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Community Event: Haitians in TPS Status - What are your options?

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the United States offered Temporary Protected Status in order to help the people from Haiti relocate to the United States. Over the years this Temporary Protected Status has been extended multiple times. It was set to expire again in July but has been extended for 6 months.

There are many questions regarding the change to the Haiti Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and for this reason American In-Home Care - through our Advocate and Whitsyms brands - are sponsoring informational meetings with an immigration attorney Patricia Elizee, Esq. over the next 2 weeks to help those impacted by the changes to TPS. Ms. Elizee will be presenting the event in both English and Creole.

Both events will include Question & Answer segments. Please share this with anyone you know who may be affected by TPS.

June 30th | 2:00-6:00 PM @ The Kiwanis Club, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

July 7th | 4:00 - 8:00 PM @ Salem Community Church, Lake Worth, FL

Contact  (561)-808-8434 or (954)-788-4555 to RSVP for one of the events.

American In-Home Care, LLC completes acquisition of Advocate Home Care Services

Company is now one of the largest independent personal care service providers in the State of Florida

September 9, 2015 – American In-Home Care, LLC (“AIHC”) has completed the acquisition of Advocate Home Care Services (“Advocate”), of Lauderhill, FL. This represents the fourth acquisition by AIHC since its inception in September 2013.  With the addition of Advocate, American In-Home Care, a Silverhawk Capital Partners (“Silverhawk”) portfolio company, is now one of the largest independent in-home care providers in Florida serving over 90% of those 65 and older in the state.

Advocate’s service areas are both complimentary and expansionary for AIHC, with the Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Lake Worth, and Naples offices adding to its market coverage in South and Southwest Florida. The Vero Beach, Tampa, and St. Petersburg offices serve new markets for the company. Like AIHC, Advocate provides caregiver referral and administrative support services for clients that prefer to continue living in the comfort and safety of their own home. The company helps clients accomplish this goal by referring comprehensively screened, credentialed, and insured independent caregivers who provide companion, homemaker and personal care services.

“As we continue to execute against our strategy of creating a major presence in the independent living and personal care services industry, we were looking for a company that served the right markets, with the right philosophies, and the right people. Advocate more than met that criteria”, said Doug Hollman CEO and President of AIHC. “We arepleased to now be able to take our service model into new marketslike Tampa Bay, and expand our coverage along the Treasure Coast to better serve clients, referral sources, and independent caregivers who value our approach that is represented by choice, affordability, and personalized service”,

American In-Home Care, LLC

AIHC is a Silverhawk Capital Partners portfolio company.  AIHC was formed in September 2013 to address the independent living and personal care services industry, which is growing rapidly as a result of an increase in the aging population and their desire to age in place. The company provides referral services to older adults and others needing assistance with the activities of daily living, through its registry of licensed, screened, and empathetic caregivers. AIHC helps its clients reach their goal of remaining in their homes while allowing them personal control, selection and authority over this decision. AIHC and its clients recognize the benefits of this consumer directed approach. The company’s internal processes ensure that its registered caregivers are credentialed, verified and rigorously screened.  This process includes a national background check, a review of current licensing requirements, and inspection of their liability insurance, to provide the company’s clients with control, choice and peace of mind when choosing their independent caregiver.

Learn more about American In-Home Care, LLC at www.whitsyms.com

Reach American In-home Care, LLC at 844-505-0002

About Silverhawk Capital Partners

Silverhawk Captial Partners is an independent investment firm established in 2005 to invest in lower middle market transactions within the Growth Industrial, Energy/Natural Resources and Business Service sectors. Silverhawk typically invests between $10 million and $50 million of equity capital in growth oriented businesses with revenues ranging from $25 million to $250 million.  Silverhawk has offices in Greenwich, CT, Charlotte, NC and Overland Park, KS.

Learn more about Silverhawk at www.silverhawkcapitalpartners.com

Reach Silverhawk at info@silverhawkcp.com or call (203) 861-2905.

