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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.

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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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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

Does your Elderly or Senior loved one spend a lot of time sleeping or watching TV?  Too much of those activities isn’t really healthy for anyone.  The kinds of activities that benefit Elderly individuals are those that mentally stimulate the mind or require movement.  If your loved one seems stressed or depressed a lot of the time, perhaps they don’t have enough activities in their daily life to occupy themselves with.  Or perhaps they need a companion to share the experience with.

This article on LoveToKnow provides a list of fun activities that you and your loved one, or your loved one and one of your caregivers, can participate in.  It’s always good to get some fresh air outdoors and your loved one might enjoy bird watching or gardening.  Puzzles, painting, knitting, and playing computer games can help stimulate the mind.

At A-1 Home Care, our caregivers, nurse aides, and companions specialize in trying to engage themselves with your loved one and thinking of ways to help them stay active and occupied each day.  We offer in-home care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, Post Stroke Care, and more.  Our caregivers are available for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.

We have been providing in-home care services to the communities of Glendora, Covina, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, San Dimas, Diamond Bar, and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County since 1991.  We have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and are members of the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Newport Beach, Pasadena, and Santa Fe Springs.

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

Glendora In Home Care provides the residents of Glendora, Azusa, Covina, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County with quality live-in or live-out in-home care services.  Our caregivers, hospital sitters, home helpers, medical assistants, home health aides, nurse aides, and babysitters have the experience to carry out their jobs with diligence, compassion, patience, and loyalty like a true home care professional.

Whether you need short-term or long-term care for part time or full time, we’ll be able to match you up with a caregiver that fits your schedule.  We offer After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Postpartum Care, Child Care, and Special Needs Care.

Our company has been in business since 1991, A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and our caregivers must meet stringent requirements to work for our non-medical home care agency.

CALL us at (626) 287-0250 to schedule a caregiver interview and visit A-1 Domestic  for more detailed care services information and client testimonials.

We are always looking for employment candidates who have experience as compassionate caregivers.  If you or someone you know is interested in a caregiver career, visit us at A-1 Jobs for more information.

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