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Stress can hit different people at different times.  There are also different ways that people handle and cope with stress.  Unfortunately, too many people are handling in unhealthy ways.  For example, many turn to smoking to calm down their nerves and reduce their stress.  There is no need in repeating how much damage smoking cause to our body long term.  Meanwhile, others turn to alcohol to get away from the problem with stress.  While in moderation this would be fine, drinking too much can also cause many potential problems with your health.  Other unhealthy ways include abusing drugs, social withdrawal, angry outburst or physical violence, and more.

Stress should not keep you from living a healthy life.  Coping with stress can be done in very healthy ways.  Exercise releases endorphins, keeping our mind happy while keep us physically fit.  A healthy diet can also prepare the body to cope with stress better.  Don’t skip breakfast, that way you can keep up with your energy throughout the day.  Although sugar and caffeine are stimulants, too much of them leads to a crash in mood and energy. And finally, it is always important to get enough sleep to adequately recharge your body.

A-1 Home Care in La Mirada offers a diverse selection of caregivers, certified nurse aides, senior companions, and other care providers to provide in home assistance for seniors and elderly.  We specialize in many different areas, including After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Post Stroke Care, and Incontinence Care on a 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis.  Our company is Licensed Bonded and Insured in La Mirada, Huntington Beach, Tustin, Irvine, Villa Park, Buena Park, Garden Grove,  Santa Ana, Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, and others in Orange County.

For more information visit us at La Mirada In Home Care or CALL us at 562-929-8400 to speak with one of our representatives.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

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Is the Mediterranean Diet right for you?  If you’re trying to keep blood pressure low, have Arthritis, Diabetes, or Cancer, then most certainly!  The diet originates from the counties surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, such as Crete and Italy.  As people from these countries have the lowest rates of chronic diseases and people with the longest life spans, researchers and scientists found the key staples in their diet to share with the rest of the world.

Now, the Med Diet is considered one of the healthiest in the world.  It consists of many fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, nuts, olive oil, poultry, herbs and spices, and red wine.  The diet is high in healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, healthy monounsaturated fat, and lean protein.  Since the diet is so well-known, there are a variety of resources for different meal recipes that make it easy for families to adopt the diet into their lifestyle.  Check out some more information on the Mediterranean Diet and some sample recipes in different categories such as plant-based foods, fish and seafood, and poultry and dairy.

At A-1 Home Care, we know that for many Elders and Seniors, it can be difficult shopping for and preparing meals independently – whether it’s because of a lack of motivation to cook without anyone to enjoy the meal with or because a chronic illness such as Arthritis makes it difficult to shop and cook.  We provide caregivers for a variety of in-home care services who can assist with grocery shopping and healthy meal preparation 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, Post Stroke Care, Heart Attack Care, and Multiple Sclerosis Care.

We serve the communities of La Mirada, Villa Park, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Huntington Beach, Tustin, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, and others in Orange County.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 562-929-8400 for a FREE in-home assessment. 

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We are constantly trying to find solutions, and we are solving a lot of our problems through the power of technology.  Many seniors want to stay in their own home and stay independent, but with the worsening of health, their adult children worry about them on their own.  Here are some technology that can help make life a bit easier for senior citizens living at home presented by Caring.com.  In case of emergency, you might be afraid that you aging parent might not be able reach others on the phone because their vision is getting worse.  There are big button phones  that can be pre-programmed to help them connect with important contacts.  Worried about the cleanliness of the home but don’t want them to do the cleaning? Automated house-cleaning robots like the iRobot can be roaming around the house and clean up the floor without disrupting the people living in the house.  Lastly, many elderly people takes many medications.  Because aging could mean more forgetfulness, using an automatic pill reminder can help you parents remember to take the right medications for the day.

If technology confuses you or your parents, A-1 Home Care in La Mirada is always ready to step up and provide a compatible in home caregiver anytime.  With professionals like Gus Legano and Erna Ompi, there will be an extra pair of hands there to help with cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, grocery shopping, as well as other errands and needs.  We emphasize on the flexibility that we offer.  Whether it is 24 hour live-in care or hourly care, A-1 Home Care in La Mirada will be able to offer quality service in Parkinson Care, Alzheimer Care, Arthritis Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Post Stroke Care, After Surgery Care, and other Elder Care options.  Where you reside is not a problem either, we operate in the cities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Downey, Buena Park, Whittier, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

Get a peace of mind by calling us at 562-929-8400, or For more information, visit us at La Mirada In Home Care

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When discussing about treatments for prostate cancer, first option that often suggested by doctors are radiation or hormonal therapy.  However, a new study suggests that surgery, in the form of a  prostatectomy, has a extremely high 10-year survival rate at 92%.  In earlier days, doctors did not think surgery was particular a good option for those with advanced/aggressive form of prostate cancer.  However, surgery is not believed to be a good long term control option for such form of the cancer according to this article in the AARP.  If you or your loved ones are living with prostate cancer, speak with doctors about prostatectomy surgery being an option during your next visit.

