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Watch To Learn About Our Balanced Care Method Featuring Cognitive Therapeutics

A Focus on Total Wellness for Our Clients

There is no single explanation for how and why some people live so much longer and have more active years than others. But there is a place where more people live longer and healthier than any other place on earth: Okinawa, Japan. Scientists have been studying this group of seniors to see if we could learn from their methods and live longer, more productive lives ourselves. Home Care Assistance developed the Balanced Care Method, a revolutionary approach to senior care, based on these studies.

The Balanced Care Method is based on studies of the extraordinarily long-lived elders living in the islands of Okinawa. Life spans of over 100 years are not unusual in here. More important, people in their 70s, 80s and beyond enjoy incredible good health and independence despite their years. The Balanced Care Method promotes the lifestyle factors central to these centenarian’s healthy longevity. It is a philosophy that can be summed up in two words: moderation and variety.

Components of Balanced Care Training include:

Cognitive Stimulation

Nutrition

Physical Activity

Sense of Calm

Social Engagement

Caregivers Elevate Day to Day Life

The Balanced Care Method is an evidence-based program built on studies that demonstrate that only one-third of our longevity is based on genetics and two-thirds on lifestyle factors within our control.

Home Care Assistance caregivers are trained in the Method, offering the first senior care solution with an emphasis on balance and longevity. By working with specific lifestyle behaviors, Home Care Assistance caregivers extend and enhance the lives of seniors, helping them live longer, happier, more balanced lives.

Activities for Aging Minds with our Cognitive Therapeutics Method™

Addressing the need for in-home brain health, the Cognitive Therapeutics Method is a fun yet effective way to keep aging minds sharp, active and engaged at home.

The Balanced Care Method touches everything we do.

At Home Care Assistance we understand the important connections between diet, exercise, mental engagement and social ties to reduce stress and create the best life. Our care services include support with the activities of daily living below, but also considers the tenants of the Balanced Care Method every step of the way.

  • Cooking and light housekeeping
  • Laundry and changing of bed linens
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Companionship and range of motion exercises
  • Transportation to doctor appointments, supermarket, pharmacy
  • Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Status reporting to family
  • Medication reminders

What Our Initial and Ongoing Balanced Care Method Training

Our Balanced Care Method training teaches caregivers the importance of nutrition, exercise, social ties, mental and spiritual health, and how all these things can contribute to longevity and well-being for seniors and individuals of all ages. Caregivers are also trained in knowing what foods are the most beneficial, depending on the client’s health, habits and goals.

Personal Care Assistance

  • Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Medication reminders
  • Toileting and incontinence care
  • Status reporting to family
  • Safety and fall prevention
  • Ongoing wellness monitoring

Lifestyle Support

  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation and nutrition
  • Laundry and change of bed linens
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Transportation to social and recreational activities
  • Assistance with light exercise and outdoor activity
  • Companionship and community engagement
  • Travel assistance

A Research-Based Approach to Long-Term Brain Health

An extension of our Balanced Care Method, the Cognitive Therapeutics Method (CTM) is a brain health program developed by researchers at Home Care Assistance. The program aims to improve quality of life in our clients through a holistic approach incorporating positive lifestyle improvements, as well as personalized, one-on-one activities that engage the main cognitive domains of the brain.

The program’s activities target more than just memory and engage other cognitive functions including the executive functioning, attention, language, and visual spatial domains. This approach goes hand-in-hand with lifestyle improvements in physical activity, social engagement, diet and more. The Cognitive Therapeutics Method approach is based on scientific research pointing to non-pharmacological activity and lifestyle intervention as an effective way to promote long-term brain health and was developed by a research team led by a neuropsychologist.

The Cognitive Therapeutics Method is a complement to our Balanced Care Method and is another multi-pronged approach to healthy aging, specifically focused on the brain. At Home Care Assistance, we believe in extending healthy years and work with our clients to help them achieve health and meaningfulness in longevity.

"Last year my mom fell and received a new diagnosis of dementia in addition to her mild Alzheimer’s disease. She required a caregiver while I worked, but had multiple problems with those sent to us by various agencies because of her dementia diagnosis. Daycare programs were too lengthy and boring for her. After further inquiries, I was directed to call “A Place for Mom”. They connected me with an agency called Home Care Assistance. In addition to caregivers, they also have a division devoted to The Cognitive Therapeutics Method. My mother was interviewed as to her interests and abilities and matched to a therapist (whom they call interventionists) who developed a program especially for her. She enjoys the stimulating puzzles and word games, in addition to music and physical exercise. This service has been a godsend for both her and me. She is calm and content when I return home from work. I have not had calls from caregivers, police, firefighters, or EMT’s at work to intervene with my mom’s behavior. She accepted the therapist from the start and works with her without problems. These people are true professionals and I cannot thank them enough for being able to handle her care while I am at work."

M.F., Client’s daughter

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