Home Care Assistance of McKinney & Allen

Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives!

Home Care Assistance is North America's leading provider of non-medical in-home care for seniors. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. Below are a few of our key differentiators: - Live-In Experts. We specialize in around the clock care to help seniors live well at home. - Available 24/7. Care managers are on call for clients and their families, even during nights and weekends. - High Caliber Caregivers. We hire only 1 in 25 applicants and provide ongoing training and supervision. - Balanced Care. Our unique approach to care promotes healthy mind, body and spirit. - No Long Term Contracts. Use our services only as long you're 100% satisfied. - A Trusted Partner. We're honored to be Preferred Providers for professionals in both the medical and senior communities. - Peace of Mind. Independent industry surveys place our client satisfaction rate at 97%.

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Looking for a way to stay sharp? Try playing the Alphabet Soup game. Pick a category of common items (fruits or animals, for example), and then, starting with A, list an item that starts with each letter. Work your way through the alphabet, naming as many items as you can. Want more ways to keep your mind healthy? You'll find plenty in our new Life Enrichment Guide.
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Helping your elderly loved ones stay safe during the pandemic isn't always easy, particularly when they live alone or far away. It becomes even more complex when memory issues are involved and the risk of infection varies from month to month. Here are a few questions that can start conversations with mom and dad and help keep them as safe as possible: How was your day/week? This question can shed light on how careful they're being day-to-day. When is your next doctor's appointment? This can identify which appointments to keep versus reschedule and attend in person versus telehealth. Encourage them to ask their PCP if they are uncertain. How are your spirits? How can I help? The road to staying safe is difficult, especially for those who are most vulnerable and isolated. Sometimes the smallest of things can brighten someone's day. We're in this together and we'll get through it together!

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Did you know that Home Care Assistance takes a unique approach to caregiving called the Balanced Care Method? BCM is based on studies of elders in Okinawa, Japan, who often live to be 100 or older with excellent health. Researchers found that two-thirds of longevity is due to specific lifestyle factors, including healthy diet, physical activity, cognitive engagement, social ties and calmness/purpose. Our caregivers incorporate all these components when working with clients to help them have the longest and healthiest life possible. It's one of the many things that sets us apart from your average care providers.

[01/01/21]   Immediately hiring for licensed/certified CNA caregivers who also have CPR certification. Please apply if you meet those requirements and are available to start asap. We have sh*tfs in Allen, Texas from 7a-7p and 7p-7a.

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10 Strategies to Re-Invigorate Your Positive Aging Resolution This…

New Year’s Resolutions are often made with good intentions, but sadly, are hard to keep. Did you ring in the New Year with the same promises as last year? And the year before? And even the year before? Most likely you said you would eat healthier. Drink less. Exercise more.
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homecareassistance.com This year, make positive aging your New Year's resolution. Not sure where to start? These 10 strategies can help you achieve it.

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Dealing with Loneliness after 50 – The Sixty and Me 2020 Survey Results | Sixty and Me

Sixty and Me recently shared an article based on a study they conducted about dealing with loneliness after 50. They found a 12% increase in loneliness from their 2019 survey, that 78% of people felt that the pandemic and social restrictions amplified their feelings of loneliness, and that 68% of these people said that exercise and getting outdoors is their #1 way to tackle these feelings.
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sixtyandme.com It is clear from this year’s results that little has changed and loneliness is still a big issue for the Sixty and Me community.

It may not seem obvious to many, but our clients get it: 2020 is truly a year to celebrate. Yes, it was challenging. For most of our clients, staying safe was no easy feat. And yet despite all the many obstacles, together we made it. We're thankful to our highly skilled and dedicated caregivers who helped protect our clients every day so we could all reach this milestone. So let's celebrate! And look to the New Year with renewed hope for better days ahead.

Recognizing and honoring birthdays is so important, especially in times of loneliness or social isolation. Whether it's a milestone that ends in a "0" or "5" or the accomplishment of making it through a particularly challenging year, birthdays deserve to be celebrated. Our caregivers make sure that each of our clients feel extra special at these moments no matter who can be there to celebrate. #HCAcares

Happy Holidays from the Home Care Assistance of McKinney & Allen team!

