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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Arthritis Relief from Arcadia In-Home Care

alz 1Arthritis is a broad category of diseases that are characterized by inflammation and stiffness of the joints.  Gout, Lupus, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis are various forms that cause debilitating pain and limit functions of daily living.  Inflammation can be further triggered by the foods we eat, especially when we consume junk food and add toxins to our body that are not easily flushed out of our system.  If you or a loved one needs help at home with managing activities of daily living, you have come to the right place at A-1 Home Care in Arcadia.

On a day-to-day basis, the level of pain depends on each individual.  For some, the stiffness in joints starts early in the morning but it goes away later in the day.  For others, the pain is so severe that they cannot move any joints and would need assistance with bathing, grooming, oral hygiene, feeding, and pretty much anything that requires movement of hands and feet.  For seniors, having once been able-bodied and independent, this is a very humbling state to be in, but you can ease their anxiety by hiring a caregiver from A-1 Home Care in Arcadia for 24 hours a day.

A-1 Home Care in Arcadia offers affordable senior care with San Gabriel Valley’s top caregivers.  There are caregivers in every city, such as Duarte, Covina, Sierra Madre, La Canada, Temple City, Azusa, and other surrounding communities.  Distance and scheduling are not issues since you can find in-home care assistance practically in every city.  Choose from part-time respite care to 24-hour live-in care according to your needs.  A-1 Home Care in Arcadia is a licensed, bonded and insured agency, which means your elderly loved ones are protected from senior predators.  We conduct all the criminal background investigations, professional reference verifications and DMV checks so you can have a peace of mind.

 

To hire a caregiver today, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit our website www.arcadiainhomecare.com for details.

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24 Hour Home Care in Arcadia

For every family, the relationship between a son or daughter and parents can vary greatly.  Some individuals have always gotten along very well with their parents while others have a more strained relationship.  For every son or daughter, there comes that time when you realize your parent’s health is faltering and you begin thinking about the near future and options for long term care.   Before taking on the role of a caregiver it’s important to know your own limitations.  If caregiving is too much of a burden on you, finding outside help is a good idea.

At A-1 Home Care, we offer compassionate  in-home care services on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis in the communities of Arcadia, San Marino, San Gabriel, Monrovia, Duarte, El Monte, Monterey Park, Alhambra, Pasadena, Monrovia, and others in Los Angeles and Orange County.  All of our caregivers, nurse aides, and companions must have prior experience, verifiable professional references, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, a National Background Check and DMV Check, and a personal interview with our office staff.

We specialize in Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Arthritis Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Parkinson’s Care, Post Stroke Care, and Hospice Care.  Our non-medical homecare agency is Licensed Bonded and Insured with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau since 1991.  If your loved one has long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, John Hancock, Bankers’ Life & Casualty, and Veteran Administration.

To hire a compassionate caregiver in your area today, call us at 626 287 0250. For more information, visit us at Arcadia In Home Care.

Multiple Sclerosis 24-Hour Care in Arcadia

After Surgery CareAn autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system that destroys the communication channels between the brain and the rest of the body.  This disorder is characterized by impaired balance, numbness in some parts of the body, muscle spasms, problems with moving extremities like arms and legs, tremors and physical weakness.  MS is more common among women than men, and it usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 40.  Quality MS home care is available for residents of Arcadia and surrounding areas.

What You Can Expect from Home Care

Most MS patients would concur that home care is the best because they get to receive undivided attention from a caregiver who can assist with chores that they cannot do for themselves.  From simple things like tying a shoelace to brushing one’s teeth, an individual with MS can receive care from a qualified certified nurse aide without giving up his sense of dignity.  Multiple Sclerosis In-Home Care includes meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing and hygiene, and transportation to weekly appointments for physical, speech and occupational therapy in Arcadia or neighboring areas.

Why A-1 Home Care is Your #1 Choice

A-1 Home Care has been in business for 23 years.  Committed to delivering excellence and reliability, we ensure that each caregiver is the right fit for your elderly loved one.  Pre-screened and verified, every companion and certified nurse assistant is first interviewed by our professional staff and then by you, and you get to choose from a pool of candidates which one(s) you like best.  You can be sure that all our home care aides are fully skilled, trained and experienced so that you can have a peace of mind.  Live-in and live-out home care for Multiple Sclerosis are available at affordable rates.

Call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit us online www.arcadiainhomecare.com for information on home care services.  We reach out to Arcadia, Duarte, Sierra Madre, Pasadena and surrounding areas.

