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Balanced Care Method™

At Home Care Assistance Sydney City and East, we off the unique Balanced Care Method™ – our unique and holistic approach to in home care services.

  • Hourly Home Care
  • 24 Hour Care
  • Hospital to Home
  • Specialised Care

The Balanced Care Method™

A key feature of the Balanced Care Method™ is Cognitive Therapeutics, a lifestyle program designed to encourage 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:

A Focus on Total Wellness

There is no single explanation for how and why some people live longer and have more active years than others. But there is one place on earth where more people live longer and healthier than any other: Okinawa, Japan. Scientists have been studying this group of seniors to see what can be learned from their lifestyle and methods so we can live longer, more productive lives ourselves. Home Care Assistance developed the Balanced Care Method™ based on the studies of the Okinawans, which means that at Home Care Assistance Sydney City and East, we can provide this revolutionary, and evidence based approach to senior care.

Life spans of over 100 years can be seen regularly in Okinawa. More importantly, people in their 70s, 80s, 90’s and beyond enjoy incredibly good health and independence despite their years. The Balanced Care Method™ promotes the lifestyle factors that underpin these centenarian’s longevity. There are two critical factors that are the keys of this philosophy: moderation and variety.

Day to Day Life Enhanced and Enriched through Care Worker Training

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.

Home Care Assistance Sydney City and East Care Workers are trained in the 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 nutrition, 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 Sydney City and East Care Workers extend and enhance the lives of the people we serve, helping them live longer, happier, and more balanced lives.

The Complete Service Model

At Home Care Assistance Sydney City and East the Balanced Care Method is the foundation of everything we do because we understand the important connections between diet, exercise, mental engagement, and social ties to reduce stress and create the best life for our clients. Considering the tenants of the Balanced Care Method™ 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 etc.
  • 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™

The Cognitive Therapeutics Method is a brain health program developed by researchers at Home Care Assistance and can be thought of as an extension of the Balanced Care Method™. The Home Care Assistance Sydney City and East program aims to improve quality of life through a holistic approach incorporating positive lifestyle improvements and personalised activities that engage the main cognitive domains of the brain.

It is more than just targeted memory activities.  Our Cognitive Therapeutics Method engages other cognitive functions including the executive functioning, attention, language, and visual spatial domains. This approach goes hand-in-hand with the key lifestyle improvements underpinning our Balanced Care Method™ including 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 Sydney City and East, we believe in extending healthy years and work with individuals ageing in place to help them achieve health and meaningfulness in longevity. Read below to get an understanding of how it has helped one of our families:

“Last year my mum fell and received a new diagnosis of dementia in addition to her mild Alzheimer’s disease. She required a Care Worker while I worked but had multiple problems with those sent to us by various agencies because of her dementia diagnosis. Day programs were too lengthy and boring for her. After further enquiries, I called Home Care Assistance. In addition to Care Workers, they also have a division devoted to The Cognitive Therapeutics Method. My mother was interviewed as to her interests and abilities and matched to a therapist (whom they call interventionists) who developed a program especially for her. She enjoys the stimulating puzzles and word games, in addition to music and physical exercise. This service has been a godsend for both her and me. She is calm and content when I return home from work. I have not had calls at work from emergency workers to intervene with my mum’s behaviour. She accepted the interventionist from the start and works with her without problems. These people are true professionals, and I cannot thank them enough for being able to handle her care while I am at work.”

– M.F, Client’s Daughter

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