Monthly Archives: December 2015

Home Care Assistance of Bellevue Welcomes Anastasia Hurtado as New Home Care Liaison

 Home Care Assistance of Bellevue, a provider of in-home care for seniors, welcomes Anastasia Hurtado as their new Home Care Liaison. Anastasia brings over five years of professional experience in home care to her new role. She has a background in health care and has worked as a physician liaison in the Bellevue area. Her strong communication skills and dedication to helping others make her a perfect proponent of the company’s mission to change the way the world ages. Interestingly, Anastasia was also a former police officer and can handle every situation that comes her way!

“At Home Care Assistance, our mission is to change the way the world ages,” said Hurtado. “I am thrilled to be a part of a home care team that is supporting our mission through unique offerings such as the Balanced Care Method™, a holistic approach to care, and the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an in-home activities-based program to promote brain health. And as a member of the Bellevue community, I am honored to provide for the growing senior population in our local and surrounding areas.”
Based on the scientific studies of the world’s healthiest seniors, the Balanced Care Method promotes five key lifestyle behaviors correlated with healthy longevity: healthy diet, physical exercise, active social ties, mental stimulation and a sense of purpose and calm. Caregivers are professionally trained to incorporate the Method into daily care to encourage healthy mind, body and spirit. In addition, the Cognitive Therapeutics Method is a research-based program designed to promote long-term brain health and prevent cognitive decline by stimulating the five main cognitive domains with fun and engaging activities.  
As a provider of live-in care, Home Care Assistance staff is available 24/7 to provide experienced, trustworthy caregivers to help with all home care needs for seniors including transportation, healthy meal preparation, companionship, socialization, activities, personal care, medication reminders and dementia care services. Home Care Assistance caregivers are bonded, insured, covered by Workers’ Compensation and screened for criminal backgrounds and driving histories to ensure that clients receive the best care from the most qualified, trustworthy caregivers. 
Professional, compassionate caregivers encourage independence and engage clients in physical, mental and social activities, providing safety and comfort to seniors and respite and peace of mind to their family members.
To learn more about Home Care Assistance of Bellevue, visit, or call 425-452-1015. The office is located at 219 Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue, WA.

Marijuana 5K Race to Be Held at Evergreen Speedway in March

A NASCAR track and Cannabis Connection are partnering to put on a historic event for the legalization of Marijuana.  We will run the race track for the 5K and follow that event with an Alternative Health Expo.   The race date is March 12, 2016 at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. The event aims… Continue Reading

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Tom Brooks to Sr. Vice President of Operations

Western Specialty Contractors, formerly named Western Waterproofing Company, is proud to announce the promotion of Tom Brooks, Vice President – Operations and Business Development, to the position of Sr. Vice President of Operations, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Brooks has been with Western since 2012. In his new role, Brooks will oversee marketing, business development, the sealants… Continue Reading

10 Great Examples of Successful Business Partnerships

Entrepreneurship is the new black! It seems that there has never been a better time to start a business. Since 2011 annual start-up rates have increased from 440,600 in 2011 to a record-breaking 581,173 last year, according to the think tank Centre for Entrepreneurs. Next year it is anticipated this number will exceed 600,000! However, when… Continue Reading

Fall Prevention is Very Important to Help Preserve Older Adults’ Health

By Alice Kim, MDContributing writer If you are an older adult a simple thing can change your life, like tripping on uneven pavement or slipping on a slick surface. If you fall, you could break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do every year. Although a broken bone might not sound bad,… Continue Reading

LUVO and Russell Wilson Team Up with Hopelink to Donate 900 Meals to Bellevue Food Bank

Luvo CEO Christine Day & Hopelink CEO Lauren Thomas Luvo Inc., a forward-thinking frozen food company that offers chef-created, nutritionist-approved meals made from high quality ingredients, teamed up with Hopelink, a community action agency serves homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in the greater-Seattle area, to donate 900 frozen meals to… Continue Reading

AWB Statement on Gov. Inslee Supplemental Budget Proposal

The Association of Washington Business, Washington state’s largest business association representing small, medium and large employers, issued the following statement from AWB President Kris Johnson regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed 2016 supplemental budget: “We agree with the governor that the two-year budget he signed into law six months ago is a good one, so we’re… Continue Reading

Two American Mining Projects Honored for Environmental Excellence

The American Exploration & Mining Association’s (AEMA) honored two American mining projects with Environmental Excellence awards at the 121st Annual Meeting last week in Spokane, WA.  Rio Tinto’s Legacy Management Group was recognized for their outstanding work in reclaiming the historic Holden Mine Site in Holden Village, WA, and Midas Gold Corp. was recognized for… Continue Reading

Primary Care Providers Deliver Continuity of Care Over Your Lifetime

By Sara May, MDContributing writer It is common for people – especially young, working adults who are seemingly healthy – to ask themselves at some point whether they need a primary care provider. The answer is yes, you do, because having one will help keep you healthier throughout your life. Numerous studies in medical journals… Continue Reading

Inslee names Ross Hunter to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has named Ross Hunter of Medina, to the Board of Trustees of Bellevue College. The six-member board’s duties include setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing policy for the college and approving budgets. Hunter currently serves as director of the Washington state Department of Early Learning.  He previously represented the 48th Legislative… Continue Reading