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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

What Type of Caregiver is Right for Your Loved One?

With age comes the importance of considering long-term care options and choosing a plan that is best suited to our unique needs and preferences. There are a variety of home care services that suit the unique needs of each individual and allow him or her to maintain his or her independence as much as possible. Planning ahead is important and can have real benefits for you and your senior loved ones. Continue reading

Number of Supercentenarians on the Rise

Advancements in medicine and technology have resulted in fewer infections and accidents, enabling us to thrive much longer than before. Because of this, more people are living longer and those that have made it past their 110th birthday have been dubbed supercentenarians. These supercentenarians have become overnight sensations, making headlines around the world for their impressive and rare lifespans. Continue reading

Our Fifth & Final Tasty Food Trend: Quinoa

The final post in our culinary trends series features a grain that has become increasingly popular in recent years: quinoa. It was first domesticated 3,000 to 4,000 years ago by the Incas in South America, who coined it the “mother of all grains”. The quinoa plant with its edible seeds was praised by the Incas then, and is wildly popular now among people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. In fact, it is one of the most consumed superfoods on the market today! Continue reading

This Week’s Tasty Food Trend: Apple Cider Vinegar

For centuries apple cider vinegar has been touted as a solution for a variety of ailments. Today it is still widely used for its health benefits, which is why apple cider vinegar is the fourth food in our 5-part healthy food trend series. Compared to store-bought salad dressings, apple cider vinegar is healthy and flavorful without any added sugars or fillers. Continue reading