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Exceptional After Surgery Care Services Relieve Elders In Altadena

Being stuck in the hospital following a medical procedure or extended recovery can be very difficult, especially when your existing family members and close friends are unable to spend time with you the way you’re used to.

At A-1 Home Care in Altadena, our friendly caregivers provide leading after surgery care options that keep seniors upbeat and well-mannered during their hospital stay. Each caregiver service is always affordable and equally exceptional, as each caregiving expert realizes the importance of providing top-quality care at lower-than-the-rest prices.

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A-1 Home Care’s enjoyable hospital sitters extend care to elders in need of companionship with services that 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 provides care to people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Asian, Middle Eastern, and European, with the most affordable caregiving options offered anywhere in Los Angeles and Orange County. Each caregiver offers numerous senior care solutions that even include Alzheimer’s and dementia care for people with increasing cognitive decline. After all, A-1 Home Care is dedicated to always and only bringing the best– while leaving behind all the rest!

To learn more about the exceptional after surgery care options available across Southern California, contact a helpful caregiver today at (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is happy to care for people in nearby elder communities like Pasadena, La Canada, San Marino, Sierra Madre, and Monrovia.

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After Surgery Care Solutions Soothe Elders In Alta Dena

If your loved one will be spending a significant amount of time in a hospital following surgery, then it’s easy to understand why he/she would benefit from continual companionship during this time.

At A-1 Home Care in Alta Dena, we have caregivers who offer companionship services for all elders who need them—no matter the duration of their stay in the hospital. That means elders of every economic influence who are stuck in the hospital don’t need to feel alone each day, because A-1 Home Care’s affordable after surgery care solutions are there to stay!

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A-1 Home Care offers different hospital sitter care services, including:

  • 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
  • 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

The caregivers at A-1 Home Care serve as a continual testament to why the non-medical home care agency is the one trusted most in Southern California, and why it has retained that honor since its inception in 1990. Each caregiver on staff provides the best caregiver services for seniors from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

We also provide senior care services such as cancer care, postpartum care, respite care for burnt-out family caregivers, and many others so that seniors from every culture are fully cared for, no matter where they happen to be.

If you’d like to find out more about the leading after surgery care options available in Alta Dena and surrounding communities, then call a helpful caregiver by dialing (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve in neighboring cities like Pasadena, Monrovia, Arcadia, Burbank, and Glendale.

Leading Arthritis Care Solutions Relieve Sore Joints In Alta Dena

Are you an elder who has sore joints, stiff bones, and a frustrating time taking care of things in the home? Arthritis is a joint disorder that affects many elders today, but that doesn’t mean it has to keep you down!

At A-1 Home Care in Alta Dena, seniors who could use some extra assistance around the house get that and more with the affordable arthritis care solutions that are provided for by our affectionate caregivers. Our diverse senior care specialists will come out to the comfort of the home and provide experienced care that meets the needs of elders from all walks of life, including Asian, Middle Eastern, Jewish, and European.

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The caregiving options that A-1 Home Care provides to seniors across Southern California include:

  • assistance with household responsibilities including dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks including watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services including bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • assistance with mobility
  • transportation to and from medical appointments as well as other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation, activities, and companionship
  • special needs care

A-1 Home Care additionally offers caregiving services that include hospice care for the terminally-ill, after surgery care, and live-in care. It’s this dedication to versatility and exceptionalism that has allowed A-1 Home Care to remain the caregiver agency of choice in Los Angeles and Orange County since its inception more than 20 years ago.

To find out more about the effective arthritis elder care services available at A-1 Home Care, call a friendly caregiver today by dialing (626) 287-0250. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve nearby communities that include Pasadena, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, and San Marino.

In-Home Care After Heart Attack

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Every 34 seconds. 

That’s how many heart attacks occur in the U.S. each day.

34 percent.

That’s the number of people who experience a heart attack and die from it. It’s a staggering number that results in more than a million deaths each year.

What Causes a Heart Attack?

Most heart attacks, or myocardial infarction, stem from coronary heart disease, a condition that clogs the coronary arteries with fatty plaques. Researchers have found that while these plaques are damaging, it’s typically the sudden formation on top of the plaque that causes the obstruction of blood flow in the already too-narrow artery.

Who’s At Risk?

Risk factors that could potentially lead to a heart attack are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and prolonged high-stress. Men who are over the age of 50, family history, and menopause for women can also increase the likelihood of a heart attack.

A cardiologist relies on various tests and scans to identify and diagnose a heart attack. Angiograms and radioisotopes scan specific areas of the heart for damage and blockage. This data provides crucial information that your doctor can utilize for prevention and proper treatment.

