Do You Know What Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Is?

  Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition in which the large and medium-sized arteries supplying blood to the legs become narrow or clogged with plaque, constricting the flow of blood. PAD (also known as peripheral arterial disease) is atherosclerosis (more commonly known as hardening of the arteries) occurring in the limbs. PAD may be an indication that atherosclerosis is also present in other areas of the body. PAD reduces blood flow to the feet and legs and can cause pain in the …

Learning The Signs of Suicidality

Older adult suicide is often triggered by elders’ loss of control over health conditions or financial circumstances that results in feelings of hopelessness. By the time older adults enter their seventh decade of life, their thoughts inevitably turn to life assessments. What achievements or accomplishments have marked life’s journey to this point? What opportunities does life present over the upcoming decades? Has life fulfilled expectations? Are there goals still to be attained? Who and Why? Older men are at higher …

September is National Yoga Month – Teaching Seniors and Kids with Disabilities Yoga Moves

While all kids and seniors are special, some need more attention and guidance than others. In honor of National Yoga Month in September, these pointers will help you find your footing for those you care for. Start from where they are. When teaching yoga, open your eyes, ears, heart, and mind. Really see, hear, feel, and understand. See who is in front of you, and START FROM WHERE THEY ARE! Not from where you planned, from where you think they’re …

Why Would Your Friend or Family Make a Great Caregiver?

We know and appreciate the fact that you are part of our team. Have you ever thought, “Wow, my friend Suzie or my cousin Stan would make a great caregiver!” You know firsthand that caregiving is an admirable profession, and the majority of our workforce understand who would make a great caregiver to add to our team. The following article is something we encourage you to share with your friends and family who would make a great caregiver! Reach out …

Healthy Aging Month – What Screenings Are Important

Did you know that September is Healthy Aging Month? For more than 20 years now, this month celebrating health is meant to provide inspiration and motivation for aging adults (45-plus) to improve their physical, mental and social well-being. Understandably, during a pandemic like the one we are facing today, social distancing remains a high priority. However, your regular check-ups and doctor’s appointments are activities you shouldn’t avoid. According to recent research published by GoodRx, more than 75 percent of Americans …

Home Assist Health Celebrates Six Years of Impacting Lives!

Home Assist Health is celebrating its 6-year anniversary of serving the Maricopa County community as a leading in-home care company! Born out of the Complete Comfort Care program at Valleywise Medical Center, Home Assist Health became its very own non-profit home care organization. Through the years, and a lot of transition, Home Assist Health has been able to overcome many of the challenges that home care organizations face. “We have seen so much growth,” said Sylvia Crawford, administrative assistant who …

Free Masks for Arizonans Over the Age of 65

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) recently announced that some Arizonans can receive free masks from the State. ADHS  partnered with Hanes to provide free face masks to Arizona’s most vulnerable populations. Anyone who is part of a vulnerable population (including, but not limited to, individuals with medical conditions or individuals age 65 or older) is able to get a free mask. Each residential address (one order per household) will receive five washable, reusable cloth face masks. ADHS hopes to give …

Sara Wilson, CEO and President, Earns Prestigious Award – Future Leaders of 2020 Award

We are excited to share with you that our fearless leader, Sara Wilson, CEO and president of Home Assist Health, has been selected for Aging Media’s Home Health Care News (HHCN) Future Leaders Class of 2020. This independently judged awards program provides opportunities for companies and organizations to showcase the talent and contributions their key employees are making. Qualities they looked for include: A high-performing employee shaping the next decade of care delivery A passionate worker who knows how to put …

Homemade Fruit Popsicles

You can stay cool, get creative AND be healthy all at the same time with these fun popsicles. The first ingredient is blueberries. Yes, actual fresh fruit! You can also use any other favorite fruit if blueberries aren’t your thing.  Try any berry, cherries, pineapple or maybe mango for some different flavors.  Blend the fruit on a puree setting to get juice smoothie consistency. Add Greek yogurt to the berries, but don’t blend just yet.  Add a little liquid sweetener, …

Staying Safe During Monsoon Storms

Storms are expected throughout Arizona during this time of year, including the Phoenix metro area. Here are some important safety tips. Stay informed about outages – sign up for outage alerts: SRP: https://www.srpnet.com/safety/outage/outagealerts.aspx APS: https://www.aps.com/en/residential/accountservices/alerts/Pages/home.aspx Create a storm safety kit First-aid kit: Be sure to include prescription medications. Make sure items in the first-aid kit are in usable condition. Flashlights: Ensure the batteries are good. Do not use candles as they can cause a fire. Battery-powered phone charger to keep …