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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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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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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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Whether you have been looking to eat healthier or are trying to find motivation to stick with healthy diets, National Nutrition Month is a great starting point for all to celebrate a healthy lifestyle and remind ourselves the importance of eating right.  For those struggling to figure out where to begin, here are some tips from the Washington Post on how to jump start your health!

First and foremost, you should formulate a plan.  Plan out your meals on a weekly basis and coordinate your grocery runs, so you know which type of healthy choices to buy and cook.  Next, try to keep the healthy foods in or near the kitchen. The more convenient it is to pick out your salad, the more likely you will make the choice of eating the salad.  In addition to eating the right food, it is also important to learn the critical part breakfast plays in our diet.  It is always a good idea to load up during breakfast, so you have the necessary energy to go on with the day, then eat lighter as the day goes on.  Loading up at dinner when you will be sleeping a few hours later might not be the best idea. Finally, get into the mindset of earning your calories.  Whether it is by exercising, portion control, or other methods, try to find a way to be disciplined and not indulge in calories.

A-1 Home Care in La Mirada only hires the most versatile and compassionate caregivers around town.  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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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!

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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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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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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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Is the Mediterranean Diet right for you?  If you’re trying to keep blood pressure low, have Arthritis, Diabetes, or Cancer, then most certainly!  The diet originates from the counties surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, such as Crete and Italy.  As people from these countries have the lowest rates of chronic diseases and people with the longest life spans, researchers and scientists found the key staples in their diet to share with the rest of the world.

Now, the Med Diet is considered one of the healthiest in the world.  It consists of many fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, nuts, olive oil, poultry, herbs and spices, and red wine.  The diet is high in healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, healthy monounsaturated fat, and lean protein.  Since the diet is so well-known, there are a variety of resources for different meal recipes that make it easy for families to adopt the diet into their lifestyle.  Check out some more information on the Mediterranean Diet and some sample recipes in different categories such as plant-based foods, fish and seafood, and poultry and dairy.

At A-1 Home Care, we know that for many Elders and Seniors, it can be difficult shopping for and preparing meals independently – whether it’s because of a lack of motivation to cook without anyone to enjoy the meal with or because a chronic illness such as Arthritis makes it difficult to shop and cook.  We provide caregivers for a variety of in-home care services who can assist with grocery shopping and healthy meal preparation on a 24 Hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis.

Some of our care services include Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Diabetic Care, Post Stroke Care, Heart Attack Care, and Multiple Sclerosis Care.

We serve the communities of La Mirada, Villa Park, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Huntington Beach, Tustin, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, 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. 

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