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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.

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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!

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.