The Unexpected Key to Effective Home Care Leadership: Cognitive Humility

The Unexpected Key to Effective Home Care Leadership: Cognitive Humility

We live in a time of celebrating self-importance. Social media is bursting with filtered selfies and stories of successes that drive digital pats on the back. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with a healthy dose of self-confidence, we may be losing sight of something that’s even healthier for us, especially as home care executives: humility. Cognitive humility is, in fact, … Read More

Finish the Year With Strong Case Manager Relationships

Finish the Year With Strong Case Manager Relationships

As we near closer to the holidays, it is a good time to think about how you want to end your business year. Have you met your company goals for the year? Are there referral relationships that could use more attention? How can you gain momentum now to carry into the next year? Considering these questions will help you prepare … Read More

Sprinkle Some Pixel Dust on Your Facebook Marketing

Sprinkle Some Pixel Dust on Your Facebook Marketing

Social media marketing offers home care agencies numerous benefits. Businesses can reach online users in new and innovative ways, and they have the ability to test ads, track data, and refine their marketing efforts for better results and for a lower cost than running Google ads. However, when agencies advertise on Facebook, there is one tool that is often overlooked … Read More

Word-of-Mouth Home Care Referrals Are Sizing Up Your Agency Online

Word-of-Mouth Home Care Referrals Are Sizing Up Your Agency Online

It wasn’t long ago that a recommendation from a doctor, social worker, discharge planner, friend or other trusted advisor was considered the equivalent of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, and consumers looked no further. Because these recommendations were given by trustworthy people within your network, their endorsement of a business was taken as assurance of a high-quality service. While … Read More

Creative Tactics to Overcome the Caregiver Shortage Hurdle

Creative Tactics to Overcome the Caregiver Shortage Hurdle

A shortage of quality caregivers is nothing new to home care agency owners. The stress and strain of implementing effective recruitment tactics paired with developing strategies to reduce caregiver turnover go hand in hand with the increasing need and desire for senior care at home. Yet as with so many other aspects of life, 2020 elevated the concerns to an … Read More

Extra, Extra, Read All About It! Gain Community Trust Through PR

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In an industry like aging care, consumers typically don’t give a thought to such a service until the need arises – and when it does, it’s often a crisis situation that leaves them feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to turn. Trust is paramount, and most effectively gained through third party endorsement: referrals from friends and family, online reviews, and something many … Read More

Creative Recruiting Marketing Ideas for Home Care Agencies: Your Home Care Agency Survival Kit

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In the recently released Home Care Pulse 2020 Benchmarking Study, caregiver shortages and turnover were identified as two of the top five threats facing home care providers. According to AARP, more than 21 percent of American adults are currently providing care for an older loved one at home – up from 18% in 2016, an increase of 9.5 million people. This dramatic increase signals the importance … Read More

SEO and PPC: How Home Care Agencies Are Using Search Strategies to Soar

For the longest time, home care agencies have focused mainly on print and direct mail advertising strategies to generate new business. While these traditional techniques are important and still bring value, many home care agencies are mixing up their overall marketing strategies by implementing SEO (search engine optimization) and PPC (pay-per-click). Using both SEO and PPC home care ads can … Read More

Talking Turkey: Five Ways Home Care Agencies Can Get a Leg Up in 2019

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As we stand on the brink of that most wonderful time of the year, home care agency owners’ heads are filled less with visions of sugar plums and more with how to juggle time off for caregivers, extra holiday support for clients, year-end reporting, holiday gifts, cards, parties…not to mention the influx of new requests just around the corner as … Read More

Top 5 Blogs & Webcasts Home Care Insiders Fell for in 2017

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As industry insiders know, marketing home care is different from selling other services. As great as your passion is for providing home care and enhancing others’ lives, there’s no denying the challenges home care marketing and sales can present. As Shakespeare put it, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” In the past year, we introduced some home … Read More

Creating a Data-Driven Marketing Strategies for Home Care

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Today it’s nearly impossible to do anything without first considering the data behind your decision. Take race car drivers, for example. Two big races – the Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix – were held last month, and if you watched, you probably noticed a ton of data, both on your screen and being discussed by commentators. From brake … Read More

How to Attract and Keep the Best Millennial Caregivers With These Creative Caregiver Recruiting Ideas

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Article by Anne-Lise Gere, SPHR, independent Human Resources consultant and owner of Gere Consulting Associates LLC. Step aside, baby boomers – the largest generational group in the U.S. workforce is now officially millennials, those born between 1981 and 1997. With more than 75 million millennials at work, it’s crucial to both understand and meet the needs of this generation in order to attract and retain … Read More