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Exceptional 24 Hour Care Services Soothe Seniors In Altadena

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, it’s interesting to note just how easy it is to forget the needs of our loved ones when you are frantically dashing around in the hectic holiday bustle.

At A-1 Home Care in Altadena, we provide 24 hour care services that are just what the doctor ordered for your loved one(s)’ future home health. That’s because our diverse caregivers extend helping hands and a golden heart to elders from all different ethnic identities and economic backgrounds, including Asian, Middle Eastern, Jewish, and European, so that you can avoid unknowingly forgetting about your loved one during the busy holiday season.

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A-1 Home Care provides a variety of in-home caregiving solutions that include:

  • assistance with household chores like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • “brain games” and other cognition improving activities
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care for physical handicaps and other disabilities
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care additionally provides senior services like hourly in-home care, respite care for burnt out family caregivers, hospital sitters for seniors spending the holidays in the hospital, and many others.

To discover more about the affordable caregiver solutions available at A-1 Home Care near you, contact a friendly caregiver at (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve neighboring communities in Pasadena, Monrovia, Arcadia, San Marino, and La Canada.

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Stand Up For Your Health: Why Too Much Sitting Can Wreck It

As we age, many of us have the propensity to want to sit down more often. But did you know that sitting down could be taking you down?

That’s because research has found that too much sitting can lead to a greater risk for health problems like too much visceral belly fat (deeper-layered belly fat that surrounds your internal organs), heart disease, obesity, and even cancer. Even worse, all of these health issues come with a perilous warning that your chances of living a long life after they’ve wreaked havoc on your health are slim.

At A-1 Home Care, seniors don’t have to worry about whether they’re sitting too much and potentially increasing their risk for such health problems, because our expert in-home caregivers provide lasting solutions that motivate and stimulate the elderly.

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Plus, we can also provide help around the house to make life easier for all of our senior patients, including:

  • transportation to and from doctor’s appointments and other engagements
  • cleaning and tidying
  • laundry
  • preparation of healthy meals
  • light housekeeping
  • gardening/yardwork services
  • personal care like grooming and bathing
  • and much more

Also, because proper hydration– namely, a lack thereof– is one of the leading reasons for wanting to be on our butts more than we should be, A-1 Home Care’s helpful caregivers will remind their clients to drink lots of fluids for proper metabolic processing and so that they’ll feel less like sitting down and more like staying on their feet.

 

Typically, a two-minute walk every hour is good enough for seniors to abstain from the harrowing health side effects of too much sitting, but our understanding caregivers can help set up specialized treatment plans for all their patients if those two minutes are especially difficult.

A-1 Home Care offers services across the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, including cities like Anaheim Hills, Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar, and Pasadena. For more information about our in-home care services, dial (626) 287- 0250 and speak with an A-1 Home Care professional today!

Don’t Be S.A.D. during the Holidays

Senior man enjoying glass of juiceThe University of Georgia reports that Vitamin D deficiency not only harms your physical health, but it could also have a negative impact on your mental health as well.  A team of researchers found a link between Vitamin D deficiency and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which affects about 10% of the world’s population, depending on where they live.  The biggest source of Vitamin D is the sun, and if you live in a geographical area where it doesn’t get much sunlight, you are more likely to get SAD during certain seasons of the year when less sunlight is available.  If you have an elderly loved one who is indoors all the time due to mobility issues, A-1 Home Care in Altadena can help prepare meals that are rich in Vitamin D.

Sources of Vitamin D 

Living in Southern California has its perks.  Despite the horrendous traffic everywhere you go, you have to admit that the weather in Los Angeles and Orange County is beautiful 99% of the year.  However, for the poor folks who are unable to enjoy the sunny weather outside, you can still bring Vitamin D into the sanctuary of your home where your loved one can enjoy a home-cooked meal.  A-1 Home Care’s caregivers, companions, certified nurse aides and home health aides will follow the care plan of your loved one’s dietician and ensure that your parent or in-law will receive maximum daily dose of nutrients.  Add tuna, salmon or mackerel to your meals every day.  Orange juice, fortified milk and mushrooms are also good sources of Vitamin D.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical home care agency established in 1991.  For 23 years, we have provided superior elder care services for families 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including major holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Getting home care support over the weekend or during the holidays is really important, especially immediately after a hospital discharge, yet most agencies are closed during business holidays.  At A-1 Home Care, our doors are always open and our phone lines will always connect you to a live operator no matter what time you call.

For live-in or live-out services, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit us online www.altadenainhomecare.com for services in Altadena, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, La Canada, and other cities in surrounding areas. 

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