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Caregivers Relieve Pain for Seniors

It’s reasonable to assume that pain is a natural part of aging, but sometimes this assumption can lead to preventable illnesses and deaths in seniors. A big fear that some people in Southern California have is shrugging off “simple joint pain” of their elderly loved ones and later finding out that this pain is something much more serious. But how can one tell the difference between simple pain that will go away and pain that should be given medical attention?

One of the best things to have for this kind of scenario is an in home caregiver. A-1 Home Care”s elderly home helpers are professionally trained and have two years or more experience in the caregiver field. With their help, you can rest easy knowing that an expert in senior health is available to watch over them. From Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care to 24 Hour Senior Care, A-1 Home Care can provide all categories of care for the elderly and senior residents of Altadena. As an elderly care agency, we make it our mission to do what’s best for you!

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For more information on our senior caregivers, call us now at 626 287 0250 or at 562 929 8400. Visit us at Altadena In Home Care.

Use Different Activities to Keep the Mind Engaged

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When you get to a certain age, our minds slow down a bit, and we don’t actively seek as many mind-engaging activities to do.  However, a study suggests that it doesn’t matter which type of activities seniors are doing, the fact that they are doing different types of activity can encourage them to use their brains more.

These activities do not have to be solving rocket science to challenge the brain, but rather engaging with different parts of the brain with activities such as crossword puzzles, painting, card games, recollecting life stories, etc.  Furthermore, dancing is a fun and sociable activity has shown great for be beneficial for the mind.

So if you or your elderly loved ones are looking for ways to spend your time, just try as many new activities as possible to keep your mind active!

A-1 Home Care has worked hard to earn the trust of Altadena and nearby communities such as Pasadena, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Arcadia, and more.  We carefully craft our home care services and select the right caregiver for each assignment, that is why we can confidently guarantee the highest quality of our service.  On top of that, our caregivers have the versatility in diabetic care, after surgery care ,Alzheimer’s care, and many other home care scenarios to assist with any needs and requirements of the seniors, terminally ill, and disabled. We take pride in the home health aides and caregivers we place, because we strive to provide a peace of mind for every family out there with a senior who needs some assistance.

Inquire about service at 626-287-0250. Learn more on www.altadenainhomecare.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

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It may seem silly to raise awareness about lightning safety, especially in Southern California. Because of the limited occurrence, it is even more important to make sure our community understand the safety information when a thunderstorm does occur.

Many of us know that if we can hear the sound of thunder, then a lightning is close enough to strike any of us.  However, did you know that the lightning can still strike 30 minutes after the sound of that thunder.  Furthermore, even if you have taken shelter, it does not mean you are entirely safe. It is best to avoid corded phones, computers, or other electrical equipment as well since you are in direct contact with electricity.  Lastly, don’t get near concrete walls or floors as they are also dangerous during a lightning strike.

While it is rare to have a thunderstorm around the Los Angeles and Orange County community, it is still best to prepare for your’s and your loved one’s safety, just as you would for earthquakes.

Mobility can be a hinderence for seniors in the event of a thunderstorm, but our caregivers here at A-1 Home Care in Altadena can help. We understand that it is a stressful circumstances when your elderly loved ones cannot care for themselves, and we are prepared to provide you with experienced caregivers for their assistance.  We specialize in different services such as Arthritis Care, Post Surgical Care, Brain Injury Care, Diabetic Care, Kidney Disease Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and other in home care needs.  Best of all, we have a wide service coverage in Southern California, including the cities of  Sierra Madre, Temple City, San Marino, Pasadena, Arcadia, La Canada, Burbank, Glendale, Studio City, and other surrounding communities in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Please call 626-287-0250 for service inquiries 24/7, or learn more our website www.altadenainhomecare.com.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

Raising Awareness during National Women’s Health Week

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Treating each other equally is important for the betterment of our society, but we also need to embrace the difference that we all have as individuals.  In terms of health, there are big differences biologically between men and women, and since we are in the middle of National Women’s Health Week, we want to highlight some of the key points from Office of Women’s Health to help women focus on their health as priority.

  1. Get regular check ups and preventive screenings from your health care professional
  2. Be active and exercise regularly
  3. Beware of what you eat.  Eating healthy should be a lifestyle and not a diet.
  4. In addition to physical health, don’t ignore your mental health needs by getting enough sleep and managing your stress.
  5. Avoid unhealthy habits such as smoking or drinking excessively

Helping seniors improve their quality of life is our main goal here at A-1 Home Care in Altadena. We understand that it is a stressful circumstances when your elderly loved one needs help, and we are prepared to provide with professional and skilled caregivers for their assistance.  We specialize in different services such as Arthritis Care, Post Surgical Care, Brain Injury Care, Diabetic Care, Kidney Disease Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and other in home care needs.  Best of all, we have a wide service coverage in Southern California, including the cities of  Sierra Madre, Temple City, San Marino, Pasadena, Arcadia, La Canada, Burbank, Glendale, Studio City, and other surrounding communities in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Please call 626-287-0250 for service inquiries 24/7, or learn more our website www.altadenainhomecare.com.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

It is American Diabetes Alert Day!