Exercises to Help Seniors Age Healthily

Staying active as an older adult has a direct correlation to staying healthy. Exercise has been proven to increase motor functions and balance, decrease anxiety and depression and even lower the chances of early-onset dementia. However, just repeating one type of exercise or activity decreases the potential benefits. The ultimate goal of exercising is to be creative and well-rounded, regularly alternating between all four types of exercise to reap the maximum benefits.

Endurance

Endurance activities are also known as aerobic activities, and are responsible for strengthening and improving overall health of the heart, lungs and circulatory system. Endurance activities will increase heart rate and accelerate breathing, which helps strengthen the body and improve overall fitness, as well as lowering the chance of developing diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.

Organized sports such as tennis, golf and seated volleyball great endurance activities, and the competition and teamwork associated with them provides great motivation. However, endurance activities can be done inside and around the house as well. Bowling and dancing are great indoor endurance exercises, and gardening and sweeping or mopping are ways to elevate your heart rate without leaving your house.

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Be Cautious with Rx Drugs – Keep Your Pill Habit in Check

Picture your medicine cabinet, stacked top to bottom with different pill bottles, each one targeting a different ailment, each one taken in a different dosage at a different time of day. On their own, these medications can be extremely beneficial, perhaps even life saving. There are medications for Diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, chronic pain, and more, each one is necessary for maintaining quality of life. However, taking many prescription medications coupled with all of the supplements and over-the-counter drugs is a condition known as polypharmacy, and can increase the risk of dangerous drug interactions. In fact, the American Geriatrics Society finds that every year, one in three people aged 65 and over has one or more harmful reactions to a medication.

One of the reasons for this high statistic is that the aging process causes changes to the body which can affect the way medication absorbs and reacts. Decreased kidney and liver function that are a product of aging could affect how fast medications are processed and excreted from the body, and a slower GI tract can influence how much of the medication actually enters the bloodstream.

Another reason is the sheer difficultly of keeping track of medications and taking them directly as prescribed. With 44% of men and 57% of women older than age 65 taking five or more medications per week, it is no wonder that mistakes with medications occur frequently. It also becomes problematic when patients are prescribed too many medications by multiple healthcare providers working independently, and no one doctor knows the patient's full history.

So what can you do to lower the risk of potential problems related to multiple drug use? There are several strategies to help get a handle on your medication habits to make sure that you are getting the proper amount that was intended for you.

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Need help choosing the right Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Home? Whitsyms can help!

We have seen assisted living facilities and nursing homes which meet or exceed expectations and others which disappoint residents in various measures. As a consumer how would you know? We want to help narrow your search with some valuable first hand knowledge.

Our referred caregivers not only provide services to people in their homes but they also provide one on one care for residents at:

  • Independent Living Facilities (ILF)
  • Assisted Living Facilities (ALF)
  • Nursing Homes (SNF)

Whitsyms loves seniors and this is our way of giving back. There's no obligation on your part. There is no charge to you for this service.

Please give us a call at 1-800-325-6272 or fill out the form.

Whitsyms Nursing cares for seniors at home, independent living facilities, assisted living facilities and nursing homes

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Home Health Caregiver Tips & Stories

Family members and friends can provide many of the services that professional caregivers provide including assistance with the activities of daily living and travel care. Caring for someone who is elderly, sick or disabled can be rewarding and at times taxing.

Caregiving will likely change your life, perhaps dramatically, as you adjust your already busy life to include caring for another person. Feeling socially isolated with the struggles of caregiving may happen, so it is suggested that you reach out for help and information. Other stories from home health caregivers in similar situations may convey feelings you are unable to describe and provide some comfort knowing you are not alone.

Home Health Care - Caregiver tips and stories

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American In-Home Care, LLC announces new VP Business Development

February 3, 2015 - American In-Home Care, LLC (“AIHC”) is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Robinson and his appointment as Vice President Sales and Business Development, North Florida.  In this new role Mr. Robinson will be responsible for the AIHC sales team of Client Care Liaisons in its service coverage area that includes the metropolitan areas of Jacksonville, Daytona, Leesburg including The Villages, Melbourne and Orlando, Florida.

