Did You Know? Diabetes Causes More Deaths than Breast Cancer and AIDS Combined

a-1 home care According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes causes more deaths each year than AIDS and breast cancer combined!  Diabetes is an umbrella term for a group of diseases that result in excessive sugar levels in the blood.  It comes in various forms such as Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, gestational diabetes, and pre-diabetes.  The National Diabetes Fact Sheet for 2011 reports that 7 million Americans are unaware that they have diabetes, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project that 40% of adults in the United States will develop Type 2 Diabetes in their lifetime.  While Type 1 Diabetes is hard to prevent, there are ways you can prevent developing Type 2 Diabetes, which A-1 Home Care in Arcadia will outline in this article.

Change Your Lifestyle, Avoid Diabetes

Is preventing Type 2 Diabetes as easy as 1-2-3?  The second type of diabetes is largely a result of a lifetime of bad choices, but the good news is you’re in control.  Check out these tips:

  • Eat smaller portions and share your food whenever possible
  • Include a little bit from each food group (grains, vegetables, fruit, meat, and dairy)
  • Instead of watching TV while you eat, listen to music
  • Dance more often
  • Drink water as much as possible
  • Instead of using salt, use spices
  • Change up your routine. Find one new (healthy) food or physical activity a  week

These are just a few tips among numerous others that you can try to improve your health.  If you have an elderly loved one who may need a little more motivation to incorporate some healthy habits, A-1 Home Care in Arcadia is here to help.  We offer live-in and live-out care for seniors who live alone, live with families or in assisted living facilities.  They get to enjoy personal, undivided attention 24 hours a day from a compassionate caregiver who’s had years of experience helping seniors from all backgrounds.

About A-1 Home Care in Arcadia

A-1 Home Care is an established licensed, bonded and insured agency serving seniors and their families all over Arcadia.  For over two decades, A-1 Home Care’s caregivers have made a huge impact on their communities, making A-1 Home Care the preferred home care agency in LA County.  We make it a point to offer high quality in-home care at the most competitive rates you will find anywhere.  Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day and you will always be connected to a live operator on the other line.  Do you need help coming up with an affordable elder care plan for your loved ones?  Our care managers will help you develop one, based on your budget, needs and level of care.

For quality Diabetic Care, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit our website www.arcadiainhomecare.com for services in Arcadia, Azusa, Pasadena, Glendale, Glendora, Sierra Madre, Duarte, and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.

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24 Hour Caregivers in Arcadia

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So your Elderly or Senior loved one lives at home alone.  Do they know what to do in case of an emergency such as a fire, earthquake or other natural disaster?  If not, it’s important to have a plan set in motion and an emergency supply list.  You need to prepare a list of supplies that would be essential in case of an emergency make, ideas for safeguarding your loved one home, and think of the excellent idea of registering your loved one with the local fire department or emergency management office.  Especially if your loved one has limited mobility issues, being prepared by having a plan for your loved one is crucial.

Hiring an in-home caregiver from A-1 Home Care can also be of great benefit to your loved one – especially when they know what to do and who to contact in an emergency situation.  A-1 Home Care provides 24 Hour Caregivers in Arcadia, Glendora, Covina, San Dimas, Monrovia, Burbank, Pasadena,Altadena, Sierra Madre, La Canada, and others in Los Angeles County.

Our caregivers, nurse aides, companions, and home helpers must have prior at home caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check/DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.

We specialize in a variety of Elder Care services for any care situation such as Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Post Stroke Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, and more.  We also provide Child Care, Postpartum Care, and Special Needs Care services.

To hire a compassionate caregiver in your area, call us at 626 287 0250 for a free in-home assessment or visit us at Arcadia In Home Care.

How Caregivers Can Help in Any Situation

What would you do in an emergency? Imagine if an earthquake struck right now. Or if a fire suddenly breaks out in your home or in your neighborhoods. Living in Southern California, where brush fires and earthquakes are definitely a possibility, it is worth being prepared for such events. Most people know to duck under a table or to get as far away as you can from danger, but imagine if you were in the place of an elderly senior, a naïve 5 year old child, or a physically handicapped person? In other words, imagine if you are incapable of reacting as quickly or as competently in an emergency?

A-1 Home Care has thought about these situations and for that reason, our Senior and Child caregivers are trained with 2 years of previous experience so that they know exactly what to do and how to react in such circumstances. Professional in administering Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Special Needs Care, and Incontinence Care,  they can react in both normal and unexpected situations.

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If you would like to know more about our services, call us at 626 287 0250 or check us out at Arcadia In Home Care.