Assisting Hands Home Care Sees Significant Growth, Expands International Efforts

NAMPA, Idaho (March 15, 2018) — The national office of Assisting Hands Home Care announced today that it has expanded into three new states and is preparing to sell franchises internationally, thanks to the efforts of franchise owners.

Rich Ueberfluss, Chicagoland Area Representative is now servicing the state of Wisconsin as the Area Representative. Ueberfluss currently owns Assisting Hands of Hinsdale and Naperville, Illinois and is responsible for bringing several new franchise owners to the Chicagoland area.
Robbie McCullough, Area Representative of Dallas, Texas, sold his first franchise in East Plano. McCullough also owns Assisting Hands Preston Hollow and brings industry expertise to the area of Dallas, Texas.
Robert Thomas, owner of Assisting Hands Fort Myers, has teamed up with long-time friend Peter Colgan to purchase Eastern Massachusetts and Vermont territories as Area Representative partners.
“The combination of Assisting Hands’ proven systems and my success in Florida creates a sensational competitive advantage and leg-up for prospective franchisees,” said Thomas. “This combined with Pete’s knowledge of Boston, his first-hand experience caring for his mother-in-law as well as his experience in healthcare marketing and as a business coach makes for a win-win-win.”

Greg Kling, owner of Assisting Hands Home Care Cincinnati, recently purchased the third of three territories in Cincinnati as well as the Columbus, Ohio franchise territory.
Armando Morales, owner of Assisting Hands Miami, will also head up international sales for Assisting Hands Home Care.

Assisting Hands was recently ranked 164 in the 2018 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 and has been named to Franchise Business Review’s Top 50 Franchise list for several years.

About Assisting Hands Home Care

Assisting Hands Home Care began in 2005 and is based upon Dr. Gail Silverstein’s behind-the-scenes knowledge of the healthcare industry, coupled with her personal experience in helping her aging father at home. Dr. Silverstein created Assisting Hands and began franchising in 2006. Assisting Hands offers a comprehensive menu of services that includes non-medical companionship and personal care services, skilled nursing, and total care management, which fill the gap between living at home with dignity, and the need for institutionalized medical care. Single and multi-unit franchises are available, and franchisees may manage more than one franchise territory out of a single service office.  To learn more, call 866-924-2442 or visit www.assistinghandsfranchise.com.

 

Contact
Liz Anderson
E.H. Anderson PR
(254) 772-5909
liz@ehandersonpr.com

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Wednesday’s Child: Caleb

Every Wednesday I feature a child recently highlighted by a local Wednesday’s Child newscast to share the stories of children from around the country who are waiting for a family. My hope is that this can broaden exposure for the children highlighted, but also serve as a reminder that these children represent thousands of children currently in the foster-care system. Perhaps their stories will inspire you to consider opening your home to a child needing a family. For more information and to learn about other waiting children, visit AdoptUsKids.



             


Source Link: Wednesday’s Child: Caleb

Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Being an Immigrant’s Wife

What I Want You to Know is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the unique issues each of us face. If you would like to submit a story to this series, click here. Today’s guest post is by Jessica Hernandez. 

Photo by: Nitish Meena 

When the results were announced on election night, I cried. I cried because I was frightened, not for myself but for my brown-skinned, accented immigrant husband. The campaign season’s anti-immigrant, anti-Hispanic rhetoric rang in my ears. I was terrified of the violence I thought it might inspire. My family, all Caucasian, said I was being paranoid. “He’s legal. He’ll be fine.” 

I was dubious, because here’s the thing: nowhere on my husband’s body is there a sign that says “I’m supposed to be here.” There’s no yellow star or tattoo with his green card number. (I hope to God he’s never forced to get one). He looks like what he is: a bald Hispanic man with a goatee. But because of that, there will always be people who question his right to be here in the U.S. with his wife and his children. People who shout hate at him on street corners won’t ask for his passport card first. They won’t ask him his immigration status. They’ll just look at him and assume he doesn’t belong.

F
or the most part, things have been fine since the election. We make sure our taillights work and our license tabs are up to date. We never speed or run stoplights. We do everything in our power not to make him a target. But “fine” for him is never going to look like “fine” for me. Fine for him means getting followed around in stores. It means people talking louder to him because he has an accent. It means folks asking what part of Mexico he’s from. (He’s from Spain.) It means people asking to talk to someone who “speaks English” when businesses call on the phone. It means a 1,000 little headaches and prejudices that as a White person, I’d never know were a part of life for some Americans.

