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Enjoy the articles below to learn more about successful aging at home for you or a loved one. Home Care Assistance is the only senior care company with an emphasis on healthy longevity and lifestyle habits one can harness to promote longer healthspan and lifespan. Read on and learn more!

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Blog, Health, Nutrition

How to Help Get the Most out of Your Food

Our bodies can only integrate somewhere between 10 and 90 percent of the nutrients that we consume. With some simple ... Read More
Aging, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Health

Worried about Alzheimer’s? Try our healthy tips for brain health.

Alzheimer’s disease has intruded on the lives of more than 5 million families worldwide, and the number is expected to ... Read More
Blog, Health, Nutrition
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Balanced Care Recipe: Autumn Ratatouille

This recipe for Autumn Ratatouille is quick and easy. All the recipes we’ve shared are healthy and are easily adapted ... Read More
Aging, Blog, Exercise, Health, Nutrition

Designing a Personalized Healthy Lifestyle

Fifty percent of all adults are managing at least one chronic condition according to the Centers for Disease Control and ... Read More
Awareness, Blog, Health

In Recognition of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of September as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month, we are sharing information about gynecologic cancer, which is only found ... Read More
Blog, Health, Nutrition

Fill up on Fruits and Vegetables

September is Fruit and Veggies Month! We strongly believe that longevity is linked to a balanced lifestyle that includes physically ... Read More
Blog, Care, Caretakers, Video

Home Care Assistance Recognizes Lynn Reed as Caregiver of the Year

The 2016 Caregiver of the Year Award is Lynn Reed of Home Care Assistance of St. Louis. Lynn, a veteran ... Read More
Awareness, Blog, Health

Understanding Leukemia and Lymphoma

Over 170,000 people will be diagnosed with either leukemia or lymphoma in 2016, and education is key to preventing, screening, ... Read More
Awareness, Blog, Health, Nutrition

In Recognition of National Cholesterol Awareness Month

Over seventy million people in the U.S. have unhealthy levels of cholesterol, and of that number, only about 20 million ... Read More
Aging, Blog

How to Show Appreciation This Grandparents Day

This Sunday, September 11th, is Grandparents Day worldwide, a holiday dedicated to celebrating all grandparents for their tireless love. To ... Read More
Blog, Care, Caretakers

Home Care for Adults with Special Needs

Home care services are not limited to seniors – individuals of any age who live with chronic care needs or ... Read More
Blog, Health, Nutrition

Balanced Care Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Salad

Few foods call up memories of summer as fresh, ripe tomatoes can. When summer is beginning to wane, tomatoes can ... Read More
Aging, Awareness, Blog, Dementia, Health

Reading Books May Promote Longevity

Seniors don’t read as much as they used to – about 7 in 10 people who have read a book ... Read More
Awareness, Blog, Health

Psoriasis in Aging Adults

In recognition of August as Psoriasis Awareness Month worldwide, we are sharing information on the condition to promote awareness. Psoriasis ... Read More
Aging, Blog, Care, Health

5 Ways to Ease into Sound Sleep

It’s crucial for individuals of any age to get a sound night’s sleep for physical and mental well-being. If you ... Read More

How to Download Apps onto an iPhone in 10 Easy Steps

With new technology available to everyone, having a smartphone that you’re able to navigate can make life at home a ... Read More
Aging, Blog, Care, Health

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditation, the practice of using deep breathing to clear your mind, can be practiced by members of any age group ... Read More

How to Download Apps onto an Android Smartphone in 10 Easy Steps

With new technology available to everyone, having a smartphone that you’re able to navigate can make life at home a ... Read More
Blog, Care, Health

Supportive Practices for After a Fall

Every year, over two million older adults are seen in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. There are many reasons why ... Read More
Aging, Blog, Care, Health

How to Start the Conversation About Home Care

When it becomes evident that loved ones need additional assistance in the home, it can be difficult to talk about ... Read More
Aging, Blog, Health

Five Ways to Help a Loved One Cope with Vision Loss

If your aging parent or spouse is experiencing vision loss, this could affect many aspects of their life, and you ... Read More
Aging, Blog, Health

How to Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

Grieving for a loved one can affect us both emotionally and physically. Realizing you need to put your life back ... Read More

Six Signs That It’s Time for Help at Home

In recognition of National Simplify Your Life Week, here are some signs to look for to help you decide when ... Read More

Fun Activities for a Senior Loved One

If your loved one has become bored with an aspect of his or her current routine of activities, here are ... Read More

Decluttering the Mind: From Chaos to Calm

Our minds can get as cluttered as our lives and downsizing some of those incessant thoughts is a good idea ... Read More

Delicious and Hydrating Drink Recipes!

Maintaining good hydration as we age is vitally important for short-term and long-term health.Consuming the daily amount of plain water ... Read More

Caregiving at Home: Support for the Selfless

Caregivers for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia face special challenges. While many caregivers want their loved one to advance ... Read More
Blog, Care, Health

Tips on Reducing Risk of Dehydration

As we get older, our bodies retain less fluid. If we consistently drink water and other hydrating liquids throughout the ... Read More

Home Care Assistance Celebrates Parents Day!

National Parents Day was created in 1994 as a way to honor both mothers and fathers for all they do ... Read More

Tips to Encourage an Aging Loved One to Turn in the Keys

At some point, you or another relative may believe that one of your parents no longer capable of safely operating ... Read More