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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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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.

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As your elderly loved ones enter into their senior years, they become more at-risk of sustaining injuries that could be detrimental toward their health and their quality of living. Not only are they more susceptible to damages from falls, but their internal health can be easily affected by a diet lacking in proper nutrition. While younger people are virtually untouched by a nutrition-less diet, seniors must ensure that they have their daily intake of calcium and other essential vitamins and nutrients so as to prevent bone deterioration, liver diseases, and Diabetes. As a result of their vulnerability to these issues, the need for surgery to replace a broken hip or make any other health adjustments can be common among the elder community, and while it is done for their benefit, the process of recovery can often be a long and arduous one.

As a caregiver agency, A-1 Home Care is dedicated to providing Post-Surgery caregivers who will make the recovery process a pleasant and comfortable one. Our caregivers are trained to see to your needs around the home, including meal preparations, personal services, light housekeeping, and assistance with muscle strengthening exercises to promote recovery. Being incapacitated after surgery can sometimes make one feel alone in their recovery but with a caregiver around their home to see to their needs and share companionship, the journey to recovery can pass very quickly and with hopeful prospects.

As a License-Bonded and Insured non medical home care agency, A-1 Home Care provides caregivers and caregiving services specializing in Elder Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Diabetic Care, Incontinence Care, In-Home Care, and 24 Hour Care.

If you or someone you know are in need of post-surgery care, you can inquire about services in your area by calling our office at 626 287-0250 or visiting our agency online at Glendora In-Home Care.

You can also look for our caregiving services throughout other communities in the Los Angeles including the cities of Glendale,  Monrovia, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Covina, and San Marino.

Nutrition plays a large role in the healing process of individuals who have undergone a surgery.  An article on after-surgery nutrition by Krista Scott-Dixon PhD titled Post-Surgical Nutrition: Speed Your Healing with a Good Diet and Supplement Plan provides a nice anecdote about her friend who was in the hospital, whom she cared for by bringing her nutritious meals instead of letting her eat the hospital food, which is usually high in saturated fat, low in fiber, lacks fruits and vegetables, and bad for your overall health.  Scott-Dixon makes an effort to suggest supplements and foods that facilitate healing.  Some of these supplements include glutamine, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics, glucosamine sulfate, and turmeric and foods include fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants and fiber, whole grains rich in fiber, and chicken, lean beef, fish, and eggs rich in protein.

A-1 Home Care  in Glendora is a non-medical caregiver agency that offers experienced After Surgery in-home caregivers, nurse aides, and companions who can assist with you or your loved one’s nutrition and healing.  Our caregivers are available for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care and are experienced with personal care for those who’ve just had a major operation and can assist with daily household duties as well.  We serve the communities of Glendora, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Azusa, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Diamond Bar, and other cities in Los Angeles and Orange County.

To interview and hire an experienced and compatible After Surgery caregiver, call us at 626 287 0250 today.  Or visit us at Glendora In Home Care. 

When you have an Elderly or Senior loved one who has diminishing health or a chronic illness, you may have experienced difficulties while dining with your loved one.  On a day out in town, you may have gone to a restaurant and your loved one barely touched their food.  You might’ve prepared a meal for your loved one and they showed a lack of interest in eating.  These situations are common and there can be many reasons for your loved one’s loss of appetite or refusal to eat.

This article titled Why Elderly People Don’t Eat provides 10 logical reasons why your parent might be struggling to eat and what you can do about it.  Some reasons include a reduction in the senses of taste and smell, medication side effects, constipation, and problems chewing.  Eating is essential for your loved one to get all the nutrients they need in a day.  Good nutrition is vital for maintaining strong bones, immunity, and facilitating the job of various medications in the body.

At A-1 Home Care, we provide caregivers who can assist with healthy meal preparation and motivating your loved one to eat when they’re supposed to.  Some Elders can only handle snacking and eating small portions throughout the day while other Elders normally have breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  If you’re concerned about the types of food your loved one eats, you could benefit from getting advice from a registered dietician who could set up a meal plan for your loved one and ensure they eat foods that are nutritionally well-balanced.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that provides a variety of in-home care services for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals on a 24 Hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis.

Some of our care services include Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Diabetic Care, Incontinence Care, MS Care, and Kidney Disease Care.

We serve the LA communities of Glendora, Covina, San Dimas, Monrovia, Diamond Bar, Arcadia, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Altadena, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and others in Los Angeles County.

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

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Do you ever get the feeling that your Elderly or Senior loved one has lost some of the spark they used to have when they were younger?  For example, your father used to get excited about going golfing every weekend and always was able to bring up interesting topics for discussion, but now it seems like he never has anything to say when you visit.  Elderly individuals go through significant change as they age and may embrace some of the stereotypical myths that are associated with Elderly individuals.  This has a negative impact on your loved one and their quality of life.  To understand what your loved one may be going through and to help them lead a more fulfilling quality of life, check out this article titled Healthy Aging Tips.  It talks about some of the myths associated with Elders that aren’t true, such as the inability for them to learn anything new.  It covers everything from keeping your loved one healthy with nutrition and exercise, socializing, coping with change, and participating in various activities for leisure.

At A-1 Home Care, we provide experienced and compassionate in-home care for Elderly individuals and aging seniors.  Whether your loved one is healthily aging in place, but needs a companion or if they’ve lost some of their independence and need a compassionate and experienced caregiver, we can help.  We specialize in services ranging from basic Companion Services to more advanced care such as Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and Post Stroke Care on a 24 hour live-in care or hourly care basis.

We provide care at home for Seniors and Elderly in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Monrovia, Arcadia, Covina, Azusa, Burbank, Pasadena, and others in Los Angeles County.

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

For more information about our reputable agency, visit us at Glendora In Home Care.

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, Shield Accreditation, and memberships with the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Santa Fe Springs, Newport Beach, and Pasadena

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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

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When you’re looking for the perfect caregiver for your Elderly or Senior loved one, it’s important to have questions established that will enable you to determine whether the candidate is a good fit for your loved one or not.  If possible, it’d be a good idea to find out beforehand what personal traits your loved one desires in a caregiver and have them be present during the interview.  If they’re unable to be present, have another family member or friend present so that you can have some secondary feedback.  This article titled Senior Caregiver Interview Tips provides a list of questions that you can use when you interview different caregivers.

At A-1 Home Care, we provide compassionate caregivers, nurse aides, and companions who must have prior experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.  Our caregivers are available on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis.

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical homecare agency that is Licensed Bonded and Insured with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  We specialize in Elder Care services such as Live-In Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Post Stroke Care, and more in the communities of Glendora, Covina, Baldwin Park, Diamond Bar, San Dimas, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Altadena, and others in Los Angeles County.

To hire a compassionate Live-In Caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 626-287-0250.

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

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