Category Archives: senior and 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!

When to Start Hospice Care

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When a loved one is suffering from a terminal illness it is tough. How do you decide when to start hospice care? The time to start hospice care is when treatment is no longer working and the main focus shifts to providing comfort for the patient. This is usually when the doctor announces the patient has less than six months. Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts suggests ” By contacting hospice early in the diagnosis  the patient and family reserve time to understand their options and choose the path that will have the most positive impact on quality of life.”Before making the decision to switch to hospice care, discuss this with families and doctors. 

A-1 Home Care in Altadena offers hospice care along with general in home senior and elderly care services. Hospice 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 hospice 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

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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.

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

Non Medical Senior Care Altadena CA

With rising costs in healthcare, seeking home health care as an option for aging has become a popular choice. Regardless of the level of care being sought, A-1 Home Care provides affordable non medical senior care in AltadenaPasadena, Alhambra, Arcadia, La Crescenta, Sierra Madre, Rosemead, San Marino, or other cities in Los Angeles County or San Gabriel Valley. Senior care services ranges from light housekeeping and companionship duties, to full-time, live-in care for seniors who need assistance around the clock. In home non medical senior care provides you or your loved one with a trusted and certified care giver able to accommodate your present needs, as well as any changes that may occur in your health over the course of your senior years.

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

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