Caregiver of the Month- October

Home Assist Health is excited to announce our October Caregiver of the Month, Marisela Hernandez. Marisela has been a caregiver for 6 months and in that time she has adapted a compassionate spirit to learn and find a passion for her work in caring for others. She prides herself on being consistent by always being available and on time for her shifts. Marisela was introduced into the world of caregiving by her friend Karla and has not looked back ever …

Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Prevention

If you’re concerned about developing breast cancer, you might be wondering if there are steps you can take to help prevent breast cancer. Some risk factors, such as family history, can’t be changed. However, there are lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk. What can I do to reduce my risk of breast cancer? Research shows that lifestyle changes can decrease the risk of breast cancer, even in women at high risk. To lower your risk: Limit alcohol. The …

3 Ways to Keep Your Dental Hygienist Happy

Dental hygienists are one of the main reasons behind our beautiful smiles. They keep our teeth healthy and help us smile with confidence that enhances our face value. Many times, you can’t wait to get out of the dental chair to show off your newly pearly whites. Since they keep you smiling year-round, here are three ways to make them smile during National Dental Hygiene Month. Brush twice daily – once when you wake up in the morning and once …

October EatWELL- Warm Latte with Health Benefits

Fall is here and seasonal drinks are upon us! Try this warm, comforting drink that also includes lots of health benefits such as reducing inflammation. TURMERIC LATTE Recipe and photo courtesy of eatingwell.com INGREDIENTS: · 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk beverage · 1 tablespoon grated fresh turmeric · 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey · 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger · Pinch of ground pepper · 1 pinch ground cinnamon for garnish DIRECTIONS: 1. Combine milk, …

Healthy Aging Tips

Do not think or act how you think your current age should act, instead think of when your golden age was? Was it when you were 23? 34? 45? Picture yourself at that age and act that way now! When you act that way, it goes a long way into feeling better about yourself. Give yourself that other reason to love yourself.  (Tip: Don’t look in the mirror for approval, just feel it within you!) Do you catch yourself complaining …

September EatWell- 2 BEAN VEGETARIAN CHILI

With Fall around the corner, try this simple and balanced recipe that will warm the hearts and stomachs of the whole family. 2 BEAN VEGETARIAN CHILI Recipe and photo courtesy of myrecipes.com INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 small green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup water 2 teaspoons finely chopped chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon …

Caregiver of the Month – September

Home Assist Health is thrilled to announce our September Caregiver of the Month, Valerie Ellis. Valerie has been a member of Home Assist Health for 5 months. Although she only has 5 months working at Home Assist Health, she has 9 years of experience working as a caregiver. She worked in an assisting living facility in Wickenburg before she made her way to Home Assist Health. During her 5 short months here at Home Assist Health, Valerie has shown exemplary …

Welcome New Office Staff

We are excited to introduce you to our newest HR and Training Department office staff members: Tanner Paskett, Maria Torres, and Matthew Sizemore.  Tanner is joining our team as the new Trainer. He just moved to Arizona from Utah in May of 2021. Before that he was working as a caregiver for disabled adults while he was working on his psychology degree in Logan, Utah. During his free time, Tanner likes to spend time with my dog, explore nature, and …

Staying Safe During Summer Monsoons

    Storms are expected throughout Arizona during this time of year. If you are not from Arizona, here are some important safety tips should you find yourself in the center of one. 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 …

Home Assist Health = Compassion in Action

We want to kick off this newsletter with a special thanks to you, our awesome Caregivers! On behalf of all of us in the office and the board of directors, we extend to you our deepest gratitude and respect. We are emerging from of one of the most challenging years in recent history stronger. Through it all, you continued to serve those who needed your support and care at home.  And you did it with unwavering compassion. Inspired by your …