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The Balanced Care Method's 5 Components

02 January 2017
  Home Care Assistance Prescott | Partner Content

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.

The Balanced Care Method™'s 5 Components:

  • Healthy Diet
  • Physical Activity
  • Sharp Minds
  • Social Ties
  • 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 Prescott, we understand the important connections between diet, exercise, mental engagement and social ties to reduce stress and create the best life. In addition to promoting overall health, The Balanced Care Method™ encourages maximum independence for seniors. Our care services include support with the activities of daily living:

  • Cooking and light housekeeping
  • Laundry and changing of bed linens
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Companionship and range of motion exercises
  • Transportation to doctor appointments, supermarket, pharmacy
  • Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Status reporting to family
  • Medication reminders

Because Health-Span Is as Important as Lifespan

Here at Home Care Assistance Prescott we embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. 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. Families enjoy peace of mind knowing their loved ones are aging safely and comfortably in their own homes. Contact us today to learn more!