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The Balanced Care Method™

There is no single explanation for how and why some people live so much healthier and more active years than others.  But there is a place where more people live longer and healthier than any other place on earth: Okinawa, Japan.  And recently, scientists have been studying this group of seniors to see if we could learn to live a longer and more productive life.

Home Care Assistance has developed a revolutionary and proprietary approach to senior care based on these centenarian studies.


The Balanced Care Method™ is based on studies of the extraordinarily long-lived elders in the Okinawa region of Japan. Life spans of over 100 years are not unusual in Okinawa. More important, people in their 70s, 80s and beyond enjoy incredible good health and independence. Excellent physical health, mental awareness, and inner calm are common among the studied elders.


The Balanced Care Method™ seeks to capture some of the lifestyle factors that go towards creating such long-lived and healthy people. Its philosophy can be summed up in two words: moderation and variety.


Components of Balanced Care Training Include:

Healthy Diet

Physical Activity

Sharp Minds

Social Ties

Calmness and Purpose



The Balanced Care Method™ is an evidence-based program built on studies that demonstrate that only one-third of our healthy longevity is based on genetics and two-thirds on lifestyle factors within our control.


Home Care Assistance caregivers throughout North America are trained in the Method, offering the first senior care solution with an emphasis on balance and longevity. By working with specific lifestyle behaviors, Home Care Assistance caregivers extend and enhance the lives of seniors, helping them live longer, happier, more balanced lives.


Watch the CNN video below to learn more about the centenarians in Okinawa who inspired this movement.



Our Caregivers also provide quality service in all areas of activities of daily living including:

All our caregivers are trained in The Balanced Care Method™. This method centers on the scientifically studied lifestyle factors that contribute to a longer and healthier lifespan, promoting total wellness and maximum independence for seniors. At Home Care Assistance we understand the important connections between diet, exercise, mental engagement and social ties to reduce stress and create the best life. And Home Care Assistance is the only senior care agency with an emphasis on healthy longevity.

  • Cooking and light housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Transportation to doctor appointments, supermarket, pharmacy
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Medication reminders
  • Laundry and change of bed linens
  • Companionship and range of motion exercise
  • Assisting with walking and transfer from bed to wheelchair
  • Status reporting to family

In addition to these basics, our caregivers are the only healthcare professionals certified in The Balanced Care Method™, a philosophy of care and an approach to living for individuals of all ages. Here at Home Care Assistance, we believe there is never a right age, just a right way to age.


Continuous Training Program

Our continuous education program teaches caregivers the importance of nutrition, exercise, social ties, mental and spiritual health, and how all these things can contribute to longevity and wellbeing for seniors and individuals of all ages.  They are also trained in knowing what foods are beneficial to whom and at what times, dependant on client’s health, habit and goals.


In addition, it is important for you to know that our active caregivers must pass background checks, work authorization checks and our exclusive psychological screening test for home care aides. Home Care Assistance of South Bend only employs the best caregivers in the area who have a passion for eldercare and are committed to our mission of providing seniors with the best care possible.



Home Care Assistance is proud to offer these valuable resources for Free to you for personal use.


What is Home Care

A 19-page guide that explains what in-home care is and what it can mean for your loved one and your family.




The Balanced Care Method™

This one-page flier provides about the Home Care Assistance proprietary Balanced Care Method™. This program promotions a smart lifestyle choices in the form of diet, activity, purpose & calm.




Agency Evaluation Checklist

If you are considering home care, our Agency Evaluation Checklist helps you make sure you ask the right questions and find the care provider that is perfect for you.