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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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When an Elderly individual reaches end of life, which is characterized by doctors as having the life expectancy of six months or less, they have the option of fighting the illness until the very end or taking an approach that focuses more on quality of life, emotional support, and pain management.  The latter approach is known as Hospice Care.  Choosing Hospice Care doesn’t mean that you’ve given up on trying to save your loved one.  In many cases, Elderly individuals who have chosen Hospice Care have outlived their life expectancy.  This article titled Hospice Care – Considering Hospice Care provides some reasons why you might consider Hospice Care for your loved one.

At A-1 Home Care, we specialize in Elder Care services such as Hospice Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Cancer Care, Post Stroke Care, and others.  We offer experienced and compassionate caregivers, nurse aides, and companions who are available for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care in the communities of Glendora, Covina, Monrovia, Baldwin Park, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, and others in Los Angeles County.

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.  If your loved one carries long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, John Hancock, MetLife Insurance, Veteran Administration, and Bankers’ Life & Casualty.

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

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

Speaking with an Elderly parent about emotionally loaded topics can be difficult if you haven’t fine tuned the skill of communication.  Making communication a skill means that you get the results you want, whether it’s agreement or finding solutions to difficult situations.  When done wrong, relationships can turn sour and any chance of communicating with that individual can be blocked off.  This article titled The Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Aging Parents would be an excellent read to plan a difficult conversation that you’re about to have with a loved one.  Be sure to pay close attention to the bullet points as those are the tips for Do’s and Don’ts.

Hiring a caregiver for in-home care can be a difficult conversation to have with your Elderly loved one because it involves having a stranger come in to provide living assistance when your loved one may not want it.  Be sure to address the benefits of in-home care, including why it would benefit both parties.  For example, you can tell them that it would give you greater peace of mind to know that they are safe and are less likely to suffer from an accident or fall.  You can tell them that daily tasks will become much easier and that most household tasks will be taken care of by the caregiver.

At A-1 Home Care, we can provide experienced and compassionate caregivers, nurse aides, and companions who are available for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.  We specialize in Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Hospice Care, and Post Stroke Care.  We serve the communities of Glendora, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Altadena, Diamond Bar, and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

Our non-medical homecare agency is Licensed Bonded and Insured 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, Pasadena, and Newport Beach.

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

For more information, visit us at Glendora In Home Care

Surviving and recovering from a stroke is a miracle in itself.  Strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States.  Also known as a “brain attack,” a stroke can affect your movement, memory, emotions, and speech/language abilities.  It can completely wipe out your memory so that you don’t know how to do simple things such as make a pot of coffee.  It can make you incapable of carrying a simple conversation or understanding what someone is telling you.

This video tells the story of Wes Varda, a 31 year old man who suffered a stroke in his brain stem area.  The stroke negatively affected his ability to move and speak and he had to relearn those skills.  Miraculously, 10 months later, he was speaking and walking again after being rehabilitated in a wellness center.  “The hardest part was not being able to talk or communicate – and just laying there.  I couldn’t tell anybody how  I was feeling or ask anybody how they were doing,” Wes said.

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical caregiver placement agency that provides Post-Stroke Care on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis.  Our caregivers, nurse aides, and companions can assist with doctor’s orders or instructions for home care from your loved one’s physical, occupational, or speech therapist.  We can transport your loved one to medical or therapy appointments, assist with dressing, undressing, getting in and out of bed, personal hygiene and grooming, meal preparation, exercise, and other activities of daily living.

Our homecare agency serves the communities of Glendora, Glendale, Burbank, Sierra Madre, Covina, San Dimas, Claremont, Diamond Bar, and other cities in Los Angeles and Orange County.  We have been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  If your Elderly or Senior loved one has long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, John Hancock, Veteran Administration, and Bankers’ Life & Casualty.

To hire a compatible Post Stroke Caregiver today, CALL us at 626-287-0250. 

A-1 Domestic Professional Services offers the very best in-home care service around Glendora, Pasadena, Covina, Claremont, San Dimas, La Verne, Diamond Bar, and other cities in Los Angeles County.  Our caregivers have prior experience in many care categories.  If you seek Hospice Care, we have caregivers experienced in caring for patients and outpatients.  If you seek a nurse aide who has experience with Alzheimer’s Care, we can meet your needs.

A-1 Domestic offers caregivers, medical assistants, nurse aides, babysitters, mother’s helpers, home helpers, and hospital sitters to match your caregiver needs for the short term or long term.  We offer professional non-medical in-home care for After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Incontinence Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care.

To hire an experienced and highly compassionate caregiver in your area, CALL us today at (626) 287-0250.

To meet demand for clients, our homecare agency is always seeking experienced caregivers for job opportunities.  If you or someone you know might be interested in a caregiver career, visit us at A-1 Jobs for more information. 

With A-1 Home Care Agency, all Caregivers are experienced and trained in the needs of seniors and the elderly. Our Caregivers exhibit the utmost compassion and patience towards our clients. This ensures you or your loved one will be receiving quality care by a professional, certified individual.  Our Caregivers, Medical Assistants, Home Health Aides, Personal Care Assistants and Nurse Aides can assist you or your loved one with personal hygiene, meal preparation, medication supervision, housecleaning, laundry, errands and transportation.  A-1 Home Care is proud to provide home care services in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Duarte, Claremont, Azusa and other cities of Los Angeles County can

Call (626)287-0250 today

For more information: http://www.glendorainhomecare.com/

With A-1 Home Care Agency, all Caregivers are experienced and trained in the needs of seniors and the elderly. Our Caregivers exhibit the utmost compassion and patience towards our clients. This ensures you or your loved one will be receiving quality care by a professional, certified individual.  Our Caregivers, Medical Assistants, Home Health Aides, Personal Care Assistants and Nurse Aides can assist you or your loved one with personal hygiene, meal preparation, medication supervision, housecleaning, laundry, errands and transportation.  A-1 Home Care is proud to provide home care services in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Duarte, Claremont, Azusa and other cities of Los Angeles County can

Call (626)287-0250 today

For more information: http://www.glendorainhomecare.com/

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