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Home Care Assistance Helps Fulfill 85-Year-Old Veteran’s Final Wish

At Home Care Assistance, our mission is to change the way the world ages by enriching the lives of seniors, celebrating successful aging and promoting independence for older adults. Last September we honored our mission by partnering up with Wish … Continue reading

Celebrate Brain Awareness Week with Meditation

Over 20 years ago, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives launched Brain Awareness Week as a way to observe progress in the field of neuroscience and educate the public about brain health. Now, Brain Awareness Week, which is celebrated March 16th through the 22nd, is a global initiative. To do our part, we are exploring the positive impact mindfulness and breathing can have on the brain and sharing tips on how to start incorporating meditation into your daily routine for a clearer, happier mind. Continue reading

Physical Exercise Keeps Body and Brain in Shape

A recent study from the Boston University School of Medicine suggests that it is never too late to harness the benefits of healthy behaviors. In particular, researchers found that a higher physical fitness level in your 40s is directly correlated with higher brain volume and better performance on cognitive tests in your 60s. Continue reading

7 Tips for Post-Stroke Care

Stroke is a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability. Read these 7 tips to ensure a smooth recovery following a stroke. Continue reading

Are You Sitting Too Much? 5 Tips to Reduce Sedentary Habits

A new study from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine suggests that regardless of exercise, sitting for extended periods of time increases the risk of disability later in life. Continue reading

A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

Worldwide, the month of February is dedicated to raising awareness around heart health. For our part, we wanted to share some risk factors of heart disease and stroke as well as a delicious heart-healthy recipe! Continue reading

Hospital to Home Care Program Reduces Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

One of the leading causes of hospital readmissions is the lack of adequate support following a hospital discharge. To help make a patient’s transition home smooth and successful, Home Care Assistance is committed to educating seniors and their loved ones about post-hospitalization care through our Hospital to Home Care program, a comprehensive set of resources for families managing the sometimes difficult transition home after hospitalization. Continue reading

Changing the Way the World Ages Provides Cutting-Edge Health News and Inspirational Stories Related to Aging

At Home Care Assistance, our mission is to change the way the world ages by helping seniors achieve happier, healthier and more independent lives at home. To further our mission we created a website, ChangingtheWaytheWorldAges.com, to provide older adults and their loved ones with lifestyle tips, cutting-edge research and education about successful aging. Continue reading

Four Warning Signs of Glaucoma

In recognition of Glaucoma Awareness Month, Home Care Assistance urges you to pay attention to your eye health and know the early warning signs of one of the most common eye diseases that is associated with older age: glaucoma. Continue reading

Taking Charge of Your Brain Health in the New Year and Beyond

The start of January marks the opportunity to create a list of resolutions to help you start the New Year with your best foot forward. Improving physical health, particularly losing weight, is consistently among the top five resolutions every year. Why not invest in your overall wellbeing by setting a resolution to also boost your cognitive health? Continue reading