CareNotes Newsletter – Volume 7
With nearly 45,000 subscribers, our free CareNotes newsletter is one of the largest and most followed online newsletters in the senior care industry. Each monthly issue showcases a variety of topics and features, anything from our Balanced Care Method friendly recipes to cutting-edge research in health, aging and longevity. Also included is our “Caregiver Spotlight,” featuring a caregiver that exhibits exceptional client care and serves as a role model for other employees. Enjoy our CareNotes newsletter! Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter by entering your email address in the box at the top right-hand corner of our home page.
We are excited to share the most recent issue of our CareNotes Newsletter, which includes articles on longevity, the brain-boosting power of milk and the inspirational story of an 85-year-old veteran getting his wish of a lifetime as well as our Caregiver of the Month spotlight featuring Karina Leonard of Home Care Assistance – Palm Beach, Florida.
In this issue of our CareNotes Newsletter, we share the results of a new Boston University School of Medicine study that found that higher physical fitness levels in your 40’s are correlated with higher levels of cognitive functioning in your 60’s. These findings build on previous research that indicates that healthy lifestyle behaviors can help prevent age-related cognitive decline. We also discuss our Hospital to Home Care program, which includes a comprehensive set of resources for families managing the transition home after a medical incident, and 5 tips for staying active to reduce the risk of disability later in life. Last, but not least, I would like to congratulate our caregiver of the month, Erica Hines, from Home Care Assistance of Cleveland, Ohio! Erica is a shining example of the high standard of care that Home Care Assistance strives to provide to every client, every day.
In this issue of our CareNotes Newsletter, we share our top 10 achievements from 2014 and how they influenced our clients, caregivers and communities throughout North America. We also provide tips to promote optimal brain health in the New Year and beyond as well as ways to ensure you stick to your resolutions. We also feature an article from one of our favorite websites, ChangingtheWaytheWorldAges.com, which talks about the “The Passions Project”, a photography series that depicts older adults doing the things they love. This project is designed to honor seniors and inspire people of all ages to live their lives to the fullest—similar to our Honor Your Living Legend initiative. Last but not least, I would like to congratulate our Caregiver of the Month, Jina, from Home Care Assistance of South Florida! Jina’s compassion, positive attitude and genuine love for the caregiving profession sets her apart, and makes her a favorite among her clients, their families and her peers. We are lucky to have her as a member of the Home Care Assistance team!
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In this issue of our CareNotes Newsletter, we share information about our partnership with Wish of a Lifetime. With shared missions to change the way that society views aging and improve the quality of life of seniors across North America, we are sponsoring one wish for a very deserving senior. The deadline to nominate yourself or a loved one to have a wish granted is next Tuesday, November 25th. You can apply by visiting www.HomeCareAssistance.com/wishpossible. In this newsletter, we also share new, cutting-edge research on Memory Banking (MB), which was featured in this quarter’s publication of the Journal of Aging and Health. MB is described as a “life story development intervention” in which participants map out their “future dreams, aspirations, plans, and decisions.” On the topic of improving quality of life, we also share six hidden health benefits of pumpkins—from promoting skin elasticity and eye health to reducing levels of “bad” cholesterol, pumpkin is a great addition to your daily diet, especially during this time of year when they are in season. Last, but not least, I would like to congratulate our Caregiver of the Month, Yhanna Brea, from Home Care Assistance of Naples, Florida! Yhanna’s compassion, positive attitude and genuine love for the caregiving profession set her apart and make her a favorite among her clients, their families and her peers. We are lucky to have her as a member of the Home Care Assistance team! Read More »
In this issue of our CareNotes Newsletter, we provide more information about this week’s public webinar and the August webinar which will be on the topic of heart health and led by Suzanne Steinbaum, cardiologist, Director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red Campaign. We also share five ways in which our hearts benefit during the summer months; an obvious benefit is more vitamin D which plays a key role in maintaining the ratio of our “good” cholesterol to “bad” cholesterol. We also share tips for getting the conversation around finances started with an aging loved one. Last, but not least, I would like to congratulate our Caregiver of the Month, Holley Boyington, from Home Care Assistance of Greenville, SC! We are lucky to have her as a member of the Home Care Assistance team!
In this issue of our CareNotes Newsletter, we introduce some foods that can alleviate troublesome aches and pains as well as seven simple steps you can take to stay active throughout the year to achieve optimal health. We also share a delicious recipe for Salmon Salad that is packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Not only does this make for a refreshing lunch or dinner, but given salmon’s anti-inflammatory properties, this is a great meal to eat following a workout to fuel your body and help rebuild your muscles. Last, but not least, I would like to congratulate our Caregiver of the Month, Mariam Ba, from Home Care Assistance of Cincinnati! Mariam’s spirit and passion for caregiving are evident in the superior care she provides to each and every one of her clients. We are lucky to have her as a member of the Home Care Assistance team!
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In this issue of our CareNotes Newsletter, we discuss the growing popularity of wearable fitness trackers and how they help promote regular physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. We also take a look at the efforts of the town Watertown, Wisconsin, to become more dementia-friendly. There, many businesses have trained employees in how to recognize and assist customers with dementia, a trend that is gaining momentum in Europe, Canada and other parts of the U.S. Finally, we highlight our new book, The Cognitive Therapeutics Method: Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Slowing the Cognitive and Functional Decline Associated with Dementia. Inspired by requests from patients and their family members for a well-researched guide that provides an understanding of the various causes of neurocognitive disorder—from Alzheimer’s disease to Parkinson’s disease to Frontotemporal decline, among others—and the evidence for non-pharmacological interventions to slow cognitive and functional decline, the authors are confident the book will be an important contribution to neurocognitive care and aging literature. Last, but not least, I would like to congratulate our Caregiver of the Month, Dania Torees-Reyes form Home Care Assistance of Denton, TX. Dania’s spirit and passion for caregiving are evident in the superior care she provides to each and every one of her clients. We are lucky to have her as a member of the Home Care Assistance.
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