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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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Mental health is affecting about 20% of the adults, yet less than half of them are receiving services for their conditions.  The most important thing to note is that a person’s mental health is crucial to the overall health and well-being.  Whether it is depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or PTSD, mental health problems can dramatically affect one’s quality of life.  One of the most common metal illnesses is clinical depression, and it affects more than 19 million Americans each year.

Alarmingly, there is a prevalent belief that depression is not a serious issue, and rather it is more a weakness than a medical condition.  During this Mental Health Month, we want to change that misconception about mental illness and educate people about the danger of depression and other mental health. We also highly encourage you to raise awareness about mental health around your community to hopefully get more people with mental health conditions into treatment.

At A-1 Home Care in La Mirada, we have a proud history of assistance seniors with home care needs, including those living with bipolar or depression.  Our exceptional caregivers are patient and compassionate, and they all have at least 2 years of experience as well as CPR certification to provide a peace of mind for all seniors and families involved.  We make sure to be flexible to all home care needs and requirements as our attempt to ease the stress and worries from our care recipients. Services you can expect include meal preparation, light housecleaning, hygiene management, medication reminders, mail organization, transportation, and much more. Open 24/7, you can find live-in or hourly home health aides in Kidney Disease Care,  Cancer Care, Parkinson’s Care,  Alzheimer’s Care, Brain Injury Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Hospice CareIncontinence Care, and other senior care scenarios. Find us in  La Mirada, WhittierDowney, Cerritos, Paramount, La Habra, and nearby cities.

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

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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!


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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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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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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When the metastatic prostate cancer has spread to the bones, it can mean significant pain for the patient.  Radiation Therapy has a long track record of reducing pain for when the disease has reached the bone according to Dr Zelefsky during a CancerCare Workshop on the issue.  Typically, this type of therapy tends to be 10 sessions that last 2 weeks.  After the radiation therapy is over, many patients experience significant reduction in pain on their bones.  If doctors are able to pinpoint the disease, instead of the 10 session therapy, there is a possibility of a higher concentration of 2-3 session radiation therapy which has also seen success.  Patient needs to note that after such treatment, bones are more prone to fracture, and needs to take it easy on the bones after treatment.

With experience in a multitude of elderly in home care services such as Parkinson Care, Alzheimer Care, Arthritis Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Post Stroke Care, and After Surgery Care , A-1 Home Care in La Mirada has quality caregivers, nurse aides, senior companions and home helpers serving in surrounding areas of Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Downey, Buena Park, and other cities in the Los Angeles County. Licensed, Bonded, and Insured for the company, all our caregivers are also insured for malpractice/liability.

Don’t hesitate, call us today to begin service (562) 929-8400, or visit our website www.lamiradainhomecare.com to learn more.

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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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