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Home Instead Senior Care Founder to Speak
Ohio Northern University’s James F. Dicke College of Business Administration presents Paul R. Hogan, chairman and founder of Home Instead Senior Care, as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m.
Hogan will deliver a lecture titled “From Concept to Global Leader: The Adventures of an Entrepreneur.” The event is free and open to the public.
Hogan, a 1985 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, founded Home Instead with his wife, Lori, in 1994. In the 16 years since, Home Instead has provided services for more than 500,000 seniors and has nearly 900 franchise offices in the United States and 15 other countries. The company employs more than 60,000 CAREGivers worldwide who help seniors live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. The CAREGivers serve as companions to seniors and assist in food preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands and shopping. If the seniors can no longer live at home, their companions often follow them to care facilities to provide supplemental care.
A 1985 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Hogan serves as a founding board member of The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation and the National Private Duty Association and a founding member of the Nebraska chapter of the Young Entrepreneur Organization. He also serves on the board of Family First Nebraska. In 2000, he was the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship’s Entrepreneur of the Year. The International Franchise Association named him Entrepreneur of the Year for 2006 in recognition of his contribution to franchising.
In May 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded the “E” Award to the Hogans for their success in exporting their home care business concept to other countries. This award is one of the highest honors the federal government presents to individuals, firms or organizations that have made a significant contribution to American exports.
The Hogans became anchor donors for the Home Instead Center for Successful Aging in January 2008. This unique partnership between the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Home Instead Senior Care is focused on finding solutions with the potential to touch the lives of thousands or even millions of seniors around the world, and helping seniors age more successfully.
The ONU College of Business Administration Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series brings to campus successful entrepreneurs and officers of major corporations to discuss current business issues.