Mr. Robinson brings an impressive track record of building and developing client relationships.  His ability to motivate and direct sales teams has led to significant over achievement of growth targets in the healthcare, finance, and construction industries. Prior to joining AIHC, Mr. Robinson was a co-founder and principal of Dr Connection Benefits. In addition he is a co-founder and principal of Home Team Equity, LLC. His talents and accomplishments include public speaking, serving as the radio color analyst of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 1995-2006, and a long career in NFL professional football as quarterback for the New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and Buffalo Bills. Mr. Robinson is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

With the addition of Mr. Robinson, the responsibility for sales and business development for AIHC is now aligned geographically between North and South Florida. Randy Hritsko, our Vice President of Sales and Business Development for South Florida, which includes the West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Naples, and Ft. Myers areas, is a veteran of the personal care services industry and has been instrumental in directing the efforts that have created much of our growth and expansion in South Florida.

“We are pleased to welcome Matt to American In-Home Care,” said CEO and President Doug Hollman, “I am confident that with Matt’s experience and sales leadership we will be able to expand our sales efforts in our North Florida service area. I’m also particularly excited about what we believe we can accomplish through a coordinated sales and business development effort led by Matt and Randy in their respective areas. With our acquisition of Whitsyms in October 2014 we can now provide our services to over 70% of adults 65 years and over in Florida.”

American In-Home Care, LLC

AIHC is a Silverhawk Capital Partners portfolio company.  AIHC was formed in September 2013 to address the independent living and personal care services industry, which is growing rapidly as a result of an increase in the aging population and their desire to remain at home. The company provides referral services to older adults and others needing assistance with the activities of daily living, through its registry of licensed, screened, and empathetic caregivers. AIHC helps its clients reach their goal of remaining in their homes while allowing them personal control, selection and authority over this decision. AIHC and its clients recognize the benefits of this consumer directed approach. The company’s internal processes ensure that its registered caregivers are credentialed, verified and rigorously screened, which includes a national background check, a review of current licensing requirements, and inspection of their liability insurance. This provides the company’s clients with control, choice and peace of mind when choosing their independent caregiver.

Learn more about American In-Home Care, LLC at www.whitsyms.com

Reach American In-Home Care, LLC at 844-505-0004

About Silverhawk Capital Partners

Silverhawk Capital Partners is an independent investment firm established in 2005 to invest in lower middle market transactions within the Growth Industrial, Energy/Natural Resources and Business Service sectors. Silverhawk typically invests between $10 million and $50 million of equity capital in growth oriented businesses with revenues ranging from $25 million to $250 million.  Silverhawk has offices in Greenwich, CT, Charlotte, NC and Overland Park, KS.

Learn more about Silverhawk at www.silverhawkcapitalpartners.com

Reach Silverhawk at info@silverhawkcp.com or call (203) 861-2905.

American In-Home Care, LLC acquires Whitsyms Nursing Registry

Acquisition represents major expansion in Florida by Silverhawk Capital Partners Portfolio Company

October 20, 2014 –American In-Home Care, LLC (“AIHC”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Whitsyms Nursing Registry and Whtisyms Nursing Services (“Whitsyms”), one of Florida’s largest independent in-home and personal care referral services.  This acquisition represents another important milestone in the Silverhawk Capital Partners (“Silverhawk”) portfolio company’s strategy to build a significant presence in the rapidly growing independent living and personal care services industry.

Whitsyms, founded in 1996, has established a reputation for excellence and serves the East Coast of Florida from Vero Beach and Ft. Lauderdale south through Miami, and the West Coast from Marco Island and Naples north to Ft. Myers and Sarasota. Like AIHC, Whitsyms provides caregiver referral and administrative support services for clients that prefer to continue living in the comfort and safety of their own home. The company helps clients accomplish this goal by referring comprehensively screened, credentialed, and insured independent caregivers who provide companion, homemaker and personal care services.

