Four Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Did you know that 83.6 million American adults suffer from cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association? Moreover, half of those are age 60 or older.  In honor of American Heart Month this February, we wanted to share some important caregiving tips for those with heart disease. The right care  can improve and save lives. Here are a few key tips: Diet: What goes in affects the body. The best thing to fuel your body is eating plenty of …

Six Unexpected Heart-Healthy Snacks

Let’s face it, we all snack throughout the day, so why not talk about heart-healthy snaking in celebration of Heart Month in February. Here are 6 on-the-go snacks that can, surprisingly, help your heart. Popcorn: Popcorn delivers polyphenols—antioxidants linked to improving heart health. Gram for gram, popcorn boasts three times more polyphenols than kidney beans (the highest vegetable polyphenol source) and four times more than cranberries (the best fruit source), according to recent research out of the University of Scranton. …

Precautions for the 2019/2020 Flu Season

What should I do to protect myself from flu this season? CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this potentially serious disease. In addition to getting a seasonal flu vaccine, you can take everyday preventive actions like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading …

Burrito Bowl – Healthy Recipe on a Budget

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, be budget conscious, or to even suggest new ways to help our own members how to each healthy on a budget, we felt this fun recipe would check all of those boxes for you!  The fresh flavors in this Burrito Bowl make for a healthy, delicious, and affordable option! This recipe is inspired by a wrapped, handheld burrito, but executed with a new approach. Burrito Bowl Ingredients: • 1 Cup White …

Three New Year’s Goals to Improve Caregiver Well-Being

This year, take care of yourself, too. It’s natural for caregivers to put themselves last, but this habit is harmful to health – the consequences of unchecked caregiver stress are serious. Statistics show that it can cause serious chronic illness and higher rates of early death. The ongoing stress can also negatively affect mood and relationships. Here are three goals you can easily implement this year: 1. Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help Put together a caregiving team of …

Payroll & Human Resource Updates

Payroll Reminders: Home Assist Health is now 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 not utilizing 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 for this month are: • Friday, June 5 • Friday, June 19 Reminder: Paystubs, W-2’s and …

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Updates

Dear Caregiver, By now you have learned and should be using the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system for clocking in and out.  If you are not using it, contact us right away 602-795-7620. This is a federal requirement under the CURES ACT. ALL Arizona Long Term Care Providers and caregivers must use Electronic Visit Verification in order to be paid.  More information about the CURES ACT can be found at https://www.azahcccs.gov/AHCCCS/Initiatives/EVV In accordance to the Federal and State Rules, Home …

Holiday Safety Tips

While the holidays are meant to remind us of all that we should be thankful for, it can also be a difficult time for both seniors and family caregivers. Many seniors may feel lonely or reminded of people they may have lost in the past. Family caregivers may feel overwhelmed by the stress of holiday planning stacked up with their normal caregiving routines. Here are nine ways for caregivers to keep their homes safe for visitors and loved ones of …

Stress Less This Holiday Season

For some family caregivers, the holidays can be a joyful time when spirits are lighter. But for others, the holidays also bring added stress. It’s OK to give yourself a bit of a break this year. Here are some tips to help you make it through the holiday season with more joy and less stress. Focus on JOY As much as we’d like to create the perfect holiday experience, remember that perfection is not the goal of the holidays — …

The Mighty Oak Award Winner

The Mighty Oak Award is an annual award for office staff at Home Assist Health. The award is given to a member of the office who has made a great contribution to Home Assist Health in some way throughout the past year. That contribution can take many forms: Creating and implementing a new process, streamlining an existing process, coming up with a new marking idea, finding a better way to make our members’ experience better, etc. This year, nominations were …