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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!

Safety Solutions for Seniors in Altadena

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Many people equate aging with the loss in ability to drive.  That is far from the case if you understand the problems that might hinder one’s ability to drive, then correct it by changing the way you operate the vehicle. So the following are a few tips from HelpGuide.org to help seniors and elderly continue their independence and drive around safely.

The number one concern is the loss in physical ability due to aging.  This can range from joint pains, vision impairment, to slower reaction time.  If pain and stiffness is bothering you, recognize that it might take you a bit longer to look over the shoulder to change lane. In addition, moving your foot from the gas to brake pedal might also take longer than normal, so think ahead about braking to avoid rear ending the car in front.  If your aging father is a car enthusiast, and many of them enjoy driving a manual transmission vehicle, those days might need to change.  Choosing a car with automatic transmission, power steering, and other assist can definitely help those with slower reaction time as a result of aging.  Lastly, drive defensively and understand your limitations when it comes to driving.

A-1 Home Care in Altadena offers caregivers like Sarah Fnu and Audrey Morales who are able to provide safe transportation if your elderly love one is not able to drive themselves.  Whether it is to a community center, medical appointment, shopping, or other events, our caregivers can safely drive them to their destinations.  In addition to driving, our caregivers have the skills and experience to provide Parkinson Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Hospice Care, or other Elder Care services, giving you flexibility in finding the most compatible caregiver you can hope for.  Area of service should not be a problem either, as we operate all over Los Angeles and Orange County, including the cities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, San Marino, Temple City, Monrovia, Rosemead, La Canada, Burbank, and more.

Call 626-287-0250 to learn more about our service, or visit www.altadenainhomecare.com for more information.