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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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Stroke is heavily correlated with diet and a sedentary lifestyle.  High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, physical inactivity, and heavy drinking are all risk factors of having a stroke or heart attack.  To prevent a stroke or second stroke, it’s essential that lifestyle changes be made that include healthy nutrition and daily exercise.  An issue with learning about good dieting for a stroke victim is that physicians may be ill-informed or lack confidence to provide information on nutrition, even though it’s such a vital part of life after stroke to prevent another one from occuring.

“Even as rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes soar, researchers report that doctors are spending less time than ever talking to patients about nutrition because they lack time, training, and optimism that patients can make lifestyle changes,” writes the author of this article from the Daily Gazette titled Diet Change Helpful in Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke.  The article also talks about the “Mediterranean Diet,” which can help in preventing inflammation from developing in artery walls, prevent stiff blood vessels, blockages, or plaque.  The diet consists of a high intake of olive oil, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and cereals, moderate amounts of fish and poultry, and low doses of dairy products, red and processed meat, and sweets.

At A-1 Home Care, we want to help your Elderly or Senior loved one who has suffered a stroke recuperate comfortable when they come back from the hospital or rehabilitation center.  With a focus on healthy living, our caregivers can assist with personal care, daily errands, and doctor/therapist recommendations that may include a healthy meal plan or daily exercise regimen.  We can provide Post Stroke Care on a 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis.

All of our caregivers, 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 offices staff.

We serve the OC communities of La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Brea, Diamond Bar, Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Garden Grove, Tustin, Irvine, La Habra, 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.

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

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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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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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As adult children grow older, it’s common for them to lose attachment and frequent contact with their Elderly parents, that is until the parent’s health begins to falter.  In addressing these concerns, approaching your parent may be difficult, especially if you’ve had disagreements in the past or you’re afraid your loved one won’t want to talk about the subject.  This article titled Building Positive Relationships provides detailed information on understand your Elderly parent and how you can build a more positive relationship with them.

At A-1 Home Care, we offer experienced and compassionate caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for in-home care.  We know that you live a busy life, and home car may be a solution that will provide you with peace of mind in regards to the safety of your loved one.  We specialize in Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Respite Care, Post Stroke Care, Diabetic Care, and Cancer Care on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis.

A-1 Home Care is Licensed Bonded and Insured with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  We serve the communities of La Mirada, Buena Park, Downey, Whittier, Villa Park, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  We are members of the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Santa Fe Springs, Pasadena, and Newport Beach.

To hire a compassionate and experienced 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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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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