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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.

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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.

It can be difficult to know how to deal with Cancer, especially for friends and family.  How do you approach it?  Are you supposed to feel and display pity or support?  The answer is support.  It’s important to be real about Cancer and not be afraid to talk about feelings.  The most important thing you can do is listen to what your loved one has to say and provide as much emotional and physical support as possible.

This video titled How to Deal with Someone with Cancer provides 8 tips that will improve the coping abilities of yourself and your loved one.  One of the tips ‘Don’t Fake It’ talks about the importance about being real about Cancer.  “Most Cancer survivors say that the people who try to pretend nothing is wrong make them feel worse than the people who acknowledge their disease.  It’s a mistake to avoid talking about Cancer, and it’s equally wrong to say everything’s going to be alright.”

At A-1 Home Care, we can provide you with a compassionate in-home caregiver who has experience caring for individuals with Cancer.  Whether your loved one is recovering or terminally ill, our caregivers can provide the best support at any stage of the disease.  We can assist with personal care services such as personal hygiene & grooming, medication management, preparing healthy meals, and also provide emotional support and motivation for your loved one to get up and get some exercise or participate in other activities.

A-1 Home Care specializes in Elder Care services and provides caregivers for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.  We are Licensed Bonded and Insured with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  All of our caregivers must have prior experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check and DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability Insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.

We provide service in the communities of Glendora, Glendale, Burbank, Sierra Madre, Covina, Monvrovia, San Dimas, Diamond Bar, and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

To hire a Cancer Caregiver in your area today, call us at 626-287-0250.

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. 

Many people wonder what the significant impact that hospice caregivers have on their patients. After all, they are terminally ill, so what benefit could possibly come from this? 

To answer that, first let’s think about what hospice care is for. Hospice is served to families who have a dying loved one. Many seniors end up getting hospice care due to Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and other elderly diseases. Along with that, there are also patients who are terminally ill with cancer or other diseases, Which brings us back to our main points, Hospice is there to provide these people with a passing that is as dignified, as comfortable and as painless as possible. 

A-1 Home Care guarantees to provide only the most qualified and compassionate 24 Hour caregivers for Hospice patients. Geared with 2 years of previous experience, our in home helpers and live in nurse aides are able to administer quality Hospice Care, as well as other facets of care including Heart Attack Care, Senior Care and more!

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For more information, call our office at 626 287 0250 or 562 929 8400. Check us out at Glendora In Home Care.

Have you ever had the pleasure of hearing your elderly grandparents tell you about their lives when they were younger? Seniors truly do have amazing stories to tell, ans that’s not surprising at because, after having lived on this planet for a lifetime, they likely have a couple of interesting and rich stories to tell. Photographer Tom Hussey’s photo series, Reflections, conveys this idea. In this series, a part of which you can see in the photos below, seniors look back at themselves in the mirror and see a pivotal point in their lives, whether it’s during war, graduation, or in their glory days.

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This is why storytelling with seniors vastly distinguishes itself from typical storytelling. Senior have lived and breathed the stories that are told and often still see themselves as that character no matter how many  years have passed. It truly is a wonderful experience to hear and see. 
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A-1 Home Care understands the importance of storytelling and in turn, the significance of a listener to hear and engage those stories. Through our Companion Care program, seniors and elderly residents of Glendora can have a trained in home care professional to not only tend to their needs, but also provide companionship for them. Along with that, they are trained with 2 years of experience to administer Incontinence Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care and more.

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For more information on our services, call our office at 626 287  0250 or check us out at Glendora In Home Care.  

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