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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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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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.

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.