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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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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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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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There has been research that exploits the tremendous benefits that having pets has on Elderly individuals.  Pets can help lower blood pressure, alleviate stress, ease depression, and provide your Elderly loved one with a greater sense of worth.  According to a study, 95% of Elderly individuals spent time talking to their pets, 82% said that owning a pet made them feel better when they were sad, and 57% confided their fears and worries to their pets.  Check out this article here to read more about the benefits and what experts have to say.  “…the benefits of animal ownership for seniors have been documented and understood for decades,” says the Pet Information Bureau.

At A-1 Home Care, we offer compassionate and experienced Elder Care services to help provide companionship and care for your loved one.  We understand that you may be busy and can’t find time to provide caregiver services on your own.  We offer services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, Post Stroke Care, Hospice Care, and more.  We can assist with personal care services such as personal hygiene, incontinence, and grooming in addition to carrying out daily household tasks.  If your loved one has a pet, we can care for them as well.

Our non-medical caregiver agency has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  We offer in-home care on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis.  We provide our services in La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Downey, Buena Park, Whittier, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  If your loved one carries long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, John Hancock, CALPERS, Met Life Insurance, Bankers’ Life & Casualty, and Veteran Administration.

To hire a compatible caregiver in your area, CALL us today at 562-929-8400.

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

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