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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Reduce the Risks of After-Surgery Complications with In-Home Care in Arcadia

After Surgery CareDrastic weight loss measures, such as liposuction and abdominoplasty, have risky post-surgery complications due to the comorbid conditions that come with obesity.   Overweight patients have a 35% higher risk of hospital readmission within 30 days of surgery, according to a May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Post-surgery care for individuals with weight problems requires an extensive knowledge of the disorder on the part of caregivers; the mission of A-1 Home Care in Arcadia is to expedite recovery and reduce the chances of hospital readmission!

When Family Caregiving Isn’t Enough

The complexity of obesity is sometimes too much for the family members to handle.  As much as they desire to care for their loved one, especially after surgery when mobility is severely limited, understanding post-surgery care can be quite overwhelming.  Luckily for families in Arcadia and surrounding areas, A-1 Home Care has a large selection of certified home health aides who have extensive medical backgrounds and experience to assist your loved one with activities of daily living.  Armed with patience and understanding, a trained caregiver will come up with an exercise and diet plan to ensure a healthier lifestyle.  A highly skilled nurse aide knows how to reduce the care recipient’s frustration associated with complicated self-care procedures.  A-1 Home Care provides well-structured in-home care services that benefit both the care recipient and the entire family.

Why A-1 Home Care?

Choosing A-1 Home Care for post-surgery care is an easy decision to make, because for 24 years, they have earned an excellent reputation with families in Arcadia, Pasadena, Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, and nearby communities for their outstanding affordable in-home care services!  When it comes to safety, security, and service, no other agency understands the importance of quality more than A-1 Home Care.  We go to great lengths to make sure that every caregiver who enters your home is thoroughly screened and verified.  Reliable live-in and live-out care is available for all types of home care, such as Alzheimer’s Care, Dementia Care, Hospice Care, Hospital Sitting, and Companion Care.  Talk to a care manager today about easy financing and affordable payment plans!

To hire a caregiver today, call (626) 287-0250 or visit our website 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 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.

Skilled ALS Home Care in Arcadia

a-1 home careLou Gehrig’s Disease, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), affects about 5,000 Americans every year. It is a fatal disease that destroys the motor neurons controlling voluntary muscle movement.  The first areas affected by ALS are the extremities, such as legs and armsEarly symptoms of Lou Gehrig’s Disease include weakness in arms, awkwardness in walking, more frequent stumbling or tripping.  Other small signs may be difficulty in performing small tasks such as turning a key in the lock or buttoning a shirt.

In-home health care becomes increasingly important as ALS progresses.  It is a debilitating disease that weighs heavily not only on the suffering individual but also family members as well.  A-1 Home Care’s experienced home health aides, certified nurse assistants, caregivers and companions are there to meet your needs or your loved one’s needs by providing the following services:  tracheotomy care, medication reminders, meal preparations, assistance with personal hygiene and mobility, light housekeeping, running errands, transportation, and uplifting companionship.  

To meet with a caregiver, please call (626) 287-0250 or visit our website http://www.arcadiainhomecare.com to find out more about ALS Care in your city.   A-1 Home Care provides exceptional in-home care in Arcadia, Sierra Madre, El Monte, San Marino, Temple City and surrounding areas. 

 

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