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SeniorsWhen you’re aging parent is beginning to have difficulties with every day household duties it’s time to start thinking about caregiving services. It’s tough to balance work, daily life and family and A-1 Home Care strives to make the process a little easier. We know what it’s like when you feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders and this is why we provide caregivers that will assist you and your elderly family with most of your needs.

Our caregivers are certified and have at least 2 years of experience working as caregivers. They are passionate about the services they provide and excel in providing assistance to their clients. Our certified home health aids will provide your loved one with a personalized schedule to meet their needs. They are available around the clock or hourly based on your desires. A few of the tasks they can assist your loved one with are:

  • transportation to appointments or running errands
  • meal preparation
  • companion services and activities
  • light housecleaning and laundry
  • safety supervision and medication reminders

Our caregivers do not only provide excellent service, the develop a strong relationship with their clients and an unbreakable bond to last for the ages. In addition, our certified home health aids are CPR certified, First Aid trained and are malpractice and liability insured. They work along your schedule regardless of the hours. Our caregivers can also double as hospital sitters and are certified nurse assistants that have worked in hospitals such as Kaiser Permanente Bellflower, Huntington Memorial Hospital, and Irvine Medical Center.

A-1 Home Care provides service in multiple Los Angeles and Orange County communities including La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Buena Park and Whittier. For more information about our helpful companions please give us a call at (562) 929-8400 or (949) 650-3800. You can also visit our website at http://www.lamiradahomecare.com.

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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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Stroke is heavily correlated with diet and a sedentary lifestyle.  High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, physical inactivity, and heavy drinking are all risk factors of having a stroke or heart attack.  To prevent a stroke or second stroke, it’s essential that lifestyle changes be made that include healthy nutrition and daily exercise.  An issue with learning about good dieting for a stroke victim is that physicians may be ill-informed or lack confidence to provide information on nutrition, even though it’s such a vital part of life after stroke to prevent another one from occuring.

“Even as rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes soar, researchers report that doctors are spending less time than ever talking to patients about nutrition because they lack time, training, and optimism that patients can make lifestyle changes,” writes the author of this article from the Daily Gazette titled Diet Change Helpful in Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke.  The article also talks about the “Mediterranean Diet,” which can help in preventing inflammation from developing in artery walls, prevent stiff blood vessels, blockages, or plaque.  The diet consists of a high intake of olive oil, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and cereals, moderate amounts of fish and poultry, and low doses of dairy products, red and processed meat, and sweets.

At A-1 Home Care, we want to help your Elderly or Senior loved one who has suffered a stroke recuperate comfortable when they come back from the hospital or rehabilitation center.  With a focus on healthy living, our caregivers can assist with personal care, daily errands, and doctor/therapist recommendations that may include a healthy meal plan or daily exercise regimen.  We can provide Post Stroke Care on a 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis.

All of our caregivers, 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 offices staff.

We serve the OC communities of La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Brea, Diamond Bar, Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Garden Grove, Tustin, Irvine, La Habra, 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.

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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If you’re coping with a fatal diagnosis of a loved one or caring for an Elderly and terminally ill loved one, the anxiety levels from anticipation of the holiday season may run high.  You realize that this time of the year is going to be different and may be the last holiday season your loved one may ever experience.  It’s a blessing if your loved one can experience the holidays because they are early in their diagnosis, but others are dealing with a loved one on the brink of death.  There are many ways in which you can calm your nerves and get through the holidays.  This website called Grief Share has a Holiday section with a variety of articles and videos designed to help a griveing individual get through the holidays – created by people who have gone through what you’re going through.

At A-1 Home Care, we believe that to truly cherish the little time you and a loved one may have left, you should consider Hospice Care.  With Hospice Care, the focus isn’t on sustaining life in a hospital, but receiving care at home with family close by.  The focus is on improving the terminally ill individual’s quality of life until death by easing pain with medication and providing emotional and spiritual support.  In Hospice Care, many individuals find comfort in God and strengthen relationships with their loved ones by being in the right place and right time to say something they may not have been able to say at a hospital.

A-1 Home Care provides Hospice caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care services.  We serve the communities of La Mirada, Buena Park, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Diamond Bar, Anaheim Hills, Corona, Garden Grove, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical homecare agency that is Licensed Bonded and Insured with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and memberships with the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Santa Fe Springs, Pasadena, and Newport Beach.  If your loved one carries long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, Veteran Administration, Bankers’ Life & Casualty, and John Hancock.

To hire a compassionate Hospice Caregiver today, CALL us at 562-929-8400 for a FREE in-home assessment. 

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

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