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When an Elderly Loved One’s Wish for Privacy Puts You in an Awkward Position

????????????????????????????????????????When an elderly loved one divulged an important health fact to you and has sworn you to secrecy, that creates a lot of awkwardness between you and other family members who could show support when your loved one really needs it, especially if it’s cancer or a terminal illness.  Why would family members keep their cancer diagnosis on a “hush-hush” basis?

  • They haven’t made sense of it themselves
  • Different generational and cultural values (i.e., cancer carries some sort of stigma with it, and they don’t want people talking and whispering about them)
  • They don’t want other family members to worry
  • They don’t want to announce it during a time of happiness (i.e., a mother doesn’t want to tell her daughter who’s about to get married in a month)

 

Get Self-Care While You Get Cancer Care for Your Loved One

Now that your loved one has entrusted you with a secret, you truly feel alone because you are bound to confidentiality.  There’s still hope, however.  You can confide in a 24-hour caregiver from A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills and not worry that the secret is going to leak out.  Physicians and health care professionals are all bound by the HIPAA law, which means they cannot share any patient information with anyone, especially if the patient specifically requested confidentiality.  You can hire a private live-in caregiver to take care of your mom and assist with basic tasks like cooking, cleaning, light housekeeping, bathing, grooming, and personal care.  If your elderly loved one asks, she doesn’t have to know that you hired a caregiver because she has cancer; you can just say you got someone to help out around the house.  A-1 Home Care will provide the in-home care support you need during this difficult time.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency based in Southern California.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has served thousands of families in

Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, La Mirada, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and other parts of Orange County.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, A-1 Home Care protects your elderly loved ones from scam artists, theft, fraud, and predators.  Our round-the-clock caregiving services are covered by long-term care insurance and veteran benefits.  If you are paying out of pocket, talk to one of our care managers about an elder care or cancer care plan that fits your budget!

For high quality cancer care, call A-1 Home Care (949) 650-3800 or visit our website www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com for services in your area.

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Caregivers For Seniors and Everyone in Anaheim Hills

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably typed in some search terms on Google that have to do with caregivers or home care agencies in your area.  You’re also probably not seeking the care for yourself, but for an Elderly or Senior parent who needs in-home living assistance.  Oftentimes, people seek at home caregiving services because a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-changing illness such as Alzheimer’s Disease or Parkinson’s Disease and need care and supervision to avoid having an accident or to just get through each day.  Suddenly you’re thrown into the position of a full-time caregiver, which you can only handle for so long, because of work and caring for your own family.  So how is it that A-1 Home Care can help?

To explain properly, A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical home care agency that specializes in Elder Care services such as Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, Hospice Care, and Post Stroke Care on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis. With all these different categories of care, there is every opportunity to help you!

Our caregivers, nurse aides, and companions have the proper experience, compassion, and qualifications to provide at home caregiving services for your loved one.  We can assist with basic companionship, personal care services such as personal hygiene maintenance, meal preparation, medication reminders, and providing mentally and physically stimulating activities for your loved one to enjoy.

A-1 Home Care

We provide care at home for Seniors and Elderly in the communities of Anaheim Hills and all throughout Orange and Los Angeles County.

To interview and hire a caregiver in your area, call us at 714-523-4010 or 562 929 84000 today.

For more information, visit us at Anaheim Hills In Home Care.

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Arthritis Care in Anaheim Hills

a-1 home careWhat do soda, coffee and tea have in common?  These beverages all have tannic acid, a certain type of chemical that is harmful for the joints.  Although recognized as “safe” by the Food and Drug Administration, the widespread use of tannin acid in drinks has caused a myriad of health problems gone undetected in their connection to popular beverage consumption.  Among these health problems are heart burn, indigestion, ulcers, cancer, intestinal damage, and arthritis.  Studies show that high consumption of tannic acid decreases bone density and interferes with the body’s ability to absorb calcium.  This leads to arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints.  Symptoms include insomnia, muscular aches and pain (especially during movement), disfigured hands and feet, weight loss, and fatigue.

Due to pain during movement, most people who suffer from arthritis are reluctant to exercise, yet physical exercise is the very thing that can help alleviate the symptoms of arthritis.  Caregivers, home health aides, and companions are helpful when it comes to executing the doctor’s orders for your loved ones.  They provide emotional support, motivation and physical assistance in the comfort of your own home if family members are away at work or carrying on with their own lives.

