Start Listening
Start Listening

A new episode of Vision every other Tuesday, delivered to your inbox.


How Training Has Changed Over the Last 20 Years

View Episode

About the Show

Welcome to Vision: The Care Leaders’ Podcast—a podcast that gives you an inside look at what’s happening in home care, home health, and hospice. Hosts Linda Leekley and Amanda Sternklar sit down with industry leaders to discuss pressing challenges, operational best practices, rising trends, and answer top-of-mind questions from providers across the nation. Catch a new episode of Vision every other Tuesday.

All Episodes

  • Our new podcast host, Melissa Mendez, joins Miriam Allred to talk about her passions/hobbies, background in home care, and what you can expect in season 2 of Vision: The Care Leaders' Podcast.

  • John Bennett, CEO of Sunny Days In-home Care in Pittsburg, PA breaks down his company org chart and shares the reasoning behind hiring on-call supervisors for answering calls after hours and on weekends versus using an answering service.

  • Tatyana Zlotsky, Chief Customer Officer at A Place for Mom, explains what it means to be focused on quality outcomes, how to re-evaluate your people and tech stack to drive outcomes, and the recent updates at APFM to help providers leverage their data and acheive their growth goals.

  • Mike McSherry, Director of Partnerships at Hireology shares what agencies should do when they've already 'tried everything'. We discuss back-up plans, flexible schedules, emotional salary, employee recognition, and addressing burnout.

  • Todd Austin and Tyler Guthrie from Home Care Pulse highlight ten trends we've seen from early analysis of the 2022 HCP Benchmarking Report—to be released mid-April.

  • Dave Tasto, Owner of Assisting Hands - Boston Northwest and Beau Daggett, Senior Software Advisor at AxisCare cover which client outcomes to focus on, which tools and resources are being under-utilized, and the value these measurements have for an agency and the industry at large.

  • Building a strong value prop that's different than your local competitors isn't easy, let alone selling it to your right-fit referral partners — learn from Michelle Cone, SVP of Training/Brand Programs Corporate and Lou Romano, Owner of HomeWell - Hackensack, NJ with their combined 30+ years experience in home care.

  • Have you ever wondered how you can use your operational data to find your blind spots and improve your business? Learn from Jeff Wiberg, CEO of Family Resource Home Care and Tim Murray, Founder of Aware Senior Care and TeamElderCare Consulting as they break down how to effectively use data as a part of your growth strategy.

  • Marissa Snook, CEO and Erica Horner, Home Care Consultant at corecubed shed light on the current landscape of home care sales and marketing and how agencies need to adapt to the upcoming trends in 2022.

  • Bruce Berlind, President and Chris Trempe, Vice President of SwyftOps highlight five software tips you can use to reset or reprioritize the usage of your EMR at the start of 2022.

  • Tim Smith, Owner of FirstLight Home Care in Oklahoma City, overviews why having a budget is essential, five tips to better manage your finances, and how to avoid common financial mistakes as a business owner.

  • Gabby Hoing, Owner of Kore Cares in South Dakota explains how raising client rates incrementally over the last 24 months is helping her agency compete for employees with local competitors like Walmart and Amazon.


Linda Leekley

Vision Host, Chief Clinical Officer – HCP

Linda Leekley BS, RN founded In the Know Care Professional Training more than 20 years ago. Currently, she serves as Chief Clinical Officer for Home Care Pulse. Her experience in clinical education, acute care, and home-based care make her a respected voice in our industry, with expertise in the recruitment and retention of care professionals, building strong care professional teams, upskilling care professionals, and using training as a marketing tool.

Amanda Sternklar

Vision Host, Director of Marketing – HCP

Amanda has a passion for helping agency owners and their workers improve the care experience through training, surveys, and reputation management.

Subscribe to the Vision Podcast

Get the latest home care thought leadership, resources and episodes straight to your inbox.

Find Us On Your Favorite Platforms

Google Podcasts
Google Podcasts
Apple Podcasts
Apple Podcasts
Stitcher logo
Pandora logo