Heart Attack Prevention

Assessing your risk for a heart attack is the first step in prevention, and doctors advise starting as young as 20. It always comes back to living a healthy lifestyle and omitting the behaviors that can potentially trigger a latent family trait.

Here a few things you can do NOW, according to Healthline:

  • Find out your family’s medical history
  • Quit smoking
  • Exercise Regularly (10,000 steps-a-day)\
  • Eat more whole foods, like fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Reduce your salt intake
  • Manage your diabetes
  • Manage your blood pressure
  • Control blood cholesterol 
  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Reduce stress

Recovery After a Heart Attack 

As everyone knows, you can do everything right and sometimes things still happen–Murphy’s Law, as they call it. Although suffering from a heart attack is a frightening experience, surviving and being able to come home is life-changing.

Returning home after a heart attack can mean months of recuperation. You may feel tired or weak due to your damaged heart muscle and time in the hospital. In the first few weeks, you should take things slow and pace yourself. You’re not going to be able to do the same things with same vigor at first, but with time you will. You may experience such feelings like depression, anger or fear. Most of these feelings will go away with time and as you get back to your normal routine. Your physician will recommend a heart-healthy diet and exercise plan for you to follow–this is the time to follow it and stop making excuses.

If you or a loved has gone through the life-altering experience of a heart attack, we at A-1 Home Care can provide personal, in-home care after your surgery. Our caregivers can provide hospice care, short-term or long-term , live-in care while you recover.

Please visit us at Altadena A-1 Home Care to experience our one-of-a-kind compassionate care service. We are also located in the neighboring cities of Pasadena, Alhambra, Arcadia, La Crescenta-Montrose, Sierra Madre, Rosemead, and San Marino.

Contact us at (626) 287-0250 for more questions. Check-out our Facebook and Twitter websites for daily updates!

Safety Solutions for Seniors in Altadena

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Many people equate aging with the loss in ability to drive.  That is far from the case if you understand the problems that might hinder one’s ability to drive, then correct it by changing the way you operate the vehicle. So the following are a few tips from HelpGuide.org to help seniors and elderly continue their independence and drive around safely.

The number one concern is the loss in physical ability due to aging.  This can range from joint pains, vision impairment, to slower reaction time.  If pain and stiffness is bothering you, recognize that it might take you a bit longer to look over the shoulder to change lane. In addition, moving your foot from the gas to brake pedal might also take longer than normal, so think ahead about braking to avoid rear ending the car in front.  If your aging father is a car enthusiast, and many of them enjoy driving a manual transmission vehicle, those days might need to change.  Choosing a car with automatic transmission, power steering, and other assist can definitely help those with slower reaction time as a result of aging.  Lastly, drive defensively and understand your limitations when it comes to driving.

A-1 Home Care in Altadena offers caregivers like Sarah Fnu and Audrey Morales who are able to provide safe transportation if your elderly love one is not able to drive themselves.  Whether it is to a community center, medical appointment, shopping, or other events, our caregivers can safely drive them to their destinations.  In addition to driving, our caregivers have the skills and experience to provide Parkinson Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Hospice Care, or other Elder Care services, giving you flexibility in finding the most compatible caregiver you can hope for.  Area of service should not be a problem either, as we operate all over Los Angeles and Orange County, including the cities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, San Marino, Temple City, Monrovia, Rosemead, La Canada, Burbank, and more.

Call 626-287-0250 to learn more about our service, or visit www.altadenainhomecare.com for more information.

Caregiver Service After Surgery in Altadena

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For certain diseases, drugs cannot entirely cure the problems, but rather simply slow the the progress of the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is an example of this scenario.  Furthermore, drugs often come with unwelcoming side effects.  Luckily, with research and medical advances, surgery is becoming more and more an option for individuals to consider for rheumatoid.  In this article “When is Surgery Right for Rheumatoid Arthritis” from WebMD, it is suggested that if there are structural damage to the joint or surrounding tissue, surgery may be the better option over drugs.  For example, if the knee is so painful and stiff to hinder you or your loved one from performing routine tasks, and drug treatments seem to be ineffective, then a knee replacement surgery might be a viable option.  Same can be said for the options for hip replacement.

A-1 Home Care in Altadena has a staff of quality caregivers for any after surgery needs.  Caregivers like Ruth Jackson, Natali Crystobal, and Linda Enriquez all put in their maximum effort to handle situations in a variety of services, including Alzheimer Care, Parkinson Care, Incontinence Care, Diabetic Care, Post Stroke Care, Cancer Care, and other Elderly Care services.  With quality services come testimonials, and we have received thousands of them from over two decades in the business operating in the cities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, San Marino, and other surrounding areas in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Call today for after surgery care, our number is 626-287-0250, or visit www.altadenainhomecare.com for more information.