CARE Inc. - Preserving Independent Living At Home
We truly CARE about your family. It’s why we are in business as one of Louisiana’s oldest and largest premium home care service providers. All of our CARE plans are customized for the needs of your loved one or family member. Whether you need someone to just help with errands and companionship, or around the clock assistance, we provide in-home CARE services 24/7.
Supporting independent living helps your special family member to maintain comfort and live life to the fullest
CARE, Inc. is fully licensed and insured to give you peace of mind that your special family member is properly cared for. We take pride in giving undivided attention, ongoing training and supervision, hundreds of CARE workers and four growing offices in Baton Rouge, Laplace, Covington and Hammond, LA, to ensure the care of your loved one is our top concern. Our primary CARE services include:
- One-on-one Personal Care
- In-Home Companionship Programs
- Independent Living Assistance & Support
- Specialized Care for Special Needs
- Caring for Children with Disabilities
- Care for Victims of Accidents or Illnesses who Require In-Home Assistance
Among the many benefits of choosing CARE, Inc. to assist with your loved one, you will find that our employees strive to exceed expectations with a genuine attitude of helpfulness. From meal planning and household chores; to transportation and errands, we work diligently to make sure your family member’s needs are met.
Take a look at the many CARE services we offer to find the right solution for your family. We look forward to providing you with exceptional CARE!
Childhood obesity within the U.S. has escalated within the past four decades to alarming proportions. In a fast-paced life where busy parents have little time for cooking healthy meals, more dependency on processed foods and quick meals – in addition to less physical activity and more time spent in front of the TV and other digital medias – is a recipe for unhealthy children.
One of the strongest supporters of this awareness is the first lady, Michele Obama. She has been an avid supporter and advocate for increasing awareness of this national epidemic and encourages parents and school systems to increase activity and knowledge among our youth to make measurable outcomes that will help improve the health of our nation’s youth. The “Let’s Move” program was an initiative she first launched to get schools, parents and students motivated towards this nationwide problem.
As summer vacation sadly comes to an end, and parents begin getting their children ready to go back to school, the subject of school safety comes into play. Every year, children going to school face the hazards of drivers and other obstacles on their way to school. Whether they walk or ride a bicycle, there are important things to teach kids about staying safe. Drivers too must be more aware and slow down to accommodate kids who may not be paying attention.
Reminders to tell kids:
Fun is obviously the top concern for most people in the summer, but staying safe is also important. However, with the summer months also comes an increase in the amount of sporting accidents and recreational vehicles. Be smart and be mindful of the top injuries to avoid.
Summertime means a lot of things, such as swimming pools and barbecues, tank tops and sandals and long days spent at the park or the beach. It’s also peak travel season.
Many people travel long distances without a problem, but for others a long trip can be dangerous. Hours sitting in a plane or train seat or driving a car can set the stage for a condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis, also known as a blood clot.
When you sit for prolonged periods without moving around, your blood isn’t circulating at an optimal level. The blood can pool, causing swelling; this leads to thickening of the blood and sets the stage for a clot to form. While blood clots can form anywhere in the body they most commonly form in the legs. Blood clots are serious because blood flow is interrupted and can cause damage to the tissues. Even worse, a blood clot can dislodge and travel to the lungs, creating a pulmonary embolism.
With summer here in Louisiana, it is important to address dehydration. Our bodies are made up of between 65 - 75% water, depending on age and body composition. This percentage fluctuates with daily fluid and dietary intake, perspiration, and urinary and bowel movements. When we lose more water than we take in, our bodies get out of balance and dehydration can develop.
Dehydration has many causes. Environmental factors such as heat and humidity can affect your water level. Excessive sweating from exercise can deplete the body of fluids. Those with excessive diarrhea or vomiting are also at risk as well as those with a continuous fever. Certain medications and stimulants such as caffeine can also impact your water percentage. Additionally, persons who urinate excessively should be monitored for signs of dehydration.
Particularly at risk are children, the elderly and people with chronic illnesses; they can become dehydrated very quickly. Endurance athletes and those exercising or working out in hot, humid weather are also prone to losing a lot of fluids. And people living at high altitudes (usually above 8,000 feet) are susceptible to dehydration.
Many people with chronic illnesses tend toward depression and constant back pain is no exception. The pain itself isn’t any fun, and as it progresses people start restricting activities and interaction with others. They become frustrated because they can’t work and provide for their families or they can no longer do the activities that they love to do. The longer this continues the more helpless or hopeless they feel which, in turn, leads to depression. In many cases this becomes a vicious cycle: people in constant pain become depressed, and depression tends to amplify the pain.
It is estimated that one in ten adults in America suffer from some level of depression, according to the American Psychological Association. And depression is the most common emotion those who suffer with back pain experience.
What can you do if you or a loved one is in chronic pain?
Home care services are a great alternative to institutionalized care. Many of the CARE, Inc. home care providers have skills that can be useful to your loved one’s needs in many ways. Through companionship, light housekeeping, ambulatory assistance, personal care, and even services to assist people with special needs are just a few of the things CARE, Inc. care services provide in Hammond, Baton Rouge, Laplace, or Covington, Louisiana.
Many people are unaware that June is Cataract Awareness Month. This is one of the many health issues faced by people during the aging process. In fact, cataracts are the number one cause of blindness in adults ages 55 and up. Over half of all seniors over 65 have at least some form of cataract development.
Eye care is an essential checkup that sometimes people put on the backburner. Since it is less burdensome than many other health issues, people sometimes fail to realize the importance. First of all, what is it?
Click on just about any news program, TV interview, social media website, article, or any other random media activity and you will find numerous sob stories. Some impact us for an entire day; whereas others might make us take a moment to appreciate that our lives are not so bad after all.
Whatever happened to the days of ages past, when people stood to hold a door open for a stranger, helped an elderly person to cross the road, or gave an apple or lollipop to a child, for no reason other than just to be kind hearted?
Society has forgotten the fundamentals. Making others feel good translates to better feelings for us, although it is best not to do things for the purposes of selfishness in mind. Compassion is described as “the feeling of empathy for others” which can be difficult to do when people are already consumed with overwhelming feelings from work, social or family obligations. Yet, this very feeling that is derived out of compassion can transcend in many ways, as we have seen in examples such as “Random Acts of Kindness”.
Louisiana Special Olympics begin May 23, 24 and 25, 2014 at the Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. You may have heard of the Special Olympics, which is a national organization that gives athletic training, support and events children and adults with disabilities. It gives participants a feeling of achievement, while building their self-esteem, physical and mental abilities, and nurtures lifelong friendships.
SOLA – aka “the Special Olympics Louisiana first instilled the program in 1968. At that time, only 11 athletes participated. This year, over 800 athletes and coaches from around the state will come together in Hammond, Louisiana for the summer events. Some include volleyball, power lifting, track and field events, bocce, and other athletic competitions.