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Tips to Reduce the Risk of Dementia in Older Adults in Austin, TX
Tips to Reduce the Risk of Dementia in Older Adults in Austin, TX
By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on February 13, 2019

Many of the factors that contribute to developing dementia are controllable. While genetics does play a role in who gets certain types of dementia, you can help your loved one manage his or her health to reduce the risk. These six tips can help your aging loved one stave off…

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Ways to Provide Great Care for an Aging Adult with Alzheimer’s in Austin, TX
Ways to Provide Great Care for an Aging Adult with Alzheimer’s in Austin, TX
By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on January 30, 2019

When an older loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, families become understandably concerned, as the disease is progressive and has no cure. When deciding to become a family caregiver for a senior with Alzheimer’s, you want to provide the best care possible. Here are several tips to consider to ensure…

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Signs Your Aging Loved One Might Need Home Care in Austin, TX
Signs Your Aging Loved One Might Need Home Care in Austin, TX
By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on January 16, 2019

No matter how healthy your senior loved one seems to be, there will most likely come a time when he or she regularly needs some type of assistance around the home. It’s always better to err on the side of caution and make sure your parent has plenty of help…

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Ideal Exercises for Aging Adults in Austin, TX
Ideal Exercises for Aging Adults in Austin, TX
By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on December 26, 2018

As adults get older, they may be more inclined to be less physically active. However, living a sedentary lifestyle encourages the development of many disease processes. Inactivity often leads to various types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. However, there are some simple activities family caregivers can encourage seniors to…

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Avoid Burnout in Austin, Texas
Avoid Burnout in Austin, Texas
By Natalie Hodge, 9:00 am on December 12, 2018

Taking on the role of family caregiver can be a great way for people to bond with their elderly loved ones. However, the role can also be challenging. Family caregivers need to find ways to balance their lives to protect their own wellbeing and prevent burnout. Here are some tips…

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By Natalie Hodge, 6:20 am on April 29, 2016

Two in five caregivers report feelings of emotional stress. It’s just as important to take care of our mental health as our physical health. In recognition of Stress Awareness Month in April, we are offering three tips to relieve stress! Chronic stress can negatively impact our day-to-day lives, which is why it’s so important to find ways to manage stress levels and find relief. Whether you are working shorter or more lengthy shifts, it is important for everyone to find time to allow themselves to relax and recharge.Below are three tips we recommend to help relieve stress! 1. Go for a 20 minute walk. With spring upon us, a leisurely walk outside with a client can be relaxing. Going for a walk has the added benefit of contributing to your…

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By Natalie Hodge, 6:25 am on April 16, 2016

One of the secrets to healthy longevity is a well-balanced, nutritious diet. The Mediterranean diet is this and more – it is a healthy, delicious approach to eating that doesn’t follow strict rules like most other diets. And because the Mediterranean diet has been studied so thoroughly for so long, we know that it has a multitude of benefits including its ability to boost brain and heart health, reduce the risk of cancer and slow the progression of diabetes and dementia. The Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, a unique in-home activities program developed by Home Care Assistance to promote brain health, recommends the Mediterranean diet as a way to slow the progression of cognitive decline associated with aging. The brain shrinks as a normal part of aging, and the Mediterranean diet helps prevent some of…

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By Natalie Hodge, 6:27 am on April 14, 2016

We are excited to share that Home Care Assistance has been selected as the exclusive Caregiving Partner for Maria Shriver’s non-profit, A Woman’s Nation, and Equinox Sports Clubs’ inaugural event, Move for Minds™, which will take place onSaturday, May 21st. Participants at Equinox Sports Clubs in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County will engage their minds and bodies in physical fitness challenges and educate themselves at an intimate marketplace featuring the superstars of brain research, fitness, food, nutrition, stress, sleep and caregiving. ​Home Care Assistance is proud to support the event as the exclusive Caregiving Partner to help educate attendees on issues surrounding caregivers and the importance of physical activity and its impact on women’s brain health. These events will also bring attention to,…

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By Natalie Hodge, 6:29 am on February 19, 2016

We are excited to share that Home Care Assistance has been selected as the exclusive Caregiving Partner for Maria Shriver’s non-profit, A Woman’s Nation, and Equinox Sports Clubs’ inaugural event, Move for Minds™, which will take place onSaturday, May 21st. Participants at Equinox Sports Clubs in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County will engage their minds and bodies in physical fitness challenges and educate themselves at an intimate marketplace featuring the superstars of brain research, fitness, food, nutrition, stress, sleep and caregiving. ​Home Care Assistance is proud to support the event as the exclusive Caregiving Partner to help educate attendees on issues surrounding caregivers and the importance of physical activity and its impact on women’s brain health. These events will also bring attention to,…

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By Natalie Hodge, 5:57 am on February 18, 2016

To continue shifting the paradigm around aging in an effort to further our mission, Home Care Assistance launched a campaign called Honor Your Living Legend as a way to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of older adults. We recognized a need for a platform where sons, daughters, spouses, grandchildren and friends could go to celebrate aging loved ones that had significantly impacted their lives. Since we launched Honor Your Living Legend, we have received countless heart-warming stories from around the world. ,p>In honor of love, both young and old, and in celebration of Valentine’s Day, we are sharing three of our favorite Honor Your Living Legend submissions below. The Mother-Daughter Bond “When my mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer 11 years ago she never once questioned if she wouldn’t make…

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