A holistic approach to healthy longevity based on the longest-living people on Earth.
There is no single explanation for how and why some people live so much longer and have 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. Scientists have been studying this group of seniors to see if we could learn from their methods and live longer, more productive lives ourselves. Home Care Assistance developed the Balanced Care Method, a revolutionary approach to senior care, based on these studies.
The Balanced Care Method™ is based on studies of the extraordinarily long-lived elders living in the islands of Okinawa, 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 despite their years. The Balanced Care Method promotes the lifestyle factors central to these centenarian’s healthy longevity. It is a philosophy that can be summed up in two words: moderation and variety.
Components of Balanced Care Training include:
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
- Grocery shopping and errands
- Companionship and range of motion exercises
- Medication reminders
- Transportation to doctor appointments, supermarket, pharmacy
- Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair
- Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
- Status reporting to family
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 client’s health, habits and goals.
Home Care Assistance is proud to offer these valuable resources for free to you for personal use.
What is Home Care?A 19-page guide that explains what in-home care is and what it can mean for your loved one and your family.
The Balanced Care Method™
This one-page flier provides information about the Home Care Assistance proprietary Balanced Care Method™. This program promotes smart lifestyle choices in the form of diet, activity, purpose & calm.
Agency Evaluation Checklist
If you are considering home care, our Agency Evaluation Checklist helps you ask the right questions and find the care provider that is perfect for you and your loved one.