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Diabetic Caregivers Bring Lasting Relief To Seniors In Alta Dena

Diabetes is a blood disorder that affects many people today, approximately 16 million people in the U.S. alone– with many of them being seniors.

At A-1 Home Care in Alta Dena, elders who suffer from diabetes can experience comfort with our caregiving professionals, who will come out to the comfort of the home with a pair of helping hands and a golden heart that’s always ready to serve others.

Each caregiver at A-1 Home Care provides many in-home diabetic care services for elders needing assistance. Some of these include:

  • assistance with household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation that’s low in sugar
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and insulin assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care

A-1 Home Care also provides home care solutions like Alzheimer’s and dementia care, Parkinson’s care, arthritis care, and much more, allowing elders in need of a multitude of different care services to feel good about their prospective home health.

Our caregivers are extremely affordable and equally diverse, providing diabetic care services to elders from all walks of life since the caregiver agency’s inception back in 1991. This versatility of care options and adherence to excellence continues to help seniors from every ethnic background and economic influence experience lasting relief from the comfort of the home.

Learn more about the exceptional caregiver solutions available at A-1 Home Care by calling a compassionate caregiver at (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve neighboring communities in cities like Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, Glendale, and Burbank.

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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.

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!

Arthritis Care – Food and Exercise

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Living with arthritis is painful. Arthritis can cause long term joint pains that can interfere with the patient’s life. Asides from pain killers, there are other pain reducing methods caregivers can provide for patients.

Caregivers should introduce healthy diets and regular exercises into the patient’s life. A healthy diet and regular exercises can help maintain a healthy weight and shed the excess pressure extra weight can put on the joint. It can also help lower the risk of diabetes and blood pressure. If the patient is having difficulty with exercises due to the pain, consult the doctor and introduce other therapeutic exercises such as water therapy which puts less pressure on the joints. Suggested by Joy Bauer, from Today, some foods can reduce inflammation in arthritis. Foods such as, Omgega 3 fatty acids, extra virgin olive oil, ginger, turmeric  and antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Selenium, Carotene, and Bioflavonoids are beneficial for arthritis patients. “Fight Arthritis With These Foods” has more detailed explanations on how each food and arthritis.

A-1 Home Care in Altadena offers arthritis care along with general in home senior and elderly care services. Arthritis care is also available in Pasadena, Alhambra, Arcadia, La Crescenta, Sierra Madre, Rosemead, San Marino, or other cities in Los Angeles County or San Gabriel Valley.

Call 626-287-0250 to start elder care in Altadena

visit http://www.altadenainhomecare.com for more home care information