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Diabetic Care Options Bring Elders To Better Home Health In Anaheim Hills

Diabetes affects elders throughout the U.S. today, causing many of them to live a life that’s more difficult and involves more time spent with painful insulin injections and other forms of treatment.

At A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills, elders who suffer from diabetes can experience lasting diabetic care with a compassionate caregiver who will come out to the comfort of the home with a pair of helping hands and a golden heart that’s ready and waiting to serve others.

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Each elder care expert at A-1 Home Care provides caregiver services in the home that 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 caregiving options such as cancer care, brain injury care, heart attack care, and much more, allowing elders from all walks of life to feel good about their prospective home health.

Our caregiver services are extremely affordable and equally diverse, providing diabetic care services to elders from different ethnic background and economic influences, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, since the caregiver agency’s inception more than 20 years ago. This versatility of care options and adherence to excellence helps seniors to enjoy continual relief from the comfort of the home.

You can discover more about the diverse caregiver solutions available at A-1 Home Care when you contact a compassionate caregiver at (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve neighboring Los Angeles and Orange County communities in cities like Fullerton, Tustin, Diamond Bar, Covina, and Villa Park.

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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!

Altadena Cancer Care & Caregiver Services

Breast cancer is a common cancer type among women. While they are common, they are definitely a serious illness that can be draining on a patient’s psyche and physicality. Understanding breast cancer is the first step in fight against cancer. It is also a great way of prevention as early detection can lead to more promising results. PDRhealth breaks down breast cancer into different stages and provides important information in their article, “Brest Cancer Diagnosis“. At A-1 Home Care in Altadena , we understand the challenges that comes with the fight against cancer and we are here to offer any assistance we can provide so you may focus your strengthen and attention on fighting cancer. A-1 Home Care in Altadena offers in home cancer care services so the patient can rest assure knowing meals are being prepared and the house is kept clean. Cancer care services also include transportation to doctor’s appointments and therapy appointments.

A-1 Home Care cancer care services 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