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How to Recognize Early Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Entertainment 1Multiple Sclerosis is common among young women although it can appear in older adults and children.  The usual onset of MS is between ages 20 and 50, and the cause remains a mystery.  This immune disorder attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, which damages the brain’s ability to communicate with the rest of the body.  The level of fatigue with which one struggles is so severe that it interferes with the individual’s ability to perform daily functions.  If you have two or more of the following symptoms, you may want to get a professional medical examination:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Loss of balance
  • Weakness in one of the extremities (arm, leg, etc.)
  • Clumsiness
  • Tingling
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle spasms

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with MS, A-1 Home Care offers affordable live-in and live-out caregiving services that fit every budget under the sun.  Sometimes MS comes and goes, or it can be present throughout one’s life.  Everyone’s experience with MS is different, due to the unpredictable nature of the disorder.  A-1 Home Care is flexible with our scheduling; we understand the ever-changing needs of people’s health.  Long-term and short-term home care services are available according to your needs.

About A-1 Home Care

For over 20 years, A-1 Home Care has been delivering exceptional senior care and other types of in-home care services such as Multiple Sclerosis, Kidney Care, Parkinson’s Care, and Arthritis Care in Anaheim Hills.  Because we are licensed, bonded and insured, you can rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.  Every caregiver who comes to your home is already screened for their criminal background and every professional reference is verified.  You won’t find top-notch quality home care at such low rates anywhere else!

For high quality cancer care, call A-1 Home Care (949) 650-3800 or visit our website for services in Anaheim, Fullerton, La Mirada, La Habra, Whittier, Orange, Tustin and other surrounding cities. 

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Post-Heart Attack Care for Seniors in Anaheim Hills

cancer careDid you know that one in five heart attacks is silent?  The most common cause of heart attacks is coronary artery disease (CAD), which occurs when arteries can no longer transport enough blood to the heart due to narrowed and hardened blood vessels.  Because heart attacks can be silent, it’s important to know the true condition of your cardiovascular health so you may be aware of the signs if you are having a heart attack.  Otherwise, if you wait too long, you may be doing irreparable damage to your heart muscles.  Many families find it helpful to have a trained live-in caregiver around to look for signs of a heart attack in their elderly loved onesA-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills will step right in for you while you’re away at work.

Affordable 24 Hour Cardiac Care for You

You can count on A-1 Home Care’s highly skilled caregivers to provide quality cardiac care for your elderly loved ones.  As aging in place becomes a more popular trend among seniors, more and more families see to it that their loved ones have advanced care planning in place, especially if their elderly loved ones have multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.  A-1 Home Care aims to promote health and cardiac wellness by delivering exceptional non-medical assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, pain relief, bathing, grooming, personal care, incontinence care, and transportation to appointments in Anaheim Hills and beyond.

About A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills

A-1 Home Care is a reputable and well-established home care agency based in Southern California.  As one of the few state-licensed, bonded and insured home care agencies in California, A-1 Home Care delivers exceptional senior care services to families all over Orange County, including cities like Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Fullerton, Placentia, and Laguna Beach.  A-1 Home Care accepts long-term care insurance and veteran benefits, but if you are planning to pay out of pocket, we also offer affordable live-in and live-out services based on your budget, availability and level of care that your loved one needs.

Consult a care manager today by calling (949) 650-3800 or visit our website for more information. 

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Smokers, 45% Higher Risk than Non-Smokers for Alzheimer’s Disease

Happy-at-100-Karsten-Thormaehlen-5Family history, genetics, hypertension, head trauma, age and gender are natural risk factors for Alzheimer’s and dementia, but smokers have a 45% higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s than their non-smoking counterparts, according to a report published by the World Health Organization (WHO).  Smoking hardens your arteries and robs your brain cells of oxygen and vital nutrients, not to mention increasing the risk for stroke, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease and other types of dementia.  The good news is that you can probably reverse or stop the effects of smoking if you kick the habit before age 40.  When it comes to caring for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s at home, A-1 Home Care offers customized, high quality 24-hour care for seniors and their families in Anaheim and other parts of Orange County.

24-Hour Alzheimer’s Care Tailored Just for You

Regardless of the stage that your elderly loved one is in, care managers at A-1 Home Care in Anaheim will discuss your loved one’s needs and develop an elder care plan based on your budget, level of care, and availability.  In the early stages of Alzheimer’s, family members can pitch in and help with errands like grocery shopping, prescription pick-ups and transportation, but as the disease progresses, they will need help from professional in-home caregivers to assist with bathing, dressing, toileting care, lifting and transferring their loved ones in and out of bed.  To reduce the risk of your elderly loved one wandering out of the house while you’re asleep, A-1 Home Care provides 8-hour and 12-hour overnight care so you can sleep peacefully.