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Today marks the 26th annual American Diabetes Alert Day.  This serves as a “wake up call” for the general public to understand their own risk of diabetes, which is a disease that affects around 26 million people around the country.  Not only are those overweight who are at risk, but those who are under active are also at risk of developing diabetes.  Most important thing to note on this alert day is that the disease is often preventable through smart lifestyle choices, and understanding your risks can propel you to take the steps toward preventing the disease.  So raise awareness about the risks of diabetes with your loved ones, and together we can limit the people affected by this disease in the future!

A-1 Home Care is a preferred home care agency for residents of Altadena and nearby communities such as Pasadena, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Arcadia, and more.  We carefully screen and select the caregivers, so they are guaranteed to be the highest quality.  Their versatility in diabetic care, after surgery care, Alzheimer’s care, and other home care scenarios, when combined with a passion for caregiving is one reason why clients continue to recommend our senior care services.  We take pride in the home health aides and caregivers we place, because we strive to provide a peace of mind for every family out there with a senior who needs some assistance.

Inquire about service at 626-287-0250. Learn more on www.altadenainhomecare.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

Raising Awareness About Age-Relaged Macular Degeneration

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It is not as prominent among discussion of our health, but our vision plays an important role in our daily living.  Cataracts and glaucoma are common topics related to senior vision problems, but age-related macular degeneration, or AMD,  is actually the leading cause of vision loss among people age 65 and over.

Two types of AMD:

  • Wet AMD – More serious form of the disease, blood vessels under retina leak, causing the loss of vision
  • Dry AMD – The more common type of AMD, and also a slower progressing type of the disease

As long as seniors are able to visit the eye doctor regularly, avoid smoking and staying healthy, then AMD should not be too serious of a problem for seniors to a point where there is a loss of sight.

Whether it is Alzheimer’s Care, Dementia Care, or other in home care services such as Diabetic Care, Post Surgical Care, Brain Injury Care, Incontinence Care, Kidney Disease Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and other in home care needs, A-1 Home Care in Altadena has the experienced and compatible caregivers to assist with any needs.  Our caregivers are dedicated, compassionate, and genuinely care about the well being of the seniors they are helping, so we are confident to bring a peace of mind to your family even when you are away from your loved ones.  We cover the areas of Altadena, Sierra Madre, Temple City, San Marino, Pasadena, Arcadia, La Canada, Burbank, Glendale, Studio City, and other surrounding communities in Los Angeles and Orange County.

For service inquiries, please call 626-287-0250, or find more info on our website www.altadenainhomecare.com.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

When Should You Consider A Legal Guardianship?

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Having an elderly love one who is mentally incapacitated is difficult to handle  because they cannot manage their own life.  But that is also why Guardianship exists to protect these individuals, allowing others to make the decisions for their best interests.

Guardianship offers protection for seniors against exploitation from scams or sweepstakes.  If the incapacitated person is targeted, then a guardianship might be necessary to help remove rights to any contracts from scammers.

While estate planning an help avoid conflicts within the family if a senior become incapacitated, but without it, then no one is authorized to manage to any of the financial assets.  If that’s the case, then a guardianship might be needed to decide who the manager of the estate.

Finally, a senior who is incapacitated can forget to eat, forget to take their medications, or even cause fire hazard because they left the stove on.  Furthermore, they are refuse any care offered to them. In such cases, then a guardian might need to step in and routinely check on the senior, or set up appropriate course of care, whether it is an in home care or at a facility.

If you are a guardian, or an elder law attorney assisting your client in setting up  senior care help for an incapacitated person, then A-1 Home Care in Altadena should be your choice of your needs.  Our excellent caregivers are are able to provide basic home services in meal preparation, personal care, housecleaning, transportation, and other needs.  Also they specialize in Alzheimer Care, Parkinson CareArthritis CareDiabetic Care, Incontinence Care, Hospice Care, Special Needs Care, and more Senior Care Services.  We cover all the major cities around Altadena, including  Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, San Marino, Temple City, Rosemead and other surrounding areas.

Call today for service inquiries, our number is 626-287-0250, or visit www.altadenainhomecare.com for more information. Check out our Facebook as well!