There are some cold facts when it comes Alzheimer’s disease

  • An estimated 47 million people world wide today have Alzheimer’s
  • By 2050, that number is projected to not only double but TRIPLE
  • At this time, there is no cure for the disease

However, studies have shown that there ways to fight off the onset of memory loss

  • Exercise
  • Continuing education
  • Not smoking
  • Proper sleep
  • Maintaining social relationships
  • Maintaining a healthy diet

A study recently published in the journal Neurology says that there are identifiable risk factors for sporadic Alzheimer’s that may be discovered early into adulthood that could lead to a decline in cognitive function.  The part of the brain that is most commonly associated with memory, the hippocampus, can show signs of risk before clinical symptoms become present.  Young adults who are at a genetic risk for Alzheimer’s have by comparison.

Dr. Richard Isaacson of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic states that “Alzheimer’s disease starts in the brain many decades before the first symptoms of memory loss appear, but what’s happened over time is that most people don’t realize their risk until they start having memory loss”.

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In a study conducted last year in the United Kingdom, fear of Alzheimer’s was greater than cancer and financial worries.  There are certainly lifestyle choices available to all of us that can help lower the risk of Alzheimer’s.  Proper nutrition can yield many benefits, lowering risk of Alzheimer’s among them.

  • Mediterranean dieting- Consuming higher volume of vegetables, beans, whole grains, fish and olive oil (limiting meat and dairy products) have been shown to dramatically decrease risk of cognitive impairment.
  • Stay away from trans fats and saturated fats- These two fats are known to bring about inflammation which can be hard on the brain. Avoiding full-fat daiory, red meat, processed fast food and fried dishes can keep consumption of these fats at bay.
  • Seek out omega-3 fats- DHA present in omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease by reducing beta-amyloid plaques. These fatty acids are prevalent in in many cold water fish like salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel and sardines.  Fish oil can also be used as a supplement.
  • Daily tea time- Green tea when consumed regularly has been known to enhance memory and mental alertness and actually slow down the aging process of the brain.

Looking to boost and improve brain health with supplements?  Exploring options such as folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin D, magnesium, and fish oil can help.

If your loved one is dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, look no further than to A-1 Home Care.  Our compassionate and professional team of expert caregivers will offer support and stability during these difficult times.  Whether it’s maintaining a scheduled regimen of medications, adhering to a prescribed diet, attending medical appointments-even enjoying activities to strengthen and maintain cognitive function, our home care professionals will be there for your loved one when you need them.  Contact us today to learn more about our range of in home care services at (562) 929-8400 or (949) 650-3800.  A-1 Home Care is proud to serve the cities of  Arcadia, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and surrounding communities.

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If you have a family member or loved one who has just been placed under hospice, it’s important to take a look at your options and to choose an option that provides the best quality of life for your loved one. Hospice care can be provided by a hospital, nursing home, or by a home care provider. Each have their benefits but home care is proven to be one of the most beneficial. When your family member or loved one receives home care, they receive specialized, personal care and companion care in the comfort of their very own home. You can have the peace of mind that your loved one is not only receiving professional, quality care but at greatest level of comfort. A facility is unfamiliar and cane be disconcerting.

A-1 Home Care provides expert caregivers, who have experience in hospice care and are always happy to assist our patients. A-1 Home Care has been in business for 25 years and is licensed, bonded, and insured. Their caregivers pass a thorough finger-print live scan background check and are CPR certified. You don’t have to be concerned if your family member or loved one is receiving the best care because they are receiving the best care and at an affordable price. Call today for your free quote at 626-287-0250

A-1 Home Care provides in-home hospice care in and around Glendora, Covina, West Covina, El Monte, Pomona, and throughout Los Angeles County. There is hourly and 24 hour care available. Call today.

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a-1 home care los angeles live in caregiverAre you worried about the cost of 24-hour senior care?  Think about the costs of medical care if your elderly loved one were to fall.  The following statistics were derived from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016):

  • Every year, one out of three seniors fall, but less than 50% of them report the fall to their doctors
  • 20% of falls result in serious injuries, such as broken bones, hip fractures or traumatic brain injury
  • Over 2.5 million seniors are hospitalized for fall injuries each year
  • The direct medical costs for fall injuries total at least $34 billion, and hospital costs account for two-thirds of the total medical costs

An elderly person with impaired vision, balance and coordination problems, spinal degeneration, weak muscles and other conditions is prone to fall.  The risks for falling increase greatly if seniors live alone.

