About Us

Home Health Care News is an independent source for breaking news and up-to-date information on the senior in-home care industry.

Our coverage spans the home care world specifically, from large, national service providers to independent care companies. Our news and perspective gives industry professionals the information they need to make the best decisions in their day-to-day business operations.

We distribute industry news through our website, daily emails and a syndicated RSS feed.

Home Health Care News is owned an operated by Chicago-based Aging Media Network.

Our Team

John Yedinak (Founder & Editor)

After growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago, John headed to Texas to attend college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. After school, he returned to Chicago and gained experience selling loans to Wall Street, the GSEs, and other investors. During that time he also learned the wholesale business by working with brokers and other lenders.

John launched his first online industry publication, Reverse Mortgage Daily, in 2007. He acquired Senior Housing News in 2011, and launched Senior Home Care News in early 2012.

John has been invited to speak and serve on panels at conferences worldwide, including events hosted by the Mortgage Bankers Association, European Financial Marketing Association, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, Sparkt, and others. View full bio here.

Looking to have him speak at your event? Contact him at jry [at] seniorhousingnews.com

Follow him on Twitter @jryedinak

Elizabeth Ecker (Editor)

Liz brings several years of experience reporting on an array of topics including (but not limited to) travel, leisure, industrial metals and small business. Since graduating from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism where she earned a masters in magazine publishing, Liz has edited many custom magazines and websites for businesses and associations. A Boston native, Liz graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where she later became a local expert as Baltimore magazine’s calendar editor.

Liz also volunteers for EGBOK Mission, a charity that trains and educates young adults so they are prepared to work in the worldwide hospitality industry. She can also be found exploring Chicago and its ever-growing restaurant scene.

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Alyssa Gerace (Reporter)

Originally from Central Pennsylvania, Alyssa headed to Chicago’s North Park University in 2007 where she earned a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Communications. After graduating, she completed an editorial internship with Reverse Mortgage Daily, going on to also write for Senior Housing News.

Alyssa got her start in journalism through a previous internship during which she wrote for three business- and senior-related publications. She was also editor-in-chief of her university’s student newspaper.

In addition to writing, Alyssa also enjoys reading anything and everything from celebrity gossip to literary classics.

Jason Oliva (Reporter)

A native Chicagoan, Jason grew up in the southwest suburb of Oak Lawn. Splitting his schooling between both the city and suburbs, in 2008 Jason headed to DePaul University to pursue a B.A. in Creative Writing. Since graduation, he has explored his journalistic capabilities, freelancing for various music blogs and publications dedicated to artist discovery. Before coming on board Reverse Mortgage Daily, Jason interned with a Chicago publishing company as a staff writer for a nationally distributed college news magazine. In his spare time, Jason enjoys a good book, attending concerts and playing guitar.

Cassandra Dowell (Business reporter)

Before reporting for Home Health Care News, Reverse Mortgage Daily and Senior Housing News Cassandra managed three community newspapers in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.

During her time as a community reporter and editor she received more than 10 Illinois Press Association and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association awards for her coverage of mental health and housing issues.

Cassandra graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a degree in journalism and served as editor-in-chief of the university’s paper her senior year. During her senior year she also interned as a broadcast assistant for WTTW Chicago Public Media’s “Chicago Tonight” news show, and has contributed to various blogs and magazines about city dining and attractions.

When not reporting, Cassandra enjoys exploring her new Chicago neighborhood, including its restaurants, parks and art galleries.

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Mailing Address: 

Home Health Care News
c/o Reverse Mortgage Daily
3717 N. Ravenswood Suite 212
Chicago, IL 60613