“We are excited that the Whitsyms team will be joining forces with American In-Home Care,” commented Doug Hollman CEO and President of AIHC, “We value the knowledge and experience that we are gaining from the Whitsyms management team and its employees, including Donovan Anderson their founder and CEO.” “When I reached the decision to sell Whitsyms, I did my homework to find a company and a management team that shared our philosophies.  With American In-Home Care I’m confident that we found the right match for the people that put their trust in us; our clients, our referral sources, our employees and the independent caregivers” remarked Mr. Anderson.  Mr. Hollman continued, “This is our third acquisition in Florida, and American In-Home Care’s service area now reaches over 70% of the 65 plus population in the state. This acquisition is a great compliment to our base business, with very little market overlap. It also represents an important step in achieving our client service and operational efficiency goals.”

American In-Home Care, LLC

AIHC is a Silverhawk Capital Partners portfolio company.  AIHC was formed in September 2013 to address the independent living and personal care services industry, which is growing rapidly as a result of an increase in the aging population and their desire to remain at home. The company provides referral services to older adults and others needing assistance with the activities of daily living, through its registry of licensed, screened, and empathetic caregivers. AIHC helps its clients reach their goal of remaining in their homes while allowing them personal control, selection and authority over this decision. AIHC and its clients recognize the benefits of this consumer directed approach. The company’s internal processes ensure that its registered caregivers are credentialed, verified and rigorously screened.  This process includes behavioral testing, a national background check, a review of current licensing requirements, and inspection of their liability insurance, to provide the company’s clients with control, choice and peace of mind when choosing their independent caregiver.

Learn more about American In-Home Care, LLC at www.whitsyms.com

Reach American In-Home Care, LLC at 844-505-0004

About Silverhawk Capital Partners

Silverhawk Captial Partners is an independent investment firm established in 2005 to invest in lower middle market transactions within the Growth Industrial, Energy/Natural Resources and Business Service sectors. Silverhawk typically invests between $10 million and $50 million of equity capital in growth oriented businesses with revenues ranging from $25 million to $250 million.  Silverhawk has offices in Greenwich, CT, Charlotte, NC and Overland Park, KS.

Learn more about Silverhawk at www.silverhawkcapitalpartners.com

Reach Silverhawk at info@silverhawkcp.com or call (203) 861-2905.

 

American In-Home Care, LLC completes second acquisition

Silverhawk Capital Partners porfolio company acquires In-Home Care of Jacksonville, FL

October 3, 2013 – Silverhawk Capital Partners (“Silverhawk”), is pleased to announce that its portfolio company American In-Home Care, LLC (“AIHC”) has completed the acquisition of In-Home Care of Jacksonville, FL a regional leader in the rapidly growing independent living services industry.

In-Home Care, which serves the greater Jacksonville metropolitan area, including Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra, marks AIHC’s second acquisition in the Florida market. In-Home Care provides referral services for clients that prefer to live at home with the assistance of care providers that offer companion, homemaker and personal care services.  In-Home Care allows its clients to reach their goal of remaining in their homes while allowing them personal control, selection and authority over this decision. In-Home Care and its clients recognize the benefits of this consumer directed approach, and its internal processes ensure that its registered caregivers are credentialed, verified and rigorously screened.  This process includes a background check and review of current licensing requirements, and inspection of their liability insurance, to provide the company’s clients with control, choice, and peace of mind when choosing their caregiver.

“We are pleased that the team at In-Home Care will be joining forces with American In-Home Care, and about expanding our presence in Florida and the Jacksonville area,” commented Doug Hollman CEO and President of AIHC, “we are confident that they will be a good compliment to our recently completed acquisition of American Home Companion of Orlando, which also serves this market.” In-Home Care will be managed by AIHC COO Jim Marks who is also the President of the Private Care Association, Inc., a professional association of similar companies that are dedicated to the concept of aging in place.

American In-Home Care, LLC

AIHC is based in Atlanta, GA and is a Silverhawk portfolio company.  AIHC was formed in September 2013 to address the independent living services industry, which is growing rapidly as a result of an increase in the aging population, their desire to remain at home and other trends. The company provides referral services to seniors and others for licensed, screened and empathetic caregivers, whose services include homemaker, companionship, and personal care.

