Thursday, July 12, 2018

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Legal Shield & ID Shield

We are pleased to announce our newest advertiser in the 
Northern Arizona SPOTLIGHT Senior Services &
Living Options Guide

  



How We Got Here:    In 1969, our founder, Harland Stonecipher, had an epiphany. He found himself financially unprepared for the legal costs he incurred from an accident, even though it wasn’t his fault. From that day forward, he was determined to make sure everyone had affordable access to legal care—no matter how traumatic or trivial the situation. Thus, LegalShield was born.
Access for all:   Legal issues can be costly. Decades ago, our own founder discovered that the hard way. So we’re leveling the playing field. With affordable access to trusted legal counsel, you can focus more on the issue at hand, and less on whether you can afford it.
Worry Less, Live More:   We believe that by educating, protecting, and serving our members, we can improve their lives dramatically. With a law firm by your side, you can walk through life knowing you are protected every step of the way.
Legal Coverage without the Complexity:   In short, life can be unpredictable, and the law can be complicated. We’ve created a model for legal coverage in which you know exactly what you’re getting and precisely how much you’re paying for it. Once you sign up, you can sit back, relax, and know you’re covered by an entire law firm.
Our Mission For more than 40 years, our goal has been to take a straightforward, practical approach to legal coverage. We carried those same values through to the LegalShield process itself, laid out below in three easy steps:

Step 1: Become a Member:   Pick a plan for your family or your small business. You'll be connected with a local team of lawyers with extensive knowledge of regional laws and regulations. After you’re signed up, download the app to communicate with your firm in just a few clicks.
Step 2: Go About Your Day:   No one plans on legal trouble. But when life throws you a curveball, we can make sense of the legal complexities and help you come out on top. From estate planning and traffic violations to family law and civil litigation—no matter what trouble you run into, give your team a call. Your representative will be in touch within hours.
Step 3: Huddle With Your Lawyer:  Now it’s time to strategize. Your lawyer will review your case and discuss your options with you. It could be as simple as reviewing a document, writing a demand letter, or making a phone call on your behalf. Should the issue lead to some time in court—whether as a defendant or a plaintiff—you get at least 25% off your lawyer’s hourly rates, even if the issue started before you were a member. At the end of it all, you can breathe easy. The biggest benefit of LegalShield is knowing you have a legal team in your side. Worry less. Live more. We’ve got you covered.

LegalShield is a pioneer in providing legal plans for over 45 years. Our mission for over 45 years has been a straightforward, practical approach. In a perfect world, you’d never need a lawyer, but in an unpredictable world it helps to have a team of lawyers on your side. LegalShield has made smart legal coverage simple - in the form of accessible, affordable, full-service coverage Identity theft impacts millions of people each year.  IDShield is also protecting our members.  Criminals are using a variety of scams & hacks to collect & steal your personal information. Dark web, social and identity and credit monitoring are all part of our service. Should your identity be stolen, we offer full restoration services as part of your membership.


Contact Nancy Winters, Independent Associate  
901.210.3194

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Top 6 Healthy Hobbies Aging Adults Should Try


Engaging in hobbies can be just as important for your senior loved one’s health as the foods he or she eats. Participating in healthy activities could enhance your loved one’s cognitive abilities and reduce the risk of depression. Here are a few healthy hobbies your loved one should consider. 

1. Gardening 

Getting out and enjoying the sunshine can provide a good source of vitamin D, which increases balance and flexibility. While working in the garden, your loved one will need to use his or her hands to operate the tools and plant the flowers, vegetables, fruits, and other items, which increases dexterity. Growing healthy items in the garden provides your loved one with good food choices that reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, and other health issues. 
Seniors who need help gardening or performing other activities should consider professional in-home care. Prescott senior care experts are available to provide high-quality care to seniors on an as-needed basis. From assistance with mobility and exercise to providing transportation to the doctor’s office and social events, there are a variety of ways professional caregivers can help your aging loved one continue to live independently.

2. Doing Yoga

If your loved one doesn’t like to exercise, encourage him or her to take up yoga as a hobby. Yoga is a fun form of exercise that relaxes the mind while providing healthy breathing techniques that can boost respiratory function. Taking up yoga could prevent your loved one from being bored and depressed, and the activities and movement involved might boost his or her mental and emotional health. 

3. Engaging in Creative Arts

Painting, taking theater, singing with a band, and writing novels or memoirs are some creative hobbies your loved one can try. Creative arts stimulate the brain and reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Many creative arts programs and activities may be available to your loved one at a discounted rate, or even for free.
Engaging in creative activities with family members and friends is just one of the many ways seniors can receive social stimulation. For families living in Prescott, Arizona, respite care can be a wonderful solution when their aging loved ones need companionship and socialization a few hours a week or just need minor assistance with daily household tasks. At Home Care Assistance, we thrive on helping seniors maintain their independence while living in the comfort of home.

