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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™

A key feature of the Balanced Care Method™ is Cognitive Therapeutics, a research-based 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 Holistic Wellness

At Home Care Assistance South East Melbourne, our revolutionary approach to the care of older Melbournians, The Balanced Care Method™ is based on the study of an intriguing population in Japan who are living longer, and more active lives than most. The Okinawa region in Japan is being actively studied by scientists to understand their methods of living long and healthy lives. Life spans of over 100 years are not unusual in Okinawa, and in fact all older Okinawans enjoy incredibly good health and independence despite their years. Based on the available research, our Balanced Care Method™ promotes the lifestyle factors central to these centenarian’s longevity and it essentially embodies the philosophy of two factors: moderation and variety.

Day to Day Life Enhanced and Enriched through Care Worker Training

Home Care Assistance South East Melbourne Care Workers are all specifically trained in the Balanced Care Method™, so you and your loved ones can benefit from the first aged care solution with an emphasis on balance and longevity. During this training, our Care Workers learn the importance of nutrition, exercise, social ties, mental and spiritual health, and how all these things can contribute to longevity and well-being for individuals of all ages. By working with specific lifestyle behaviours, Home Care Assistance South East Melbourne 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 at Home Care Assistance South East Melbourne. We do not just understand the important connections between diet, exercise, mental engagement and social ties to reduce stress and create the best life, but we apply these principles to our individualised care every day. Considering the tenants of the Balanced Care Method™ every step of the way, our personalised care services include::
  • Preparation of nutritiously balanced and appropriate meals
  • 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 wellness monitoring
  • Transportation to appointments, supermarket, pharmacy, social opportunities etc.
  • Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair
  • Status reporting to family
  • Medication reminders
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Support and assistance with transport

A Research-Based Approach to Long-Term Brain Health – the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™

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

Not only targeting memory, the method also engages other cognitive functions including executive functioning, attention, language, and visual spatial domains. The Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ is based on scientific research, led by a neuropsychologist, that highlights non- pharmacological activity and lifestyle intervention as an effective way to promote long-term brain health.

At Home Care Assistance South East Melbourne, the Cognitive Therapeutics Method is a natural and routinely employed complement to our Balanced Care Method™. We see it as a key part of our multi-pronged approach to healthy ageing, specifically focused on the brain, enabling us to extend healthy years and help each person achieve health and meaningfulness in longevity.

Here is what one of our families told us about their experience:

I have been suffering from Parkinson’s for 18 years now. After my fractured hip, I was low in confidence. Home Care Assistance, South East Melbourne’s carers have been really patient with me. They helped to improve my confidence and now I can walk to the local shops. The stress on my wife has also reduced.

Mr. N K Kapoor. 77 years, Male

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