Video of the Month
Baby twins talk to each other
Some say babies have a language all their own. After watching this viral video, I'm compelled to believe there is. These twin babies appear to be carrying on a conversation. One is very concerned about his missing sock. the other baby...well, I don't know, but his body language is as vibrant and boisterous as his verbal skills. It's simply adorable!
To view this video, click here.
|Texting Shortcuts for Seniors to Share with Grandchildren |
BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
GHA: Got Heartburn Again
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
OMMR: On My Massage Recliner
OMSG: Oh My! Sorry, Gas.
ROFL... CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up
TTYL: Talk To You Louder
WTP: Where's The Prunes?
|What Diseases Do Americans Fear the Most?|
When asked which of five major diseases Americans fear most, cancer was first at 41%, Alzheimer's disease was second (31%) and far ahead of heart disease (8%), stroke (8%) and diabetes (6%) according to a recent Harris poll.
Learn more here.
Brenda's Recipe Corner
Spring is here! Time to take advantage of those tender shoots that are springing up all over ditch banks, fruit orchards, and perennial gardens. If you don't enjoy foraging for asparagus like I do, it is available and in season at grocery stores and farmers' markets. This is my favorite spring vegetable. Enjoy!
Spring Asparagus Salad
- Whisk together the rice vinegar, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and mustard. Drizzle in the peanut oil and sesame oil while whisking vigorously to emulsify. Set aside.
- Bring a pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus to the water and cook 3 minutes until just tender, but still firm. Remove and rinse under cold water to stop from cooking any further.
- Place the asparagus in a large bowl and drizzle the dressing over the asparagus. Toss until evenly coated. Sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve.
Assisting Angels Home Care Receives "Best of Home Care" Award
We are proud to announce that we have been recognized with Home Care Pulse's "Best of Home Care" distinction. This award goes to the top 25% of agencies that are surveyed by this third party, indpendent survey company. We are now ranked among a select few of the best agencies in the United States!
Home Care Pulse, a company which measures client and employee satisfaction, created the award to identify those agencies in the private duty home care space that demonstrated a passion for client and employee satisfaction. Home Care Pulse believes that honoring such companies can both educate and help families to make better care decisions for their aging loved ones.
The selection process for the "Best of Home Care" includes the evaluation of client and employee satisfaction in areas such as agency training, communication, overall quality of care, caregiver performance, caregiver morale, response to problems and recommendation of services to name a few.
To find out more about the "Best of Home Care" award or Home Care Pulse, please visit www.bestofhomecare.com.
The Team at Assisting Angels Home Care
| New Office Open in Twin Falls|
We are proud to announce that we have opened a new office in Twin Falls, Idaho. We look forward to serving those of you who live in the beautiful Magic Valley. We are located at:
Assisting Angels Home Care
378 Falls Ave
Twin Falls, ID 83301
For more information, please contact us at 208-733-2550.
The Aging of America, City by City
Researchers from the Urban Institute are calling the mass influx of retiring baby boomers the senior tsunami because of the disastrous tidal wave that the number of seniors will have as an impact on our society. Note the top 20 U.S. cities their research has identified where projections place most of the baby boomers retiring and thus where more services will be needed. Raleigh-Cary, NC at 31.6%, Austin-Round Rock, TX at 30.1% and Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA at 29.8% lead the list.
Access the list here.
Test Your Memory in 15 Minutes
Bob DeMarco writes a daily blog about caring for his mother, Dottie, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. The blog is filled with daily information that spans the spectrum from being informative, to educational, to personal, showing the love and care as he and his mother live together with Bob as her primary caregiver. His favorite test takes 15 minutes:
Access the test here.
Access all five of his recommendations here.
Check Your Birthday Suit on Your Birthday
Treatment performed for non-melanoma skin cancers in the United States nearly doubled from 1994 to 2006, according to a new study, and this is an alarming number since skin cancer is preventable with some behavioral changes. It is very treatable when caught early, thus the suggestion that everyone check their bodies for abnormalities on their birthdays.
To minimize risks of skin cancer, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends:
- Generously apply a broad-spectrum water-resistant sunscreen
- Wear protective clothing
- Seek shade
- Protect children from sun exposure
- Use extra caution near water, snow and sand
- Get vitamin D safely
- Avoid tanning beds
- Check your birthday suit on your birthday
For more information about skin cancer, visit the SkinCancerNet section of www.SkinCarePhysicians.com.
For more information on the American Academy of Dermatology visit: www.aad.org.
Access the article here.
Did You Know...
TIPS AND EXERCISES TO SHARPEN YOUR MIND AND BOOST BRAINPOWERIf our brains were computers, we'd simply add a chip to upgrade our memory. The human brain, however, is more complex than even the most advanced machine, so improving our memory isn't quite so easy. Just as it takes effort to build physical fitness, so too does boosting brain power.
Access the article here.