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What Can Employers do to Help Family Caregivers?

Home Care Partnerships Can Increase Productivity and Give Peace of Mind Are you an employer that cares about work/life balance? If so, you probably have an excellent vacation package and family medical leave policies. You might even offer subsidized or on-site childcare. All of those are excellent benefits, but have you considered resources or benefits that can help your employees who are caring for an elderly family member, possibly a parent or another loved one? As the baby boomers age, the percentage of people in the workforce caring for an elderly person is on the rise. The average U.S. caregiver…

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Home Care Set to Grow with CMS Rule Change

What do non-medical home care businesses need to know? Those of us in the non-medical home care industry know the value of our services to seniors. We provide vital services that allow seniors to age in place, giving them better nutrition, safety, transportation and social interactions. While we’re not medical care, our services contribute to better overall health and quality of life. So, changes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules that went into effect Jan. 1, 2019, allowing coverage for home care through some Medicare Advantage supplemental plans, help answer a need that we understood long ago….

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What are the Trends for Home Care in 2019?

The home care industry came a long way in 2018, and that growth isn’t slowing down anytime soon. According to the AARP , in 2017, 1 in 7 Americans was over age 65, and that number will become 1 in 5 by 2040. As the population we serve grows, our industry is changing to accommodate the needs of patients, caregivers, and franchisees. Here are some trends you’ll see in the non-medical home care industry in 2019. Greater Recognition The vital, compassionate service that home caregivers provide to seniors is finally receiving the recognition it deserves. In 2019, non-medical home care became eligible as an allowable benefit in…

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FirstLight Home Care On The Dementia Forefront

As if worrying about getting old and fretting about who is going to take care of us isn’t enough, a new report by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI ) gives baby boomers another cause for alarm: the fear of dementia. In what is being called a “global epidemic” the number of people who will have dementia is expected to hit 76 million by 2030 and 135 million by 2015, a 17% increase over what was projected earlier. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million American s 65 and older currently live with dementia and 200,000 under 65 have early onset dementia. What is just as unsettling is…

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Why A FirstLight Senior Care Franchise May Be Ideal For You!

What sets FirstLight Home Care a part from other senior care franchises in our market? That’s a long list, but at FirstLight, it all starts with our attitude and approach to the senior and home care industries. We believe that home care isn’t just a career, but a calling.  We believe that everyone deserves a high quality of life and care, which is why our Culture of Care promise is so important to us. We strive to guarantee that all of our franchise owners fully understand and believe in our FirstLight Home Care quality care standards and expectations for every…

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The Best Part of Owning a HomeCare Franchise

What’s the best part of owning a senior care franchise? The people? The fulfillment? The large marketplace? At FirstLight Home Care, we decided to go straight to the source – the home care franchise owners who interact with our clients every day. Here’s what they had to say! “The rewarding feeling you get when you are providing quality, exceptional caregiving to a client.  Particularly when they have tried so many other home healthcare companies and they were dissatisfied, yet feel they’ve hit a home run with FirstLight caregivers.” Tammy Iuso, FirstLight Home Care of Orlando “The best part of owning…

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