NADSA 2020: 5 Trends To Follow

The National Adult Day Services Association held its annual conference in Minneapolis last weekend.  It’s always fun to go to this conference.  It’s not too big, so I’ve been able to meet lots of other adult day providers over the years.  Many have become friends.  This conference is also a great place to identify trends […]

Senior Helpers Town Center: Is it a good business opportunity?

In the article, I shared about the Glennar Town Square program.  I want to take a look at the Senior Helper’s franchise opportunity based on what I know about these centers and the industry.  This analysis is based on the limited information found on the various Town Square Web sites and on my own extensive […]

Strategy, Cash, and Value

When I was in business school, we spent a lot of time thinking about strategy.  I learned to analyze an industry using Porter’s 5 forces.  We talked about Judo tactics in business.  I really enjoyed the classes.  I’m a small business owner now.  I own an adult day and home care business.  From an industry […]

Care Partners: Fighting the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom

With this blog, I’m interested in exploring senior focused businesses. Let’s face it, it may be just a bit too broad. My business is senior care. A few weeks ago, I took a three-day class to become a certified to teach the Eden at Home curriculum. Going into the training, I was, more than anything, […]

Culture: Government Payment Centered to Private Customers Centered

In the adult day services arena, which consists of programs alternately described as social or medical model, adult day center, adult day health, or adult day care. It tends to be center based. In the United States there are approximately 5,000 centers. Center providers received compensation from families pay out of pocket (including long-term care […]

Adult Day Services Plus—The Future of Adult Day Services?

In a 2006 article, Gitlin and Reever describe an enhanced model of Adult Day Services in their article “Enhancing Quality of Life of Families Who Use Adult Day Services: Short- and Long-Term Effects of the Adult Day Services Plus Program.” In short, the paper describes a model whereby the adult day services employs a social […]