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Exhausted with Shoe-Searching for Extra Swollen Diabetic Feet? Tips to Find the Right Fit

a-1 domestic arthritisShopping for shoes can be an excruciating ordeal for people with Diabetes due to their abnormally swollen feet.  You may have an elderly loved one who still hangs on to her favorite pair of old shoes that she’s had for over ten years because nothing else will fit and you can’t find anything cute and comfortable.  You’ve exhausted your online search and referrals to different brand name catalogs to find the perfect shoe, and the search still continues to be futile.  What do you do now?  A-1 Home Care in Altadena doesn’t promise any miracles, but we will offer these tips that will help:

  1. Look for high performance shoes that have Velcro for easy adjustment and comfort.
  2. For specialized fitting, consult an orthotics office where a certified prosthetist and/or orthotist will produce a custom-size shoe that will fit your feet perfectly.
  3. If your elderly loved one’s shoes have fallen apart completely and the only thing she has left is open-toe sandals, find a live-in companion caregiver in the meantime to assist her with what she needs. Just make sure your loved one does not get up and walk around on her own!

It’s tempting to walk around on your own if no one is home to help you with chores.  The danger in wearing open-toe sandals for the elderly with diabetes is that the nerve endings in their feet are so damaged that they will not be able to notice if their feet are scraped or cut.  The open wound can lead to disastrous results such as health complications and even amputation if the infection is not treated properly or on time.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency based in Southern California.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has delivered exceptional Diabetes Care and other types of in-home care services to seniors and their families all over Altadena, Pasadena, Glendale, Glendora, Azusa, Arcadia, Burbank, Hollywood, and other surrounding cities.  Affordable yet high in quality, our home care assistance programs have enhanced the quality of life for the elderly while protecting them from predators, scam artists, fraud and theft.  Our 24 hour care and live-out caregiving services are covered by long-term care insurance and veteran benefits.  We also offer easy financing options with reasonable rates for anyone paying out of pocket.

For more information, talk to one of our care managers at A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit our website www.altadenainhomecare.com for services in your area.

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COPD Care Offered At Affordable Rates In Altadena

Perhaps your loved one is wheezing, coughing, and having continued difficulty breathing, and you’re unsure what such symptoms mean. Did you know that these are often indicators of an underlying heart issue, oftentimes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

At A-1 Home Care in Altadena, seniors with COPD receive the care they need from the helpful hands and golden hearts of compassionate caregivers they can trust to always have their best interest at heart. The COPD caregiving solutions at A-1 Home Care are brought to the comfort and convenience of the home by helpful caregivers who are only the most qualified senior care professionals that you’ll find anywhere.

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Plus, each certified and diverse caregiving professional at A-1 Home Care specializes in helping seniors from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, to enjoy better home health now and far into the future.

A-1 Home Care also offers in-home care for people needing elder care options like diabetic care, short-term care, Parkinson’s care, and even special needs child care, serving as the one-stop shop for improved health and stability in the home. It’s this dedication to providing the very best– and leaving behind the rest!– that has kept A-1 Home Care at the pinnacle of home care provision for the past quarter century and counting already.

To learn more about the exceptional 24 hour care options available right here at A-1 Home Care, contact a friendly caregiver today by dialing (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve elders throughout nearby communities in Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, La Canada, and Burbank.

Diabetic Services Soothe Seniors In Altadena

Does you or your loved one suffer from diabetes, and could use some dietary or insulin assistance in the home?

At A-1 Home Care in Altadena, diabetic seniors don’t have to lose hope—because our compassionate live-in care experts provide exceptional diabetic care options that are always affordable, definitely diverse, and equally exceptional.

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A-1 Home Care provides in-home care solutions that soothe diabetic seniors which include:

  • assistance with household duties including dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks including watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services including 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 that’s low in sugar
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and insulin assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

The elder care experts at A-1 Home Care additionally provide caregiving options that include companion services, after surgery care for recently removed seniors from the home currently residing in a medical setting, and even postpartum care for recent mothers. It’s this continued dedication to providing only the best– while leaving behind the rest– that has kept A-1 Home Care at the pinnacle of home care provision in Los Angeles and Orange County for the past quarter century and counting already.

You can discover more about the caregiver solutions at your disposal when you choose A-1 Home Care by contacting a friendly caregiver today at (626) 287-0250. A-1 Home Care reaches out to neighboring communities in Pasadena, La Canada, San Marino, Sierra Madre, and Glendale.

Diabetic Seniors In Alta Dena Find Simple Thanksgiving Meal Options For Better Home Health

Thanksgiving is coming quick—but your diabetes is making the looming holiday meal something to dread more than look forward to. How can someone with diabetes manage to enjoy the fullness of Thanksgiving without hurting their health in the process?

At A-1 Home Care in Alta Dena, we provide diabetic care services that come to the comfort of the home with specialized caregivers and an array of senior care solutions.

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Found below are 3 helpful dietary tips for enjoying the perfect Thanksgiving that won’t leave you with an upset stomach and plenty of regret later:

Eat Breakfast.

Many elders assume that they will have “more room” for the massive nightly feast if they skip meals earlier that day. But in reality, sticking to a normal eating schedule makes it easier not to overeat later that evening. Also, don’t forget to remind the meal’s cook(s) of any dietary restrictions you or your loved one may have.

Enjoy Mashed Potatoes With Low Fat Milk.

