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 …

March is National Nutrition Month

The purpose of National Nutrition Month is to bring awareness to the value of making educated food choices and promoting healthy eating and physical activity habits. Now is the perfect time to consider the impact certain food choices have on your body. Eating well promotes longevity and better quality of life, including your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. For older adults, especially, reassessing your dietary needs is critical as an unbalanced diet can lead to several serious health concerns, such …

Have You Received Your COVID-19 Vaccine?

Did you know that DCW’s are in the same category as doctors, nurses and other clinical therapists in terms of priority to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Last month we shared a variety of resources available regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Our ultimate goal is to help you understand the answers to any and all of your questions. Here’s a link to the COVID-19 FAQs for review. If you missed our Facebook Live in January, we had the pleasure of having Sherry …

Family Caregiver Day at the Capitol – March 11 (Virtual Event)

Family Caregiver Day at the Capitol is for family caregivers, friends, and supporters to learn about current issues and policies affecting caregiving in Arizona. Home Assist Health caregivers are encouraged to join this virtual event where you will connect with other caregivers, share stories, build your support, network, and learn how you can advocate for caregivers in our community. There will also be raffle prizes available. The Arizona Caregiver Coalition will present the David Best Award to an individual whose …

Caregiver of the Month – March 2021

Home Assist Health is continuously implementing ways to engage with our DCWs. Our Caregiver of the Month program allows us to recognize DCWs for their incredible work, especially since we all don’t have the opportunity to experience the impact they make on our members. The Caregiver of the Month for March is Lynn Hooker. Lynn has numerous members that she invests her time and energy into, and if you have ever had a chance to speak with her, she is …

What are the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack?

Would you be able to tell if someone you love was having a heart attack? In recognition of Heart Month in February, it is a good time to brush up on the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, especially among the elderly, to be more prepared in case of this emergency. Every minute counts. Heart attacks occur when cholesterol or other material build up in one or more arteries, blocking the flow of blood to the heart. As the …