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 Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care for Seniors in Arcadia

a-1 home care downey alzheimer dementia parkinson in home careLast year, approximately 5.3 million Americans were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia that is now the leading cause of death for seniors.  Alzheimer’s is projected to affect 13.8 million seniors over age 65 by the year 2050.  Having an immediate family such as a parent or sibling with Alzheimer’s increases your chances of getting this disease, but lifestyle factors like smoking carry much more weight.  Studies have shown that damage to the cardiovascular system is linked to both smoking and Alzheimer’s.  A-1 Home Care offers affordable, high quality Alzheimer’s Care to lessen caregiver burdens for families around Arcadia.

Live-In Care Also Means a Happier Home

In the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s, family members usually chip in to help their elderly loved ones if they are forgetful or need help with daily chores like cooking and cleaning.  In the more advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, however, the family caregiver begins to feel much more stressed trying to balance between personal and family life.  Self-care is out the window as caregivers withdraw from social circles and other activities that they may enjoy.  You owe it to yourself to hire a part-time or live-in caregiver from A-1 Home Care so you can get a break!  Round-the-clock care entails assistance with chores, transportation and companion care, and this is especially helpful when seniors get aggressive and verbally abusive because of this illness.  Let A-1 Home Care in Arcadia produce a harmonious setting in your own home so you can still call it a safe haven when you come home from work.

About A-1 Home Care in Arcadia

When it comes to senior care, A-1 Home Care makes high quality live-in Arthritis Care affordable for everyone in Arcadia and all of Los Angeles CountySeniors and their families benefit greatly from our skilled and certified nurse assistants 24 hours a day, 365 days a week.  Licensed, bonded and insured, A-1 Home Care conducts a thorough investigation of each in-home caregiver’s criminal background.  All professional references are verified by our care managers, and we invite you to be part of our caregiver selection process so that your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed!

To hire a caregiver today, 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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