CARING Connection
October 2013

In This Issue


Attempt to control the "aging trait"

Yoga for insomnia

Time for a checkup? (Oral Health)

The 25 documents you need before you die

 videoAging NYC Stickballers keep the street game alive     

Aging NYC Stickballers Keep Street Game Alive

 clientsWhat Our Clients Are Saying About Us: Home Care Pulse 2013

Home Care Pulse, an independent quality management agency, randomly surveys our clients on a monthly basis.  Here's what one of them had to say last month: 

"The caregivers personality makes it very easy to get along with her, and she works very hard."
--A. M.
Boise, Idaho

Make your own Pumpkin Spiced Latte for 40 cents:  
Good Housekeeping has published a Pumpkin Spiced Latte Copy Cat recipe. Ten of these  homemade drinks cost about the same as one purchased latte.

Once you blend the ingredients, you can store it in you refrigerator for about a month and just take a spoonful at a time.
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The month of October is characterized by rapidly falling temperatures in Boise, ID. The weather is certainly following along those lines this year. If you're headed out to a football game, don't forget the scarves.

We hope you can take a bit of time out from crocheting, knitting or buying those scarves to read the following articles -- and that they provide encouragement and support.

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 The Team at Assisting Angels Home Care 

article1Attempt to control the "aging trait"
University of College in London made an interesting discovery watching worms through a microscope. They watched  life leave a worm's body under a florescent light.
Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

David Gems from the Institute of Healthy Aging, College of London says aging is a genetically controlled trait, like eye color. Gems hopes to identify the genes which control aging and believes many of the same genes are present in humans.

This is why the discovery is so exciting for them. In principal, he hopes to manipulate (with drugs) the sensing system in order to increase in life span.

Gems also surmises that if aging were slowed in humans, we could expect a reduction of  age-related illnesses, including cancer, dementia, cardio vascular disease, diabetes, etc.
Yoga for insomnia

Yoga has shown statistically better rest for menopausal and perimenopause women.

The study assigned 249 healthy, previously sedentary women at multiple sites, including Group Health, to do yoga, a moderate aerobic exercise program, or neither - and to take an omega-3 fatty acid supplement or a placebo.

To see their results, read this -
article3 Time for a checkup?

The Administration on Aging says senior's oral health is an important but often overlooked aspect of an older adult's general health, that nearly one-third of older adults have untreated tooth decay,  and severe gum disease is associated with chronic disease and severe health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and respiratory disease.

Don't overlook this important aspect of aging health. Delta Dental lists some special tips for aging adult dental health and also addresses concerns with their video Aging and Dental Health.
article4The 25 documents you need before you die

According to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, state treasurers currently hold $32.9 billion in unclaimed bank accounts and other assets.
Make sure your heirs know what assets you intended for them.

Whether you leave the information in a security box or with an attorney, the Wall Street Journal has compiled a
helpful infographic to assist in designing your death dossier.  

Brenda Critell, President / CEO
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
A native of Boise, Idaho and a 4th generation Idahoan. Brenda founded Assisting Angels Home Care in 2006.

Skip Critell, VP/COO
Director of Operations and Community Liaison for the Treasure Valley

Sherry Atwell, Office Administrator

Manages Operations and Scheduling of Direct Care services



Rebekah Calkins, CFO 

Manages billing, payroll and financial affairs 






 Sonya Harris

Sonya Harris, Client Care Coordinator

Provides quality client care and supervision of direct care services for the Treasure Valley.


About Assisting Angels Home Care  

Serving the state of Idaho, Assisting Angels Home Care, Inc. has been providing personalized care at home with supporting services since 2006. Assisting Angels uses certified personnel for supervision and monitoring of all direct services, has no minimum requirement for hours for accepting clients, and does not charge separately for travel to and from the job location. All employees are bonded and insured. Complete screening and thorough background checks are performed prior to any person having contact with one of our clients or patients. Assisting Angels provides a wide spectrum of personalized in-home care services, including live-in care, general homemaker, personal care, and private duty nursing for all ages.  

Visit or call 208.344.7979 (Boise), or 208.733.2550 (Twin Falls) for more information.