Yes the holidays this year probably look a little different from what we're used to. But for many clients, age brings the perspective that this is just one holiday in a lifetime of celebrations. So whether you are able to celebrate with family and friends or stay tucked away in cozy safety celebrating from afar, our wish is that you find joy in whatever you do this season. And extra thanks to our caregivers for all the baking, tree trimming, wrapping and other special touches that are making the holidays a little brighter for our clients. We’re grateful for all things, big and small, you do every day! #caregiving #homecare

We are happy to know that in situations like a transition from a hospital back home, we have been able to help. A client’s daughter expressed her feelings about her mom’s transition and said that our caregivers were there for as long as she needed, that they knew how to handle the situation perfectly, and that she wouldn’t hesitate to reach out again. Thank you Gab, for letting us know how we helped create a positive outcome with your mother’s transition.

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Ashley DesMarteau, Home Care Assistance’s Director of Operations from South Carolina, speaks as one of the panelists on “The Pivot: Living & Working in the Senior Industry During COVID-19”, led by John Carroll, Growth Strategist, Consultant and President of Unlimited Performance, Inc. This engaging conversation portrays how retirement communities and home care companies have pivoted during COVID-19 to make sure their clients and communities thrive.
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We are always glad to hear positive feedback from professionals in the senior care industry. Cheri F. recently expressed how she felt about working with Home Care Assistance and we are proud to be able to provide timely service for patients!

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During the pandemic, one of our top priorities is to keep clients and caregivers safe by providing the proper equipment and training. Recently, a client of ours expressed that she noticed we were doing just that. Thanks Stephanie G. for your positive feedback around our initiatives! #safety #homecare

Remind your family and friends that there’s still time to get their annual flu shot during National Influenza Vaccination Week. Post your #SleeveUp photo and share why you got vaccinated, then tag your loved ones to encourage them to do the same! Together, we can #FightFlu.

Time is running out to sign-up for this virtual event you won’t want to miss! Join us tomorrowat 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST for a webinar on how to enter 2021 with a powerfully effective positive mindset. We will give you the tools to master this positivity approach, and strategies to transform your thinking. #positivity #2021

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How to Prepare Comfort Foods Without All the Fat

Good, warm, nutritious comfort food can be prepared in a healthy way by substituting or reducing the use of high fat ingredients with ones that are more nutritious. Learn how to cook comfort food without all the fat, plus a recipe for a smoky turkey, black bean, and dark chocolate chili!
https://homecareassistance.com/blog/how-to-prepare-comfort-foods-without-all-the-fat

homecareassistance.com Comfort food can still be healthy for seniors who are on a low-fat diet. Learn some of the best recipes to try!

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Respite & Hourly Care for Seniors in McKinney & Allen

It's AOTA's Older Driver Safety Awareness Week! Whether we want to admit it or not, aging is inevitable. The ability to drive safely can be affected by changes in our physical, emotional, and cognitive health. Although changes are a part of normal aging, they occur individually and at different rates and times. Just as one plans for retirement, it's important to plan for transportation needs. If you or a loved one is noticing changes in mobility or cognitively, it might be time to consider your transportation options.
Book your free consultation or message a care manager now to see how we can help!
https://www.homecareassistancemckinneyallen.com/hourly-home-care/

homecareassistancemckinneyallen.com Home Care Assistance provides high-quality respite & hourly care for seniors in McKinney and Allen, TX, who need minor assistance with daily activities.

Between the pandemic, health worries and other concerns, we’re all living with an undercurrent of stress right now. While we can’t necessarily make the stress go away, we can manage it. The first powerful step? Instead ignoring it (which most of us tend to do), take time to let yourself feel stressed and other related emotions. Then what? Turn in to our webinar on Thursday to find out! Last chance to attend How to Stay Relentlessly Positive in a Relentlessly Negative World. Don’t miss out! Sign up now: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_870AOggbSnu_kYuTxUjF1w #homecare

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The Huge Emotional Toll COVID-19 Is Taking on Nursing Home Residents

A recent article depicts a new survey's findings on the emotional toll of COVID-19 on 365 nursing home residents across 36 states. The article explains how the pandemic restrictions have affected nearly every part of their lives, especially their mental health. Read more to learn the stark findings from the survey, and how important it truly is for these residents to maintain social connection and engagement during these times.
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nextavenue.org A new survey's troubling findings on their mental health due to isolation