These are the things he faces, the silent battles he fights. But there is one thing that affects me directly, and that’s the way people react when we speak Spanish in public. While the Hispanic community here is decent sized, we don’t have a lot of connection with actual Spanish culture where we live. In fact, my husband is perhaps the only Spaniard in our county. Language is the one thing that connects him to his homeland. It’s the language of his family – the tios and abuela that my children only know over Skype and on the phone.
And that’s a problem. Because more and more, people are looking at my husband with hostility when he speaks to our bilingual children in Spanish.


This might not be the hardest thing he or others deal with. It’s a drop in the bucket for Dreamers facing deportation to countries they’ve never known. It’s a tiny thing. I know that. But it’s the hardest one for me because of the impact it has our children. Our kids are young, but they see those looks. They see them and they know what they mean. They know that where we live, Spanish is different and “other” and undesirable. So they don’t want to speak it. 

Two weeks ago, my daughter had a raging meltdown. That in itself is not unusual – she’s the kind of kid who feels things deeply. But what set this tantrum apart was its cause. She was furious at my husband for speaking Spanish to her. “I hate Spanish!” she screamed. “Why can’t you just speak English?” It broke my heart. It broke my heart that she feels like half of who she is, is unacceptable. It broke my heart that her Spanish heritage is something to be ashamed of or hide. And it broke my heart that these are the messages people give her on a daily, sometimes hourly. Sometimes those messages come without thinking – a subtle change in attitude, a raised eyebrow, a change of tone. And sometimes, as with the pardon of a sheriff convicted of illegally targeting Hispanics or the DACA repeal, those messages are clearly and intentionally given.

Even though I vote and contact my elected officials, I know can’t change the big things. I can’t force people to be okay with minorities, confront the idea of privilege, or overturn a presidential pardon. But I can do my damnedest to help my kids be proud of their Hispanic heritage. I’m awful at speaking Spanish, but I’m doing it anyhow. When we watch Little Mermaid, I switch the language so Ariel speaks the same way they do. When we sing together, we sing “Los Pollitos Dicen” as well as “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” In words and in actions, I try to tell my children over and over how lucky they are to be bilingual and how beautiful Spanish culture is.
When the time comes to register them for school, I’ll mark them as bilingual, even though I know I’ll have to fight the rest of my life to keep them from unnecessary ESL testing. 


Most of all, I’ll keep shouting into the void that anti-immigrant rhetoric affects more than just illegal immigrants. It affects the lives of every person with an accent or more melanin in their skin, regardless of immigration status. It affects children, both Dreamers and not. And it affects me, a white lady from Republican farm country who just wants her kids to be proud of who they are.
I

 will do these things because my culture of origin shouldn’t be the only one that counts in our family.
It shouldn’t be the only one that counts, period. 


Source Link: Being an Immigrant’s Wife

Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Life Lately

  • Today the boys are insulating and drywalling. This home reno season has been rough but I love that we can look back and remember the time we basically built a house together.
That teen life.
Making my boys and their friends rip a wall out while I cook dinner. 
Kembe said “this is the best night ever” and he actually meant it. 😂 
 Loved getting to take the kids to see @lisacongdon‘s exhibit tonight.

New episode @selfiepodcast It’s possible this episode was recorded WHILE HUNGOVER in Palm Springs. We chat how to avoid hangovers, and also have an interview with Jane Mosbacher Morris of To The Market, who saw a need for empowering global women and came up with a practical solution through ethically-made goods. Jane had a pretty intense experience with burnout and shares her story with us. 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/selfie-with-kristen-howerton-sarah-james/id1289423983?mt=2

I am working with the @Dove Self-Esteem Project to help today’s girls develop a healthy self-image. Girls today are bombarded with negative messages and images that tell them that they aren’t enough. With this in mind, Dove created the #HourWithHer, a toolkit for talking about confidence and self-esteem with young women. I spent an hour of time with my daughter India, talking through how she sees and feels about herself. It was illuminating. Using the Dove Self-Esteem Project’s prompts, we worked through the negative script that was playing in her head. It was a powerful hour. If there is a girl in your life that you would love to encourage with more confidence, visit http://bit.ly/hourwithher to access resources and activities.