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Help for Stroke Victims in Arcadia

One of the scary aspects of stroke is that stroke survivors may be able to fully recover or they may have lifelong disabilities that affect their ability to move, talk, think, and remember.  It can be incredibly frustrating for the stroke survivor because they can’t express themselves to others easily and may require assistance with every part of their life.  The most important thing that family members can do is provide emotional support and ongoing care to help your loved one recover and prevent another stroke from happening.  Beginning a new lifestyle that includes healthy meals on a daily basis, physical therapy, and exercise are necessary to facilitate recovery.  Any resource or medical professional you seek advice from will tell you that nutrition and exercise are the key to a healthy lifestyle and prevention of another stroke, in addition to giving up unhealthy addictions such as smoking and drinking.

At A-1 Home Care, we provide compassionate Post Stroke Care services when you can’t be there to provide the necessary living assistance.  Our post stroke caregivers can provide 24 hour Live-In Care orHourly Care to meet the needs of your schedule.  All of 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.

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It’s important that your loved one follows all doctor or therapist orders and a caregiver from A-1 Home Care can ensure that your loved one is taking any medication they need, eating appropriately, and engaging in recommended exercises.

A-1 Home Care serves the LA county communities of Arcadia and surrounding cities nearby.

To interview and hire a compassionate Post Stroke Caregiver in your area today, call us at 626-287-0250 or 562 929 8400.

For more information, visit us at Arcadia In Home Care.

Science with Seniors

Science activities are fun…but most folks would usually reserve these activities for after-school time with the kids. What we forget is that many of these entertaining past times can also be done with our elderly loved ones. Why wouldn’t they enjoy an amazing science experiment that could offer not just some new piece of knowledge but also some meaningful time with family?

We at A-1 Home Care know that seniors and the elderly would love to engage in such past times and that’s why we’d like to share some ideas that could be done with the grandparents, kids and everyone. If you’re finding a hard time to balance work, and other projects, why not try a 24 Hour caregiver from A-1 Home Care to supervise such amusing activities with your loved ones?

Ocean Science:

Did you know that the blue whale is the largest creature to ever live on Earth? It has a heart the size of a small car and veins so large a human could swim through them.

Along with explaining some interesting facts about the ocean and the animals that live in it, you can demonstrate the density difference between fresh and salt water. Take two glasses; fill one with salt water and one with fresh water. Ask your senior audience – will the egg float, in both glasses or in either glass? Then place the egg in the fresh water – it sinks. Now place the egg in salt water – it floats. This is because the salt makes sea water denser than fresh water.

In addition to assisting with science experiments, our in home and live in caregivers can help your senior loved one with needs around the home, including meal preparation, grooming and light housecleaning. Licensed, bonded and insured, our agency offers a wide variety of caregivers, ranging from Senior Caregivers to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver.

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Call our office now at 626 287 0250 or 562 929 8400 to inquire about our senior services. Visit us at Arcadia In Home Care.

Arcadia Heart Attack Care

A-1 Home CareIf you’re a fan of cheeseburgers, fried chicken and fries, then you are headed for heart trouble. Foods high in cholesterol will clog your arteries and shorten your lifespan, increasing the chances of stroke and heart attack. A heart attack occurs when there is a build-up of fatty acids, protein and calcium within an artery. These form plaques, and when the plaques harden, they crack, allowing blood to come and form clots in the area. If the clot gets big enough, it blocks the flow of blood, robbing the heart of its supply of oxygen. The death of heart muscles due to lack of oxygen results in discomfort, pain in chest, indigestion, nausea, irregular or rapid heartbeats, and feeling of heartburn. These symptoms last longer than half an hour. People with diabetes are more prone to having heart attacks than others.

Life after Heart Attack

To assist with cardiac rehabilitation, home care agencies offer outpatient assistance with exercise programs, medication reminders, daily chores and transportation. A-1 Home Care’s certified nurse aides will work with your doctors, nurses and medical care team to ensure that your loved one will follow the prescribed recovery plan to prevent repeat heart attacks and future hospitalization. Having emotional support by your side goes a long way when you have to change lifestyle habits. It’s easy to return to old habits without accountability and encouragement.

Call for a free assessment today (626) 287-0250 or visit http://www.arcadiainhomecare.com to view our comprehensive list of services. For over 20 years, A-1 Home Care has delivered exceptional in-home care to Arcadia, Alta Dena, San Gabriel, San Marino, Pasadena and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.

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