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a-1 home care dementiaThe decrease of dopamine in the brain correlates with the decreased ability to voluntarily control muscle movement, which is a hallmark trait of Parkinson’s disease.  The role of dopamine in humans and animals is multifaceted; it’s associated with movement, memory, mood, learning, sleep, behavior, pleasurable reward, and cognition.  In Parkinson’s disease, the abnormally low levels of dopamine results in no voluntary control over muscles, loss of sense of smell, constipation, and sleep disturbance.  As time progresses, the symptoms get worse.  For 25 years, concerned family members have turned to A-1 Home Care in La Mirada for 24-hour in-home support for their elderly loved ones.  Round-the-clock caregiver support gives immense relief to full-time working adults and personalized care for seniors with Parkinson’s.

Overnight Care for Sleep Disorders Associated with Parkinson’s

Is your elderly loved one keeping you up all night because of his insomnia?  Are you too anxious to go back to sleep for fear that your loved one might wander out of the house or trip and fall?  A-1 Home Care in La Mirada provides 8-hour and 12-hour shifts of overnight care for seniors who have sleep disturbance due to Parkinson’s disease.  Many families prefer round-the-clock care, which would take care of breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to assistance with house chores and transportation.  The emotional and personality changes make it difficult for family members to be around their elderly loved ones, but the presence of a live-in caregiver acts as a buffer.

About A-1 Home Care in La Mirada

A-1 Home Care’s professional caregiving services eliminate awkward moments between elders and their family members, giving relief to primary family providers who work full-time and have to juggle between multiple responsibilities.  For 25 years, A-1 Home Care has striven to deliver the highest quality of elder care to seniors in La Mirada, Brea, La Habra, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Orange, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and other cities throughout Orange County.  A-1 Home Care makes senior care affordable through our easy financing options, veteran benefits and long-term care insurance.

For quality Parkinson’s Care, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit www.lamiradainhomecare.com for more information.

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A-1 Home Care Grandpa CareIn middle to advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, many seniors lose their ability to hear well.  Certain parts of the brain damaged by Alzheimer’s make it hard for seniors to understand what’s being said even if they can hear.  If the elderly are willing to wear hearing aids, they will most likely lose them or forget how to use them.  Many a family member has felt frustrated turning the house upside down looking for expensive hearing aids.   Are you having a tough time communicating with your elderly loved one?  Let A-1 Home Care in La Mirada be the liaison between you and your elderly loved one.  Our caregivers are experienced with caring for seniors with Alzheimers.  Hearing aids help, but it all depends on your loved one’s personality and capabilities.

 

Improve Communication with A-1 Home Care

 

At A-1 Home Care in La Mirada, our caregivers will figure out the best way to communicate with your elders.  Don’t let your frustration get the best of you.  We will find a way to work around your elderly loved ones so that miscommunication will be minimized as much as possible.  The benefits of round-the-clock Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care include the following: meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, chores, transportation, delightful companionship, bathing, grooming, oral hygiene and personal care.  Our outstanding care package is based on a flexible schedule, which is subject to change at any time based upon your requests.  Hearing aid or not, 24 hour in-home care brings harmony and relief into the home.

 

Affordable Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care in La Mirada

 

Choose from a culturally diverse group of certified caregivers, nurse assistants, home health aides, licensed vocational nurses, private duty nurses, hospice care workers, hospital sitters, after-surgery caregivers, in-home domestic care workers and more.  A-1 Home Care has the most ethnically inclusive team of caregivers in Los Angeles County, serving thousands of families in various languages such as Farsi, Korean, Chinese, Filipino, Spanish, and Vietnamese.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care is a non-medical home care provider with affordable financing options.  A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

 

For quality Alzheimer’s Care, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit www.lamiradainhomecare.com for services in La Mirada, Whittier, Downey, La Habra, Fullerton, Anaheim, Placentia, Yorba Linda, Villa Park and other local areas.

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a-1 osteoarthritisThere comes a time when you have to decide if your elderly loved one needs short-term care or long-term care before he or she is discharged from hospitalization.  Perhaps your loved one is not hospitalized, but you have been letting this weigh on your heart for some time.  Their future is in your hands, and you wonder what would be best for them and for everyone else. Many adult children are faced with a decision without a lot of information about the future, and they are afraid to make the wrong decision.

Thankfully, A-1 Home Care provides flexible scheduling for long- and short-term care if you are indecisive at this moment.  We understand that the health of our elderly loved ones fluctuates over a period of time.  For better or for worse, A-1 Home Care will accommodate to your needs.  We can always start off with Companion Care first and then gradually increase or decrease the level of care.  Our attentive, compassionate and skilled caregivers have nursed seniors back to health, and we also provide hospice care to provide comfort when that hour arrives.

Call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 or check out our website www.lamiradainhomecare.com to view a full range of services.  You can consult our professional staff members for a free assessment, and we will walk you through step-by-step and answer any questions you have about in-home care.  We offer affordable and quality care in La Mirada, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Whittier, La Habra, Downey, Cerritos, Lakewood and surrounding cities.

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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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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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Two of our staff members at A-1 Home Care, Jackie Brown and Laura Torna, arrived at the Whittier Senior Center determined to bring some joy to the senior participants, and we ended up having one of the best times we’ve had there.  The event we planned was to celebrate Mardi Gras by having the seniors make themed masks using ribbons, sequins, glitter glues, and markers. All the senior participants displayed their creativity and made a variety of unique and colorful masks.  Some of them even got in to full Mardi Gras spirit and danced around with their mask on afterward!

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We are very happy about how the event turned out, and we would like to thank Whittier Senior Center for hosting us once again. A-1 Home Care always has a great time holding events for seniors in Whittier, and we hope to continue our relationship for many times to come!

A-1 Home Care has been in business since 1991, and we truly treasure the relationships we have build with seniors and their families over the years.  Community service event such as this one in Whittier Senior Center is just one of many that we hope to do to be closer with the communities that we serve.  We also hope to provide the best quality and most affordable long term senior care solution to the communities of La Mirada, Whittier, Downey, Paramount, La Habra, and nearby cities. With experienced home health aides, senior helpers, and other professional caregivers prepared to help, we can find the best match to take care of seniors at home.  Available 24/7, we accommodate with both round the clock live in care or hourly companion care cases.

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

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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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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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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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