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Balanced Care Method™

Home Care Assistances Balanced Care Method™ is a holistic approach to healthy longevity. It is based on studies of the extraordinarily long-lived elders living in the islands of Okinawa, Japan – the longest-living people on earth.
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The Balanced Care Method™

The Balanced Care Method™ is an evidence-based program built on studies that demonstrate that only one-third of our longevity is based on genetics and two-thirds on lifestyle factors within our control.  It also incorporates our Cognitive Therapeutics Method which encourages and engages long-term brain health. 

  • Cognitive Stimulation
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Sense of Calm
  • Social Engagement

Watch this video to learn about our Balanced Care Method™ featuring Cognitive Therapeutics:

Total Wellness Focus

Home Care Assistance developed the Balanced Care Method™, a revolutionary approach to senior care, based on studies of seniors living in a small area of Japan called Okinawa.  For reasons still being explored, the Okinawan people live longer and have more active years than any other place on earth.  Scientists have been studying this group of seniors to see if we could learn from their methods and live longer, more productive lives ourselves.

While it is not unusual to celebrate your 100th birthday in Okinawa, even those in their 70s, 80s and 90’s enjoy incredibly good health and independence despite their years. The Balanced Care Method™ promotes the lifestyle factors central to these centenarian’s longevity. It is a philosophy that can be summed up in two words: moderation and variety.

Day to Day Life Enhanced and Enriched through Care Worker Training

Home Care Assistance North Coast Care Workers are trained in the Balanced Care Method, offering the first aged care solution with an emphasis on balance and longevity. Our Balanced Care Method™ training teaches our Care Workers the importance of nutrition, exercise, social ties, mental and spiritual health, and how all these things can contribute to longevity and well-being for seniors and individuals of all ages. Our Care Workers are also trained in knowing what foods are the most beneficial, depending on the client’s health, habits and goals. By working with specific lifestyle behaviours, Home Care Assistance North Coast Care Workers extend and enhance the lives of the people we serve, helping them live longer, happier, more balanced lives.

The Complete Service Model

The Balanced Care Method™ touches everything we do. Home Care Assistance North Coast understands the important connections between diet, exercise, mental engagement and social ties to reduce stress and create the best life. Every step of the way, we offer personal care assistance and lifestyle support including:

  • Nutrition, Meal preparation and Cooking
  • Light housework including laundry and changing of bed linens
  • Toileting and incontinence care
  • Assistance with light exercise and outdoor activity
  • Safety and fall prevention
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Companionship and range of motion exercises
  • Transportation to appointments, supermarket, pharmacy, social opportunities

  • Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Status reporting to family
  • Medication reminders
  • Ongoing wellness monitoring
  • Travel assistance

A Research-Based Approach to Long-Term Brain Health with our Cognitive Therapeutics Method™

An extension of our Balanced Care Method™, the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ is a brain health program developed by researchers at Home Care Assistance. The program aims to improve quality of life through a holistic approach incorporating positive lifestyle improvements, as well as personalised, one-on-one activities that engage the main cognitive domains of the brain.

The program’s activities target more than just memory and engage other cognitive functions including the executive functioning, attention, language, and visual spatial domains. This approach goes together with lifestyle improvements in physical activity, social engagement, diet and more. The Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ approach is based on scientific research pointing to non- pharmacological activity and lifestyle intervention as an effective way to promote long-term brain health and was developed by a research team led by a neuropsychologist.

The Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ is a complement to our Balanced Care Method™ and is a key part of our multi-pronged approach to healthy ageing, specifically focused on the brain. At Home Care Assistance North Coast, we believe in extending healthy years and work with everyone to help them achieve health and meaningfulness in longevity. Read below to get an understanding of how it has helped one of our families:

“Just want to say a huge thank you for the help and care we have received from Julie and Shannon. They are a credit to your group and in a short time have made such a difference to our quality of life.”

Maureen S – Upper Duroby NSW

“Thank you for all the effort you have both gone to looking after mum and dad. It’s lovely to see a provider that personally cares for their client’s welfare. Thank goodness that there are people like you and Meg and your organisation who want to help and assist wherever possible rather than trying to make money of vulnerable clients. You must wake up every day knowing that you are doing the maximum possible to assist your clients.”

Julie – Pottsville

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Our family has benefited from the excellent support and services from David, Meg and the team at Home Care Assistance North Coast for the past couple of years. I had an extensive list of questions... when we were deciding which provider to go with. David answered promptly, and impressed me with his empathy, accessibility (available after hours, weekends), and ability to tailor a package to meet our particular needs. Add to that the best value for package dollars, and it was an easy decision to go with HCA North Coast.The staff employed by HCA North Coast have been excellent. David was able to source staff who were a good match for my Dad’s personality. As our needs evolved, it was easy to change any aspect of the care provided.I am very happy to recommend Home Care Assistance North Coast, for anyone looking for quality care for their loved one.read more
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