institute For Professional Care Education »

April 07, 2014 at 5:11AM PDT | Source: Home Instead Senior Care

Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 - Home Instead, Inc. ("Home Instead"), the largest in-home non-medical care franchisor in the US, has endorsed the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor for online CAREGiver training in a new initiative to make state compliance training opportunities available to franchise owners who choose to purchase IPCed's training programs.
Home Instead has long been a leader in the home care industry by providing its franchise owners training programs which are unique to the home care industry to use, in turn, with their CAREGivers. In addition to its required and personal care training programs, Home Instead's specialized Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging through Research and Education® program offers classroom training in basic and advanced skills to help CAREGivers manage behaviors commonly associated with this condition...

Massage Heights Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary »

April 02, 2014 at 7:46AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
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A simple dream evolves into a larger wellness movement focused on helping people achieve balance and healthy lifestyles.
April 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // San Antonio, Texas – It started as a simple dream, a South Texas husband and wife team determined to change the way people looked at living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Ten years later, Shane and Wayne Evans' dream is touching more than five million lives and it continues to grow strong. Massage Heights, an international membership based massage and facial franchise company, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this April. This milestone comes on the heels of Shane's recent appearance, as the company's COO, on CBS' reality series, Undercover Boss. The company opened its 100th Retreat in December 2013 and has 30 franchises in development and plans for 75 licenses in 2014...

Armada Health Care Partners With BrightStar Care »

April 01, 2014 at 9:54AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - (Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Armada Health Care (Armada), the nation's largest specialty pharmacy group purchasing organization (GPO), is pleased to announce a new partnership with BrightStar Care, a home care and medical staffing solutions provider. The relationship will further enhance Armada's ability to offer practical solutions to its specialty pharmacy members and manufacturer clients.
The partnership will benefit Armada's member specialty pharmacies by providing them with a national solution for infusion and other in-home nursing services related to the administration of specialty medications. Through Armada's specialty pharmacy GPO program, member pharmacies will have access to preferred rates for a full range of in-home nursing services around the clock...

FirstLight HomeCare Is Entrepreneur Top New Franchise »

April 01, 2014 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: FirstLight HomeCare

April 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI, Ohio – FirstLight HomeCare, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home care, has risen to #17 on Entrepreneur Magazine's listing of Top New Franchises for 2014.
Appearing in the magazine's March issue, Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises are selected from companies submitted for Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500 ranking that began franchising in the last five years.
In 2013, FirstLight HomeCare was #25 in the Top New Franchises list, marking a significant jump in ranking.
"We founded FirstLight HomeCare to set a new standard within the home care industry. We're proud of our positive growth, as evidenced by our movement within Entrepreneur Magazine's exclusive listings," said Jeff Bevis, CEO, FirstLight...

Right At Home Launches In Brisbane, Bringing In-home Senior Care Solutions To Ageing Australians »

March 28, 2014 at 9:22AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

Number of Seniors in Australia Expected to Double; Signals Growing Demand for Senior Care
BRISBANE, QLD - March 12, 2014 - According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the senior population of Australia is due for a significant upsurge over the next century. The Federal Government Inter-generation Report (IGR) projects that over the next 40 years, the proportion of the population over 65 years will almost double to around 25 percent. Furthermore, by 2030, 9 percent of the population over 65 is predicted to be living with Dementia - which will number nearly 500,000 Australians. As a response to this dramatic rise in the country’s ageing population, Right at Home, a leading in-home senior care company, is bringing a brand new care solution to Australia with plans to expand throughout the country...

Bill Tobin Brings Passion For Aging Services To New Caring Transitions Business »

March 28, 2014 at 5:29AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 - Bill Tobin has a passion for working with older adults and he’s looking forward to serving residents across the region through his new business, Caring Transitions of Greater Chattanooga.
The business, which Tobin just launched with the support of his wife Theresa Pollard, M.D., specializes in organizing and managing senior moves, downsizing, liquidation of belongings and estate sales. Caring Transitions of Greater Chattanooga serves the entire Chattanooga area, including Cleveland, Tennessee.
"When an older adult needs to move to assisted living or a skilled nursing center, it is usually because of the loss of a caregiving spouse or a change in health status. But all the memories are in the house that is being left behind...

Assisting Hands Home Care Opens In Hillsborough County »

March 27, 2014 at 12:05PM PDT | Source: Assisting Hands Home Care (R)

March 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA - To meet the needs of the aging population in the Florida Gulf Coast area, an Assisting Hands Home Care office has opened in Tampa to serve all of Hillsborough County. The community is invited to welcome this new business while it hosts a grand opening celebration on April 4 at 1:00 pm.
The new franchise office, Assisting Hands Gulf Coast, is owned and operated by Alexis Nguyen. It is located at 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite #953, Tampa, FL 33607, and the phone number is (813) 868-6782.
Alexis has been a United States resident since 1980, when the Vietnam War drove her and her parents here as refugees. She obtained her citizenship, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida, a MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, and her designation as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute...

Caring Transitions Franchise In Frisco, TX Earns Recognition »

March 27, 2014 at 10:06AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Frisco, TX (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 - In the 18 months since Rex and Nancy Norris opened Caring Transitions of Frisco, the two have worked to help train new owners, served as a go-to for potential franchise buyers and teamed with the corporate office to improve the franchise's tools.
That's why Rex and Nancy were recently named Caring Transition's Co-Rookies of the Year.
The Rookie of the Year designation is awarded to newer franchise owners who have demonstrated a dedication to the success of their business and to the success of the Caring Transitions brand. They are owners who have worked to lay a solid foundation for their business while contributing to the Caring Transitions community. This year's recognition was given to two new franchises – Caring Transitions of Frisco, Texas and Caring Transitions of South Denver...

Home Care Assistance Of Centennial Welcomes New Client Care Manager »

March 27, 2014 at 9:04AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Centennial, CO (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Centennial, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to welcome Barbara Fillner as the office's Client Care Manager. With a background in the home care field for over the past ten years, Barb's passion for helping seniors maintain their independence and live well at home is very much in line with the company's Balanced Care Method™, a holistic approach to care and overall quality of life. Barb will play an integral role in the hiring and training of caregivers as well as oversee the personalization and execution of care plans for each and every client.
"There is a growing need for in-home care among aging adults in Southeast Suburban Denver," said Barb Fillner, Client Care Manager of Home Care Assistance of Centennial...



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