CARING Connection
May 2014

In This Issue


Delaying Retirement--The New Normal

Free Lunch Seminars

Caffeine and Alzheimer's

Oldest Woman

 videoHot Stuff    


97 year old Granny dancing to Just Dance 2 - HOT STUFF!
97 year old Granny dancing to Just Dance 2 - HOT STUFF!


What 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: 

"I am confident in Assisting Angels Home Care, because I always feel safe and secure when I leave my husband with them."
--E. B.
Boise, Idaho

"She is a very caring type of person who just can't do enough for me. She's wonderful!"
--P. M.
Boise, Idaho

Kale and Tomato Eggs Benedict
Looking for a healthy alternative to impress for a weekend brunch? Try this healthy version of Eggs Benedict -- the Hollandaise sauce is replaced with a light, kicky mustard-mayo sauce.
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Hopefully you are able to take advantage of the mild days soon to start vegetable or flower gardening. We also want to say a special thanks in honor Memorial Day for all who have lived and died to serve our country. 

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Thank you,

 The Team at Assisting Angels Home Care 

Delaying Retirement--The New Normal


There is a new trend with retirement. Many no longer plan endless leisure and idleness the day they turn 65.

There are many factors contributing. First of all, financial. Thirty-six percent of baby boomers say they have not done anything to invest for their finical security in retirement.
Watch the full report 

Sometimes it is due to the need to supplement income because of having kids later in life, divorce, or caring for aging parents. 

But it isn't all the economy's fault. Some hold off on retirement because of personal preference. Better health and longer lives means people aren't ready to stop. And with the potential of a quarter century left, many are opting for seasonal jobs or giving hope to the future through volunteerism. Here's a one-hundred year old man who just likes to keep busy.  
No Such Thing as a Free Lunch


You might not want to trust the next company who offers a free meal in exchange for your attention at a sales seminar.   Free lunch seminars target affluent older adults. CBS Money Watch explains why.

Because of the significant losses there is a free lunch monitoring initiative

So if you do attend one, consider taking this list of questions to help keep tabs on potential threats to local residents.  
Caffeine Affects Alzheimer's in a Good Way


  According to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Bonn, Germany, and the University of Lille, France, caffeine may slow the effects of Alzheimer's.

Coffee a day
Previous studies have also indicated that moderate caffeine consumption intake reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and prevents memory loss in the elderly.

That seems to be good news since about fifty-four percent of Americans drink coffee every day, and approximately twenty-four percent drink thirteen or more cups per week.

FamilyDoctor says there is a danger in drinking too much, however. The risk is more than just nervousness and restlessness. Click here to read about the caffeine induced mental disorder, and find out how much is "moderate."   
 Oldest Woman In The World
A one-hundred and sixteen year old woman, living in Peru, is in the running for the oldest women alive. 

If her identity card is correct, she may already be the oldest

Her circumstances are contrary to the income/life expectancy gap--but it may have something to with the fact that she has never had a canned soda.

Read more to find out her diet, and what she wishes she still had.  

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.