4. Scrapbooking 

Scrapbooking is a fun hobby that can keep your loved one’s brain active and engaged. The mental stimulation from scrapbooking could reduce the risk of depression and boredom. Encourage your loved one to sign up for a local scrapbooking class to learn more about this hobby. Your loved one will discover new trends and ideas to use when putting together a scrapbook for him or herself. Creating a scrapbook can also stir memories. 

5. Joining Senior Sports Leagues 

Check with local leagues to see if they have sports teams your loved one would be interested in joining, such as bowling, swimming, and golf. Many organizations have leagues that take place year-round, while other groups only offer spring and summer leagues. Joining a senior sports league can provide your loved one with regular exercise and social interaction, which could boost his or her physical and mental health. 

6. Taking Cooking Classes 

Seniors who love to bake or learn new recipes should consider taking up cooking classes. Cooking is a fun way to learn new recipes while staying socially engaged. When cooking, your loved one can enhance his or her thinking skills, hand-eye coordination, and mood.
Older adults may need help making healthy lifestyle choices. If your loved one needs help maintaining healthy habits and accomplishing daily tasks, a Prescott caregiver from Home Care Assistance can help. Our caregivers are expertly trained to provide mental and social stimulation, assist with exercise, prepare nutritious meals, and much more. To schedule a free in-home consultation, call us at 928-325-2686 today.
Or visit us online @ www.homecareassistanceprescott.com

Friday, January 26, 2018

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Arizona Elder Care

We are pleased to announce our newest advertiser in our Northern Arizona SPOTLIGHT Senior Services & Living Options Guide







Arizona Elder Care LLC is in its 12th year of supporting seniors and their families in Northern Arizona with offices in Sedona and Prescott.
·        Arizona Elder Care has Licensed Fiduciaries offering bill pay assistance, acting as Power of Attorney, Successor Trustee or Trustee, Personal Representative, Guardian and/or Conservator.
·        We have Licensed Social Workers offering Care Management, Crisis Management,  Assessments with Recommendations for a Long Term Care Plan.
·        We have Registered Nurses offering Medication Management and oversight with medical issues.
·        Arizona Elder Care LLC also specializes in clients with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and mental health issues.

Help when you need it the most!  Let us be your Safety Net

Prescott (928) 445-6000
Sedona & the Verde Valley (928) 639-1583

Visit us today @ www.ArizonaElderCare.com

Thursday, December 21, 2017

7 Healthy New Year's Resolutions Older Adults Should Make



Many seniors enjoy celebrating the New Year, and this is the perfect time for them to plan their resolutions for the upcoming year. However, seniors sometimes get tired of the same old resolutions that have been broken in the past. Here are a few fun and healthy New Year’s resolutions your elderly loved one is sure to appreciate and find easy to achieve.

1. Try a New Healthy Food Each Week

Meal planning can become boring. Encourage your loved one to expand his or her culinary skills by making it a goal to prepare a new type of food each week. Whether adding some acai berries to a breakfast smoothie or venturing into more exotic dishes, your loved one can look forward to turning mealtimes into an adventure.
Consider hiring a professional caregiver if your loved one needs help planning meals. Aging adults who require assistance with the tasks of daily living can benefit from reliable in-home care. Prescott, AZ, families trust in Home Care Assistance to provide the high-quality care their elderly loved ones need and deserve. Our caregivers are trained to help seniors prevent and manage serious illnesses and encourage them to make healthier decisions as they age. 

2. Find a New Hiking Trail

Walking is an excellent form of exercise for seniors, but a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood may be insufficient. Help your loved one challenge new muscle groups by searching for a new hiking trail nearby. Make sure to provide your loved one with companionship until he or she knows the trail well enough to avoid getting injured or lost.

3. Contact a Long-Lost Friend

It takes courage to reach out to someone from the past, but your loved one likely has many people who will be excited to hear from him or her. Help your loved one identify a few old friends to reconnect with, and search for them on social media. Once your loved one adds these friends to his or her social connections, he or she may benefit emotionally from having new people to talk to.

4. Create a New Signature Beverage

Seniors are at high risk for experiencing the damaging effects of alcohol, and they can benefit from cutting back. If the goal is to quit drinking completely, help your loved one discover a new signature beverage that becomes his or her go-to choice. Experiment with fruit juices, herbal infusions, and non-alcoholic flavorings to find a drink that rivals your loved one’s former favorite alcoholic beverage.

5. Revive a Forgotten Passion

Over the years, your loved one may have given up on the dream to become a painter or writer. In fact, he or she may even feel sad about letting these dreams go. Remind your loved one that it is never too late to learn new things, and encourage signing up for a class that teaches skills in his or her favorite fields.

