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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.

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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.

 

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.

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. 

Have you recently been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes?  Diabetes occurs when your blood glucose levels are too high because your body has stopped making the chemical insulin or has stopped responding to it.  Your body needs insulin to distribute glucose to your cells from your blood.  Without it, glucose stays in your blood and the cells in your body starve, causing complications such as fatigue, weight loss, blurry vision, hunger, thirst, and excessive urination.

The first thing you need to do is work with your health care provider to develop a plan where you can learn what you can eat without raising your blood sugar levels too high and commit to a daily exercise routine.  DiabetesForum.com is a great resource for individuals to read informative articles about Diabetes and engage with other web surfers on a variety of Diabetes topics in the forum section such as symptoms, treatment, and diet and nutrition.  If you have any questions, you can post it in a forum category and be sure to get a few responses.

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical homecare agency that offers experienced caregivers for a variety of Elder Care services including Diabetic Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, After Surgery Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, and Respite Care.  We can provide 24 hour live-in assistance or hourly part-time care in the communities of Glendora, Glendale, Burbank, Sierra Madre, Alta Dena, Covina, San Dimas, Claremont, Diamond Bar, and other cities in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

Our homecare agency was founded in 1991 and is Licensed Bonded and Insured.  We have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and are members of the National Care Planning Council, Torrance Chamber of Commerce, Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.  We frequently receive client referrals from local hospitals such as Foothill Presbyterian Hospital, East Valley Hospital Medical Center, and others.

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

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