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Quick & Easy Smoothies for Seniors

Blueberry banana smoothie & mixed berry almond smoothie recipes. Easy, delicious, and healthy — have a nutritious, cold snack to refresh and reenergize your body and mind! Feel free to improvise with different fruits and juices and experiment with your own version of this treat.

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Tortilla Veggie Pizza

This is the perfect meal for the creative cook. Personalize this crispy, delicious pizza with your favorite toppings and cheeses. This particular recipe uses sautéed zucchini and yellow squash, and goat cheese. Other yummy options include peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, scallions, corn, or shredded carrots. This recipe will make enough to serve 3-4 people. Read more

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Relief and Support for Your Family

Home Care Assistance knows the effort the staff at care facilities puts into taking care of residents. We also realize there may be times, even very brief periods, when your loved one needs additional attention. To meet this need, Home Care Assistance created a new program wherein approved caregivers split their shifts across 2 or more seniors. Available for 1–8 hour blocks, our caregivers can address the short-hour needs of multiple residents within various care facilities and communities. Knowing a trustworthy caregiver is providing the best possible care will help give you peace of mind.

Home Care Assistance caregivers are trained in our exclusive Balanced Care MethodTM, an approach to care that emphasizes healthy aging and longevity.

The Method is based on extensive research on lifestyle factors linked to healthy longevity including healthy diet, physical activity, mental stimulation, socialization, calm, and maintaining a sense of purpose. By promoting a healthy mind, body and spirit, our caregivers support quality of life, enabling older adults to live longer, happier lives. With comprehensive, ongoing training through Home Care Assistance University, a proprietary online training platform, our caregivers are educated on best practices and the latest developments in aging, wellness, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and more.

The Right Help at the Right Time

  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Companionship
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Transportation to doctor’s appointments
  • Assistance with walking and transferring from the bed to a wheelchair
  • Medication reminders
  • Range of motion exercises to help your loved one maintain mobility and balance (depending on client’s condition)

Why Home Care Assistance is the Preferred Partner for Continuing Care Communities

  • We are available 24/7 as a professional resource for residents and their families
  • We hire only 1 in 25 applicants and conduct extensive screening and background checks
  • Our Balanced Care Method™ training emphasizes healthy body, mind and spirit
  • We have an extensive roster of trained employees available for all client needs
  • We are a recognized leader in the senior care industry
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Approved Caregiving Today — More Than Just Health and Safety

Today, more than seven million Americans require some type of home care assistance ranging from around-the-clock, in-home medical care to once- or twice- weekly, touch-base visits. For most families, caregiving can become stressful as demands from their professional and personal world collide with the desire to find sufficient time to devote to the caregiving tasks that also are a family priority. Even after a caregiving plan of action is identified, it is often complicated and multi-layered. Read more

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Kidney Disease is Silent

In observance of Kidney Month, Home Care Assistance is raising awareness around kidney disease. According to the Kidney Foundation, kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States and the tenth leading cause of death in Canada. Read more

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Feeling the Stress of Caregiving?

If you are a caregiver for a loved one, there are undoubtedly times when you are feeling overwhelmed at best or, at worst, totally stressed out.

We  understand. That’s why we are a supporting sponsor for the first annual Family Caregivers’ Conference, presented by Applegate Elder Law – The Voice of Aging. The conference will be held Tuesday, February 26. Read more

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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Home Care Assistance is raising awareness around heart disease and stroke prevention in observance of heart month. Heart Disease is a leading cause of death and a major cause of disability. In fact, there is a heart-related fatality in America every minute. In Canada, heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death for women and account for 33% of mortalities overall.

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Mind Over Gray Matter

“Mind Over Gray Matter: A New Approach to Dementia Care “(now available on Amazon.com) is the fifth book in our award-winning senior wellness series.

Dementia affects us all. Nearly half of individuals aged 85 and over are afflicted with the disease. As lifespans increase, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have become the most significant global health challenge of the 21st century. Mind Over Gray Matter represents a new approach to dementia care that offers practical guidance on caring for an individual with dementia as well as evidence-based techniques to improve quality of life and slow the progression of the disease. Read more

February Notes from Home Care Assistance

Letter from the Editor

January ended on a high note with the success of the fourth webinar in our Healthy Longevity Series featuring Dr. Gary Small. For those of you who were unable to attend or would like to view the presentation again, you can find it on the Webinar Series page of our website. In observance of Heart Month, we will be sharing information about cardiac rehabilitation and post-stoke care on our blog and social media sites, so stay tuned.  (Read More)

Also … living longer, brain fitness in five easy steps, lower your blood pressure and caregiver of the month!

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Healthy Longevity Series features Dr. Gary Small

DrSmallbookWe are excited to announce that the recipient of our 2012 Kathy N. Johnson Award, world renowned memory expert, and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Gary Small, will be leading the upcoming webinar in our Healthy Longevity Series. This webinar, Alzheimer’s Prevention, will be held on Thursday, January 24th at 11AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern and will address lifestyle factors linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

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