Our Balanced Care Method™

Our Balanced Care Method™

There is no single explanation for how and why some people live so many healthier and more active years than others. But there is a place where more people live longer and healthier than any other place on earth: Okinawa, Japan. And recently, scientists have been studying this group of seniors to see if we could learn to live a longer and more productive life.

Home Care Assistance has developed a revolutionary and proprietary approach to senior care based on these centenarian studies.

The Balanced Care Method™ is based on studies of the extraordinarily long-lived elders in the Okinawa region of Japan. Life spans of over 100 years are not unusual in Okinawa. More important, people in their 70s, 80s and beyond enjoy incredible good health and independence.

Excellent physical health, mental awareness, and inner calm are common among the studied elders. The Balanced Care Method™ seeks to capture some of the lifestyle factors that go towards creating such long-lived and healthy people. Its philosophy can be summed up in two words: moderation and variety.

Components of balanced care training include:

  • Healthy Diet
  • Physical Activity
  • Sharp Minds
  • Social Ties
  • Calmness and Purpose

The Balanced Care Method™ is an evidence-based program built on studies that demonstrate that only one-third of our healthy longevity is based on genetics and two-thirds on lifestyle factors within our control.

Home Care Assistance caregivers are trained in the Method, offering the first senior care solution with an emphasis on balance and longevity. By working with specific lifestyle behaviors, Home Care Assistance caregivers extend and enhance the lives of seniors, helping them live longer, happier, more balanced lives.

The longest and healthiest living population on earth…

Watch the CNN video to learn more about the centenarians in Okinawa who inspired the Balanced Care Method™

Gold Standard in Home Care

Our experienced case managers ensure that the highest standards are met in all aspects of client care.

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Our Balanced Care Approach™

Home Care assistance believes in BALANCE for aging adults as well as family members who care for them.

Our Balanced Care Method™ is based on studies of the extraordinarily long-lived elders living in the islands of Okinawa, Japan, enjoying incredible good health and independence despite their years.

The Balanced Care Method promotes the lifestyle factors central to these centenarian’s healthy longevity. It is an approach that promotes the lifestyle factors central to healthy aging which are:

  • Healthy Diet
  • Physical Activity
  • Sharp Mind
  • Social Engagement
  • Purpose

We incorporate this philosophy in all of our care services, providing older adults the means to exercise all five tenets of healthy longevity. We give back to families the time they have been missing to enjoy their own activities, with peace of mind.

Cognitive Therapeutics Program™

The Cognitive Therapeutics Method is an activity-based program designed to prevent the onset of new forms of cognitive decline, as well as, slow the progression of existing symptoms for individuals experiencing cognitive impairment.

Based on cutting-edge scientific research and the landmark National Institutes of Health report, suggesting that mental stimulation is associated with slower cognitive decline. Our Method currently includes over 20 activities targeting not just memory, but the five primary domains of the mind.

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Music & Memory Program

As a Music & Memory Certified Care Organization, we are proud to offer the powerful benefits of personalized music as part of our continuing effort to provide the highest quality care, at no extra charge to our customers.

Music & Memory programs are especially beneficial for cognitive disorders including Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia but can be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of impairments.

What is Music & Memory?

Music & Memory helps people living with a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed life through musical favourites. This program has been shown to

  • Reduce depression, anxiety, moderate pain
  • Tap deep memories
  • Promote joy
  • Reduce reliance on medication