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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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By Natalie Hodge, 6:33 am on February 8, 2016

Worldwide, the month of February is dedicated to raising awareness around heart health. For our part, we wanted to share some risk factors of heart disease and stroke as well as a delicious heart-healthy recipe! The heart is the strongest muscle in the body, but without proper care it is vulnerable to damage that can result in serious health problems. Cardiovascular diseases, a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, are the number one cause of death globally even though most cases are preventable. Stroke, which can occur when weakened blood vessels rupture, is the second leading cause of disability, affecting 15 million people worldwide each year. Given these statistics, it is important to make heart health a priority. As Dr. Elizabeth Steinbaum, attending cardiologist and Director of…

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By Natalie Hodge, 6:39 am on January 20, 2016

In winter months, driving conditions tend to be more dangerous due to rainy or snowy roads. For seniors, age-related declines in vision, mobility and reaction time can limit driving abilities, making it even more difficult to drive safely on slippery roads. To this end, we have put together 6 tips for safe driving that are important for your safety and that of others. Follow these 6 tips to ensure your safe driving abilities! Get regular health check-ups. Monitor changes in vision, hearing and mobility by getting regular medical check-ups. If your primary physician or optometrist notices changes, be proactive by following their recommended advice for glasses, hearing aids or other support devices. It is also important to manage any chronic conditions such as diabetes and be aware of how many…

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By Natalie Hodge, 6:35 am on January 18, 2016

Worldwide there are an estimated 450,000 centenarians, people who are living to 100-years-old and beyond. In Japan alone, the centenarian population has quadrupled in the last decade. We have also seen a rise in the number of supercentenarians, or those individuals that live past their 110th birthday.   By studying the lifestyle habits of the Okinawans of Japan, some of the longest-living and healthiest people on Earth, we are able to adapt their best practices to encourage healthy longevity and quality of life. Home Care Assistance developed the Balanced Care Method™, a unique approach to senior care based on five key lifestyle behaviors of the elders of Okinawa: healthy diet, physical exercise, active social ties, mental stimulation and a sense of purpose and calm. Below we offer 5 ways to…

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By Natalie Hodge, 6:44 am on January 8, 2016

As we begin a new year, we encourage you to take the time to create your own health goals so that 2016 is a year filled with health and happiness. To this end, we have put together 4 New Year’s Resolutions to help you prioritize your own health in addition to that of the person or persons for whom you provide care. ​4 Resolutions for your Personal Health and Well-Being 1. Eat healthy. Protecting your health starts with what you eat, so make sure to fuel yourself with a variety of nutritious fruits, vegetables, proteins and whole grains. Adhering to the Mediterranean diet, which is high in vegetables, fish, legumes, fruits, nuts and whole grains and low in dairy, meat, and alcohol, will help promote optimal health and well-being; try…

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