Among the elderly, those with Diabetes and Arthritis are reported to suffer from chronic pain that persists for more than a few months. Approximately 30% of adults over age 65 have knee pain or stiffness, and 15% have hip pain, according to an online source. Contrary to popular thought, aches and pains are not part of aging, but because people do not take enough time to care for their bodies with a healthy diet and regular exercise, many are experiencing more pain than necessary. As Benjamin Franklin so famously put it, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” If you or an elderly loved one already experiences pain, it’s never too late to start pain management. A-1 Home Care’s in-home caregivers are a great resource for preventive care for families in Arcadia and surrounding cities.
Changing your daily lifestyle is not easy, but with the presence of a professional senior caregiver, your elderly loved one will gain motivation to start exercising and eating right. Hiring a companion care aide from A-1 Home Care in Arcadia establishes a “buddy system,” whereby your loved one is less likely to slouch or walk with a bad posture if a caregiver stands by his side to help him practice healthy habits. Live-in and live-out care entails daily assistance with light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, transportation, bathing, grooming, and oral hygiene. If you don’t think your loved one “needs” home care, it’s still a good idea to hire a caregiver to start with prevention care.
A-1 Home Care was established in 1991 as a licensed, bonded and insured senior care agency. Serving families in Arcadia, Duarte, Covina, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Glendale, Glendora and neighboring communities, A-1 Home Care specializes in Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetes Care, Lou Gehrig’s Care, and more. Each seasoned caregiver is highly skilled and certified in CPR/First-Aid. Live-in 24 hour care and part-time respite care services are also available through easy financing options, Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance. A-1 Home Care is open 365 days a year, including major holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
For a free consultation, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit www.arcadiainhomecare.com for more information.
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