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Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, can be physically and emotionally draining for both the person affected and the primary caregiver. Once your loved one has the diagnosis, here is some information to help you create a comprehensive care plan. Continue reading

Relax and Catch Some Zzz’s this Holiday Season!

The holidays can be stressful and draining, making it a poignant time to remember the importance of a quality night’s sleep. National Geographic, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and The Public Good Projects, recently produced a two-hour documentary on this subject entitled “Sleepless in America”. The main message: more and more people are not getting enough sleep, which causes a slew of potential negative effects on health.
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Home Care Assistance Recognizes U.S. Air Force Retiree and Devoted Father as Living Legends

Honor Your Living Legend, Home Care Assistance’s campaign designed to recognize the accomplishments of older adults, recently announced its first round of contest winners. Colonel Joe F. Cotton, a test pilot and U.S. Air Force retiree, and John Madden, a devoted father, were selected for their inspirational stories. Continue reading

Larry Runs Again

Larry, a client of Home Care Assistance in Sarasota, Florida, is a perfect example of someone who has benefitted from The Balanced Care Method™. Read more about Larry’s recovery journey using BCM! Continue reading

Eating Well When You Have Diabetes

In the United States and Canada, November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time dedicated to diabetes awareness and advocacy. In recognition of this month, we wanted to share some basic information about the condition as well as some diabetic-friendly recipes! Continue reading

Autumn and Pumpkins and Health — Oh My!

From spiced lattes to raviolis to desserts, this seasonal squash is often the centerpiece of the Fall season. Read on to find out pumpkin’s many hidden health benefits and a few easy ways to get your daily dose of the super food. Continue reading

Veterans and Remembrance Day: A Time for Reflection and Appreciation

November 11th is recognized as Veterans Day in the US and Remembrance Day in Canada and other countries, marking the anniversary of the end of World War I. On this day each year, we honor all those who served and continue to serve honorably in the armed forces. We ask everyone to celebrate with us by taking a moment to reflect, meditate and rejuvenate your sense of calm and purpose. Continue reading

Keeping Seniors Safe Behind the Wheel

For many seniors, age-related declines in vision, hearing, reaction time and mobility can limit driving abilities. Some of the most common mistakes that older adults make include forgetting to check blind spots, veering into the wrong lane and failing to use turn signals. The key to staying safe behind the wheel is to be aware of your own limitations, reduce risk factors and know when it’s time to turn in the keys. Continue reading

This Fall’s Flu Vaccines: Get All the Facts!

As we age, our immune systems become less adept at fighting infections and viruses like the flu. Indeed, people ages 65 and older account for nearly sixty percent of flu-related hospitalizations. As a result, doctors generally recommend that all seniors get an annual flu shot. Continue reading

Increasing Breast Cancer Survival Rates a Result of Heightened Awareness

In addition to the fun of Halloween, October is an important month for education as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer, accounting for just under 30% of all cancer cases. One of the most important steps we can take to reduce our risk is to learn more about the disease. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Home Care Assistance is going pink for the cause, showing our support and raising awareness by providing educational resources about early detection. Continue reading