Ways a Caregiver Can Encourage a Loved One’s Independence

Home Assist Health is privileged to have so many caregivers caring for loved ones.  From juggling chronic pain management, to the realities of memory loss and possible language deficits caused by  dementia, we understand that it becomes your responsibility to do all you can to take care of every need and keep your loved one safe from harm. Sometimes the best of intentions, like preparing dinner three nights a week, organizing medications in pill boxes or straightening up the house …

Meet New Team Members: Patricia Cordova and Kira McClinton

We have some new faces as part of the Home Assist Health leadership team. Patricia Cordova, Executive Operations Director Patricia comes to us with more than 30 years of experience in the non-profit world of human resources and compliance. As a fourth generation Arizonan, she has worked in various industries including banking, healthcare, law enforcement and human services. She considers herself a lifelong student and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology at Grand Canyon …

2020 Best of Home Care® Award Winners!

Home Assist Health has received the 2020 Best of Home Care  “Provider of Choice,” and “Employer of Choice” awards from Home Care Pulse. These awards are granted annually to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client and Caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse. Home Care Pulse is the home care industry’s leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance. “We congratulate Home Assist Health on receiving three 2020 Best of Home Care Awards,” said Erik Madsen, CEO …

Caring for Someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

Caring for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be a daunting experience. Educating yourself about dementia and maintaining a positive but realistic attitude allows you to maintain an element of control as a caregiver. It can take the sting out of surprising challenges you encounter and also improve the care that you provide. Below are some important tips to take into consideration when caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s: Accept Support. Whether you are caregiving for someone in your …

June is National Safety Month – What to Look for Inside a Member’s Home

June is National Safety Month. Safety issues and concerns are all around people’s homes. As more people decide to receive their care at home, there are some things to consider to make their home a safe environment. The first step is to ask a member if he or she has completed an in-home safety assessment, which can be provided by many local agencies. Simple adjustments don’t require a lot of money but can make a big difference. Many people find …

Temperature Check! How to Recognize Heat-Related Illnesses in Members

Summertime can bring about extremely hot weather conditions in Arizona, which can become a dangerous situation for older adults. It’s very important as caregivers to pay attention to our members during these hot months. Every summer, nearly 200 Americans die of health problems caused by high heat and humidity. Most of these individuals happen to be age 50 or older. Hot weather is more likely to cause health problems for older adults for a variety of reasons. These reasons include …

Weight Watchers friendly Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake

Weight Watchers friendly Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake made with applesauce and pineapple chunks, filled with strawberry condensed milk and strawberry whipped topping for just 5 smart points per serving. Ingredients 1 15 ounce box yellow cake mix 1 ⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce 10 ounce can crushed pineapple do not drain 3 eggs 1 tablespoon sugar free Strawberry Jello powder divided 7 ounces fat-free condensed milk 8 ounces fat-free Cool Whip 6 strawberries cut into small pieces Instructions Preheat oven to …

Five Brain Game Apps for Seniors to do at Home

Things are pretty up in the air for everyone right now, thanks to COVID-19. It’s a challenging time in general, but it can be more challenging if you’re not even allowed to leave your home.What we do know is that most vulnerable groups are the members we serve, so it’s encouraged to be as isolated as possible. But how can we keep them engaged? There are so many apps that can help seniors pass the time and even explore the …

5 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day When Caring For Your Mom

Mother’s Day can take on a new meaning for adult children who are their mom’s full-time caregiver. Like any celebration, the pressure of finding the perfect gift or making reservations at her favorite restaurant can contribute to an already stressful role in caregiving.But, Mother’s Day is really about spending time together and sharing memories. Try these five simple ways to celebrate with your mom that won’t add to your daily stress. Make a special meal for her at home. A …

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Identifying Mental Illness and How Exercise Can Help

Have you ever suffered from excessive nervousness, fear or worrying? Do you sometimes experience chest pains, headaches, sweating, or gastrointestinal problems? You may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety. Between 3% and 14% of older adults meet the criteria for a diagnosable anxiety disorder, and a recent study from the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that more than 27% of older adults under the care of an aging service provider have symptoms of anxiety that may not amount to diagnosis …