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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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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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.

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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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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Arcadia Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

alz 1The words “Dementia and “Alzheimer’s” are used interchangeably but in reality, they are not synonymous with each other.  Dementia refers to a group of symptoms related to cognitive impairment and is not necessarily connected with age.  Alzheimer’s, on the other hand, generally sets in during the golden years and is commonly associated with memory loss.  You may have heard about elderly ladies wandering out of the house in the middle of the night or Grandpa forgetting how to brush his teeth.  These are symptoms of Alzheimer’s; although seemingly innocent and funny at times, symptoms of Alzheimer’s can lead to disastrous results if not monitored properly.

If you or a loved one is experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer’s, it is best to get treated by a doctor before symptoms get worse.  Though there is no known cure, treatment for Alzheimer’s is available.  Doctors strongly recommend the presence of a caregiver in the home, especially as in-home health care has become the widespread trend across America.  A-1 Home Care provides excellent Alzheimer’s Care round-the-clock to provide relief for working family members and to give comfort to elderly loved ones who prefer to stay in the comfort of familiar surroundings.

Call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit our website http://www.arcadiainhomecare.com to get a free estimate for live-in or live-out care!  We provide Alzheimer’s Care in Arcadia, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Burbank, Covina and surrounding cities. 

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Healthy Diets for Seniors and Elderly in Arcadia, CA

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The quote “Never judge a book by it’s cover” can also be applied to nutrition and food.  For example, although we can all agree for the most part that green vegetables are healthy, some may not be appropriate for Elderly and Senior individuals.  Certain foods have some bacteria that makes it harder for Elderly and Senior individuals to fight off germs inside the body and as a result, they could end up getting sick; whereas for a younger person, eating the food might not be as big of an issue.

Caregivers who prepare meals for Elderly individuals on a daily basis should be aware of certain foods that although healthy, might cause problems for Elders or Seniors.  This article talks about foods such as raw seafood, sprouts, soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk & juice, ceviche, Montecristo sandwiches, tiramisu, and others that could cause some type of food-borne illness.

At A-1 Home Care, we can ensure that your loved one eats nutritious meals on a daily basis.  Our caregivers have ample experience with meal preparation for Elderly and Senior individuals.  All of our homecare professionals must have at least 2 years of prior at home caregiving experience, verifiable professional references, and pass multiple background checks and tests before we approve of them.

Whether you need a caregiver for 24 Hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care, one of our compassionate caregivers can meet the needs of your care situation.  We specialize in services such as Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Lou Gehrig’s Disease Care, Heart Attack Care, Cancer Care, and others.

We serve the communities of Arcadia, Azusa, Glendora, Covina, San Dimas, Monrovia, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Burbank, Glendale, and others in Los Angeles County.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your area, CALL us today at 626-287-0250 for a FREE in home assessment.