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Leading Arthritis Care Solutions Relieve Sore Joints In Alta Dena

Are you an elder who has sore joints, stiff bones, and a frustrating time taking care of things in the home? Arthritis is a joint disorder that affects many elders today, but that doesn’t mean it has to keep you down!

At A-1 Home Care in Alta Dena, seniors who could use some extra assistance around the house get that and more with the affordable arthritis care solutions that are provided for by our affectionate caregivers. Our diverse senior care specialists will come out to the comfort of the home and provide experienced care that meets the needs of elders from all walks of life, including Asian, Middle Eastern, Jewish, and European.

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The caregiving options that A-1 Home Care provides to seniors across Southern California include:

  • assistance with household responsibilities including dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks including watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services including bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • assistance with mobility
  • transportation to and from medical appointments as well as other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation, activities, and companionship
  • special needs care

A-1 Home Care additionally offers caregiving services that include hospice care for the terminally-ill, after surgery care, and live-in care. It’s this dedication to versatility and exceptionalism that has allowed A-1 Home Care to remain the caregiver agency of choice in Los Angeles and Orange County since its inception more than 20 years ago.

To find out more about the effective arthritis elder care services available at A-1 Home Care, call a friendly caregiver today by dialing (626) 287-0250. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve nearby communities that include Pasadena, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, and San Marino.

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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!

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!