Arcadia Kidney Care: Gastric OTC Drugs Lead to Renal Failure

a-1 home careAn online article published this week on Tech Times reveals that common over-the-counter drugs used to treat gastric symptoms increase risks for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs that aid in relieving symptoms of heartburn, stomach ulcers and acid reflux, can lead to renal failure if used over a long period of time.  In the United States, kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).  It’s more prevalent among older adults over 65 years of age than their younger counterparts.  A-1 Home Care in Arcadia provides support services for elderly patients with CKD and other kidney-related diseases.

How A-1 Home Care Can Help

As part of your elderly loved one’s multidisciplinary medical team, A-1 Home Care’s certified home health aides will work with your parent’s doctors and dietitians to prepare a special diet that’s ideal for your kidneys.  In addition to providing assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, chores, prescription pick-ups, companion care, bathing, grooming, and personal care, our caregivers will also take your elderly loved ones to get dialysis or hemodialysis treatment anywhere in Arcadia and beyond.  We offer 24-hour kidney care services or part-time in-home respite care to relieve family members from caregiving duties.

Affordable Kidney Home Care Services

High quality, affordable caregiving services are at your disposal 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care provides in-home care services for seniors and adults of all ages in Arcadia, Duarte, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Altadena, Covina, and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.  We offer easy financing options through our reasonable rates and plans; talk to a care manager today about the options that are available for you!  A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance from providers such as John Hancock and MetLife Insurance.

 For a free quote, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit our website www.arcadiainhomecare.com for details.

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Arcadia Elder Care: Longevity Should Be Enjoyed, Not Endured

A-1 Home CareAmong 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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