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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!

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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.