How A-1 Home Care Can Help

Fortunately, you can have access to high quality, low cost senior care 24 hours a day, 365 days a week.  A round-the-clock caregiver from A-1 Home Care in Glendora assists with simple chores like meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, and transportation to the nearest stores or shops.  Our experienced live-in caregivers can help your elderly loved one implement an exercise routine that will strengthen their physical muscles and provide strength, endurance and balance training.  The simple things we take for granted, such as climbing the stairs or getting up from a chair, require complex cooperation between the brain, spinal cord and muscles; round-the-clock senior care will restore that delicate balance as much as possible for your loved ones.

Why A-1 Home Care?

A-1 Home Care/A-1 Domestic Professional Services was founded in 1991 and grew as a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency, covering service areas in Glendora and all over Los Angeles County, Orange County and beyond.  Our motto, “It takes two helping hands and a golden heart to serve others,” translates into affordable, high quality in-home care with personalized attention and compassion comparable to that of your own family members.  “There’s no place like home,” a cliché that certainly rings true for 24-hour senior care.  Where else would you want to recover besides the comfort of your own home?  A-1 Home Care makes elder care within reach through means of easy financing options, veteran benefits and long-term care insurance.

 

For affordable 24-hour care, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit www.glendorainhomecare.com for services in Glendora, Covina, Chino Hills, Whittier, West Covina, Arcadia, Downey, Sierra Madre, and other neighboring cities.

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A-1 Home Care Elder CareLosing one’s driving privilege is one of the hardest things for the elderly.  A symbolic rite of passage, it signifies a transition from independence to dependence, amplifying one’s sense of personal inferiority associated with aging.  However, when a senior’s health conditions become an endangerment to others on the road as well as to himself, it’s time to take the keys away no matter how manipulative the loved one can get.  Tantrums, threats of suicide, stubborn refusal to surrender the keys, abusive name-calling and other aggressive behaviors can be very intimidating to a family member who’s not used to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia, but a seasoned caregiver is no stranger to this scenario.

 

If you’ve already had a difficult conversation with your elderly loved one and it didn’t go well, don’t beat yourself up.  Recognize that it’s the illness — Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia — that impairs your elderly loved one’s judgment about his own driving abilities.  It’s never too late to call on A-1 Home Care to meet your parents’ transportation needs.  A highly skilled and experienced caregiver can help you confront resistance whenever your parent or grandparent’s behavior gets aggressive.  In-home care also entails meal preparation, bathing, grooming, personal hygiene, companion care, and more.

 

A-1 Home Care in Glendora conducts thorough DMV checks, criminal background investigations, and professional reference verifications.  Because it’s licensed, bonded and insured, A-1 Home Care’s certified home health aides (C.H.H.A.s), certified nurse assistants (C.N.A.s), licensed vocational nurses (L.V.N.s), domestic care workers and hospice care aides are extensively screened for senior safety.  Not only are our caregivers highly skilled and experienced, they are part of A-1 Home Care’s team because of their compassion and unique talents they bring to the table.  A-1 Home Care brings exceptional caregiving services to communities in Glendora, Azusa, Pasadena, San Dimas, Hacienda Heights, and other cities in Los Angeles County.

 

To find respite care in your area, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit www.glendorainhomecare.com for more details.

 

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a-1 home care los angeles live in caregiverDid you know that there are certain types of neurons that act like an exfoliator or garbage disposal?  To stay healthy, your brain has to get rid of old, damaged proteins, and this is accomplished by protein complexes called “proteasomes,” which grind up old proteins and recycle them into new ones, according to a study published on Nature Medicine.  When someone has a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s, the worn-out, damaged proteins accumulate in the brain because the proteasomes are not doing what they’re supposed to do.   A team of researchers discovered a drug that may activate the proteasomes in the human brain, but until now, they haven’t found anything yet that is safe for human consumption.  As researchers continue to find clues to diminish the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia, A-1 Home Care is committed to delivering exceptional senior care to families in Glendora and neighboring cities.

 

Family caregivers who take care of aging loved ones with Alzheimer’s often experience burnout.  Their minds are restless with concern over whether their loved ones will wander away from home while they’re asleep; their sleep is often interrupted because their elderly loved ones have to get up frequently during the night to use the restroom, and the stress of caring for the loved one takes a toll on the family caregiver’s mental and emotional health.  A-1 Home Care in Glendora provides 24-hour care for seniors, which includes round-the-clock assistance with meal preparation, bathing, light housekeeping, overnight watch, transportation, medication monitoring, and more.

