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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!

Nurse Assistants Experienced in Heart Attack and Elder Care near Altadena

As people age they begin to develop several health risks. A few common issues that seniors experience are heart conditions such as hypertension, vascular disease, high blood pressure and heart attacks.

Heart attacks can be dangerous and scary especially for elders who live alone at home because there is no one available to assist them. Therefore, it is advised for elders to live with a Companion or someone that will look after them such as a Caregiver. A-1 Home has been in service for over 20 years and specializes in live in Elder care services. A-1 Home care has nurse assistants available to assist elders in Senior Care for Short term or long terms services. Caregivers can assist seniors in personal care such as bathing, feeding, cooking, dressing and many other services.

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We offer great services in the cities 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 more information on affordable in home care services call A-1 Home Care at (626) 287-0250

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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

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

Altadena Cancer Care & Caregiver Services

Breast cancer is a common cancer type among women. While they are common, they are definitely a serious illness that can be draining on a patient’s psyche and physicality. Understanding breast cancer is the first step in fight against cancer. It is also a great way of prevention as early detection can lead to more promising results. PDRhealth breaks down breast cancer into different stages and provides important information in their article, “Brest Cancer Diagnosis“. At A-1 Home Care in Altadena , we understand the challenges that comes with the fight against cancer and we are here to offer any assistance we can provide so you may focus your strengthen and attention on fighting cancer. A-1 Home Care in Altadena offers in home cancer care services so the patient can rest assure knowing meals are being prepared and the house is kept clean. Cancer care services also include transportation to doctor’s appointments and therapy appointments.

A-1 Home Care cancer care services 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

Altadena Homecare

 

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A-1 Home Care is a fully Licensed Bonded and Insured homecare agency in Altadena. We are Shield Certified and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We have been a trusted homecare agency providing elder care since 1991, with thousands of testimonials from pleased clients. A-1 Home care is a member of the Pasadena Chamber of CommerceNewport ChamberTorrance Chamber and Santa Fe Springs Chamber. Our Homecare Caregivers will arrive at your residence for same day or next day service in the cities of AltadenaPasadenaAlhambraArcadiaLa Crescenta-MontroseSierra MadreRosemead and San Marino.

Start quality homecare services in Altadena today, call 626-287-0250 

visit http://www.altadenainhomecare.com for more homecare  information