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Los Angeles In-Home Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

a-1 home care elder care yorba lindaAlzheimer’s is a disease, and dementia is an umbrella term for an array of symptoms.  Oftentimes Alzheimer’s and dementia are used interchangeably but they are not the same.  Alzheimer’s is an incurable disease that includes symptoms of dementia such as cognitive impairment, memory loss, and speech impairment.  In addition to symptoms of dementia, Alzheimer’s hallmark is the presence of aggressive behavior, personality changes, and cognitive confusion, among many other symptoms.  Dementia symptoms are also present in other diseases, such as Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.  Regardless of what type of dementia your elderly loved one may have, there is help.  A-1 Home Care offers affordable dementia care for seniors in all parts of Los Angeles County.

 

Live-In Care for the Elderly

The need for 24-hour in-home care is growing at an exponential rate, especially in LA County.  Many family caregivers carry the burden alone.  Women are cutting back on work hours, and if they are single moms or divorced mothers with full-time jobs, adding the responsibility of elder care to their plate is simply overwhelming.  The care managers at A-1 Home Care will help you find a solution to reduce your caregiver stress so you can take care of both your elderly loved one and yourself.  Live-in care includes assistance with light housekeeping, cooking, cleaning, bathing, personal care and more.

 

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care has been taking care of seniors and their families for over two decades!  When it comes to selecting someone to take care of your elderly loved ones, we take talent recruitment very seriously.  A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency that thoroughly prescreens every single caregiver, certified nurse aide, home health aide and licensed vocational nurse for your safety and security.  You have our round-the-clock support from a 24-hour hotline to live-in caregiver services for 365 days a year.  You can finance high quality senior care at the most competitive prices in LA County!  A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

 

For affordable and reliable caregiving services, call A-1 Home Care today (310) 657-8780 or visit www.lainhomecareservice.com for more information about services in Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Manhattan Beach, Culver City, Hollywood and other surrounding cities.

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Do you have a written long term care plan for your elderly loved ones?

a-1 home care caregiver los angeles caMost people don’t think about elder care planning until it’s too late.  Perhaps your parents are in good health now and elder care won’t cross your mind for another 15 or 20 years.  In most cases, people don’t like going to the doctor’s unless they absolutely have to, and if your parents are in that category, they may not be aware of illnesses that are creeping up on them right now.  Do your parents watch what they eat?  Do they exercise regularly or do they work too much?  Do they have high stress jobs that could potentially put them at risk for a heart attack or stroke?  If your parents face constant pressure each day at their jobs and they are only a few years away from retirement, do you have a written long term care (LTC) plan in place in case of an event?  A-1 Home Care’s experienced and professional advisors have been helping families for over two decades.  They’d be a great resource if you’re not sure where to start.

What is a long term care plan?

A written long term care plan is part of life resource planning that is often overlooked by families.  It involves meetings with family members, the elderly loved one’s health care team, attorneys, caregivers and other involved individuals in the planning of a senior’s future, such as estate planning, long term care, 24 hour care, hospice care, and more.  Long term care plans aren’t just for seniors; if you have young children or adult sons/daughters with disabilities, this type of planning includes care for them in the event that something happens to you.  A-1 Home Care’s seasoned care managers will help you examine all the issues that need to be considered when producing a care plan for your elderly loved ones.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care has been helping families all over LA County since 1991.  Our seasoned and amiable care managers will help you plan for contingencies in case your elderly loved one might need Alzheimer’s Care, Arthritis Care, Heart Attack Care, Post-Stroke Care or other types of in-home care, based on your loved one’s medical history.  Our managers, certified home health aides, certified nurse assistants and licensed vocational nurses work closely with local hospitals to provide your loved ones the best elder care possible at the most competitive rates in Southern California.  Our 24 hour care and live-out care services are very flexible; we adjust to the changing nature of your loved one’s health needs.

