The Balanced Care Method™

The Balanced Care Method™

There is no single explanation for how and why some people live so many healthier and more active years than others. But there is a place where more people live longer and healthier than any other place on earth: Okinawa, Japan. And recently, scientists have been studying this group of seniors to see if we could learn to live a longer and more productive life. Home Care Assistance has developed a revolutionary and proprietary approach to senior care based on these centenarian studies.

The Balanced Care Method™ is based on studies of the extraordinarily long-lived elders in the Okinawa region of Japan. Life spans of over 100 years are not unusual in Okinawa. More important, people in their 70s, 80s and beyond enjoy incredible good health and independence. Excellent physical health, mental awareness, and inner calm are common among the studied elders The Balanced Care Method™ seeks to capture some of the lifestyle factors that go towards creating such long-lived and healthy people. Its philosophy can be summed up in two words: moderation and variety.

Components of Balanced Care Training include:

  • Healthy Diet
  • Physical Activity
  • Sharp Minds
  • Social Ties
  • Calmness and Purpose

The Balanced Care Method™ is an evidence-based program built on studies that demonstrate that only one-third of our healthy longevity is based on genetics and two-thirds on lifestyle factors within our control.

Home Care Assistance caregivers throughout North America are trained in the Method, offering the first senior care solution with an emphasis on balance and longevity. By working with specific lifestyle behaviors, Home Care Assistance caregivers extend and enhance the lives of seniors, helping them live longer, happier, more balanced lives.

Watch the CNN video below to learn more about the centenarians in Okinawa who inspired this movement.


The Cognitive Therapeutics Method™

The Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ is Home Care Assistance’s proprietary program designed to promote brain health and quality of life through cognitively stimulating activities in the familiar home environment. The Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ offers:

  • Non-pharmacological approaches consistent with scientific research
  • One-on-one mental stimulation and basic care support in the home
  • Activities that focus on more than just memory
  • A routine to look forward to that keeps aging minds active

Why use an ordinary caregiver when you can hire a caregiver who is trained in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™?

Home Care Assistance proudly trains caregivers in our proprietary Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ so that clients receive one-on-one cognitive stimulation as well as support with basic care and activities of daily living at no additional cost. Clients who participate in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ report enjoying the cognitive stimulation aspect of the program as well as an improved level of engagement and overall happiness.

Cognitive Therapeutics Method

A comprehensive cognitive activities program supporting individual needs

The Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ was developed based on cutting-edge scientific research and is consistent with growing evidence such as the ACTIVE study funded by the National Institutes of Health, suggesting that cognitive stimulation is associated with long-term brain health benefits. The Method currently includes over 20 activities targeting not just memory, but the five cognitive domains.

  • Executive Functioning includes cognitive abilities such as reasoning, problem solving, judgment, and thought flexibility
  • Attention refers to the ability to focus on a specific piece of information for a long period of time, while ignoring competing distractions
  • Language refers to the ability to execute verbal functions including spontaneous speech, speech repetition, speech comprehension, naming, reading and writing
  • Visual-Spatial Perception involves the ability to accurately perceive an object’s physical location and understand the relationships between objects
  • Memory refers to the ability to retain information and utilize it later

To find out more about The Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, call (402) 817-1976 and speak with a Care Manager now.

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