 

A-1 Home Care is Glendoras leading in-home care agency that’s been serving seniors and their families for 24 years!  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care is licensed, bonded and insured, which means that your elderly loved ones will be protected from predators.  Each caregiver, certified home health aide, certified nurse aide, and hospice care aide must pass an extensive criminal background check, DMV check and personality assessment before they are considered for an assignment.  A-1 Home Care recruits only the cream of the crop so that you’ll receive the best in-home Alzheimer’s Care possible!

To hire a caregiver, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit www.glendorainhomecare.com for services in Glendora, Chino Hills, Covina, West Covina, Arcadia, Downey, Sierra Madre, and other neighboring cities.

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a-1 home care Earlier this year, a nursing assistant was arrested for stealing more than $40,000 from at least two seniors, according to an online news source.  Maui Berganio, 29, had ten years of experience working in various facilities all over San Gabriel Valley.  Stealing credit card and account information, Berganio made online purchases totaling as much as $8,000.  Senior predators are everywhere — facilities, hospitals, care homes, and private residences.  Oftentimes, people are in such a hurry to find elder care for their aging loved ones due to a sudden emergency that they neglect to do background checks on elder care providers.  A-1 Home Care in Glendora is a licensed, bonded and insured agency, which means that your elderly loved ones will be in safe and good hands.

Being “licensed, bonded and insured” means that a company is covered by an insurance agency that will not protect home care providers if they recruit sketchy caregivers with inadequate professional references, tainted criminal records and bad DMV records.  A-1 Home Care in Glendora selects only the cream of the crop, and they also include clients as part of the interview process.  The first interview involves the care managers and the caregiver, during which the applicant’s character and personality are assessed.  The second interview involves you, the client.  Just because we think someone is compatible with your loved one does not mean you feel the same way, so we make sure that everyone’s involved in the selection process.

 

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been providing all kinds of in-home care services, such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Stroke Care, Heart Attack Care, Cancer Care, Arthritis Care, and other types of specialized senior care.  For 24 years, A-1 Home Care has earned the trust of seniors and their families, and many of their return clients come back because of the excellent caregiver services A-1 Home Care in Glendora provides.  Round-the-clock care is within everyone’s reach via easy financing options, long-term care insurance and veterans’ benefits.

 

For a free quote, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit www.glendorainhomecare.com for services in Glendora, Chino Hills, Covina, West Covina, Arcadia, Duarte, Azusa, Hacienda Heights, Whittier, Downey, Sierra Madre, and other neighboring cities.

Happy senior couple cooking together at kitchen. Focus on man.In a news article published three months ago, a man diagnosed with Acute Renal Failure (ARF) was guilty of consuming at least 16 glasses of iced tea a day, which equals to more than 1,500 milligrams of oxalate, a food compound that was found in the man’s kidneys when oxalate crystals clogged, inflamed and scarred his kidneys, thereby causing loss of kidney tissue.  Normally caused by pre-existing conditions such as Diabetes, heart failure or chronic renal insufficiency, Acute Renal Failure in this man was caused by overindulgence in iced tea consumption.  He had no history of any other medical conditions.  Symptoms include fluid retention in the legs and feet, decreased urine output, and in some severe cases, a coma or seizure.  Caregiver services for patients with ARF are available in Glendora, where in-home care plays a vital role in a patient’s recovery.

Once diagnosed with ARF, the patient needs to go on a strict diet with foods low in potassium and limit phosphorus intake.  A knowledgeable caregiver from A-1 Home Care in Glendora will assist your loved one with special meal preparation based on the dietitian’s recommendations.  Patients with ARF need assistance with maintaining a regular exercise routine as well as daily care with personal hygiene.  Hiring a seasoned live-in caregiver eliminates awkwardness between an adult child and her elderly parent when it comes to personal care like bathing and grooming.  If you are unable to accompany your loved one on leisure strolls, a part-time companion or 24-hour nurse aide can step in so that your parent will not miss out on his regular exercise routine.

Home care for patients with ARF is extremely stressful and draining for family caregivers. More and more caregivers are realizing the importance of self-care, which is why they turn to home care agencies like A-1 Home Care in Glendora for help.  Licensed, bonded and insured, A-1 Home Care has established a solid reputation of reliable home care services in Los Angeles County.  Over the years, our screened, seasoned and carefully selected caregivers have provided exceptional service to customers who keep coming back, bringing more friends and relatives!  If you are new to the concept of hiring professional caregivers, give A-1 Home Care a try, starting with hourly care a few times a week.  The relief and reassurance you feel will make you wonder why you didn’t think of this sooner!

