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Summer is the perfect time to relax for retirees, but it can also be dangerous because of the heat and their older age.  To make sure your loved ones are safely enjoying their time this summer, here are some useful tips to will keep seniors safe this summer.

  1. Always stay hydrated – Many of us don’t drink enough water, but this is especially dangerous for seniors because they are more susceptible to dehydration
  2. Keep cool – If it gets too hot, find places with air conditioning.  Whether it is the mall or the library, don’t take the chances and endure the heat.
  3. Wear  sunglasses – Cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration are common vision problems for seniors. Ultraviolet rays can further damage your eyes, accelerating the disease’s progress
  4. Exercise in the morning or later in the evening – Exercise is great for us, but never exercise during peak sun hours where risk of heat stroke will be highest
  5. Know your emergency contacts – In case of any health issues, knowing who to call quickly can prevent any further issues.

Seniors have a lot of free time, but don’t be afraid of enjoying outdoor activities because of the danger of the heat. Simply follow these tips and you will have a great time this summer!

A-1 Home Care in La Mirada emphasizes on versatility and experience with our caregivers.  We make sure they have the experience and skills to provide meal preparation, light housecleaning, transportation, medication reminders, mail organization, and much more.  We have both live-in or hourly caregivers available , and they provide quality home care services in Kidney Disease Care,  Cancer Care, Parkinson’s Care,  Alzheimer’s Care, Brain Injury Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Hospice Care,Incontinence Care, and other home care challenges.  Our company covers all of Los Angeles and Orange County, including the cities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Downey, Whittier, Norwalk, La Habra, Yorba Linda,Buena Park, and Los Alamitos.

Call 562-929-8400 to speak with one of our representatives, or you can visit www.lamiradainhomecare.com to learn more.  ‘Like’ and Follow us on Facebook!

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Mental health is affecting about 20% of the adults, yet less than half of them are receiving services for their conditions.  The most important thing to note is that a person’s mental health is crucial to the overall health and well-being.  Whether it is depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or PTSD, mental health problems can dramatically affect one’s quality of life.  One of the most common metal illnesses is clinical depression, and it affects more than 19 million Americans each year.

Alarmingly, there is a prevalent belief that depression is not a serious issue, and rather it is more a weakness than a medical condition.  During this Mental Health Month, we want to change that misconception about mental illness and educate people about the danger of depression and other mental health. We also highly encourage you to raise awareness about mental health around your community to hopefully get more people with mental health conditions into treatment.

At A-1 Home Care in La Mirada, we have a proud history of assistance seniors with home care needs, including those living with bipolar or depression.  Our exceptional caregivers are patient and compassionate, and they all have at least 2 years of experience as well as CPR certification to provide a peace of mind for all seniors and families involved.  We make sure to be flexible to all home care needs and requirements as our attempt to ease the stress and worries from our care recipients. Services you can expect include meal preparation, light housecleaning, hygiene management, medication reminders, mail organization, transportation, and much more. Open 24/7, you can find live-in or hourly home health aides in Kidney Disease Care,  Cancer Care, Parkinson’s Care,  Alzheimer’s Care, Brain Injury Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Hospice CareIncontinence Care, and other senior care scenarios. Find us in  La Mirada, WhittierDowney, Cerritos, Paramount, La Habra, and nearby cities.

Inquire about our affordable home care services today, call 562-929-8400. Please visit www.lamiradainhomecare.com or our Facebook page for more details.

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Whether you have been looking to eat healthier or are trying to find motivation to stick with healthy diets, National Nutrition Month is a great starting point for all to celebrate a healthy lifestyle and remind ourselves the importance of eating right.  For those struggling to figure out where to begin, here are some tips from the Washington Post on how to jump start your health!

First and foremost, you should formulate a plan.  Plan out your meals on a weekly basis and coordinate your grocery runs, so you know which type of healthy choices to buy and cook.  Next, try to keep the healthy foods in or near the kitchen. The more convenient it is to pick out your salad, the more likely you will make the choice of eating the salad.  In addition to eating the right food, it is also important to learn the critical part breakfast plays in our diet.  It is always a good idea to load up during breakfast, so you have the necessary energy to go on with the day, then eat lighter as the day goes on.  Loading up at dinner when you will be sleeping a few hours later might not be the best idea. Finally, get into the mindset of earning your calories.  Whether it is by exercising, portion control, or other methods, try to find a way to be disciplined and not indulge in calories.

A-1 Home Care in La Mirada only hires the most versatile and compassionate caregivers around town.  We make sure they have the experience and skills to provide meal preparation, light housecleaning, transportation, medication reminders, mail organization, and much more.  We have both live-in or hourly caregivers available , and they provide quality home care services in Kidney Disease Care,  Cancer Care, Parkinson’s Care,  Alzheimer’s Care, Brain Injury Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Hospice Care,Incontinence Care, and other home care challenges.  Our company covers all of Los Angeles and Orange County, including the cities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Downey, Whittier, Norwalk, La Habra, Yorba Linda,Buena Park, and Los Alamitos.

Call 562-929-8400 to speak with one of our representatives, or you can visit www.lamiradainhomecare.com to learn more.  ‘Like’ and Follow us on Facebook!

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We believe that you should find every possible way to stay happy, and A-1 Home Care is determined to bring the joy to seniors around our community as much as possible.  Since Valentine’s Day is near us, we set up a wonderful Valentine’s Day arts and crafts event at the Parnell Senior Center, thanks to the help of the interim activity coordinator Erin Hamilton.

