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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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Exceptional After Surgery Care Services Relieve Elders In Altadena

Being stuck in the hospital following a medical procedure or extended recovery can be very difficult, especially when your existing family members and close friends are unable to spend time with you the way you’re used to.

At A-1 Home Care in Altadena, our friendly caregivers provide leading after surgery care options that keep seniors upbeat and well-mannered during their hospital stay. Each caregiver service is always affordable and equally exceptional, as each caregiving expert realizes the importance of providing top-quality care at lower-than-the-rest prices.

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A-1 Home Care’s enjoyable hospital sitters extend care to elders in need of companionship with services that include:

  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • maintenance inside the home including vacuuming, dusting, dishwashing, laundry, and trash
  • assistance with mobility
  • maintenance outside the home including yard work and gardening tasks
  • transportation of items you need from the home during your hospital stay
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care provides care to people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Asian, Middle Eastern, and European, with the most affordable caregiving options offered anywhere in Los Angeles and Orange County. Each caregiver offers numerous senior care solutions that even include Alzheimer’s and dementia care for people with increasing cognitive decline. After all, A-1 Home Care is dedicated to always and only bringing the best– while leaving behind all the rest!

To learn more about the exceptional after surgery care options available across Southern California, contact a helpful caregiver today at (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is happy to care for people in nearby elder communities like Pasadena, La Canada, San Marino, Sierra Madre, and Monrovia.

Bipolar Caregiving Professionals Relieve Elders In Altadena Homes

Let’s face it: bipolar disorder and seasonal depression can alienate patients from their loved ones in the home, especially if the proper care is not used.

At A-1 Home Care in Altadena, we bring the leading caregiver services in all of Los Angeles and Orange County right to the front door– and beyond. Our diverse caregivers are exceptional in providing in-home assistance to people from all cultures, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, making sure that every elder who calls on the name of A-1 gets the lasting chance for a continued smile.

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Take a look below at some of the exceptional caregiving services that A-1 Home Care provides elders in the home:

  • assistance with household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and 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 and companionship
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care additionally provides home care options that include Alzheimer’s and dementia care for cognitively declining patients, kidney disease care for those with renal dialysis, and autism care for patients with severe social disorders in the home. It’s this dedication to providing only and always the best– and leaving behind the rest!– senior caregiver services in Southern California that has kept A-1 Home Care at the pinnacle of in-home care provision since its 1991 inception.

For more information on A-1 Home Care, call a gentle caregiver today at (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve adjacent communities in Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, La Canada, and Burbank.