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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!

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.

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.

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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

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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.

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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