Tables were all ready for us to set up, and once everyone was settled, you can sense the excitement in the air.  The seniors could not wait until we hand out the supplies for them to begin.  There were about 12 participants at the event, each were very friendly and very easy to talk to.  When speaking with them about their creations, they shared stories about baking, music, and even their grandchildren.  One of the participant, Betty, had so much fun with us, she even gave one of her bookmarkers to another participant for letting her know about the event!

Everyone wants to feel loved, and we hope to spread our love to the seniors each and every time we hold events in our community, no matter if it is Valentine’s Day or a simply a regular weekday.

A-1 Home Care is proud to be serving our communities for over two decades, and we want to continue to be involved in our communities as much as possible.  Our want to spread the joy among seniors, just like how our caregivers would improve quality of life for our clients.  If you are interested in any of our home care services and live around La Mirada, Whittier, Downey, Pico Rivera, or surrounding communities, we specialize in Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Alzheimer’s Care, After Surgery Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and more!

To inquire about service, or have questions about any future events from A-1 Home Care, contact us at 562-929-8400, or visit www.lamiradainhomecare.com for more info.  You can see more photos from our events on our Facebook page!

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Eye conditions can be slow progressing, often time adults do not detect these conditions until the later stages.  Since vision impairment can lead to dangerous falls for an elderly individual, vision screening is very important to ensure the best vision health.  Study shows that half of the blindness can be prevented through vision screening.  Do not confuse vision screening than your regular eye doctor exam, they are not necessary performed by eye doctors, and is used to identify potential problems through certified professionals. Best news is that a screening only takes about 15 minutes, and will can recommended the need to see the eye doctor if necessary.

A-1 Home Care in La Mirada recruits the most versatile caregivers who can adapt challenging scenarios.  Whether it is mobility assistance due to vision impairments,  meal preparation, light housecleaning, transportation to medical appointments, medication reminders, mail organization, and much more.  We have live-in or hourly caregivers, and provide services in Alzheimer’s Care, Brain Injury Care, Arthritis CareDiabetic Care, Kidney Disease Care,  Cancer CareParkinson’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Hospice Care,Incontinence Care, and other home care challenges.  Our company covers all of Los Angeles and Orange County, including the cities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Downey, Whittier, Norwalk, La Habra, Yorba Linda,Buena Park, and Los Alamitos.

Call 562-929-8400 to speak with one of our representatives, or you can visit www.lamiradainhomecare.com to learn more.  ‘Like’ and Follow us on Facebook!

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It is no surprises that a legal guardianship is expensive, but the cost can really creep up on you after everything is done.  First, before the guardianship is even established, there is the initial court filing fees and the attorney fees for helping you file these documents.  The court also appoints an attorney for the alleged incapacitated person to represent the person’s best interest and the fees will be charged for the service.  In addition, fees for qualified professionals such as doctors, social workers, and others to help examine the person are also part of the expenses.

After the guardianship is established, there is a mandatory and annual accounting report which needs to be submitted to the court.  This leads to more court fees as well as accounting fees if you hire a professional to prepare the report.  Finally, the attorneys representing both you and the incapacitated person will be needed down the road, accumulating more costs as needed.

Knowing the amount of costs will be involved, finding the best home care would save you trouble from additional expenses, and it is also a more affordable and personal option compare to residential care! A-1 Home Care is aLicensed, Bonded, and Insured home care agency that has been in business since 1991.  We have earned the  A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and thousands of positive testimonials from satisfied.  We specialize in different Elderly Care services such as Alzheimer’s CareParkinson’s Care, Incontinence Care, Brain Injury Care, Diabetic Care, Post Stroke Care  Arthritis Care, and Cancer Care in the communities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Los AlamitosDowney, Buena Park, WhittierVilla ParkYorba Linda, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

Call 562-929-8400 to speak with one of our representatives, or you can visit www.lamiradainhomecare.com to learn more.  ‘Like’ and Follow us on Facebook!

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Our diet is an important part of our overall health, and if we eat the right food, it can help provide a boost for us in our brain too.  According to the BBC, you should definitely binge on blueberries, because they are widely available, delicious, and can help improve your short term memory loss.  The omege-3 fatty acid from oily fish contains DHA, which is important in lowering your risk of Alzheimer’s.  A lot of us dislike broccoli when we were a kid, but if you are an adult and still avoiding this vegetable, then you should consider the rich vitamin K broccoli has because it can boost your cognitive functions.  Finally, having enough vitamin E helps in fighting cognitive decline, and sources include nuts, olives, eggs, and wholegrain.   If you can make some or all of these food part of your regular routine, you are well on your way to give your brain a boost and lower your risk of cognitive decline.

A-1 Home Care only seek and hire versatile caregivers who are able to adapt to different home care challenges.  For example, preparing meals that fit the dietary needs of a senior, light housecleaning, transportation to medical appointments, medication reminders, mail organization, and much more.  No matter if it is a live-in or hourly caregiver, we offer services in the areas of Alzheimer’s Care, Brain Injury Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Kidney Disease Care,  Cancer Care, Parkinson’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and other home care challenges.  Our company covers all of Los Angeles and Orange County, including the cities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Downey, Whittier, Norwalk, La Habra, Yorba Linda,Buena Park, and Los Alamitos.

Call 562-929-8400 to speak with one of our representatives, or you can visit www.lamiradainhomecare.com to learn more.  ‘Like’ and Follow us on Facebook!

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