a-1 home care

If you don’t see your Elderly parent often, it can be difficult to know how they are really doing.  Especially if you visit only a couple times a week or less, they may be unhappy and you wouldn’t even know it.  If your Elderly loved one is depressed, they might lie when you ask how they are doing to prevent you from worrying.  There are ways to tell if something isn’t right, however.  If you notice any differences in the way the home is being kept – such as dirty dishes or laundry piled high, a dusty floor, or things lying around, something may be wrong.  If you notice a change in your loved one’s physical appearance or personality, something may be wrong.  Depression causes fatigue, loss of appetite, loss of interest in activities, among other signs.  If you suspect depression in your loved one, take them to see your doctor immediately, even if the symptoms seem minor.  Depression is detrimental to your loved one’s health.

One of the causes of depression in Elders is social isolation and not having a supportive social network.   When your loved one is alone, sometimes too much time can result in too much negative thinking.  When you can’t be there for your loved one at all times, perhaps an in-home companion can work to lift your loved one’s mood.  A-1 Home Care provides compassionate and qualified caregivers, companions, and nurse aides who specialize in making your loved one feel loved and excited to participate in various activities.  We offer companions who are available on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis.

All of our caregivers, nurse aides, and companions must have prior work 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.

If you need reassurance about receiving quality care, check this article titled Care At Home, which should help you prepare to talk to agency case managers and caregivers.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  We specialize in Elder Care services such as Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s Care, and Parkinson’s Care in the communities of Glendora, Covina, Glendale, Altadena, Pasadena, Burbank, Pico Rivera, Monrovia, Diamond Bar, and others in Los Angeles County.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your area, CALL us at 626-287-0250.

For more information, visit us at Glendora In Home Care