For affordable home care in Glendora, call (626) 287-0250 or check out our website www.glendorainhomecare.com to select the right home care option for you.  A-1 Home Care also serves Azusa, San Dimas, Covina, Whittier, Ontario, Chino, Fontana, Pico Rivera, and other cities in LA County.

Alzheimer's Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life, and Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases Elderly patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. A-1 Home Care Agency understands the pressure relatives may feel when caring for a family member while still retaining their regular employment and other obligations. This situation can become overwhelming especially if the family member is not trained or experienced with the needs of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia.

To ensure that your loved one receives exceptional care, contact A-1 Home Care for a skilled Respite Home Health Care Provider or Respite Caregiver. A-1 Home Care is licensed, bonded, and insured and has been in business since 1991. Additionally A-1 Home Care is very diverse with multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and multi-ethnic caregivers that service the community of Glendora and it’s neighboring cities throughout Los Angeles County such as San Dimas, La Verne, Duarte, and Claremont.

Our professional Caregivers provide excellent In Home Health Care, allowing your loved one to live at home safely and very comfortably. We provide caring, experienced and highly qualified Caregivers, Hospital Sitters, Personal Care Assistants, Nurse Aides, Home Health Aides, Companions and Medical Assistants to care for your family member around the clock or hourly. It’s affordable and payment plans are available.

For your free quote please call us at 626-287-0250 or visit our website and Facebook!

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Late-life depression affects approximately 6 million Americans age 65 and older. In the elderly, depression often occurs with other medical illnesses and disabilities such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, or brain injury. Depression also reduces an elderly person’s ability to rehabilitate and increases their risk of death from illness according to WebMD. A-1 Home Care provides companion care for elderly and terminally ill patients in Glendora, El Monte, Pasadena, Baldwin Park, and throughout the Los Angeles County area. With companion care from A-1 Home Care, your loved one will receive the care and support they need so they don’t succumb to depression due to illness or disabilities.

At A-1 Home Care, our service is about care, compassion, and dedication and our rates are extremely affordable. We are a Licensed, Bonded and Insured Non-Medical In-Home Care & Elder Companion service agency providing part time, full time, live in and live out services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to best meet your needs. Companion Caregivers not only help take the stress and worry off of family caregivers, but work for the well-being of the client. Activities and interactions between the client and caregiver will help your elderly loved one to retain cognitive abilities, as well as physical strength that is vital for seniors. Our caregivers at A-1 Home Care Agency thoroughly enjoy working with seniors, and seniors are much more likely to participate in productive activities and accomplish more with the company of a caregiver.

Let A-1 Home Care provide care for your loved one and give you the peace of mind you deserve. Call us today at 626-287-0250 or check us out on Facebook!

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According to WebMD, one-third of individuals who suffer a stroke will have a second stroke in the first 2 years after the first one.  Stroke is highly variable between all individuals, yet the causes remain the same.  plaque build-up in blood vessels from high cholesterol can create blood clots, causing an ischemic stroke and high blood pressure can result in a blood vessel burst, causing a hemorrhagic stroke.  To prevent a second stroke from occuring, it’s important to know the cause of the first one to do all you can to change your lifestyle in a healthier direction.  For example, if you smoke, you should quit and if you didn’t exercise too much you should try to exercise every day.

This WebMD article titled Stroke Recovery and Arm Rehab provides 8 FAQ questions about stroke and rehabilitation that’s a starting point for becoming knowledgeable about stroke recovery. Lifestyle changes can only be made possible after significant improvements from rehabilitation.  Once your loved one is able to come back home, they may still need living assistance, but they can begin to live healthier by eating properly and participating in daily aerobic exercise.  Post Stroke recovery is no easy task to accomplish on your own.  Your loved one will likely need the assistance of a dedicated family member or caregiver to provide dedicated living assistance.

When you’re unable to provide in-home care for your Elderly or Senior loved one because of ongoing daily obligations, A-1 Home Care can help.  We provide Post Stroke Care services for Elderly and Senior individuals who are back at home after stroke rehabilitation.  Our caregivers can assist with various tasks of daily living including errands such as mail organization and grocery shopping, personal care such as bathing or grooming, and following doctor/therapist orders such as adhering to medication intake or daily exercise requirements.

All of our 24 hour Live-In or Hourly caregivers 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 serve the LA communities of Glendora, Covina, San Dimas, Monrovia, Irwindale, Duarte, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Sierra Madre, Altadena, San Marino, and others in Los Angeles County.

To interview and hire a compassionate Post Stroke Caregiver today, CALL us at 626-287-0250 for a FREE in home assessment.

For more information, visit us at Glendora In Home Care.

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