Mental Health Awareness Month

May is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma associated with these struggles. It’s also a great opportunity to discuss mental health with those you care about. Having open, honest discussions is the first step to strong mental health. How Can Mental Health Awareness Help?  1) Bring Awareness to Mental Health Symptoms Mental health awareness initiatives help those who are suffering to understand how the symptoms of …

May Caregiver of the Month

Home Assist Health is proud to announce our May Caregiver of the Month, Luis Estrada! He has been an integral part of providing compassionate care to our members here at Home Assist Health. Luis consistently focuses on his members and makes each one of them feel like family. His journey as a Home Assist Health caregiver began in June of 2021. The passion for helping others runs in the family and he credits his mother with his decision to become …

Payroll May Calendar & Human Resource Updates

Payroll Reminders: Home Assist Health is paperless for all time and attendance.  Please use the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) that has been provided to you.  This is a State mandated system and failure to properly use this system  will include but not be limited to delay in pay and disciplinary actions.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office today 602-795-7620. Pay dates by month:         May                 …

EatWELL – Healthy Spring Salad

When spring rolls around, fresh veggies and fruits are a refreshing treat! This simple salad mix is a tasteful combination to enjoy as a meal or appetizer. STRAWBERRY SALAD WITH BASIL, ARUGULA, AND BLACK RICE Recipe and photo adapted from the recipe blog at feastingathome.com INGREDIENTS: · 4 cups cooked black rice (can sub wild rice, quinoa, or farro) · 1 pound strawberries, stemmed and quartered · 4 scallions- sliced · 1/4 cup basil ribbons · 1/2 cup chopped Italian …

LiveWELL – Spring Self-Care

Are you over the winter blues and want to spring ahead to a better mindset? Here are three ways to boost your mood right now! 1.  Listen to an uplifting podcast: Turn off the negativity and turn on an uplifting podcast that inspires you to put your best self forward. 2.  Practice alternate nostril breathing: Slow down your breathing and speed up your pathway to positivity. Practice deep breathing to calm your nervous system and push out anxious thoughts. Here’s how everydayhealth.com describes alternate …

April Caregiver of the Month

Congratulations to Home Assist Health’s caregiver of the month for April 2022, Rebecca Lewis!  She has been an active caregiver since 2004 when she was exploring her options for a new job. She has worked with several members from a variety of different backgrounds. She is always willing  to work with any member that needs help and she treats them all as though they were her family, not just another client. Rebecca is always willing to cover shifts for her …

National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinson’s Awareness Month is an opportunity to increase awareness about the illness and its symptoms, as well as to support victims. Parkinson’s is a long-term disorder where the central nervous system degenerates and that affects the motor system. Motor symptoms like trembling, stiffness, and rigidity are usually associated with Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms typically occur slowly. One side is often affected first, but as Parkinson’s disease progresses, both sides are affected. WHY PARKINSON’S AWARENESS MONTH IS IMPORTANT 1.Raising Awareness It encourages …

Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, providing a great opportunity for everyone to revisit and reprioritize healthy and productive stress relief strategies. Stress is one of the most damaging things that we deal with regularly. The irony is that stress itself is not a bad thing. In fact, stress is an important natural response to danger and to challenge, which increases our athletic performance, our focus and our likelihood of winning any confrontation. The problem is when stress becomes chronic. When …

Payroll April Calendar & Human Resource Updates

Payroll Reminders: Home Assist Health is paperless for all time and attendance.  Please use the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) that has been provided to you.  This is a State mandated system and failure to properly use this system  will include but not be limited to delay in pay and disciplinary actions.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office today 602-795-7620. Pay dates by month:         April                 …

National Caffeine Awareness Month

Do you start your day with a cup of coffee? Need that candy bar in the middle of the day? It could be that you are using caffeine as an energy boost. National Caffeine Awareness Month is a great time to get the low down on exactly how much caffeine you are consuming in a day and if that is having any harmful effects on your body. Some uses of caffeine are as an additive to medicine or food so …