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Celebrating Successful Aging

Our mission at Home Care Assistance is to change the way the world ages, helping older adults enjoy longer, happier and healthier lives into their later years through community education and innovative programs based on cutting-edge research in the health and senior care fields. Continue reading

With Age Comes Wisdom

The myth that aging means inevitable cognitive decline is a common misconception. As a part of our mission to change the way the world ages, Home Care Assistance hopes to dispel these myths around aging and focus on the positive side of growing old. Continue reading

Planning for a Future with Dementia

Worldwide there are currently 47.5 million people living with dementia. By 2050 this number is estimated to triple, so planning for potential cognitive decline is a smart and proactive decision. Continue reading

Understanding Long-Term Care Options: Advanced Care Needs

Long-term care planning can be stressful, which is why we’ve put together a two-part guide on long-term care options that are best suited to you and your loved one’s needs and preferences. In this second installment, we feature long-term care options for individuals that require an advanced level of care. Read about the main types of services and communities so that you can make a well-informed decision for you or an aging loved one. Continue reading

Understanding Long-Term Care Options: Moderate-Level 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 two-part guide, which will help you make a well-informed decision when it comes to your family’s unique needs and preferences. In this guide, we feature a variety of long-term care options best suited for individuals that require a moderate level of care but are mostly independent. Continue reading

Diabetes May Affect Brain Health

Worldwide, 387 million people are living with diabetes with numbers expected to increase to 592 million in the next twenty years. If left unmanaged, diabetes can have serious effects on the heart, kidneys, nerves and teeth and puts the individual at an increased risk of stroke and dementia. Now, a new study has found further evidence of diabetes’ impact on brain health by reducing blood flow to the brain and causing cognitive decline in older adults. Continue reading

5 Outdoor Summer Activities That Are Perfect for Older Adults

Summer brings sunshine and fresh air, but for seniors who have mobility issues, the simple act of venturing outside can be difficult. Depending on the activity, going outdoors can help relieve boredom, increase vitamin D from sun exposure and boost physical exercise resulting in happiness and improved overall wellbeing. Continue reading

Audrey Hepburn: Life, Love and Longevity

Being healthy doesn’t always necessitate following strict regimens, and no one knew that better than style icon Audrey Hepburn. Prior to health fads, Hepburn adhered to healthy habits naturally, including drinking lots of water, eating fruits and vegetables, having a zest for life and being generous with others. We have chosen 7 of Audrey Hepburn’s lifestyle habits that positively impacted her health and contributed to her longevity. We encourage you to incorporate one or more of her habits into your daily routine. We could all use a little more of Audrey Hepburn in our lives, right? Continue reading

The Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Caregivers and the Economy

The Alzheimer’s Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, has designated June as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. In observance of this month, Home Care Assistance is advocating for increased awareness of Alzheimer’s disease by sharing significant facts and projections of Alzheimer’s and the remarkable impact it will have on our society in the future. Continue reading

A Gift Guide for Father’s Day

In celebration of fatherhood, many countries recognize the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day–this year, Father’s Day will be celebrated this Sunday, June 21st. With a few more days to complete your shopping, we have put together a list of gift ideas and recommended activities to make this Father’s Day, and every other day, a special one for your dad. Continue reading