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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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Aging, Blog, Health, Helpful Tips

Here’s to Bone Health – World Osteoporosis Day

Today is World Osteoporosis Day, and we’d like to share in the effort to raise awareness about osteoporosis and what ... Read More
Advocacy, Aging, Blog

How to Choose an Estate Planning Attorney

Mark Gilfix, Attorney at Gilfix & La Poll Associates, recommends 3 criteria to help you in your search for an ... Read More
Advocacy, Aging, Blog, Helpful Tips

4 Tips on How to Avoid Probate

In recognition of National Estate Planning Awareness Week, we are sharing four important tips to help you avoid probate ... Read More
Advocacy, Blog, Helpful Tips
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Estate Planning Awareness Week

According to the Estate Planners’ Council, more than 50 percent of North Americans have not made plans for their estate ... Read More
Advocacy, Blog, Health

Breast Cancer Awareness

As women age, breast cancer risk increases. Women between the ages of 65 and 80 are at the greatest risk ... Read More
Activities, Blog, Nutrition

Delicious Autumn Recipe: Baked Acorn Squash

One of the easiest, healthiest, (and tastiest) fall vegetables is acorn squash. It’s packed with nutrients, and in most stores, ... Read More
Activities, Blog, Socializing, Special

5 Senior Friendly Autumn Activities

Fall is a beautiful time of year with the colorful leaves, crisp air and pumpkin patches popping up in towns ... Read More

Tips to Increase the Appetite for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia may experience changes in eating habits and a lack of ... Read More
Blog, Health, Nutrition

Balanced Care Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

In October, Brussels sprouts are one of the most delicious, seasonal vegetables, and are rich in vitamin A and dietary ... Read More
Aging, Blog, Health, Super Senior

In Celebration of Active Aging

“Active aging”, a term created by the World Health Organization in the late 1990’s, is a deliberate approach to aging ... Read More
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
Dementia, Health, Super Senior

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
Blog, Health, Nutrition, Super Senior

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
Advocacy, 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, Caregiving, Senior Care

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
Blog, Chronic Conditions, 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
Advocacy, 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
Blog, Super Senior

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, Caregiving, Senior Care

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, Blog, Dementia, Health, Super Senior

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

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
Blog, Health, Helpful Tips, Super Senior

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
Blog, Helpful Tips, Super Senior

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
Blog, Health, Innovation, Super Senior

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, Health, Rehab, Safety, Senior Care

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
Blog, Health, Senior Care

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