The next time you feel stressed out, take a breath and find just one thing to be grateful for. (Hint: It can be as simple as your cat’s soft fur or your comfy pillow!) Gratitude not only helps in the moment, but it can help you stay more positive overall. Find out how to develop an attitude of gratitude along with many more valuable tools at our free webinar next Thursday: How to Stay Relentlessly Positive in a Relentlessly Negative World. The RSVP list is growing quickly but there’s still time if you hurry… Sign up now! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_870AOggbSnu_kYuTxUjF1w #homecare #attitudeofgratitude

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15 Ways to Reduce Fall Risk and Help Prevent Fall for Seniors

Losing one’s eyesight may result in significant problems for seniors, such as poor depth perception and trouble balancing, which can potentially lead to falls. Learn the strategies to correct poor eyesight, how to support a senior after a fall, and the significant impact eyesight can have on fall risk. https://homecareassistance.com/blog/4-long-term-consequences-of-falls-among-older-adults

homecareassistance.com Worried about the fall risk of an elderly loved one? We have the facts, questions, and strategies you need to prevent falls.

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Home Care Assistance Presents Pamela Jett - Relentlessly Positive. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

2020 has been a roller coaster of a year. Join us for a webinar on entering 2021 with a powerfully effective positive mindset. Pamela Jett, a professional speaker, author, and communication skills expert will be teaching you how to have a “powerfully effective” positive mindset, where you can approach anything with a positive attitude and succeed through hurdles in your life. This presentation will focus on remarkable communication skills for business and personal success. We are looking forward to bringing you the simple tools needed to master this approach along with strategies to help transform your thinking! #positivity
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zoom.us Congratulations! You have taken the first step to entering 2021 with a powerfully effective positive mindset. Home Care Assistance is looking forward to bringing you the basic tools needed to master this approach along with strategies to help transform your thinking.

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Connecting Through Art Over The Holidays | Home Care Assistance

The holidays are a great opportunity to come together with family and aging loved ones to make new memories through art! https://homecareassistance.com/blog/connecting-through-art-over-the-holidays

homecareassistance.com Check out these easy holiday art ideas that will make the holiday season extra memorable.

When things seem out of control in the world and in your life, consider this: You actually have control of one thing at all times: how you think and react. Learn how to turn negativity into positivity at our special online presentation on December 10. Sign up today! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_870AOggbSnu_kYuTxUjF1w #homecare

Yes, our caregivers are definitely super heroes. But as we close out our month of #gratitude, we'd also like to recognize and express our deep appreciation for the unsung heroes behind the scenes at Home Care Assistance. From our expert Client Care Managers to our dedicated back office staff, our entire, incredibly talented team works tirelessly to support our clients. We thank each and every one of you for all that they do and the tremendous ways in which you do it. We wouldn't be where we are without you. #attitudeofgratitude

How do we know we've found the right caregiver for each client? There are a few key indications we can look to and rely on. But we almost always know we've done our job well when we get that feline stamp of approval. Because, while we know we're very picky about who we trust to care for your loved one, we know that cats can be even discerning. Today we're sending a message of #gratitude to our Care Team, who works hard to find the purr-fect caregiver for every client. And sometimes they even earn that extra-special kitty endorsement too!. #catitude #attitudeofgratitude

The Positivity Effect is important in older adults in their cognivite processing. Having strong, positive social support is one of the most important factors in predicting the physical health and wellbeing in people of all ages. It can help cope effectively with stress and even help strengthen our immune system and lower the risk of disease. Learn how to bring positivity into your day-to-day. Sign up today for our webinar on December 10! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_870AOggbSnu_kYuTxUjF1w #homecare

Day 26 of our Thankfulness Challenge! What is your favorite thanksgiving dish you made or ate today? #thanksgiving #HCAthankfulnesschallenge #attitudeofgrattitude

Home Care Assistance wishes you a wonderful Thanksgiving! Today is a great day to safely get together with family or friends and let each other know how much you care and to make new memories together. Today is a great time to cherish the people you have in your life and to give distant relatives or friends a Factime or Zoom call to reconnect! Even during these times, there is always something to be thankful for. #thanksgiving

When patients have dementia, sometimes it can feel like their very personality has disappeared. With the right caregiver, we often seen these clients come alive. The caregiver not only provides a safe environment, he or she also provides valuable companionship that can put a sparkle back in a client's eye. We are so #grateful for all of our caregivers who go above and beyond to be there for our clients. #attitudeofgratitude

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