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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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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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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Holiday Home Care for the Elderly in Arcadia

caregiversDo your elderly loved ones wish to experience the winter season in your town?  While California is most beloved for its sunny weather all year round, some seniors probably miss the four seasons of the year if they have once enjoyed real winter with snow.  You can still give your elderly loved ones an opportunity to see snow again by giving them a traveling companion from A-1 Home Care in Arcadia.  From ordering online airfare to packing necessities to managing airport stress, our traveling caregivers and companions are right there with your loved ones from beginning to end.  Your elderly loved ones will sincerely appreciate the warmth and coziness of family get-togethers this holiday season.

 

Safe Travels with A-1 Home Care in Arcadia

A traveling companion, caregiver, certified nurse aide or home health aide from A-1 Home Care in Arcadia will provide transportation or arrange for the LAX shuttle pick-up and drop-off.  Traveling is good if your aging parent, grandparent or in-laws can handle it, but not all seniors are able to travel.  If you are unsure about your parent’s condition but you live too far away to get an accurate assessment, you can ask A-1 Home Care in Arcadia to help you make that judgment call.  Home care services include meal preparation, toileting care, laundry, light housekeeping, companionship, range-of-motion exercise assistance, transportation to doctor appointments, overnight care, and more.  Our highly skilled caregivers are great at communicating with family members regarding your loved one’s progress.  If your loved one’s doctor thinks it’s safe for your loved one to travel, a traveling companion would be a great asset to ensure safe travels.

About A-1 Home Care

For 23 years, A-1 Home Care in Arcadia has been Los Angeles County and Orange County’s favorite home care agency, providing non-medical services to seniors in Arcadia, Duarte, Pasadena, Covina, Altadena, Monrovia, and other cities nearby.  When hospitals get ready to discharge their elderly patients, A-1 Home Care is ready to send a caregiver to welcome them home.  We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and our phone lines will always connect you to a live operator if you need help or have any questions.  Whether you need home care for a few hours a day or 24 hour care seven days a week, we are here for you.

To hire a traveling companion, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit us online www.arcadiainhomecare.com for more information about home care, elder care, and caregiver services in your area.

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Care for Elderly or Senior Arcadia CA

If you are looking for a reliable, competent and affordable Elder Home Care or Senior Care in Arcadia, look no further! A-1 Home Care specializes in at home caregiver services tailored to suit your needs or the needs of your elderly or seniors in Arcadia. We offer quality care for elderly or senior in Arcadia which includes Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Diabetic Care and Hospice Care. We are able to provide an experienced personal care attendant or Certified Nurse Aide or Home Health Aide depending on your needs. If you need a travelling Caregiver or Short-Term Nurse, we provide this service too.

A-1 Home Care is proud to provide care for elderly or seniors in Arcadia, San Gabriel, San Marino, Pasadena, Duarte, Monterey Park, Alhambra, and Monrovia and other cities in San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County, and Orange County.

To receive the best home care rates, please call 626-287-0250

visit http://www.arcadiainhomecare.com/ for more information

Arcadia Care for Elderly or Senior

If you are looking for a reliable, competent and affordable Elder Home Care or Senior Care in Arcadia, look no further! A-1 Home Care specializes in at home caregiver services tailored to suit your needs or the needs of your elderly or seniors in Arcadia. We offer quality care for elderly or senior in Arcadia which includes Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Diabetic Care and Hospice Care. We are able to provide an experienced personal care attendant or Certified Nurse Aide or Home Health Aide depending on your needs. If you need a travelling Caregiver or Short-Term Nurse, we provide this service too.

A-1 Home Care is proud to provide care for elderly or seniors in Arcadia, San Gabriel, San Marino, Pasadena, Duarte, Monterey Park, Alhambra, and Monrovia and other cities in San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County, and Orange County.

To receive the best home care rates, please call 626-287-0250

visit http://www.arcadiainhomecare.com/ for more information

Arcadia Elder Home Care, Senior Care, Caregiver

If you are looking for a reliable, competent and affordable Elder Home Care or Senior Care in Arcadia, look no further! A-1 Home Care specializes in at home caregiver services tailored to suit your needs or the needs of your elderly loved one. We offer quality home care services which includes Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Diabetic Care and Hospice Care. We are able to provide an experienced personal care attendant or Certified Nurse Aide or Home Health Aide depending on your needs. If you need a travelling Caregiver or Short-Term Nurse, we provide this service too.

What sets us apart from other Home Care Agencies is the personalized care, high standards and traditional service we offer. We service all counties including Arcadia, San Gabriel, San Marino, Pasadena, Duarte, Monterey Park, Alhambra, and Monrovia and other cities in San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County, and Orange County. We set up interviews so you can make your caregiver choice. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year so you are able to speak to a Case Manager anytime of the day.

You can receive same day service or next day service. Why not pick up the phone and call us. A-1 Home Care is glad to be of service.

To receive the best home care rates, please call 626-287-0250

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