Whether it is radiation treatment, chemotherapy, prostatectomy, or other types of cancer surgery, the body is sure to take a toll from it.  A-1 Home Care in La Mirada understands the stress on both physically and mentally from our experience caring for other clients, and we are here to provide caregiver help so you can recharge your energy without having to worry about tasks around the household.  Caregivers such as Josephine Bryant, RJ Ligot, and Thalia Alonso, along with our team of home helpers, nurse aides, and other care professionals are ready to have a face to face interview with you and your loved ones and ensure the best customized care service you can receive.  Each caregivers have prior caregiving experience in either After Surgery Care, Alzheimer Care, Parkinson Care, Incontinence Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, and other Senior Care needs.  Operating in the cities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Downey, Buena Park, Whittier, and other cities around Los Angeles County, no matter where your loved ones reside, we will be able to find a dedicated caregiver to serve you well.

To being service, call 562-929-8400, or visit www.lamiradainhomecare.com to learn more and read our testimonials.

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A common dilemma that may arise as your Elderly or Senior loved one gets older is the question of when to use a cane or walker and whether or not your loved one would be open to the idea.  Although canes and walkers are designed to help an individual with balance and stability, there have been many reports of falls due to the improper use of these devices.  This article titled How Can I Convince My Mom to Start Using a Cane? showcases the all too common problem of an adult child trying to convince a parent to use a cane because of fear that they will fall if they don’t.  Bonita Lynne Beattie, VP for injury prevention for the Center for Health Aging provides some advice.  She says it is best to go through your doctor in referring you to a physical therapist who can convince your loved one why they can benefit from the use of a walking aid.  They can show your loved one the safe and proper way to use a cane or walker and also assess your loved one for additional ways to improve their walking, such as by engaging in daily exercise.  She also talks about how canes are becoming more “fashionable” and provides a link to a page that showcases some different cane styles.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that provides 24 hour caregivers in La Mirada, Villa Park, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Tustin, Irvine, Santa Ana, Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, and others in Orange County.

We specialize in Elder Care services such as basic Companion Services to more specialized care such as After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Post Stroke Care, and Incontinence Care on a 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis.

All of our care givers, nurse aides, companions, and home helpers 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.

For more information visit us at La Mirada In Home Care or CALL us at 562-929-8400 for a FREE in-home assessment.

A-1 Home Care has been a care provider in Orange County since 1991 with testimonials from all over Southern California, an A+ Rating from the BBB and Shield Accreditation. 

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Usually, families care for each other.  But when it comes to care for their senior and elderly loved ones, many arguments occur over the subject.  Here are a few reasons why you might be fighting within your family about elderly care.  People want their opinions respected, when adult siblings are having trouble concluding to a common view of needs to care for their elderly parent, friction between the different sides occur.  When this is the circumstances you are currently in, it is good to seek help from an expert guidance according to this article on A Place for Mom.  My own grandpa certainly acts grumpy and stubborn all the time, and many other seniors are turned off by the idea of receiving care from someone else.  Being in denial of losing their independence and hoping to not give it up is often the reason these elderly parents are resisting care. It is best to ease your loved ones by educating them about the benefits of receiving care, and that you are not trying to “put them away”.  Another hot topic among families is the cost of senior care, and how to pay for it.  If funding of care is not coming from the elderly parents themselves, conflicts are common when deciding the means to pay.  The best advice is to establish an open communication, understanding each person earns a different range of income, and burden may be more on some than others.

A-1 Home Care in La Mirada offers affordable in home care services for seniors and elderly.  We have expert caregivers in a variety of in home elderly care services, including Parkinson Care, Alzheimer CareAfter Surgery Care, Cancer Care, Diabetes Care, and Incontinence Care, with flexible scheduling to accommodate 24 hour live in care or hourly live-out care. No matter if you live in La Mirada, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Villa Park, Tustin, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Laguna Beach, or any other cities in Orange County or Los Angeles County, you can find the right service with A-1 Home Care.

Call 562-929-8400 today for your senior care needs, or visit www.lamiradainhomecare.com for more information.