 

Talk to a care manager today about some possible elder care options for you or your loved one.  Call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit www.lainhomecareservice.com for services in Hollywood, Glendale, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Malibu, Beverly Hills and surrounding cities in LA County.

 

 

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Leading After Surgery Care Options Bring Relief To Elders For The Holidays

If your loved one is or will be spending time in the hospital this holiday season, don’t you think that he/she would benefit most from round-the-clock hospital sitters for continual companionship?

At A-1 Home Care in Los Angeles, our friendly caregivers provide after surgery care services that keep seniors upbeat and well-mannered during their hospital time. Each caregiver service is affordable because our caregiving professionals understand the importance of providing top-quality care at lower-than-the-rest prices.

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The after surgery care services at A-1 Home Care include:

  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • maintenance inside the home including vacuuming, dusting, dishwashing, laundry, and trash
  • assistance with mobility
  • maintenance outside the home including yard work and gardening tasks
  • transportation of items you need from the home during your hospital stay
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care proudly serves elders throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas who come from all walks of life, including Jewish, Asian, Middle Eastern, and European, bringing helping hands and a golden heart into the homes of everybody they encounter.

The expert caregiver solutions at A-1 Home Care additionally include in-home services such as hospice care for terminally-ill family members, respite care for family caregivers who need some time away, and even postpartum care for new mothers. It’s this dedication to providing only the best– and leaving behind the rest!– caregiver solutions in all of Southern California that has allowed A-1 Home Care to retain the honorable distinction as the caregiver agency trusted most since its inception in 1991.

For more information about the exceptional after surgery care options available in LA and surrounding areas, call a friendly caregiver today at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve nearby communities in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Century City, Studio City, and Glendale.


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Los Angeles Hospice Care Provides Lasting Comfort To Ailing Seniors

Having to see a loved one suffer through the final stages of his or her life can be difficult for anybody, especially adult children and other close relatives who have known that person for a long time. Because the end days can be so tough for ailing seniors and their loved ones, it’s important to provide such patients with care from the comfort of their own home if they’re terminally ill and need contentment rather than treatment at this time.

At A-1 Home Care, senior patients who are fighting through their final days can have their joy be rekindled with hospice care services that come complete with extra assistance in all their daily tasks. Specifically, the compassionate hospice care providers at A-1 Home Care bring their clients:

  • compassion
  • comfort
  • improved quality of life by helping with day-to-day responsibilities which include:
    • cooking and cleaning duties
    • yard and gardening work
    • personal hygiene and general grooming care
    • transportation to and from engagements

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With its constant in-home caregiving services that are provided 24/7 for suffering seniors, A-1 Home Care prides itself on improving patients’ emotional, social, and physiological well-being, as well as both their comfort level and their confidence going forward. They also provide care techniques that decrease the chances of bed and pressure sores from forming on patients who are bed-ridden during these difficult times, helping A-1 Home Care to serve as the number one option for pain relief in seniors throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

A-1 Home Care’s hospice care professionals also provide a stress-release valve for worried family members who have been stretching themselves thin trying to lengthen their loved one’s final days.

You can discover more about the hospice care services provided at A-1 Home Care by calling (310) 657-8780 or by finding one of its many offices located in cities near you that include Beverly Hills, Anaheim Hills, Glendale, Alta Dena, and Long Beach by visiting www.a-1homecare.com today!

 


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Ten Senior Advantages You Don’t Want to Miss

Joy“I’m getting old.”  You hear women say this even when they’re barely 24 years old.  In the age of selfies and technology, we are wrapped up in vanity and age preservation because no one looks forward to sagging skin and health complications.  We dread end-of-life care talks, procrastinate on senior living options like home care, and deny that we are approaching our golden years because we don’t want to admit that we are getting older.  The elderly fight for every last shred of independence and dignity they have left, but growing older does not mean you have to act old.

