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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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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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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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Like many other diseases, Parkinson’s patients would go through many different stages of the disease.  According to WebMD, there are five stages to Parkinson’s.  Stage one of the disease usually shows mild symptoms from tremors to shaking of limbs. In stage two, the disease starts to affect both side of the body and daily tasks might become difficult. After that, stage three slows down the physical movements in a patient and the ability to walk or stand might be impaired. By the time stage four arrives, the patient needs a care of another to live the day to day life. In the final stage, a consistent one on one care is required.

A-1 Home Care in La Mirada provides quality in home care services that includes Parkinson’s care, Cancer Care, Arthritis Care, and Hospice Care. A-1 Home Care is also serving surrounding areas such as Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Downey, Buena Park, Whittier and other cities in Los Angeles County.

If you have loved ones in one of these stages of Parkinson’s, call 562-929-8400 now to start quality Parkinson’s Care

Visit www.lamiradainhomecare.com for more information about us and our services we provide.

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When someone you love is diagnosed with Cancer, it’s important to never keep any secrets.  Families are different in the way they handle their discussions about Cancer, especially with their children.  While it might be common sense to keep a Cancer diagnosis a secret from a young child, eventually they are going to find out.  It’s better to let them know of the situation according to their age and in terms they can understand.  This article from Chesapeake Family has more to say on the subject, “According to the ACS, ‘Children who are included in this experience from the beginning with truthful information in small doses will have less anxiety than children whose parents are more evasive,” says the article on the subject of a parent’s vital communication.

At A-1 Home Care, we can help your family deal with the difficulties associated with Cancer.  Caregiving, money, and time management will have a large impact on your family, and you’ve got to decide whether you can handle caregiving within the family, or if hiring outside help would be beneficial and worth the investment for your family.  If outside help seems like a good idea, we can provide experienced and compassionate caregivers for in-home Cancer Care.  Our caregivers have experience caring for individuals who have just gone through chemotherapy or radiation therapy and are familiar with side effects commonly experienced, such as the effects of fatigue, anxiety, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, and other problems.

A-1 Home Care has caregivers available immediately for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.  We specialize in Senior Care services such as Cancer Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, and Hospice Care in the communities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Yorba Linda, Villa Park, Downey, Whittier, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

Our non-medical homecare agency has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  If your loved one has long term insurance coverage, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, John Hancock, MetLife Insurance, Veteran Administration, and Bankers’ Life & Casualty.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your La Mirada or any surrounding areas today, CALL us at 562-929-8400. 

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

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