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Senior woman enjoying glass of juiceThere is plenty of beauty to behold living in the Foothills. Tucked away between the Foothills is the a beautiful gem called Glendora. From fine dining to gorgeous hiking trails, Glendora has it all. When you are a senior living in an assisted living facility it is easy to get to get caught up in all the activities provided for you within those four walls. Next time you find yourself with nothing to do, ask your caregiver to take a stroll with you through the streets of Glendora.

Things to Do In Glendora with your Caregiver

Take a Stroll Through Downtown Glendora
Start your morning of right and head to Downtown Glendora for some delicious breakfast at Irine’s Cafe Bakery. There you will find delicious waffles and full breakfast items as well as some delicious coffee. Afterwards, support your small businesses and take a look at the surrounding shops. Ask your companion to look up the Glendora website to see if any events are expected to happen during the day.

Shop at the Glendora Promenade
Is your family coming to visit soon? Shop around the Glendora Promenade on Lonehill for some gifts for the family. Keep yourself energized by stopping at Corner Bakery for some coffee and sandwiches for lunch. Walk over to the theater afterwards to enjoy a nice evening filled with movies and popcorn.

The Importance of Caregivers and A-1 Homecare

A-1 Homecare does a great job in choosing caregivers that connect well with their clients. Providing multicultural and multilingual nurse aides is our specialty and we emphasize the importance of connecting with out clients. Caregivers are meant to form a strong companionship with the people they care for and with that comes a strong need to entertain their clients. Putting a smile on a client’s face is our mission and keeping them active and healthy is our top priority. Currently, A-1 Home Care services Los Angeles communities including Glendora, Asuza, Claremont, Covina, Glendale and Pasadena. For more information, call us at (626) 286-0250 or visit our website at http://www.glendorainhomecare.com.

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. 

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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Does your Elderly or Senior loved one know how to properly shop for healthy products at the grocery store to prepare meals?  Sometimes, interpreting the labels on food packaging can be difficult and tricky, especially when your loved one has Diabetes.  Even if they don’t, it’s important to eat properly to prevent future complications and risk of heart disease, Diabetes, obesity, and other debilitating conditions! This article titled Taking the Mystery Out of “Nutrition Facts” provides some very basic guidelines to help you shop for groceries with nutritional knowledge and less trickery.  For example, trans fat and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil are good to stay away from.  Sodium content should not exceed the calories per serving, and a heavy sugar intake stresses your body’s ability to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.

At A-1 Home Care, we provide compassionate 24 hour caregivers in Glendora who can assist with responsible grocery shopping, meal preparation, and other tasks.  We specialize in Elder Care services ranging from basic Companion Services to more specialized care services such as After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Post Stroke Care, and Incontinence Care.

Whether you need a caregiver for 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care, we can provide you with an in-home caregiver, nurse aide, companion, or home helper in Glendora, Burbank, Arcadia, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Altadena, Covina, San Dimas, Monrovia, and others in Los Angeles County.

Visit us at Glendora In Home Care or CALL us at 626-287-0250 to hire a caregiver in your area!

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been a care provider in Los Angeles County since 1991. We have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.

 

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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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