Category Archives: elderly care

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!

Relieve Stress with Caregivers

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Stress can be very bad for your health, and since it raises the heart rate and blood pressure of the person, it can be especially dangerous for seniors.  Positive thinking not only help with stress management, but it can lead to better overall health of the person because of it.  We often talk to ourselves, whether looking in the mirror or just in the mind.  But when there self talks are geared toward tackling issues in more positive and productive way instead of the other way around, then the individual is less stressed overall.

Health benefits from positive thinking are long too.  For example, many practicing positive thinking see an increased life span, greater resistance to common cold, reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, and have a better time coping with hardships and stress.  While there is no concrete answer to the reasons or causes behind these benefits, but statistics are showing that they are indeed happening.

For seniors living with chronic pain or other senior ailments, it can put stress on them, as well as their loved ones on how to best provide support to their elderly loved ones.  A-1 Home Care in Altadena is here to be your solution for any in home care needs.  We have quality caregivers who have at least 2 years of professional caregiving experience, CPR and first aid trained, and the personality to offer great companionship to your loved ones.  Our caregivers have expertise in Alzheimer’s Care, Diabetic Care, Post Surgical Care, Brain Injury Care, Incontinence Care, Kidney Disease Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and other in home care needs, and are flexible enough to adapt to the different challenges presented by different clients.

We proudly cover the areas of Altadena, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Arcadia, Temple City, San Marino, San Marino, Burbank, Glendale, Studio City, and other surrounding communities.

Please direct all service inquires to 626 287 0250 or 562 929 8400. Visit Altadena In Home Care for more information.

Care at Home for Seniors & Elderly in Altadena

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Seniors and Elderly worked hard to provide for our generations, now it is time for us to repay them with our gratitude and support.  This week, all the talk in the 24 hours news channels are the sequester cut set by the congress.  This type of severe budget cut not only affects various government agencies, but it could also affect the elderly who needs support.  In this NBC News article, it states that Meals on Wheels, which is a home delivered meals service for people in need, including  and especially the seniors, would have to cut about 4 million meals.  Such meals could account over half of what these seniors or elderly might each per day.  If your elderly loved ones are not a participant of Meals on Wheels, they could still be affected as vaccinations could also be cut.  Many seniors and elderly folks rely on flu shots, and if supply is not up to the needs, they could be in danger.

With thousands of testimonials from satisfied customers, A-1 Home Care in Altadena is trusted by many around Los Angeles and Orange County for their at home care needs.  If you have elderly or seniors who live in Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Temple City, or San Marino, and are suffering from Parkinson, Alzheimer, Diabetes, Cancer, Stroke and are in need of After Surgery Care, Hospice Care, or other Elder Care services, contact us to match you with one of our many experienced caregivers, home helpers, senior companions, or certified nurse aides, compatibility is guaranteed.

Call us at 626-287-0250, or visit www.altadenainhomecare.com for more information.

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

Elder Care Altadena CA

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Due to the lack of independence and loneliness, many elderly and seniors are hesitant when it comes to living in a retirement home or nursing home. Elder care in your home may be an option for aging elderly and seniors  in Altadena to living a better and healthier lifestyle. A-1 Home Care in Altadena offers in home elder care  services which enables an elderly to remain their own home while receiving personalized care tailored to their needs., Our responsible elder care caregivers can offer assistance to the elderly, whether it is for companionship or medication reminder.

A-1 Home Care elder 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

Altadena Senior Care Services

There are many seniors  care options such as adult day care and home care suggested by WebMD. Why should you choose home care over all the other senior care options? In home non medical senior care services in Altadena provided by A-1 Home Care offers personalized care in the comforts of your own home. In home senior care services gives the elderly and senior the ability to maintain their independence while receiving the proper care they need.

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

A-1 Home Care also offers senior care services in Pasadena, ArcadiaSierra MadreSan Marino, or other cities in Los Angeles County or San Gabriel Valley.

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

Altadena Elder Care

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For the aging elderly and seniors in Altadena, elder care in your home may be an option to living a better and healthier lifestyle. Many elderly and seniors are hesitant to living in a retirement home or nursing home due to the lack of independence and loneliness one may feel. With in home elder care in Altadena by A-1 Home Care, an elderly can remain in the familiarity and comforts of their own home while receiving personalized care tailored to their needs. Whether it is for companionship or medication reminder, our responsible elder care caregivers can offer assistance to the elderly so they can stay healthy and well looked after in their own home.

A-1 Home Care elder 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