October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!


Summer is heating up

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as many of you know. A very important component that can save a life is regular screening. Continue reading below for some FAQ’s.

Can breast cancer be found early?
Breast cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important.

What do Imaging Tests help to detect?
Different tests can be used to look for and diagnose breast cancer. If your doctor finds an area of concern on a screening test (a mammogram), or if you have symptoms that could mean breast cancer, you will need more tests to know for sure if it’s cancer.


The week of October 10 through 14, is National Case Managers Week and we are so blessed at Caring Friends to have some amazing women in this role. We want to thank each and every one of them and if you see them, we invite you to do the same!
Samantha Juranek
Case Manager
Cassie Sundstrum
Case Manager

Jill Strouf
Case Manager

Amy Abel
Case Manager

Sara Martens
Case Manager

Career Opportunities

We are always looking for caregivers who truly love what they do. Our caregivers are the heart of what we do, and we think of them as family. Join our team and make a difference in the life of someone in your community today!

Employee Spotlight:

Samantha Juranek

How do you spend your time outside of work?
Outside of work I like to spend my time outdoors, at the lake, traveling to new places, and spending time with my dog Nova, my husband, family, and friends.

Are you bingeing any shows?
Currently I’m rewatching “Gilmore Girls”.

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something what would it be?
Being two places at once.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I am pregnant with my first baby right now.

What do you do to turn things around when having a bad day?
When faced with a bad day, I reflect on the positive side of the day and know tomorrow is a new day.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I used to show cattle all year round when I was growing up.

If you had to pick one age to be permanently, which age would it be?
My age now, 26!

Why did you choose Caring Friends?
I grew up in the business helping my mom at the assisted living and with Caring Friends when it first started. When I would come home from college I would fill in as a caregiver and knew when I graduated nursing school this was a place I wanted to end up working for my career. Being able to take care of individuals in their homes (and being the reason they’re not in a facility) is a feeling unmatched and very rewarding.



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Seniors Everyday: Winter and Holiday Care

Seniors Everyday: Winter and Holiday Care

Join us for an insightful interview with Jill Strouf from Caring Friends about winter and holiday care. She discusses the importance of senior care during the darker and colder months. With winter fast approaching, many seniors tend to stay indoors, which can lead to seasonal depression.

Personal Care Support & Companionship

Caring Friends In-Home Care steps in to provide crucial support, not only in terms of personal care needs like bathing, dressing, and grooming but also in the form of companionship. Our dedicated caregivers offer assistance with tasks such as shopping and gentle reminders, ensuring there’s a watchful presence at all times.

Winter and Holiday Care

As we approach the holiday season, our services extend to preserving cherished traditions. From baking pies to decking the halls and preparing beloved family recipes, we empower seniors to continue these traditions with the support and assistance they need.

Join us to learn how Caring Friends In-Home Care is committed to brightening the lives of seniors and enhancing their independence during the holiday season and beyond.

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If you have interest in getting care and assistance for your loved one during the holiday season, please reach out to Caring Friends!