Source Link: Life Lately

Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Friday Finds

1. Cuisinart Stoneware Arette Collection 16-Piece Set 
2. Lush Decor Montego Stripe Window Curtain Panel Set
3. Halife Women’s Casual Short Sleeves Pocket Dress Striped | Amazon 
4. You & Me Grayscale Stripe Throws
5. Gray & Brown Stripe Wool Pouf  | Zulily
6. Zulily | Beige & Black Stripe Tassel-Trim Poncho 
7. Black Glitter Stripe Haven Lane Hani Tote | Kate Spade 
9. 3pcs Self Watering Planter White Flower Pots | Amazon 


Source Link: Friday Finds

Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Odds and Ends

1. I finally put together a page detailing everything I’m currently using. Skincare, bodycare, makeup, ahoy!

2. How to deal with your ex. I like this article, probably due to the Golden Girls reference. Stanley!

3. Finland is so chill. Help me to be like that.

4. This guy completes me.

5. Who’s the hottest president? I laughed so hard. (And are we in agreement about Franklin Pierce? Really?)

6. This is The Bag. THE BAG OF ALL BAGS I SAW IT IN PERSON LAST WEEK AMAZING.

7. My son is eleven and I’m still not close to buying him a phone. However, if I did, it would be this one.

8. In defense of picky eating.

9. Mullet festival. Sign me up for this follicular goodness.

10. You guys. Feeling paralyzed about what to do in our current political climate? This website breaks it doooowwwwwwn and it is brilliant.

11. “Fuck you, I like guns”. This is an outstanding read.

12. Hey! I was featured on the Fit Bottomed Girls podcast this week. I’m talking all things green beauty and self-care.

13. Now, this lipstick’s purpose is something I can get behind.

14. My daughter has a private, fully locked-down Musical.ly account, but that doesn’t protect her from what she’s viewing in her feed. Might be time for me to pull the plug on this app.

15. If you still haven’t tried the Greatest Mascara of All Time by Inika (reviewed here), this is a perfect opportunity. Purchase $45+ in Inika eye products, and receive two free eye brushes! Use the code FREEBRUSHES

16. And oh oh oh, Citrine is doing another Glam Bag with any purchase over $125. #bestoneyet The bag is filled with goodies, and I will be detailing all of them on my Instagram stories later today. Only through Sunday, until supplies last. (You can also use the code Whoorl10 for 10% off your purchase, excluding Kypris and May Lindstrom.)

17. I need to do a weekend like this. Badly.

18. Soon, everything we do will be rated by algorithms. We really are living in a Black Mirror episode.

19. Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. Until now.

20. Why isn’t anyone talking about parenting teenagers? This is a great read.

21. 35 novels by women of color. Want to work through this list.

Happy Friday! Sorry my Odds and Ends have been MIA lately – travel has kept me busy, but I’m back for a bit. Hope you all have a great weekend! Happy that spring forward is here…always love the lighter evenings.

image credit: sara shakeel

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Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Odds and Ends

1. I finally put together a page detailing everything I’m currently using. Skincare, bodycare, makeup, ahoy!

2. How to deal with your ex. I like this article, probably due to the Golden Girls reference. Stanley!

3. Finland is so chill. Help me to be like that.

4. This guy completes me.

5. Who’s the hottest president? I laughed so hard. (And are we in agreement about Franklin Pierce? Really?)

6. This is The Bag. THE BAG OF ALL BAGS I SAW IT IN PERSON LAST WEEK AMAZING.

7. My son is eleven and I’m still not close to buying him a phone. However, if I did, it would be this one.

8. In defense of picky eating.

9. Mullet festival. Sign me up for this follicular goodness.

10. You guys. Feeling paralyzed about what to do in our current political climate? This website breaks it doooowwwwwwn and it is brilliant.

11. “Fuck you, I like guns”. This is an outstanding read.

12. Hey! I was featured on the Fit Bottomed Girls podcast this week. I’m talking all things green beauty and self-care.

13. Now, this lipstick’s purpose is something I can get behind.

14. My daughter has a private, fully locked-down Musical.ly account, but that doesn’t protect her from what she’s viewing in her feed. Might be time for me to pull the plug on this app.

15. If you still haven’t tried the Greatest Mascara of All Time by Inika (reviewed here), this is a perfect opportunity. Purchase $45+ in Inika eye products, and receive two free eye brushes! Use the code FREEBRUSHES

16. And oh oh oh, Citrine is doing another Glam Bag with any purchase over $125. #bestoneyet The bag is filled with goodies, and I will be detailing all of them on my Instagram stories later today. Only through Sunday, until supplies last. (You can also use the code Whoorl10 for 10% off your purchase, excluding Kypris and May Lindstrom.)

17. I need to do a weekend like this. Badly.

18. Soon, everything we do will be rated by algorithms. We really are living in a Black Mirror episode.

19. Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. Until now.

20. Why isn’t anyone talking about parenting teenagers? This is a great read.

21. 35 novels by women of color. Want to work through this list.

Happy Friday! Sorry my Odds and Ends have been MIA lately – travel has kept me busy, but I’m back for a bit. Hope you all have a great weekend! Happy that spring forward is here…always love the lighter evenings.

image credit: sara shakeel

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Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com