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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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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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When someone you love is diagnosed with Cancer, it’s important to never keep any secrets.  Families are different in the way they handle their discussions about Cancer, especially with their children.  While it might be common sense to keep a Cancer diagnosis a secret from a young child, eventually they are going to find out.  It’s better to let them know of the situation according to their age and in terms they can understand.  This article from Chesapeake Family has more to say on the subject, “According to the ACS, ‘Children who are included in this experience from the beginning with truthful information in small doses will have less anxiety than children whose parents are more evasive,” says the article on the subject of a parent’s vital communication.

At A-1 Home Care, we can help your family deal with the difficulties associated with Cancer.  Caregiving, money, and time management will have a large impact on your family, and you’ve got to decide whether you can handle caregiving within the family, or if hiring outside help would be beneficial and worth the investment for your family.  If outside help seems like a good idea, we can provide experienced and compassionate caregivers for in-home Cancer Care.  Our caregivers have experience caring for individuals who have just gone through chemotherapy or radiation therapy and are familiar with side effects commonly experienced, such as the effects of fatigue, anxiety, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, and other problems.

A-1 Home Care has caregivers available immediately for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.  We specialize in Senior Care services such as Cancer Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, and Hospice Care in the communities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Yorba Linda, Villa Park, Downey, Whittier, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

Our non-medical homecare agency has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  If your loved one has long term insurance coverage, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, John Hancock, MetLife Insurance, Veteran Administration, and Bankers’ Life & Casualty.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your La Mirada or any surrounding areas today, CALL us at 562-929-8400. 

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

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There has been research that exploits the tremendous benefits that having pets has on Elderly individuals.  Pets can help lower blood pressure, alleviate stress, ease depression, and provide your Elderly loved one with a greater sense of worth.  According to a study, 95% of Elderly individuals spent time talking to their pets, 82% said that owning a pet made them feel better when they were sad, and 57% confided their fears and worries to their pets.  Check out this article here to read more about the benefits and what experts have to say.  “…the benefits of animal ownership for seniors have been documented and understood for decades,” says the Pet Information Bureau.

At A-1 Home Care, we offer compassionate and experienced Elder Care services to help provide companionship and care for your loved one.  We understand that you may be busy and can’t find time to provide caregiver services on your own.  We offer services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, Post Stroke Care, Hospice Care, and more.  We can assist with personal care services such as personal hygiene, incontinence, and grooming in addition to carrying out daily household tasks.  If your loved one has a pet, we can care for them as well.

Our non-medical caregiver agency has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  We offer in-home care on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis.  We provide our services in La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Downey, Buena Park, Whittier, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  If your loved one carries long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, John Hancock, CALPERS, Met Life Insurance, Bankers’ Life & Casualty, and Veteran Administration.

To hire a compatible caregiver in your area, CALL us today at 562-929-8400.

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

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Osteoarthritis is a common type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the result of wear and tear over the years. Symptoms of osteoarthritis include stiffness, pain, and swelling around the joints. To differentiated osteoarthritis from normal, take note of when the pain, swelling, or stiffness occurs. If the stiffness or soreness occurs after a long day of activities or exercise  it is normal. If you are experiencing pain or stiffness of the joint right after waking up, it could be a sign of osteoarthritis.  There is no cure for osteoarthritis but treatments are available. Treatments such as medication and surgery are available. To prevent osteoarthritis, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy diet, and avoid participating in any activity that may injury your joints. Learn more about “Osteoarthritis” from Mayo Clinic.

A-1 Home Care in La Mirada provides in home arthritis care for residents in Whittier, Downey, Los Alamitos, and other cities in Los Angeles County.

Call A-1 Home Care today 562-929-8400 to start Arthritis Care

Visit http://lamiradainhomecare.com for more home care information

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