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When the metastatic prostate cancer has spread to the bones, it can mean significant pain for the patient.  Radiation Therapy has a long track record of reducing pain for when the disease has reached the bone according to Dr Zelefsky during a CancerCare Workshop on the issue.  Typically, this type of therapy tends to be 10 sessions that last 2 weeks.  After the radiation therapy is over, many patients experience significant reduction in pain on their bones.  If doctors are able to pinpoint the disease, instead of the 10 session therapy, there is a possibility of a higher concentration of 2-3 session radiation therapy which has also seen success.  Patient needs to note that after such treatment, bones are more prone to fracture, and needs to take it easy on the bones after treatment.

With experience in a multitude of elderly in home care services such as Parkinson Care, Alzheimer Care, Arthritis Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Post Stroke Care, and After Surgery Care , A-1 Home Care in La Mirada has quality caregivers, nurse aides, senior companions and home helpers serving in surrounding areas of Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Downey, Buena Park, and other cities in the Los Angeles County. Licensed, Bonded, and Insured for the company, all our caregivers are also insured for malpractice/liability.

Don’t hesitate, call us today to begin service (562) 929-8400, or visit our website www.lamiradainhomecare.com to learn more.

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The most discomforting aspect of depression in Elderly individuals is that they don’t seek medical help because they try to hide it or family members regard it to be a normal part of aging, when having depression isn’t normal at all.  It’s confusing because some medical illnesses and medication cause symptoms that are the same as those of depression, making it hard to discern a side effect of medicine, symptom of medical illness, or symptom of depression.  In any case, it’s important to have your loved one thoroughly examined by a doctor if you suspect that your loved one might be depressed.

Social isolation, living alone, declining health, illness, and loss of loved ones are main causes of depression in Elderly individuals.  For this reason, it’s important that your loved one has the support of caring individuals who can listen to the feelings and concerns of the Elderly individual and try to provide comfort, instead of having them bottled up inside, which is where the problem starts.  A-1 Home Care knows that you visit your loved one as often as possible, but it may not be enough.  We provide compassionate and qualified caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for Companion Services on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly basis.  Our caregivers can provide your loved one with simple companionship and be their activity partner, pursuing various hobbies or activities with them.

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 thousands of positive testimonials.  We specialize in Elder Care services such as Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, and Cancer Care in the communities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Downey, Buena Park, Whittier, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your area, CALL us today at 562-929-8400 for a FREE in-home assessment. 

For more information, visit us at La Mirada In Home Care

For some ideas on what to ask a potential caregiver during an interview, read our article Care At Home

 

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Caregiving is a delicate process in which the person being cared for has to earn your trust and feel comfortable around you.  Some caregivers really aren’t cut out for the job because they do it merely for the income.  When in the process of selecting a caregiver to provide in-home care for your Elderly or Senior loved one, it’s important to find someone who has the right motives and personality to do a great job without making your loved one feel uncomfortable or at risk because of carelessness.  So how do you find out if a caregiver is right for your loved one?  Of course, it’s always good to interview more than one candidate, and the real test of integrity lies in the caregiver’s answers to well-constructed questions that will shed light onto how the caregiver will provide care.  Check this article titled Good Qualities of a Caregiver that talks about empathy, patience, strong constitution, and reliability as desirable qualities.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that provides compassionate Live-In caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for a variety of Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Parkinson’s Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and Post Stroke Care.  We serve the communities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Yorba Linda, Downey, Whittier, Buena Park, Los Alamitos, 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, Shield Accreditation, and thousands of positive client and caregiver testimonials.  If your loved one has long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, Veteran Administration, John Hancock, and Bankers’ Life & Casualty.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your area today, CALL US AT (562) 929-8400.

For more information, visit us at La Mirada In Home Care

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Different diseases require different type of care.  Understanding which type of care you or your loved ones need can dramatically improve their quality of life as well as their survival rates.  For example, having someone trained specifically for dementia care can help the dementia patient with increased confidence, as well as productivity in tasks that they do.  With organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association, they have crafted specific programs to train caregivers catered to dementia.  As a result, the trained staff will have the needed knowledge and skills to give the best care for a dementia patient.  For a caregiver that caters to specific disease that affects your loved ones, please take the time to do the research if there is any specifically trained caregiver.  It is also a good idea to consult the doctors on this matter as well.

A-1 home care in La Mirada provide great live-in home care services for those affected by various disease.  From Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia, cancer, and after surgery care, there is a care service that caters to your or your loved ones.  We also have experience in serving surrounding neighborhoods such as Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Whittier, and other cities in the Los Angeles County.

To acquire more information, please call us at 562-929-8400, or visit our website at www.lamiradainhomecare.com today.

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