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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 home care cancer care pico rivera“Many chronic diseases like atherosclerosis, obesity and diabetes are linked to gut microbes,” stated Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph. D. and lead researcher of a current project that’s investigating the link between heart disease, gut microbes and trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), an organic compound produced during digestion.  Coronary Disease is the nation’s top killer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The goal of the research study is to deter the progression of heart disease by starting treatment at the gut level.  For years, agencies like A-1 Home Care in La Mirada have been taking care of seniors who suffer from chest pain, pain or numbness in any of the extremities, shortness of breath, and pain in the neck, back or abdomen, among other symptoms.

Maintaining a healthy diet is crucial to preventing or deterring effects of various heart diseases, such as coronary artery disease, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, congestive heart failure, congenital heart disease, arrhythmia, and peripheral artery disease.  In La Mirada and neighboring towns, A-1 Home Care has caregivers who happen to be excellent chefs, and they will prepare a delicious, healthy meal morning, day and night for your elderly loved ones to enjoy.  Our live-in caregivers will look after your loved ones while you’re away at work, or they can be there 24 hours a day so you can rest when you come home.  Everything is done for you – laundry, light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation assistance, medication monitoring, and more.  No longer will you have to worry about waking up at odd hours of the night to help your loved one use the restroom or change soiled diapers – our certified nurse aides will be there to help at any hour of the night!

Procuring in-home elder care has never been easier – A-1 Home Care offers Orange County’s best senior care at the most competitive rates you will ever find!  Easy financing options with reasonable payment plans and terms are available.  Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance are also accepted from providers like MetLife Insurance and John Hancock.  Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, and we stay open during major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.  Licensed, bonded and insured to serve, A-1 Home Care revolves around your needs and your schedule.

To discuss various elder care options, call 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 home care pasadena elderly careCaring for an elderly spouse by yourself is not easy, especially if your children live out-of-state, which is very common for military couples who have often traveled across the country or around the world.  If you or your spouse has served in the military but are in need of physical assistance from a caregiver, you can count on A-1 Home Care’s in-home care services for veterans in La Mirada and surrounding areas.  Experienced home care for veterans with disabilities or psychosocial needs is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Respite Care When You Need It

As loyal as you are to your spouse of 40 years or more, you need time for yourself too in order to take care of personal business, but it’s too dangerous to leave your elderly spouse alone, especially if he depends on you for mobility around the house.  In cases where adult children do not live nearby, it’s important to hire hourly in-home care, even if it’s just for four hours a day a few times a week.  Simple assistance with laundry, cooking, and cleaning will give you hours of relief, allowing you to enjoy quality companionship with your husband (or wife) rather than feel exhausted all the time.  Hiring a competent, experienced and compassionate certified nurse aide is one of the best steps you could take toward self-care.  A-1 Home Care also provides transportation to local appointments in La Mirada and neighboring cities if you are unable to drive.

Do Veteran Benefits Pay for Home Care?

If you are unsure which home care services are provided by the Veterans Benefits Administration, a knowledgeable care manager at A-1 Home Care in La Mirada would be more than happy to assist you in figuring out your options.  From hourly care to 24 hour care seven days a week, we are here to serve you and answer any questions you may have.  A-1 Home Care has been serving veterans and their families for 24 years.  We understand the fluctuating nature of senior health; therefore, we offer flexible scheduling for the changing needs of your family.  If you have parents who have served our country and yet you are unable to be there physically to assist them, you can count on A-1 Home Care’s caregiver services from a distance!

For more information, call (562) 929-8400 or visit our website www.lamiradainhomecare.com to learn more.  Caregiver services for veterans are available in La Mirada, Whittier, Pico Rivera, Brea, Norwalk, La Habra, Fullerton and other cities nearby.

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Just because there is a big feast on Christmas, that does not mean you should go buy bigger jeans for New Years.  Therefore, we want to share a few tips with you on how you can prevent your waist line from growing after the wonderful family meal.  It unfathomable to think that eating earlier in the day instead of saving your stomach can prevent weight gain, but a small breakfast can actually help you gain a control of your appetite, making you less susceptible to out of control eating during the dinner.  You can also make healthier alternatives as well to lower sugar and fat content in your food as well.  Eating slowly is another way to help you eat less because you will feel full quicker with less food if you take your time and enjoy your food.  Finally, go socialize.  When you get distracted from eating, you will naturally eat less.  Catch up with friends, share a story, and really spend quality time with your family during this wonderful occasion.

Just like the spirit of the holidays, our caregivers at A-1 Home Care in La Mirada are warm, caring, and compassionate.  We have quality caregivers serving seniors around Los Angeles and Orange County in Alzheimer Care, Brain Injury Care, Arthritis Care,Kidney Disease Care, Incontinence Care, Cancer Care, After Surgery Care, and other In Home Care Services.  A-1 Home Care has over 20 years in the in home care business, and we have received numerous amount of testimonials from satisfied customers after receiving our quality service.  In addition to La Mirada, we serve the areas of Villa Park, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Tustin, Irvine, Yorba Linda, and other surrounding cities.

Look for senior care? Call 562-929-8400 today or go ahead and visit La Mirada In Home Care to learn more! Feel free to check out and like our Facebook page also!

 

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Therapy & Affection

A walk in the beautiful park, strolling across the sandy beach, or growing your own food in the backyard, these are common outdoor activities that many seniors might do.  However, there are much more outdoor activities that the elderly would enjoy if they are exposed to the ideas.  For example, A boat ride out to the ocean can be relaxing with the fresh sea breeze running through the body along with a wonderful sight of the sky and ocean.  If taking it to the sea is not ideal because of seasickness or other reasons, maybe try something unique like metal detecting.  It can be done in parks, beaches, or other public places.  Birdwatching has also become one of the more popular activities for seniors, as it can be a great learning experience for many.  Finally, photography can be very easy to learn, especially with the emergence of digital cameras.  Once the senior learn their way around the in’s and out’s of the gadget, they are well on their way to take some photos!

The possibility for activities are endless, and it just takes some encouragement to convince the elderly to find something interesting to do.  A-1 Home Care in La Mirada has expert caregivers who can provide transportation to outdoor activities, meal preparation for the outdoor picnic, laundry, housecleaning, medication administration, mail organization, and running different errands.  With care provided by caregivers who are experienced, skilled, and reliable, one cannot go wrong with the services offered at A-1 Home Care.  We cover the cities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Los Alamitos, Downey, Norwalk, La Habra,  Whittier, Villa Park,Yorba Linda, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County, catering to needs such as Alzheimer Care, Brain Injury Care, Arthritis Care, Incontinence Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetes Care, Heart Attack Care, Cancer Care, After Surgery Care, and other Elderly Care Services.

Call 562 929 8400 to speak with one of our representatives, or you can visit La Mirada In Home Care to learn more.

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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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