Home Assist Health is Now a Wellness AtoZ Employer

Home Assist Health is excited to announce its new wellness program! Wellness AtoZ is aimed at making Arizona and the Greater Phoenix region known as a destination for healthy talent and a healthy community. The key elements of the program include three main initiatives: PlayWELL: This is an activity challenge where Home Assist Health will encourage you to participate and track your activity. This will be seasonal, with the first challenge being announced very soon. LiveWELL: This will keep you …

Facebook Live April – Donate Life AZ

Tuesday, April 6 10 – 10:30 AM April is Donate Life Month. What does that mean? Nico Santos, Media Relations Specialist at Donor Network of Arizona, will be joining us as our guest host on Facebook Live in April to talk about the importance of organ donation. Mr. Santos will cover: What it means to become an organ donor How easy it is to become an organ donor Types of organ donation Perspectives of organ donation from religious/multicultural standpoint A …

Caregiver of the Month – Carmen Bates

Home Assist Health would like to recognize Carmen Bates as our Caregiver of the Month – April.  Carmen but has been with Home Assist Health for only a couple of years but has served in the home care industry for many years as a Medical Assistant (MA). Carmen’s passion and commitment to help are unparalleled. She is the perfect example of a caregiver and is adored by all her members and families. “I give my heavenly father all the thanks, …

Three Tax Tips to Maximize Deductions

Are you still working on filing your 2020 taxes? Did you know that there are certain tax deductions that can lower your taxes and maximize your refund?  At Home Assist Health, we wanted to share a few tax tips to help you find as many deductions as possible. Save all receipts One of the most important things to do at the beginning of every year is to document all your expenses. This includes medical bills that are not covered by …

Recipe: Orange Sesame Broccoli Recipe

Broccoli is known as a powerhouse vegetable.  Why? It is one of the best sources of indole-3 carbinol, a plant-based compound that is associated with reduced cancer risk.  Broccoli is also a rich source of vitamin C and folate.  The oranges give a new flavor to “every day” steamed broccoli. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon grated orange rind 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon honey ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons expeller pressed canola …

Cooking Help: How to Make the Best Pot of Beans

Is that bag of dried beans withering away in your pantry? Is that because you aren’t sure how to properly prepare them so the whole family will want some? Well, we found the perfect recipe! Ingredients 1 pound dried pinto beans 1 cup chopped onion 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon mixed dried spices (cumin, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, etc) Directions Wash hands with soap and warm water. Wash produce and chop as directed. Spread beans on a tray to pick …

InTheKnow App – A New Platform for Online Learning

For those of you that are using the In The Know online training platform, there’s an app for that! It’s called the In the Know App, and it’s easy to install and get started. Here is how you get it: • Choose the appropriate link to download the app based on the type of smart phone you have. – For iPhones and iPads: https://apple.co/3u2Xyff – For Android devices: http://bit.ly/3pp0saR • Install the app onto your smart phone or tablet. • …

New Caregiver Training Courses Available!

We are excited to announce a new training course that will be incorporated into our Annual Continuing Education Training (CET). The course is called: Battling COVID-19 in 2021 and includes: • An all-new introduction discussing the challenges and possibilities of reaching herd immunity • A detailed timeline of what we’ve seen the virus do thus far and what’s to come • New information on the use of pulse oximetry at home • A description of COVID-19 long haulers • Details …

Caregiving and Sleep – Facts, Tips and Tricks for a Good Night’s Sleep

If you are not getting a full night’s rest as a caregiver, you are not alone. Research shows that up to 76% of caregivers reported poor sleep quality, and the percentage is considerably higher for female caregivers compared to male caregivers. Did you know that sleep disturbance can contribute to negative health outcomes? It is important to talk with your physician about sleep disturbances and the options available to help with lack of sleep. There are several ways to help …

Facebook LIVE Event – How to Make a Meal with Everyday Pantry Items

Facebook LIVE Event – How to Make a Meal with Everyday Pantry Items Friday, March 26, Noon March is National Nutrition Month, and Home Assist Health is always looking for resources to help our DCWs with some of the tasks required of them in members’ homes. We are excited to have a special guest in March, Anne Costa, who is the nutrition lead at Desert Mission Food Bank. She is going to share how you can easily prepare some nutritious …