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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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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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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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