Making mashed potatoes with whole milk and butter is a one-way ticket to upsetting your diabetes further. If possible, choose low or nonfat milk and margarine as the ingredients in your tasty taters. You can even try mashed cauliflower, which tastes practically identical to mashed potatoes when done the right way—but is much healthier.

Remember Your Veggies.

Indulge in raw or steamed vegetables so that you’re filling your plate halfway with them during each serving. Filling up on vegetables makes it easier to avoid overeating on unhealthy (but oh so yummy!) meal options—which are always right across the table come Thanksgiving dinner.

You can find out more information about the leading in-home care services in Southern California when you contact an A-1 Home Care caregiver at (562) 929-8400 or (626) 287-0250. A-1 Home Care provides leading caregiver services to surrounding communities in Pasadena, Monrovia, Arcadia, Burbank, and San Marino.

Diabetic Care Options Bring Elders To Better Home Health In Anaheim Hills

Diabetes affects elders throughout the U.S. today, causing many of them to live a life that’s more difficult and involves more time spent with painful insulin injections and other forms of treatment.

At A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills, elders who suffer from diabetes can experience lasting diabetic care with a compassionate caregiver who will come out to the comfort of the home with a pair of helping hands and a golden heart that’s ready and waiting to serve others.

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Each elder care expert at A-1 Home Care provides caregiver services in the home that include:

  • 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 that’s low in sugar
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and insulin assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care

A-1 Home Care also provides caregiving options such as cancer care, brain injury care, heart attack care, and much more, allowing elders from all walks of life to feel good about their prospective home health.

Our caregiver services are extremely affordable and equally diverse, providing diabetic care services to elders from different ethnic background and economic influences, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, since the caregiver agency’s inception more than 20 years ago. This versatility of care options and adherence to excellence helps seniors to enjoy continual relief from the comfort of the home.

You can discover more about the diverse caregiver solutions available at A-1 Home Care when you contact a compassionate caregiver at (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve neighboring Los Angeles and Orange County communities in cities like Fullerton, Tustin, Diamond Bar, Covina, and Villa Park.

Diabetic Caregivers Bring Lasting Relief To Seniors In Alta Dena

Diabetes is a blood disorder that affects many people today, approximately 16 million people in the U.S. alone– with many of them being seniors.

At A-1 Home Care in Alta Dena, elders who suffer from diabetes can experience comfort with our caregiving professionals, who will come out to the comfort of the home with a pair of helping hands and a golden heart that’s always ready to serve others.

Each caregiver at A-1 Home Care provides many in-home diabetic care services for elders needing assistance. Some of these include:

  • 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 that’s low in sugar
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and insulin assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care

A-1 Home Care also provides home care solutions like Alzheimer’s and dementia care, Parkinson’s care, arthritis care, and much more, allowing elders in need of a multitude of different care services to feel good about their prospective home health.

Our caregivers are extremely affordable and equally diverse, providing diabetic care services to elders from all walks of life since the caregiver agency’s inception back in 1991. This versatility of care options and adherence to excellence continues to help seniors from every ethnic background and economic influence experience lasting relief from the comfort of the home.

Learn more about the exceptional caregiver solutions available at A-1 Home Care by calling a compassionate caregiver at (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve neighboring communities in cities like Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, Glendale, and Burbank.

Altadena Diabetic Care: Diabetes Linked with Dementia?

????????????????????????????????????????According to a study conducted by the University of Pittsburg Graduate School of Public Health, researchers found that individuals with Type 1 Diabetes are likely to age sooner, and doctors are recommended to screen their middle-aged patients for signs of declining cognitive faculties.  It is believed that early detection and intervention could prevent or postpone cognitive decline, according to senior author Caterina Rosano, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor in Pitt Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology. Of the various forms of Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes typically appears during the pubescent years and exhibits symptoms of blurred vision, frequent urination, fatigue and insatiable thirst.  About 40,000 new cases of Type 1 Diabetes emerge each year in the United States.  A-1 Home Care aims to provide the best Diabetic Care for adults in any age range in your home town of Altadena or neighboring cities in the Greater Los Angeles area.

What Diabetic Home Care Offers

If you have a loved one who suffers from Diabetes, you can count on A-1 Home Care in Altadena to take care of your family member 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  This includes assistance with transportation, scheduling medical appointments, monitoring medication intake, keeping a journal of health changes, and more.  Nothing beats a trained eye and skilled hands when it comes to detecting early signs of cognitive decline.  When your energy is spent and time is a luxury, A-1 Home Care comes to the rescue so you can restore balance in your life.  A great companion adds much to the life of someone with Diabetes when he’s too tired or depressed to be mobile.

Why A-1 Home Care?

A-1 Home Care has earned a solid reputation with families in Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Duarte, and other cities in the San Gabriel Valley.  Going 24 years strong, we still hear from return clients who continually refer their friends and family members because of the satisfaction they get from our caregiver services.  We take senior safety and elder care very seriously; all caregivers are required to pass an extensive criminal background check and are covered by malpractice insurance.  They also pass multiple interviews, first by our care management staff, and then by you – because we understand that just because we may like a caregiver does not mean you will like the home care aide we picked for you.  Every client gets to interview a selection of caregivers before anyone is allowed to enter their home.

 

To learn more about our Diabetic In-Home Care services, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit our website www.altadenainhomecare.com for details.