About Paul Hogan

Chairman and Co-Founder
Home Instead Senior Care

Paul Hogan founded the Home Instead Senior Care network with his wife Lori in 1994. Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network provides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, this network is the world’s leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises that are estimated to annually provide more than 50 million hours of care throughout the United States and 12 other countries.

Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. The Home Instead Senior Care network strives to partner with each client and his or her family members to help meet that individual’s needs. Services span the care continuum – from providing companionship and personal care to specialized Alzheimer’s care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources. At Home Instead Senior Care, it’s relationship before task, while striving to provide superior quality service.

Paul is a 1985 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and currently serves as chairman of the advisory council for the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship. Additionally, he serves as a founding board member of The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation and the National Private Duty Association, and was a founding member of the Nebraska chapter of the Young Entrepreneur Organization. In 2000, he was the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

In 2005, Hogan served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging. And, in recognition of his contribution to franchising, he was named the Entrepreneur of the Year for 2006 by the International Franchise Association. For their success in exporting their home care business concept to other countries through the international Home Instead Senior Care franchise network, the Hogans were awarded the “E” Award by the Department of Commerce in May 2008. 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 award was presented at a White House ceremony.

Demonstrating their commitment to enhancing the lives of seniors everywhere, the Hogans became anchor donors for the Home Instead Center for Successful Aging. This unique partnership between the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Home Instead Senior Care serves as a hub of medical services, education, activities and research dedicated to seniors. The center is an example of the Hogan’s commitment to changing the face of aging —not only for today’s seniors, but also for future generations.

In 2009, the Hogans co-authored Stages of Senior Care (McGraw-Hill). The book is a USA Today Bestseller and has had a positive impact in helping seniors and their adult children make informed decisions about care options. The Hogans are donating their proceeds from sales to the Home instead Senior Care Foundation, which provides financial support to non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life of seniors.

In 2010, Hogan joined the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Ageing. Additionally, Home Instead Senior Care joined the World Economic Forum as a Global Growth Company Partner. As of January 2011, this invitation-only group was a part of a community comprised of 280 companies from more than 60 countries (only 27 based in the U.S.). The community was formed to engage dynamic high-growth companies with the potential to be tomorrow’s industry leaders and to become a driving force of economic and social change.

Major media outlets frequently turn to Hogan as an expert on franchising and aging issues. Paul has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TIME magazine, National Public Radio, ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer, CNBC and AARP The Magazine.

The Hogans are parents of four children and live in Omaha, Nebraska.

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