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5 Techniques That Will Help You Calm Your Elderly Loved One at Dinner Time

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  • Keep them busy. Give them a task like washing lettuce or stirring the beans.
  • Turn on the lights to ensure adequate lighting
  • Make sure your elderly loved one is taking the right dosage of medication
  • Turn on the TV and let him watch his favorite show
  • Give him a pet like a little dog to bring some joy

A 24-hour companion adds a lot to the ambiance as well.  She can keep your mom company as they do arts and crafts activities or some other hobby that your elderly loved one enjoys doing.  A-1 Home Care’s 24 hour caregivers have years of experience helping seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  Live-in care includes assistance with cooking, cleaning, laundry, bathing, grooming, transportation to anywhere in Altadena.   With an extra set of hands and feet around the house, you can relax and enjoy quality time with your elderly loved one instead of focusing on the menial tasks.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care was established in 1991 as a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency, delivering exceptional senior care to Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Glendale, Glendora, Burbank and other cities throughout LA County.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, A-1 Home Care sends you 24 hour caregivers who are thoroughly screened for their criminal background clearance.  All professional references are verified.  We offer affordable senior care services that fit any budget under the sun at unbeatable rates you can’t find anywhere else!

For quality Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, call (626) 287-0250 or visit our website www.altadenainhomecare.com for services in your area.

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Caregivers Help Strengthen Cognitive Skills

 

????????????????????????????????????????Some associate mental stimulation to some oversimplified computer programs where seniors click around, but improving mental agility does not have to be something that seniors might not enjoy. Everyday activities can also achieve the goal of strengthening cognitive skills. For example, drawing, painting, and knitting may seem like calm and relaxing hobbies, but they can keep the brain of seniors active and alert according to Love To Know. Your traditional games like chess, scrabble, or jigsaw puzzles are also great to keep seniors having fun while stimulating their cognitive skills. Not only can these activities keep them from boredom, but the can also help with maintaining a healthy brain and preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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 is the experienced and trusted source to find a compatible caregiver. With expert care providers, you can have a peace of mind 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 Alta Dena In Home Care.

Relieve Stress with Caregivers

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Stress can be very bad for your health, and since it raises the heart rate and blood pressure of the person, it can be especially dangerous for seniors.  Positive thinking not only help with stress management, but it can lead to better overall health of the person because of it.  We often talk to ourselves, whether looking in the mirror or just in the mind.  But when there self talks are geared toward tackling issues in more positive and productive way instead of the other way around, then the individual is less stressed overall.

Health benefits from positive thinking are long too.  For example, many practicing positive thinking see an increased life span, greater resistance to common cold, reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, and have a better time coping with hardships and stress.  While there is no concrete answer to the reasons or causes behind these benefits, but statistics are showing that they are indeed happening.

For seniors living with chronic pain or other senior ailments, it can put stress on them, as well as their loved ones on how to best provide support to their elderly loved ones.  A-1 Home Care in Altadena is here to be your solution for any in home care needs.  We have quality caregivers who have at least 2 years of professional caregiving experience, CPR and first aid trained, and the personality to offer great companionship to your loved ones.  Our caregivers have expertise in Alzheimer’s Care, Diabetic Care, Post Surgical Care, Brain Injury Care, Incontinence Care, Kidney Disease Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and other in home care needs, and are flexible enough to adapt to the different challenges presented by different clients.

We proudly cover the areas of Altadena, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Arcadia, Temple City, San Marino, San Marino, Burbank, Glendale, Studio City, and other surrounding communities.

Please direct all service inquires to 626 287 0250 or 562 929 8400. Visit Altadena In Home Care for more information.

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.

Caregiver for Alzheimer in Altadena

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Alzheimer’s can be a slow progressing disease.  If you are noticing symptoms and behaviors resembling one that could be resulted from Alzheimer’s and are worried that the individual might have the disease, here are several early warning signs from WebMD and signs that you should call the doctor about it.  First and most common is the loss in memory, and more specifically forgetting about recent memories instead of older memories.  Next, many would repeat stories that he or she may have just told, possibly even word for word again.  Next, those with Alzheimer’s or dementia may be prone to have personality changes and odd behaviors.  Lastly, if they are experiencing language problems and a lack of hygiene, these are all early warning signs that your loved ones might be affected with Alzheimer’s.

A-1 Home Care in Altadena has experienced and skilled caregivers in Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson Care, Incontinence Care, Post Stroke Care, After Surgery Care, and other Senior Care Services.  We have been proudly serving the areas of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, San Marino, La Canada, Arcadia, and other cities in Los Angeles and Orange County.  Our caregivers are all covered with Malpractice/Liability insurance, and are CPR and First Aid certified in case of emergency.

Call 626-287-0250 for a free in home assessment, or visit www.altadenainhomecare.com for more information.

Alzheimer’s Care & Caregivers in Altadena

A-1 Domestic Professional Services provides the residents of Altadena, Pasadena, Alhambra, Arcadia, La Crescenta, Sierra Madre, Rosemead, and San Marino with quality, affordable in-home care and compassionate, dedicated, and experienced caregivers for Elderly, Senior, or Terminally Ill individuals affected by Alzheimer’s Disease.

Our Alzheimer’s Caregivers understand the complications associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and will do everything to ensure that your loved one’s mind doesn’t go astray.  Our caregivers can assist with engaging conversation, games, and activities to keep your love one’s mind fresh.  We can also assist with exercise, which has been shown to help with memory as well.  Aside from Alzheimer’s specific care, we can assist with normal household duties and personal care for your loved one.

Our non-medical homecare agency has been in business since 1991, is Licensed Bonded and Insured, and has Shield Accreditation and an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau.  We offer other Elder Care services such as Incontinence Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Parkinson Care, Respite Care, and Hospice Care.

To hire an in-home Alzheimer’s Caregiver today, CALL us at ( 626) 287-0250.

If you or someone you know has experience caregiving, we always have employment opportunities available and probably in an area near you.  For more information, visit us at A-1 Jobs, review our Employment Requirements, and CALL (562) 929-8400 to schedule an interview at our Santa Fe Springs office.