The Balanced Care Method

A holistic approach to healthy longevity based on the longest-living people on Earth

There are multiple reasons for some people to live healthier and longer life than others. Some attribute this to daily exercise and some to genetics and healthy eating. But the truth is that 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 balanced care method centenarian studies.

The Balanced Care Methodis 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

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Healthy Diet
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Physical Activity
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Sharp Minds
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Social Ties
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Calmness & Purpose

The Balanced Care Method is an evidence-based program built on studies that demonstrate that only one-third of our 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.

Watch the CNN video below to learn more about the centenarians in Okinawa who inspired this movement.

The Balanced Care Method touches everything we do

At Home Care Assistance we understand the important connections between diet, exercise, mental engagement and social ties to reduce stress and create the best life. Our care services include support with the activities of daily living below, but also considers the tenants of the Balanced Care Method every step of the way.

  • Cooking and light housekeeping.
  • Laundry and changing of bed linens.
  • Transportation to doctor appointments, supermarket, pharmacy.
  • Grocery shopping and errands.
  • Status reporting to family.
  • Companionship and range of motion exercises.
  • Medication reminders.
  • Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair.
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance.
Here at Home Care Assistance, we believe there is never a right age, just a right way to age

Initial and Ongoing Balanced Care Method Training

Our Balanced Care Method training teaches caregivers the importance of nutrition, exercise, social ties, mental and spiritual health, and how all these things can contribute to longevity and wellbeing for seniors and individuals of all ages. Caregivers are also trained in knowing what foods are the most beneficial, depending on the clients health, habits and goals.

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