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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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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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Eye conditions can be slow progressing, often time adults do not detect these conditions until the later stages.  Since vision impairment can lead to dangerous falls for an elderly individual, vision screening is very important to ensure the best vision health.  Study shows that half of the blindness can be prevented through vision screening.  Do not confuse vision screening than your regular eye doctor exam, they are not necessary performed by eye doctors, and is used to identify potential problems through certified professionals. Best news is that a screening only takes about 15 minutes, and will can recommended the need to see the eye doctor if necessary.

A-1 Home Care in La Mirada recruits the most versatile caregivers who can adapt challenging scenarios.  Whether it is mobility assistance due to vision impairments,  meal preparation, light housecleaning, transportation to medical appointments, medication reminders, mail organization, and much more.  We have live-in or hourly caregivers, and provide services in Alzheimer’s Care, Brain Injury Care, Arthritis CareDiabetic Care, Kidney Disease Care,  Cancer CareParkinson’s 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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It is no surprises that a legal guardianship is expensive, but the cost can really creep up on you after everything is done.  First, before the guardianship is even established, there is the initial court filing fees and the attorney fees for helping you file these documents.  The court also appoints an attorney for the alleged incapacitated person to represent the person’s best interest and the fees will be charged for the service.  In addition, fees for qualified professionals such as doctors, social workers, and others to help examine the person are also part of the expenses.

After the guardianship is established, there is a mandatory and annual accounting report which needs to be submitted to the court.  This leads to more court fees as well as accounting fees if you hire a professional to prepare the report.  Finally, the attorneys representing both you and the incapacitated person will be needed down the road, accumulating more costs as needed.

Knowing the amount of costs will be involved, finding the best home care would save you trouble from additional expenses, and it is also a more affordable and personal option compare to residential care! A-1 Home Care is aLicensed, Bonded, and Insured home care agency that has been in business since 1991.  We have earned the  A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and thousands of positive testimonials from satisfied.  We specialize in different Elderly Care services such as Alzheimer’s CareParkinson’s Care, Incontinence Care, Brain Injury Care, Diabetic Care, Post Stroke Care  Arthritis Care, and Cancer Care in the communities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Los AlamitosDowney, Buena Park, WhittierVilla ParkYorba Linda, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

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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Our diet is an important part of our overall health, and if we eat the right food, it can help provide a boost for us in our brain too.  According to the BBC, you should definitely binge on blueberries, because they are widely available, delicious, and can help improve your short term memory loss.  The omege-3 fatty acid from oily fish contains DHA, which is important in lowering your risk of Alzheimer’s.  A lot of us dislike broccoli when we were a kid, but if you are an adult and still avoiding this vegetable, then you should consider the rich vitamin K broccoli has because it can boost your cognitive functions.  Finally, having enough vitamin E helps in fighting cognitive decline, and sources include nuts, olives, eggs, and wholegrain.   If you can make some or all of these food part of your regular routine, you are well on your way to give your brain a boost and lower your risk of cognitive decline.

A-1 Home Care only seek and hire versatile caregivers who are able to adapt to different home care challenges.  For example, preparing meals that fit the dietary needs of a senior, light housecleaning, transportation to medical appointments, medication reminders, mail organization, and much more.  No matter if it is a live-in or hourly caregiver, we offer services in the areas of Alzheimer’s Care, Brain Injury Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Kidney Disease Care,  Cancer Care, Parkinson’s 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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Stress can hit different people at different times.  There are also different ways that people handle and cope with stress.  Unfortunately, too many people are handling in unhealthy ways.  For example, many turn to smoking to calm down their nerves and reduce their stress.  There is no need in repeating how much damage smoking cause to our body long term.  Meanwhile, others turn to alcohol to get away from the problem with stress.  While in moderation this would be fine, drinking too much can also cause many potential problems with your health.  Other unhealthy ways include abusing drugs, social withdrawal, angry outburst or physical violence, and more.

Stress should not keep you from living a healthy life.  Coping with stress can be done in very healthy ways.  Exercise releases endorphins, keeping our mind happy while keep us physically fit.  A healthy diet can also prepare the body to cope with stress better.  Don’t skip breakfast, that way you can keep up with your energy throughout the day.  Although sugar and caffeine are stimulants, too much of them leads to a crash in mood and energy. And finally, it is always important to get enough sleep to adequately recharge your body.

A-1 Home Care in La Mirada offers a diverse selection of caregivers, certified nurse aides, senior companions, and other care providers to provide in home assistance for seniors and elderly.  We specialize in many different areas, including 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.  Our company is Licensed Bonded and Insured in La Mirada, Huntington Beach, Tustin, Irvine, Villa Park, Buena Park, Garden Grove,  Santa Ana, Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, and others in Orange County.

For more information visit us at La Mirada In Home Care or CALL us at 562-929-8400 to speak with one of our representatives.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

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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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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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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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