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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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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, A-1 Home Care would like to share with our viewers how they can check for breast cancer. For more information on our caregivers, call us now at 562 929 8400 or visit us at La Mirada In Home Care.

1) Check your breasts in the mirror with straight shoulders and arms down.

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Look out for:

  • Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin
  • A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out)
  • Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling

Step 2: Raise your arms and look for the same changes.

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Step 3: Feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter.

Cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to side — from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage.

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Step 4: Feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so they like to do this step in the shower. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in step 3.

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Most parents and guardians can agree that caring for the life and well being of another person is tough work. Not only does it require strength, patience and resilience to be responsible for the life of another, but it also takes a strong commitment to continue this work. And however much love one can have for this dependent, there is no denying that this is a task which is both physically and mentally draining.

In return for the love and care that that has been provided, many people often take it upon themselves to care for their parents in their seniority, just as their parents did for them. But similar to the exhaustion that parents feel, these people may find themselves having difficulty keeping up with their own responsibilities along with the needs of their now elderly parents.

Here at A-1 Home Care, we understand these desires to care for our parents, but we also realize the significance of rest. Without taking a breather once in a while, one can start to harbor feelings of resentment toward their responsibilities, including caregiving. In order to prevent such a rift in relationships and alleviate exhaustion, we offer respite caregivers to provide temporary assistance with your caregiving duties and give you the time to recharge. In addition to Respite Care, we also offer  Post Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s CareDiabetes Care, Cancer Care, and Arthritis Care. With caregiver trained in these categories, we can offer relief to both you and your elderly loved ones.

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If you’re intrigued about the services we offer, you can call our office at (562 929 8400 or visit us online at La Mirada In Home Care. 

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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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