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Finding Affordable In-Home Care Assistance As You Adjust to Your New Role

a-1 home care home care whittierTurning into a caregiver overnight for an elderly loved one is no easy feat.  Overcoming the geographical challenge from your home to Altadena, adjusting to your parent’s home environment (especially if your dad smokes and you don’t) a few times a week, cutting back on work hours to take care of your loved one’s needs, trying to get along with your parent who is antisocial, losing precious sleep due to serious anxiety – it has only been a few weeks since you started caring for your loved one, and you don’t see how you’re going to last through another one.  Good news for you!   A-1 Home Care offers affordable respite and long-term care as you go through this difficult transition.

Affordable In-Home Care for All Scenarios

Whether you or an elderly loved one needs assistance at home, A-1 Home Care has it all: Alzheimer’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Lou Gehrig’s Care, Heart Attack Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetes Care, Postpartum Care, After-Surgery Care and more!  You can finance any type of in-home care service through our reasonable rates and terms you won’t find anywhere else.  Our senior care services are covered by long-term care insurance and veteran benefits as well.

Diversity, Compatibility and Flexibility

Regardless of the lifestyle your loved one chooses (e.g., smoking/non-smoking), we will find the right live-in caregiver for you.  Our care managers have years of experience with caregiver/care recipient compatibility.  From our large pool of culturally diverse and experienced caregivers, we will have no problem finding someone who’s the right fit for your family.  A-1 Home Care understands that your loved one’s health needs will change, and we will accommodate to your family needs accordingly if you need to switch from live-out care a few times a week to live-in care 24 hours a day.

About A-1 Home Care in Altadena

A-1 Home Care has provided superior elder care to seniors and their families in Altadena for over two decades and is still going strong!  Thanks to our highly skilled caregivers, certified home health aides, certified nurse aides, hospital sitters, licensed vocational nurses, and companion care workers, A-1 Home Care is one of the few licensed, bonded and insured agencies in California that protects your elderly loved ones from predators and fraud.

For low cost, high quality elder care, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit our website www.altadenainhomecare.com for services in Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Glendale, Glendora, Burbank and other cities throughout LA County.

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Find A Hobby That Can Help Strengthen Cognitive Skills this Year

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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 your 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 .  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.

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!

 

Thyroid Awareness Month – Grave’s Disease

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The thyroid does not get as much attention as our vital organs like hearts, lungs, or liver, but it is directly influencing the functions of these organs and has an impact on our overall well-being.

One of the most common thyroid conditions is Grave’s Disease.  Although it is easily treated, it can lead to serious complications if it is left untreated.  Sings and symptoms include irritability, fatigue, faster heart rate, sensitivity to heat, muscle weakness, trembling hands and weight loss.  However, don’t be alarmed, with proper treatment and care, this condition usually have no long term effects on your health.

A-1 Home Care in Altadena work with a wonderful team of caregivers for any senior care needs around the area.  The dedications our caregivers display during their job is unmatched, and they put the maximum effort to handle different challenges such as Alzheimer Care, Parkinson Care, Incontinence Care, Diabetic Care, Post Stroke Care, Cancer Care, and other Elderly Care services.  With quality services come satisfied clients, and we have received many positive testimonials spanning the two decades in the industry. Seniors can enjoy our services in the communities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, San Marino, and other surrounding areas in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Call today for service inquiries, our number is 626-287-0250, or visit www.altadenainhomecare.com for more information.

Benefits for the Mind, Body, and Spirit Through Arts and Crafts

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Art is the result of the one thing many other species on Earth do not have, the human imagination.  Viewing and creating art is also one of the most therapeutic experience anyone can have.  That’s why A-1 Home care set up a wonderful holiday arts & crafts event in Pasadena at the Two Palms  Convalescent Hospital, hoping to spread the holiday cheers for everyone involved.

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We prepared snacks, Christmas presentations, Christmas music, and most importantly, supplies for participants to personalize their own ornaments to put on the Christmas tree at the center.  Everyone  seems very energized about the event, some were very talkative, and all were getting into the holiday spirits with a smile on their faces.

We are so happy to hear that everyone at this Pasadena arts and crafts event enjoyed it, and A-1 Home Care definitely plans to come back to spread even more joy in the near future!  Meanwhile, if you or your loved ones are looking for an in-home caregiver, contact us for more information.

Our number is 626-287-0250, or you can visit us at www.pasadenainhomecare.com for more information online.