Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24FOREWORD Home Care Assistance was founded in 2002 by Dr. Kathy Johnson after she tried finding care at home for her mom and dad who lived across the country. After finding her father bruised from a fall and hearing that the caregiver whom she had hired through an agency had sent her sister as a replacement without notifying the family, she was deeply concerned for the safety of her parents and realized something had to change. From this unsettling experience, Home Care Assistance was born and founded on the principle that the caregivers we hire to take care of our clients would also be trusted to take care of our parents. But we didn’t stop there. Yes, it was important that we hire the very best caregivers who were passionate about taking care of others, skilled and rigorously screened, but what was equally, if not more important, was training our caregivers to engage with their clients in a way that would truly improve their overall quality of life and increase their lifespan. To achieve this, Home Care Assistance developed the Balanced Care Method™, a holistic approach to care that promotes healthy mind, body and spirit in the clients we serve. As we cared for an increasing number of seniors, making a positive impact in their lives through the Balanced Care Method, we also noticed that more than half of our clients suffer from some sort of cognitive decline, an issue that affects 35.6 million people worldwide, and a number that is expected to triple by 2050. We decided to take our Balanced Care approach a step further and developed the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ , a cognitive stimulation program that aims to improve the quality of life for our clients by promoting brain health through personalized, one-on-one activities that engage the main cognitive domains in the brain. Through both of these programs and the compassionate, dedicated and selfless individuals – owners, office staff, caregivers – who make up Home Care Assistance, we are truly changing the lives of our clients for the better. We are seeing them live happier, healthier lives with meaning and purpose that some of our clients never had before Home Care Assistance came into their home. Even more touching is the fact that many of our caregivers and clients have developed such a strong bond over the months and years that they think of each other as family. We are constantly in awe of the incredible seniors we are so privileged to serve and the compassionate, kind caregivers who make a difference in their lives so that they can live out the rest of their years in a meaningful way. We invite you to read these touching stories about our clients and the remarkable difference that Home Care Assistance has made in their lives and their families lives. Aging is a beautiful thing and something that we celebrate every day with our clients at Home Care Assistance. 3