To learn more about the benefits of Arthritis Care, call A-1 Home Care (714) 523-4010 or visit our website www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com for services in Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, and surrounding areas.

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Healthy Diets for Seniors and Elderly in Anaheim Hills, CA

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Good nutrition habits and knowledge for Elderly and Senior individuals is of vital importance for reaping the various health benefits of food. Certain foods and vegetables can aid in lowering blood sugar or blood pressure levels, improving eye health, or fighting off chronic diseases that come with aging.  Nobody likes to eat a plain and repetitive meal, which is why exploring different types of food is of great importance, especially for Elders whose favorite time of day is breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Check out this article that gives some suggestions for summertime foods and snacks that have more health benefits than you may have known.  Among the types of food mentioned are watermelon, iceberg lettuce, party dip, popcorn, and spices.  Some Elders and Seniors may have difficulty enjoying their food without sauces, and spices are a great alternative to enhancing the flavor of food in addition to having health benefits.

At A-1 Home Care, we want to help your Elderly or Senior loved one gain all the benefits that come with eating healthy and nutritious meals.  From grocery shopping to meal preparation, our caregivers can help your loved one improve their health on a daily basis with freshly cooked meals so that your loved one doesn’t have to eat frozen foods and TV dinners that may be easy to prepare, but not so beneficial for health.

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical homecare agency that provides a variety of in-home care services for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals on a 24 Hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis.  We specialize in care services such as Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Diabetic Care, Heart Attack Care, Lou Gehrig’s Disease Care, and more.

We serve the OC communities of Anaheim Hills, Santa Ana, Tustin, Irvine, Garden Grove, Villa Park, Brea, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, and others in Orange County.

Call us today to interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your area at 714-523-4010!

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Incontinence Care for Elderly & Seniors

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Incontinence is a sensitive topic when it comes to caregivers and the incontinent individual.  It may be shameful and detrimental to the Elderly individual’s self-esteem, especially if they are still mentally aware. If you’ve cared for your loved one with incontinence, you know that it’s a job not suited for people with weak stomachs.  It’s common for family members to dread having to care for their incontinent loved one and it may cause tension in relationships.  A-1 Home Care understands this situation and provides compassionate and qualified caregivers, nurse aides, and companions who are experienced with Incontinence Care, whether it’s urinary or fecal.  To make matters easier for both parties, we’d suggest using incontinence aids such as waterproof bedding, absorbent undersheets for chairs, beds or couches, and incontinence pads or pants.

All of our caregivers must have prior work experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check/DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.  We specialize in Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Hospice Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, and Post Stroke Care.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  We serve the communities of Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Placentia, Villa Park, La Mirada, Diamond Bar, Garden Grove, and others in Orange County.

To hire a compassionate caregiver in your area, CALL us at 714-523-4010 for a FREE in-home assessment. 

For more information, visit us at Anaheim Hills In Home Care.

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24 Hour Home Care in Anaheim Hills

As the son or daughter of an aging parent, it’s incredible how fast time flies.  It’s also heartbreaking to realize that your loved one is becoming more dependent.  Quick flashes of future scenarios race through your mind as you try to sort out your options for caregiving.  Will I have time to provide caregiver services for my loved one?  How will I know if there’s an emergency while I’m away?  This article on the National Care Planning Council site titled Keeping Mom and Dad Safe at Home provides some tips and options in regards to home care.  It emphasizes home safety and safeguarding your loved one’s home to prevent accidents, alarm and tracking devices that your loved one can wear to immediately signal an emergency, and the benefits of utilizing your local Senior Center.

The article also mentions the benefits of a professional homecare agency.  At A-1 Home Care, we offer compassionate and experienced caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for in-home care.  Our caregivers are available for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Corona, Fullerton, Villa Park, Diamond Bar, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

We specialize in Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, After Surgery Care, Post Stroke Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, Hospice Care, and more.  All of our caregivers must have prior experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check and DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, First Aid/CPR training, Malpractice/Liability Insurance, and a personal interview with our office staff.

We are Licensed Bonded and Insured with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and are members of the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Santa Fe Springs, Newport Beach, and Pasadena.

To hire an in-home caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 714-523-4010.

For more information, visit us at Anaheim Hills In Home Care.

