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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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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