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Don’t Be S.A.D. during the Holidays

Senior man enjoying glass of juiceThe University of Georgia reports that Vitamin D deficiency not only harms your physical health, but it could also have a negative impact on your mental health as well.  A team of researchers found a link between Vitamin D deficiency and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which affects about 10% of the world’s population, depending on where they live.  The biggest source of Vitamin D is the sun, and if you live in a geographical area where it doesn’t get much sunlight, you are more likely to get SAD during certain seasons of the year when less sunlight is available.  If you have an elderly loved one who is indoors all the time due to mobility issues, A-1 Home Care in Altadena can help prepare meals that are rich in Vitamin D.

Sources of Vitamin D 

Living in Southern California has its perks.  Despite the horrendous traffic everywhere you go, you have to admit that the weather in Los Angeles and Orange County is beautiful 99% of the year.  However, for the poor folks who are unable to enjoy the sunny weather outside, you can still bring Vitamin D into the sanctuary of your home where your loved one can enjoy a home-cooked meal.  A-1 Home Care’s caregivers, companions, certified nurse aides and home health aides will follow the care plan of your loved one’s dietician and ensure that your parent or in-law will receive maximum daily dose of nutrients.  Add tuna, salmon or mackerel to your meals every day.  Orange juice, fortified milk and mushrooms are also good sources of Vitamin D.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical home care agency established in 1991.  For 23 years, we have provided superior elder care services for families 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including major holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Getting home care support over the weekend or during the holidays is really important, especially immediately after a hospital discharge, yet most agencies are closed during business holidays.  At A-1 Home Care, our doors are always open and our phone lines will always connect you to a live operator no matter what time you call.

For live-in or live-out services, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit us online www.altadenainhomecare.com for services in Altadena, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, La Canada, and other cities in surrounding areas. 

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