Tips to Stay Safe in Your Indiana Garden

Happy retired female gardening in back yard. Smiling senior woman is crouching by plants. She is in casuals.

Spending time in a garden can boost the body, mind and spirit. This is especially true for older adults who live in climates like Indiana’s where winter often keeps people cooped up indoors. Even if you only have a small outdoor area, it’s still possible to plant and tend a garden. It can be as […]

The Link Between Exercise, Activity and Aging

Group of four smiling senior women toning their arms with elastic strengthening bands while seated in fitness class.

The health benefits of engaging in regular exercise and maintaining an active lifestyle are numerous. They range from lower blood pressure to decreased rates of diabetes. Sometimes, however, older adults worry that physical activity will increase their risk for experiencing a fall. It can cause them to limit or give up an active lifestyle, believing […]

Pneumonia in the Elderly: Prevention is Key

Our elderly loved ones can become more susceptible to certain bacterial or viral infections like pneumonia. In fact, along with having a weakened immune system, age is one of the most common risk factors for pneumonia. Plus, once a senior has this condition, recovery can be quite difficult and take a long time; complications can […]

Independence Day in Indianapolis 2021

July 4, 1776 marks the date the Colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring our country independent from Great Britain and the rule of the British king. While celebrations took place at the White House starting in 1801, it wasn’t until almost 100 years later in 1870 when Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid […]

Safe Ways to Get More Exercise This Summer

Getting enough exercise is important for everyone, but especially for seniors.  Getting regular exercise can reduce your risk of cardiovascular problems like heart attack and stroke, and exercise is also known to improve muscle tone, bone density and the strength of connective tissues.  While the benefits of getting more physical activity are widely known, seniors […]

Fall Prevention Tips

The first day of Fall this year, September 22nd, marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day.  This special day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCA), is an opportunity for everyone to consider how to make your environment as safe as possible for you and your loved ones. According to the NCA, every 11 seconds an […]

Three Ways to Relieve Your Stress

We all have stress, from work demands to our home lives, we are all managing some degree of pressure. Chronic stress can greatly affect your health and your happiness and though we can all recite the common fixes like meditation, exercise or taking a vacation, having some practical, go to strategies can help to create […]

The Inconvenient Truth About Convenience Food

Medical research has recently linked ultra-processed convenience foods with premature death. The findings, published on line in JAMA Internal Medicine and reported by Medscape state that: “Ultraprocessed foods include mass-produced, ready-to-eat foods such as packaged snacks, sugary drinks, breads, candies, ready-made meals and processed meats. Such foods usually contain “empty calories” and have a high […]

American Heart Month

The month of February marks American Heart Month. The U.S. government encourages programs and events that educate people about heart health and give them the information they need to make heart-healthy choices in their everyday lives. Anew Home Care is excited to do our part by sharing ways you can implement some lifestyle changes that […]

Meet Our 2018 Quest for Excellence Award Winner

We take pride in upholding our core values: Compassion, Accountability, Relationships and Excellence (CARE). We are also honored to be surrounded by caring and talented individuals who care for our residents. That’s why we created the Quest for Excellence Employee Recognition Program, to honor exceptional employees for the service they provide each and every day. […]