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!
Open enrollment commenced on Saturday, November 15th and will continue through February 15th, 2015 for Louisiana residents to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. This applies to all U.S. residents, and if you don’t participate, you will be looking at triple the fines over last year.
For Louisiana families already struggling, this is unwelcome news. The enrollment period is also shorter this time around, by two months. The clock is ticking and you must sign up and have everything taken care of by December 15th to avoid the penalties, which is 2% of your gross income.
Remember when puberty hit, back when you were in your teens? Remember the mood swings or feelings you had, like everything in your body was changing and you weren’t sure what to do or how to cope with it?
Women who go through menopause may have similar feelings. Most women may experience this through their late forties and into their fifties, but it can happen to younger women as early as their thirties.
What can you expect with menopause?
All jokes aside, menopause affects the woman who is experiencing it, as well as any family members she lives with. The first signs usually occur when a woman begins skipping or missing some of her menstrual cycles. It can take about four years before the menstrual cycles disappear altogether, but there may be changes within a woman’s body that she experiences. Some include mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, sweating, headaches, vaginal dryness, decreased sex drive, heart racing or pain during intercourse.
These symptoms do not typically occur all at the same time, although they can. Typically there are a few phases before the menopausal period is over with. Peri-menopause, menopause and finally, post-menopause.
Maybe this is not news to you, but one of the biggest stress factors in many people’s lives is stress caused by work. There are many stressful professions out there – from teaching and dealing with difficult students; to high risk construction jobs or even having a deadline-driven job that requires long term mental focus.
These stressful elements can cause sickness, turbulence, depression, anxiety, irritability and can carry over into people’s personal lives. They are emotional disruptions that can upset our physical and mental well-being. Many people think they have no control over stress, when this is not the case. It is all in how we handle stress that can mean the difference between maintaining our sanity and good health versus wreaking havoc in our lives.
Ayurveda equates to a state of balance between your body, mind and the external environment. It refers to a holistic approach of better health. Through Ayurveda, certain patterns of energy can be expressed from the elements of Dosha. Taking a Dosha Quiz can help you determine just how stressed – or balanced – you may be, which can then help you make the right steps to correct the areas that are off balance. This is good not just for the mind, but also for your whole body.
Are you in good health? I would encourage you to take the DOSHA QUIZ to see where you stand.
It seems alarming to watch the news on TV or read the newspaper, or even to casually surf the web online and read daily news stories about domestic violence tragedies. The killings and suffering of families of abusive have seemingly escalated to epic proportions. Yet sadly for some of the people who live with this serious, nationwide problem, the reality of everyday living is grim.
There are thousands of stories we do NOT see every day. Domestic abuse comes in many forms, from physical to mental, psychological and emotional abuse and also neglect. This affects women, men and children in every single state. In Louisiana, domestic abuse ranks #2 in the U.S. for murders related to domestic abuse. Here are some other statistics about domestic abuse in Louisiana:
While all of these are very, very important topics that people should embrace, one cause that is very near and dear to our hearts at CARE, Inc. is the Downs Syndrome Awareness.
Many of our clients have children with Downs Syndrome and this month we wish to celebrate their accomplishments and achievements with a BIG BRAVO! We are behind you 100% and rather than talking about downs syndrome as a “disability”, CARE, Inc. sees your abilities with pride and love. We encourage you through your hardships and want to educate and inspire both our caregivers and loyal customers with as much encouragement as we can!
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.