Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day as a Caregiver

Mother’s Day can take on a new meaning for adult children who are the full-time caregiver for their mother. 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. Spending time together and sharing memories is really what Mother’s Day is all about. Here are a few simple, yet meaningful ways to celebrate your mother this Mother’s Day. Make a special meal for mom. …

Caregiver of the Month – May

Every month, Home Assist Health recognizes an outstanding caregiver on our team. This month we would like to recognize Patricia Barazza. It doesn’t matter how long you have been a caregiver. When your heart has a natural calling to caring for the needs of others, it shines bright. Caregivers like Patricia not only make a difference in lives by providing companionship, but they also support the health and wellbeing of the Member.  Patricia noticed that her Member’s medication kit was …

May is Mental Health Month – How Exercise Can Help Anxiety and Depression

Did you know that exercise is highly recommended for battling depression or anxiety? Once motivated, exercise can make a big difference in how you think and feel. As part of National Mental Health Month, we thought it would be great to share some tips about how to get started and stay motivated with exercise. Regular exercise has many psychological and emotional benefits. It can help you: Gain confidence: Meeting exercise goals or challenges, even small ones, can boost your self-confidence, …

Home Assist Health is Now a Wellness AtoZ Employer

Home Assist Health is excited to announce its participation in the Wellness AtoZ 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 …

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. • …