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Caregiver & Elder Care Service

At A-1 Home Care, we understand the importance of keeping Elderly and Senior individuals busy with daily activities.  Although their physical or cognitive capabilities might be diminished, it’s always possible to simplify the activities for them to enjoy.  Sometimes it’s hard to think up activities that your loved one would be interested in participating in, which is why it’s important to understand their current and past interests and rekindle their passion for it.  For example, if your loved one enjoys gardening, enjoys card games, collecting things, or any other activity, think of ways to build upon their interest.  If they like to play poker, teach them another card game.

This article by Emillee Seltzer of Aging Care talks about how to create meaningful activities for Elderly individuals.  Although written for individuals with Alzheimer’s, the advice can be applied to all Elderly individuals.

At A-1 Home Care, we can provide a caregiver, nurse aide, or companion who has experience providing daily in-home care for Elderly and Senior individuals.  Our caregivers are available for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.  We understand how busy you are, and want to help keep your loved one happy and busy in their old age.  We can engage your loved one in activities they enjoy, try out new activities, and provide personal care services throughout the day.

Our non-medical caregiver placement agency has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  We serve the communities of Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Brea, Corona, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Orange, Tustin, Irvine, Garden Grove, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  Our caregivers have experience with a range of Elder Care services including Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Arthritis Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and more.

To hire a compatible caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 714-523-4010.

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After Surgery Care in Anaheim Hills

Taking care of an incision after surgery to promote quick healing is very important to decrease the risk of infection.  The caregivers at A-1 Home Care can help you on the road to recovery whether you’ve had a cosmetic surgery, surgery from an injury, or a surgery from a serious medical condition.

The internet is a great resource for finding helpful information.  WebMD provides After Surgery Care information that goes over how to cleanse your incision, how to safely change a dressing, and how to identify an infection.  At A-1 Home Care, our caregivers, nurse aides, and companions are experienced with After Surgery Care and help you fully recover, whether you need help with daily tasks around the house, moving around, cleansing yourself, or caring for your wound.

A-1 Home Care has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  We offer 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Brea, Corona, Fullerton, La Palma, Placentia, Villa Park, Orange, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  Our broad range of Elder Care services include After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and Arthritis Care.

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Diabetic Care in Anaheim Hills

If you or an Elderly or Senior loved one has Diabetes, it’s important to make sure a healthy blood sugar level is maintained at all times.  The caregivers and nurse aides at A-1 Home Care can provide you with experienced in-home Diabetic Care and ensure that your loved one follows doctor orders to control Diabetes and lead a healthy lifestyle.  MedicineNet.com provides 7 Principles for Good Diabetes Care, a helpful resource that you can use as a benchmark to see where you stand on maintaining your Diabetes.

A-1 Home Care provides Diabetic Care for full-time live-in care or hourly part-time care.  Our caregivers can help ensure your loved one takes their medication, eats healthy, and exercises daily.  We serve the communities of Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Brea, Fullerton, Corona, Placentia, Villa Park, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  We provide a range of Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Incontinence Care, Arthritis Care, and Hospice Care.

Our non-medical caregiver agency is Licensed Bonded and Insured, has an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, and Shield Accreditation.  We have prestigious memberships with the National Care Planning Council, Torrance Chamber of Commerce, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce.

For more in-home care information, CALL 714-523-4010 today.

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In Home Care Services in Anaheim Hills, CA

A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills offers quality in-home care services at affordable rates.  Our live-in or live-out caregivers, nurse aides, medical assistants, home helpers, hospital sitters, and babysitters have experience in providing a variety of care services.  We provide service to the residents of Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Brea, Fullerton, Corona, La Palma, Placentia, Villa Park, and other cities in Orange County.

Whether you need part time or full time care in the short term or long term, our care providers can find you a viable solution.  We offer Elder Care services which encompass Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, and Arthritis Care.  We also offer After Surgery Care, Respite Care, Hospice Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care.

If you or your loved one needs immediate care, we offer same day or next day service and are open 24 hours, 7 days a week to provide the care you need.  We’ve been a non-medical home care agency since 1991 and many of our seasoned caregiver veterans have been with us for over ten years.  Many of our younger experienced and qualified caregivers are recruited from various schools such as UEI and Info Tech Career College after they’ve completed programs to become nurse aides and medical assistants.

To hire a compatible caregiver today or for more information, CALL us at (714) 523-4010.

We’re always looking for experienced and compassionate caregivers to hire.  If you or someone you know might be interested in a caregiver career, visit us at A-1 Jobs as we always have employment opportunities.

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