Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

October is National Pumpkin Month, and we want to celebrate by sharing a healthy and delicious recipe that you can make for yourself and those you care for. They’re healthier than most, since they’re made with whole wheat flour and oats, sweetened with real maple syrup or honey, and call for coconut oil or olive oil instead of butter. Believe it or not, this healthy pumpkin muffin recipe yields light and fluffy muffins! INGREDIENTS • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil …

Join Us for Our FaceBook Live – Thursday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 – 9 a.m.

Looking for more resources as a caregiver? Do you want to connect with other caregivers and admin staff at Home Assist Health? Join us for our FaceBook Live event on Thursday, Oct. 8. We will have our HR Recruiting Manager Trina Shelton, and one of our Program Aides Karilenia Morgan share details about the role of a caregiver, benefits and upcoming opportunities for our existing caregivers. Karilenia will share her personal story as a caregiver that led her into her …

Stop Medical Distancing – The Cause and Affect

We have been told for months and months now that social distancing is one of the best ways we can prevent the spread of COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean stop going to the doctor for your regular appointments. When the medical world doesn’t, or can’t, intervene for people with chronic diseases or conditions, these diseases progress and patients get into trouble. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer and heart disease impact 60 …

Mental Health is Connected to Overall Health

Mental health is a vital part of overall health. It affects how people think, feel, and behave. Many people with symptoms of depression don’t describe themselves as feeling depressed. It can be embarrassing to talk about. It is not unusual for caregivers to develop mild or more serious depression as a result of the constant demands they face while providing care. Symptoms of Depression – People experience depression in different ways. Some may feel classic symptoms, like sadness and hopelessness. …

Annual Caregiver Training Made Easy

Home Assist Health is proud to announce accessible caregiver training for all of our employees for 2020. With social distancing measures and everything related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to ensure that each and every caregiver has access to the right training to meet annual state requirements. We are excited to announce the roll out of In The Know, an online based training to ensure employees stay up to date on key trainings that are vital to the success …

Home Assist Health Nominates Sam Molla for the National Home Care Association of America Caregiver of the Year 2020

Home Assist Health is excited to announce the nomination of Sam Molla, one of our incredibly passionate caregivers for more than 17 years, for The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) Caregiver of the Year Award. This award recognizes the outstanding work of aides, direct care workers and companions to keep seniors and people with disabilities safe and healthy at home. In the past few months, caregivers have demonstrated their dedication and commitment even more, providing care on the front …

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 …