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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

The Era of Longevity: What Happens When We All Live Longer?

At Home Care Assistance, our mission is to change the way the world ages. One of the ways we fulfill this mission is by staying on top of the latest updates in the aging and wellness literature. Recently, The Atlantic published a widely-read article entitled “What Happens When We All Live to 100?” which addressed advancements in longevity research and increased healthspan. Continue reading

Learn About the Latest Dementia Interventions and Earn One Free CEU!

One of the ways we fulfill our mission to change the way the world ages is through community education around topics related to aging and wellness. In keeping with this commitment, we are proud to offer one complimentary CE credit for our upcoming webinar, “Dementia Examined: Exploring Approaches for Treatment”, which will be led by Dr. Samuel Gontkovsky, Executive Director of Research and Development at Home Care Assistance. Continue reading

Home Care Assistance Partners with Wish of a Lifetime to Grant One Wish for a Special Senior

At Home Care Assistance our mission is to change the way the world ages. We aim to enrich the lives of seniors by celebrating healthy aging and promoting independence. To further our mission, we have partnered with Wish of a Lifetime, a non-profit organization with a similar passion for enhancing seniors’ quality of life, who will be sponsoring one wish for a very deserving individual. Continue reading

Honor a Senior Loved One Today!

In line with our mission to change the way the world ages and promote a positive view of aging, we launched a new campaign called Honor Your Living Legend. This campaign was designed to celebrate the lives of remarkable  men … Continue reading

Congratulations to Dr. Frank Longo, Winner of the Home Care Assistance Achievement Award in Brain Science

Frank Longo MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, was recently recognized by Home Care Assistance as the recipient of the 2014 Achievement Award in Brain Science. Dr. Longo was commended … Continue reading

Could Treating Depression Stave Off Dementia?

Until now, the link between depression and dementia has only been correlational—the direction of the relationship unknown. A 2013 review of more than 50,000 older adults… Continue reading

5 Tips to Protect Your Skin This Summer

It’s the sunniest time of the year, which means that we all need to be extra vigilant about protecting our skin from harmful UV rays. Just last week, the U.S. Surgeon General declared the rise in the incidence of skin cancer a major health problem. His report cites a 200% increase in the U.S. over the past four decades. While the U.S. has especially high incidence, skin cancer is a worldwide concern. Continue reading

How to Stay Energized Throughout a Long Day of Caregiving

Caregiving can be mentally and physically taxing, even more so when you’re not getting enough sleep at night. If you find that you aren’t getting adequate sleep because you are up caring for a loved one, follow these simple guidelines … Continue reading

The Heart-Healthy Side Effects of Summer

It’s summertime, and that means that you’re probably making much healthier choices without even trying. Here are just a few reasons why we tend to treat our hearts better during the warm months from June to September… Continue reading