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Eating Well When You Have Diabetes

In the United States and Canada, November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time dedicated to diabetes awareness and advocacy. In recognition of this month, we wanted to share some basic information about the condition as well as some diabetic-friendly recipes! Continue reading

Autumn and Pumpkins and Health — Oh My!

From spiced lattes to raviolis to desserts, this seasonal squash is often the centerpiece of the Fall season. Read on to find out pumpkin’s many hidden health benefits and a few easy ways to get your daily dose of the super food. Continue reading

Veterans and Remembrance Day: A Time for Reflection and Appreciation

November 11th is recognized as Veterans Day in the US and Remembrance Day in Canada and other countries, marking the anniversary of the end of World War I. On this day each year, we honor all those who served and continue to serve honorably in the armed forces. We ask everyone to celebrate with us by taking a moment to reflect, meditate and rejuvenate your sense of calm and purpose. Continue reading

Keeping Seniors Safe Behind the Wheel

For many seniors, age-related declines in vision, hearing, reaction time and mobility can limit driving abilities. Some of the most common mistakes that older adults make include forgetting to check blind spots, veering into the wrong lane and failing to use turn signals. The key to staying safe behind the wheel is to be aware of your own limitations, reduce risk factors and know when it’s time to turn in the keys. Continue reading

This Fall’s Flu Vaccines: Get All the Facts!

As we age, our immune systems become less adept at fighting infections and viruses like the flu. Indeed, people ages 65 and older account for nearly sixty percent of flu-related hospitalizations. As a result, doctors generally recommend that all seniors get an annual flu shot. Continue reading

Increasing Breast Cancer Survival Rates a Result of Heightened Awareness

In addition to the fun of Halloween, October is an important month for education as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer, accounting for just under 30% of all cancer cases. One of the most important steps we can take to reduce our risk is to learn more about the disease. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Home Care Assistance is going pink for the cause, showing our support and raising awareness by providing educational resources about early detection. Continue reading

The Era of Longevity: What Happens When We All Live Longer?

At Home Care Assistance, our mission is to change the way the world ages. One of the ways we fulfill this mission is by staying on top of the latest updates in the aging and wellness literature. Recently, The Atlantic published a widely-read article entitled “What Happens When We All Live to 100?” which addressed advancements in longevity research and increased healthspan. Continue reading

Learn About the Latest Dementia Interventions and Earn One Free CEU!

One of the ways we fulfill our mission to change the way the world ages is through community education around topics related to aging and wellness. In keeping with this commitment, we are proud to offer one complimentary CE credit for our upcoming webinar, “Dementia Examined: Exploring Approaches for Treatment”, which will be led by Dr. Samuel Gontkovsky, Executive Director of Research and Development at Home Care Assistance. Continue reading

Home Care Assistance Partners with Wish of a Lifetime to Grant One Wish for a Special Senior

At Home Care Assistance our mission is to change the way the world ages. We aim to enrich the lives of seniors by celebrating healthy aging and promoting independence. To further our mission, we have partnered with Wish of a Lifetime, a non-profit organization with a similar passion for enhancing seniors’ quality of life, who will be sponsoring one wish for a very deserving individual. Continue reading

Honor a Senior Loved One Today!

In line with our mission to change the way the world ages and promote a positive view of aging, we launched a new campaign called Honor Your Living Legend. This campaign was designed to celebrate the lives of remarkable  men … Continue reading