CARING Connection
July 2015

In This Issue


White House Calls for More Tech to Support Aging in Place


Boxing May Help Parkinson's

Fear of Dementia Spurs Lifestyle Changes

Tax Credits for Aging in Place Could be on the Horizon
Baked in a Buttery Flaky Crust ~ Funny Outtakes 


What Our Clients Are Saying About Us:


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

"I appreciate that I have Assisting Angels when I need it.
Boise, Idaho

"Our caregiver is wonderful. She wears a smock and is always neat and clean."
Boise, Idaho
Cabbage Beef Soup
This slow cooker recipe makes a tasty meal, with plenty of leftovers to freeze for later.

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White House Calls for More Tech to Support Aging in Place
The White House is kicking off its Conference on Aging this week, a landmark event occurring once each decade and historically notable for the origination of Medicare and Medicaid. says this year's focus is on helping more Americans age in place. The White House has invited the tech industry to join in the effort to lower costs and improve safety. 

Our PDF, High Tech Devices, offers some examples of current technology to help you or your loved one age in place more safely.

Boxing May Help Parkinson's 
A surprising trend has begun in the Parkinson's community: non-contact boxing. ABC News reports that in addition to latin dancing and tai chi, Parkinson's patients have experienced significant improvements as a result of incorporating boxing into their lifestyle. For additional information about the benefits of non-contact boxing, visit Punching Out Parkinson's.  
Fear of Dementia Spurs Lifestyle Changes

As Alzheimer's reaches epic proportions, there is an upside. TribLive reports that the fear it evokes has encouraged many folks to make positive lifestyle changes. Sometimes the fear is based on witnessing a friend or loved one's deterioration from the disease. Other times, genetics testing may reveal a marker. While the reasons may vary, the result is a growing number of people are finding empowerment through exercise and healthy living.
Tax Credits For Aging in Place Could be on the Horizon

According to a recent Forbes article, Louis Tenenbaum, a leading voice on aging in place, suggests that a robust tax credit should be given to seniors wishing to stay in their homes. Tenenbaum is working to advocate and establish a trade group to lobby for such a change in policy.

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

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) for more information.