Learn more about In-Home Care at www.americaninhomecare.com or call (904) 737-7667.

Learn more about American Home Companions at www.ahccares.com or call (877) 242-2255.

About Silverhawk Capital Partners

Silverhawk Captial Partners is an independent investment firm established in 2005 to invest in lower middle market transactions within the Growth Industrial, Energy/Natural Resources and Business Service sectors. Silverhawk typically invests between $10 million and $50 million of equity capital in growth oriented businesses with revenues ranging from $25 million to $250 million.  Silverhawk has offices in Greenwich, CT, Charlotte, NC and Overland Park, KS.

Learn more about Silverhawk at www.silverhawkcapitalpartners.com

Reach Silverhawk at info@silverhawkcp.com or call (203) 861-2905.

Silverhawk Capital Partners forms American In-Home Care, LLC

New company completes first acquisition in growing independent living services industry

September 23, 2013 – Silverhawk Capital Partners (“Silverhawk”), is pleased to announce the formation of American In-Home Care, LLC (“AIHC”) to create a leader in the independent living services industry, and the completion of its first strategic acquisition, AHC Cares, Inc. based in Orlando, Florida.

The independent living services industry is expanding rapidly as a result of several trends, including a growing, aging population with a desire to live independently at home, and the continued increase of outpatient surgical procedures requiring at home recovery.  To address these trends and the disparate, fragmented approaches to providing these services, Silverhawk has established AIHC.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, AIHC will be headed by Doug Hollman as CEO and President.  Mr. Hollman recently led Silverhawk portfolio company Discovery Health Record Solutions, where he managed its 5 fold growth, and completed 9 accretive acquisitions over a 5 year period, culminating in Discovery’s successful divestiture in late 2012. “We are excited about the opportunities this industry presents, the growth platform that our first acquisition will provide us, and the chance to work with Doug Hollman and key members of his management team from Discovery again,” commented David Scanlan, Chairman of AIHC and a Managing Partner of Silverhawk.

AHC Cares, Inc., established in 1992, is a leader in referring licensed caregivers in Central and Northern Florida, to clients that prefer personal control and authority over companion, homemaker and personal care services decisions. The company’s proven process recognizes the benefits of this consumer directed approach, and ensures that the registered caregivers are credentialed, verified and rigorously screened.  This process includes a background check, review of current licensing requirements, and inspection of their liability insurance, to provide the company’s clients with control, choice, and peace of mind when choosing their caregiver. Jim Mark the company’s owner and president, is an industry leader who serves as President of the Private Care Association, Inc., a professional association of similar companies that are dedicated to the concept of aging in place. Mr. Mark will continue with the new company as COO.  “ I am pleased that Jim Mark will continue as my partner in managing and growing AIHC,” remarked Doug Hollman, “ we respect his industry knowledge and leadership, vision for the future, and the compassionate methods he has developed for matching clients with caregivers so that they can continue to live in their homes.”

About AHC Cares, Inc.

AHC Cares, Inc. operating as American Home Companions, Inc. and American In-Home Care, Inc. provides access to personal care services in 23 counties in Central and North Florida under Florida State licenses.  These services include homemaker, companionship, and personal care provided through licensed, screened and empathetic caregivers.

Learn about American Home Companions, Inc. and American In-Home Care, Inc. at www.ahccares.com or call (877) 242-2255.

About Silverhawk Capital Partners

Silverhawk Captial Partners is an independent investment firm established in 2005 to invest in lower middle market transactions within the Growth Industrial, Energy/Natural Resources and Business Service sectors. Silverhawk typically invests between $10 million and $50 million of equity capital in growth oriented businesses with revenues ranging from $25 million to $250 million.  Silverhawk has offices in Greenwich, CT, Charlotte, NC and Overland Park, KS.

Learn more about Silverhawk at www.silverhawkcapitalpartners.com

Reach Silverhawk at info@silverhawkcp.com or call (203) 861-2905.