6. Join a New Social Group

Loss during the senior years often leads to isolation that affects physical and emotional health. Help your loved one socialize by finding a new group to join in the community. Whether your loved one sings in a church choir or prefers to exercise in a senior swimming class, getting out in the world promotes a greater sense of physical and mental wellbeing.
For families living in Prescott, AZ, respite care can be a wonderful solution when their aging loved ones need companionship and socialization a few hours a week or just need minor assistance with daily household tasks. At Home Care Assistance, we thrive on helping seniors maintain their independence while living in the comfort of home.

7. Adopt a Shelter Pet

Seniors who own pets enjoy perks such as lower blood pressure, and they are more likely to exercise when their dogs need to go for a walk. Adopting a pet can also make your loved one feel good about giving an animal a much-needed home. Make adopting a pet a part of your loved one’s New Year’s plans, and watch as this resolution provides ongoing health benefits over the coming years.
Hiring a professional caregiver is another way you can boost your aging loved one’s health and wellbeing in the upcoming year. Aging adults who need help around the house, transportation to medical appointments and social events, and assistance with exercise can benefit from having an in-home caregiver. Prescott seniors can enjoy greater independence and receive regular mental and social stimulation when relying on a trusted professional who is expertly trained in various aspects of senior care. To hire a professional caregiver, call Home Care Assistance at 928-771-0105 today.
Visit us today online @ www.homecareassistanceprescott.com 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Nutritious Meals for Elderly Stroke Survivors


For many seniors, losing their appetite is normal after experiencing a stroke. However, eating healthy foods is an important part of recovery, and it can also reduce the risk of another stroke. Here are some nutritious meal options senior stroke survivors should try. 

Skinless Chicken

Reducing your elderly loved one’s saturated fat intake is a good way to help him or her recover from a stroke. Saturated fat is one of the main causes of heart disease, and eating too much of it can also lead to obesity. Your loved one should avoid eating chicken with the skin as well as fried chicken and opt for baked chicken instead. 
Switching to nutritious meals is one of the many ways older adults can maintain their health. Seniors who want to remain healthy as they age can benefit in a variety of ways when they receive professional in-home care. Prescott, AZ, Home Care Assistance is here to help your loved one accomplish daily tasks, prevent illness, and focus on living a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Baked Fish 

A stroke can negatively impact your loved one’s brain. The brain controls emotions and behaviors, and it needs regular stimulation to function properly. Baked fish is a good meal choice for seniors when recovering from a stroke because it contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a nutrient that is essential to brain health. DHA is necessary for brain development and for protecting the brain during and after a stroke. Fish is one of the very few foods that contain DHA, which is why it should be included in your loved one’s diet. 

Salad

Some senior stroke survivors should eat meatless entrees while on the road to recovery. Cauliflower baked pasta salad and quinoa Greek salad are two options your loved one might enjoy. Salads are full of leafy greens and other vegetables that are rich in nutrients. Make sure to add avocado oil or vinaigrette to your loved one’s salads at mealtime. Consuming a small amount of vinaigrette each day could reduce the risk of heart disease. Avoiding high-calorie toppings and dressings with high-fat content can help your loved one lose weight and keep his or her blood and oxygen flowing normally. 
Seniors who need help preparing nutritious meals can benefit from professional in-home care. If your aging loved one needs occasional help with bathing, grooming, cooking, or other basic household tasks, or if you need time to attend to important personal matters, reach out to Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of live-in and respite care. Prescott seniors can maintain their independence while living at home with the help of our reliable respite caregivers. 

Smoothie 

Many senior stroke survivors have difficulty chewing and swallowing food, which can lead to malnutrition. It is important your loved one gets the nutrition he or she needs to maintain heart health and prevent a recurrent stroke. Eating foods that are easy to chew and swallow can also help with oral health. Smoothies full of fruits and vegetables can provide your loved one with nutrients that boost circulation and prevent clogged arteries and other issues that increase the risk of a second stroke. 

Soup

Low-sodium soups provide elderly stroke survivors with fiber and several essential nutrients. A meal high in fiber can lower your loved one’s blood cholesterol, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Seniors recovering from strokes need to eat homemade soups instead of canned soups.
Some of the soups your loved one should eat include:
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Butternut soup (No fat or sugar added)
  • Lentil vegetable soup
  • Southwestern soup
Senior stroke survivors can speed up the recovery process and prevent further strokes by making healthy lifestyle changes. If your elderly loved one needs help maintaining healthy habits, consider hiring a professional elderly caregiver. Prescott families can rely on Home Care Assistance to provide dedicated and compassionate in-home caregivers who are trained in our holistic Balanced Care Method, which was designed to encourage seniors to exercise often, eat nutritious foods, maintain strong social ties, and focus on other lifestyle factors that promote longevity. To learn about our premier home care plans, call one of our professional Care Managers at 928-771-0105 today.
Visit our website today @ www.homecareassistanceprescott.com