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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

Our Top 10 Achievements of 2014

Every December at Home Care Assistance, we like to take time to reflect on our achievements over the past twelve months and how they served our clients, caregivers and communities. Read on for our Top 10 Achievements of 2014. Home … Continue reading

2014 Marks the 50th Birthdays of the Youngest Baby Boomers!

2014 was a year of many landmark events, including the 60th anniversary of the release of Elvis Presley’s first single, the 75th anniversary of the introduction of television and, notably, the 50th birthdays of the youngest members of the baby boomer generation! Continue reading

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Senior Loved Ones

The holiday season can be a stressful time, especially when it comes to shopping for gifts. Given that Christmas is less than a week away and we are already in the midst of Chanukah celebrations, we asked some of our Client Care Managers for last minute shopping advice and came up with a list of gift ideas for senior loved ones. Continue reading