The Key to Elder Care Business Success? Healthy boundaries…

8 Ways to Set Healthy Boundaries in Your Private Practice!

When you own a professional private practice or elder care business, the lines between home and work can become very blurred. We’re constantly looking at our phones, checking e-mails and returning phone calls. When you’re in the business of caring for vulnerable aging families, there IS ALWAYS more work to be done. Clients in crisis, […]

What To Do When Your Elderly Parent Clings to You!

One of the more frustrating dynamics in caregiving and helping an elderly parent is the older adult that clings to you. Despite your best efforts to create some space between the two of you, they find ways to guilt you in to doing more than is necessary. You become frustrated and resentful of the demands […]

Are you struggling to convert your inquiries in to paying clients? Use my 3 step process!

Struggling with giving too much of your time away during the inquiry process? Have you worked your tail off to create a referral stream only to struggle with converting those referrals to paying clients? As helping professionals (nurses, social workers, geriatric care managers, aging life care professionals, coaches, consultants), we are hyper-senstitive to the needs […]

Use The Power of Empathy to Transform Your Caregiving Experience

8 Habits of Empathetic Caregivers

The power of empathy can transform the way we care for elders and the way we ourselves experience our role as caregivers. Caregiving whether professionally or for a family member can be the toughest yet most rewarding experience on earth. It’s also frustrating and exhausting. It can push you to the edge and back again. […]

How to Create Multiple Revenue Streams for Your Private Practice.

Geriatric Care Managers, Aging Life Care Professionals, Nurses, Social Workers, Therapists and Helping Professionals...

Any helping practitioner in private practice will tell you that one of the biggest challenges they face is managing the ebb and flow associated with chasing the billable hour. Whether you’re a geriatric care manager, counselor, life coach, physical, occupational or massage therapist, (insert any helping professional), there are times the cash doesn’t flow and […]

3 Reasons to Join the Business of Geriatric Care Management Facebook Page

As professional geriatric care managers, we are always looking for resources to help our clients and aging families. But what about our private practice business? We should always be looking for resources to help us in business. You can’t help aging families if your business isn’t thriving yet we tend to neglect the business side […]

5 Reasons Nurses and Social Workers Make Awesome Elder Care Entrepreneurs!

In America, we have lost trust in government and big business; yet both play a significant role in our current elder and health care delivery system. When my clients enter the health care system at the acute care hospital, skilled nursing or in-patient rehabilitation phase, they are lost in the shuffle. My clients feel that […]

20 Questions Every Caregiver Should Ask Themselves Today!

I’m always amazed at the sacrifices caregivers make for their elderly parents. To witness it day in and day out and to be able to help those caregivers is something I’m truly grateful for. All too often, I find my family caregivers (usually daughters) so concerned about their elderly mom or dad that they have […]

6 Things to Consider Before You Quit Your Job to Care for an Elderly Parent!

When you notice for the first time that your elderly parent needs help, your natural instincts are to be there for them not matter what. Perhaps the missed work and the stress of balancing it all has you fantasizing about becoming their full time caregiver. If so, I recommend you take a deep breath and […]

Are You Dreaming of Starting a Geriatric Care Management Practice? Avoid These Common Mistakes!

Many social workers, nurses and human services professionals are filling a need in the senior market for advocacy, care planning, care coordination and health care navigation by opening businesses in geriatric care management. A business dedicated to helping adult children and their elderly parents. It’s exciting and I would love to see more care managers […]