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Home Care Assistance Receives 2016 Best of Home Care® Provider and Employer of Choice

Home Care Assistance of Indianapolis, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, has again been recognized as both a 2016 Best of Home Care Provider and Employer of Choice for its second consecutive year. This also marks the organization’s third consecutive year as Employer of Choice, sweeping all 11 categories. Home Care Assistance is also one of only two companies in Indianapolis to earn both of these honors. Read more

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Crustless Spinach Pie

It’s a brand new year and you, like everyone else, you make resolutions to be healthy. If you’re short on ideas that are good for you and taste good, we’re sharing an easy take on a crowd favorite – pie! Read more

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Key Investment Advice for Caregivers

Our guest blog author, Steve Carr, is Partner and Director of Research for Peloton Wealth Strategists. Peloton manages custom investment portfolios and provides financial counsel on a fee-only basis for clients throughout the U.S. and internationally.

When a parent or other loved one looks to us to handle their personal affairs because they are no longer able to, the stress can be heavy. Financial caregivers are often required to make investment decisions without the benefit of key information. The following are of some of the most common investment-related decisions that you may need to make for a family member’s benefit. Read more

Healthy Living: Harvest Rice

As a part of our commitment to promote healthy living for seniors, as well as support our Indianapolis community, Employee Care Manager Pam Berg returned to PrimeLife Enrichment center for her monthly cooking class.

PrimeLife is a United Way agency, serving Hamilton County residents age 50 and up.  The not-for-profit organization is dedicated to providing services and programs that promote independence, optimal wellness and socialization.

According to Pam, “I’m very diligent about incorporating the healthiest ingredients into our classes. I look for products that are organic, low sodium, and minus MSG or preservatives.” Pam took over the kitchen this month to create a savory yet healthy side dish, perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday: Harvest Rice. Read more

Home Care Assistance performs rigorous screening to find the best, most reliable and caring caregivers available.

Advantages of Caregivers for Post Hospitalization Recovery

For most adults transitioning out of the hospital setting, home care is the solution that offers the greatest security and happiness for the client and the most peace of mind to his or her family.

  • Working with a personal caregiver provides the individual customized attention, ranging from a few hours a day to around-the-clock care 24 hours a day.
  • Visiting therapists can cater to the specific recovery needs of a client at home. For example, to practice walking stairs, a therapist can utilize the exact staircase the patient will eventually need to climb. This level of customization is not available in a rehab facility.
  • A patient benefits psychologically from the comfort of home and has a smoother transition back to a familiar routine and lifestyle.
  • Further, patients recovering at home can benefit from full-time, 24-hour services from a caregiver; the level of care is far more personalized than at a nursing facility and families enjoy peace of mind knowing a trained professional is always at home.
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Understanding The Types of Senior Care

With so many senior housing communities popping up around Indianapolis and numerous in home care options, choosing care for you loved one is difficult. Here’s a brief overview of the most common types of care to help you with your decisions.

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Build Strength, Balance to Prevent Falls

One in three adults over the age of 65 falls every year resulting in injuries ranging from scrapes and bruises to hip fractures. In recognition of Fall Prevention Awareness Day on September 23rd, Home Care Assistance interviewed Julie Groves, occupational therapist and owner of Therapy In Your Home – OT, PT, ST, a specialized outpatient therapy service.

Below Julie recommends tips to prevent falls and explains how an occupational therapist can help reduce fall risk in the home. Read more

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Moderate Level of Care Well Suited for Home Care

Adults of every age should plan for and have a thorough understanding of long-term care options before you get to the point of needing care.  Researching these options can be confusing and overwhelming but educating yourself is essential to planning for your or a loved one’s future care needs. We hope to alleviate some of the stress surrounding long-term care planning with an introductory guide, which will help you make a well-informed decision when it comes to your family’s unique needs and preferences.

89% of seniors prefer to live in the comfort of home. Moving away to an unfamiliar environment can impact the individual’s emotional wellbeing, which can lead to physical decline, furthering the loss of independence. For seniors that require only a moderate level of care, consider all of the options before making a big move or financial commitment.

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Home Care Assistance performs rigorous screening to find the best, most reliable and caring caregivers available.

Who Is Your Perfect Caregiver?

With age comes the importance of considering long-term care options and choosing a plan that is best suited to our unique needs and preferences. There are a variety of home care services that suit the unique needs of each individual and allow him or her to maintain his or her independence as much as possible. Planning ahead is important and can have real benefits for you and your senior loved ones. Read more

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Home Care Assistance Receives 2015 Best of Home Care® Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards

Home Care Assistance of Indianapolis, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is honored to be recognized as a 2015 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and 2015 Best of Home Care Employer of Choice. This prestigious award is given to home care providers who rank in the top 50th percentile in one or more client satisfaction categories and rank in the top 50th percentile in one or more employee satisfaction categories, based on monthly satisfaction interviews conducted by Home Care Pulse. Read more