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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!

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.

Incontinence Care for Seniors and Elderly in Altadena

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It is more commonly related to the elderly, an overactive bladder can be an frustrating and potentially embarrassing problem for the aging crowd.  For those with server case, incontinence care may be an option worth considering.  It is a sensitive topic to bring up with your loved ones, but it is very important to make sure they understand that they are not the only one with such problems.  Incontinence issues affect millions of folk around the country.  Instead of avoiding the issue, bring it up with your elderly parent, and consult with professionals about what is best to ensure the best quality of life for the seniors.

A-1 Home Care in Altadena offers experienced and reliable caregivers in Incontinence Care who are respectful and compassionate.  They understand the sensitivity with the issue and will bring their skills to the plate for the best care.  Our service includes areas of Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, San Marino, Temple City, Monrovia, and much more around Los Angeles County.  We also specialize in Alzheimer Care, Diabetic Care, Arthritis Care, Cancer Care, 24 Hour Live In Home Care, Postpartum Care, and other elderly care services.

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

Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

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Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive nervous system disease. The early the detection, the more control the patient can have. Although there is no cure, there are treatments available for Parkinson patients. These treatments can control the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. If you are experiencing tremor, movement problems, sleep troubles, constipation, and a sudden change in handwriting, they may be signs of Parkinson’s disease. Please keep in mind, if you are only presenting a single symptom, it is normal. However, if you have more than one of these symptoms, consult your doctor for further testing. National Parkinson Foundation has “10 Early Warning Signs of Parkinson’s Disease” for detailed warning signs of Parkinson’s.

A-1 Home Care in Altadena  provides Parkinson Care along with general in home senior and elderly care services. Parkinson 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 Parkinson care in Altadena

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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