Here are 10 ways to milk your golden years:

  1. You can yell at people and won’t get in any real trouble for it.
  2. Get away with wearing ridiculous clothing that doesn’t match.
  3. Get senior discounts everywhere you go.
  4. Sleeping in instead of waking up at ungodly hours to go to work.
  5. Gross people out with your idiosyncratic habits.
  6. Enjoy the company of children without the responsibilities of child-rearing.
  7. No need to pretend you like anything.
  8. Use your free time to do what you always wanted.
  9. Pretend to fall asleep so you can hear what people are saying.
  10. Show others with your life that growing old is the best thing anyone can do!

If you have a bucket list of wishes that you’ve been wanting to live out, this is the best time to do it.  Travel with a companion, go golfing or sailing, dine in fancy restaurants, and just enjoy life because life is too short to be unhappy.

A-1 Home Care has a team of pre-screened and pre-qualified traveling companions who will accompany you on trips, grocery store errands, or rides to appointments.  We are a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency that takes care of seniors all over Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Call us today (310) 657-8780 or visit our website http://www.lainhomecareservice.com for more information about our caregivers, certified nurse aides, and home health aides in Los Angeles, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Hollywood and surrounding areas.

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Kidney Stones Worse Than Childbirth

Passing a kidney stone through your system can be one of the most excruciating experiences in life.  Some say that it’s even worse than giving birth!

What is a kidney stone?

A kidney stone is a small rock made of mineral and acid salts that forms inside your kidneys.  People usually have multiple, tiny kidney stones that can form anywhere from your kidneys to your urinary tract.  When the urine becomes concentrated, the minerals crystallize and stick together, forming a stone.  A lot of times a person may not know he has stones, but if the stones get big enough and obstruct the flow of urine, then he will surely get a rude wake-up call!

What is the treatment for kidney stones?

That depends on the severity of the situation.  A doctor may prescribe pain medication and order you to drink lots of water to pass them through, or a surgery may be in order. 

How can I avoid getting kidney stones?

A-1 Home Care After Surgery Care (2)Drink water.  Drink lots and lots of water.  Cut down on the sodium and take calcium supplements if your regular diet does not contain the daily recommended dose of calcium. 

Home Care for Kidney Stone Patients

Are you anticipating surgery soon to remove some troublesome stones?  A-1 Home Care provides surgery care for 24 hours, 7 days a week.  Post-surgery care entails assistance with daily chores, meal preparation, personal care such as bathing and hygiene, and transportation to follow-up appointments.  We can also send hospital sitters to take care of you at the operation site.  Wherever and whenever you need us, we’re here for you.

Call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 or visit www.losangeleshomecareagency.com  to view our full range of services in Los Angeles, Malibu, Culver City, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Pacific Palisades, Hollywood, Brentwood, and surrounding areas. 

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Los Angeles In-Home Care Services for Cancer Care

a-1 home care In the past, the word “cancer” was a scary word because it meant a death sentence for many.  Before the advent of technology, our ancestors had to watch their elderly loved ones pass their days in pain and agony with no hope for cure.  Nowadays, the good news is that many cancer patients can get treatment and expect to live a long life once in remission.

When a person has cancer, this signifies that a cell or group of cells has multiplied rapidly into a clump of cells.  If it is benign, then this group of cell tissue is not interfering with other organs in the body.  If the cancer is malignant, then it spreads throughout the whole body and interferes with the function of vital organs like the lungs and heart.

Cancer treatment involves chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and sometimes surgery.  Under chemotherapy and radiation, the patient experiences severe physical weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, hair loss, anemia, and other changes.  Cancer patients need help at home with daily chores like cooking, cleaning, and hygiene.   After a long day of cancer treatment, the last thing a patient wants to do is lift a finger to do mundane chores.

That’s where A-1 Home Care comes in.  Our caregivers, home health aides and companions will help 24 hour care for you with whatever you need, especially if family members aren’t always around to help.  With your own personal assistant, you do not have to worry about being a burden to your family.

Call A-1 Home Care today to ask about cancer care services (562) 929-8400.  Visit www.lainhomecareservice.com for more information about services available in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, and surrounding areas.

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