A-1 Home Care, the Trusted Name in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency that has been delivering exceptional senior care services since 1991.  We go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to meeting the needs of seniors in our communities.  Families are pleased with our caregivers’ outstanding service, which is why they continually refer friends and relatives to A-1 Home Care in Anaheim.  You will always find a friendly live operator on the other end when you call our 24-hour hotline.  We believe in personable customer care, which means direct connection to a live human being from the beginning to end.  Our elder care and in-home care services are available to you at affordable rates.  Cost should not be an issue when it comes to taking care of your loved ones!

Consult a care manager today by calling (949) 650-3800 or visit our website for services in Anaheim, Fullerton, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and other cities throughout Orange County.

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Disease Dilemma: Why Living With Someone Who Has Diabetes Could Raise Your Risk For Getting It

When it comes to diabetes– a blood disorder most often caused by high glucose levels or too much sugar in the bloodstream over an extended period of time– could simply being around people who have it put you at greater risk for incurring it, too?

According to one recent study reported to the American Diabetes Association, spouses or live-in care providers of people with diabetes were two times more likely to get the blood disease themselves by the following year. In fact, just being in the same home with someone who has diabetes shows a higher risk connection that is by no means negligible– regardless of whether or not both people have similar blood lines, the study found.

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But at A-1 Home Care, seniors with diabetes don’t need to worry about not receiving the care they need, as our expert diabetic caregivers are selfless for their sake. They can provide lasting senior care services to diabetics that include:

  • medication reminders
  • creation and preparation of nutritional meals
  • transportation to and from doctor’s appointments and other engagements
  • light cleaning around the house
  • gardening/yardwork
  • personal care and bathing aid

Even if you’re a senior who doesn’t have diabetes currently or you have an elderly family member who’s at risk for things like pre-diabetes, it’s important to note that the proper preparation for fighting back against diabetes should begin before someone has it– not shortly thereafter. While family history is considered one of the biggest factors for diabetes, this study has placed an emphasis on the environmental effects that can potentially trigger the disease as well, so it’s important to do all that you can now to prepare against it.

If A-1 Home Care’s leading diabetic care solutions is something you or a loved one may benefit from, then call (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400 today. Proudly serving the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, A-1 Home Care extends its services to cities like Garden Grove, Alta Dena, Fountain Valley, Irvine, and Calabasas.

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At Home Hospice Care in Anaheim Hills

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Having a terminally ill loved one is always difficult for all family members involved.  Family members must first come to terms with the fact that their loved one doesn’t have too much time left.  It’s important to take the time to set your loved one’s affairs in order and create meaningful conversations such with end-goals such as creating a legacy for your loved one through voice recordings, letters, or scrap books.  To keep your loved one comfortable is the most important aspect of Hospice Care.

Hospice Care is a service that home care agencies like A-1 Home Care specialize in.  Whether your loved one is in a hospital or a family home, we can provide experienced and compassionate caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.  Our Hospice caregivers are focused on keeping your loved one as comfortable as possible and their pain at a minimum.

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

To interview and hire a Hospice Caregiver today, call us at 714 523 4010 for a free in-home assessment or visit us at Anaheim Hills In Home Care.

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24 Hour Caregivers Can Be Eyes, Ears and Arms for Seniors

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Does your Elderly or Senior loved one have a reliance on vitamins and nutritional supplements?  For whatever reason your loved one takes a supplement, whether to have more energy or enhance their overall health, it’s important for you to know what your loved one is taking and whether it is safe and appropriate. First off, it’s important that whatever your loved one takes is approved by a licensed professional. Just because a supplement is sold over-the-counter doesn’t mean it is safe and that quality DOES matter.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that specializes in Elder Care services such as After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care,Hospice Care, and others. They can monitor your loved ones dose of medical supplements and even wean them off them, as they can make up for all the energy that is needed to fulfill daily chores. All of our caregivers, nurse aides, companions, and home helpers must have prior at home caregiving 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 also provide babysitters, nannies, and mother’s helpers for Child Care services such as Postpartum Care and Special Needs Care.

To hire a caregiver in your area today, visit us at Anaheim Hills In Home Care or call us at 714 523 4010 or 562 929 8400 for a free in-home assessment. We provide 24 Hour Caregivers  in Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda,Fullerton, Villa Park, La Mirada, Brea, Diamond Bar, Garden Grove,Tustin, and others in Orange County.

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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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Aged and Dignified – A-1 Home Care Respects Seniors

According to a study done by the UN in 2009, there is an estimated 455,000 centenarians in the world. A centenarian is a person who has reached the ripe old age of 100. Amazing! As the world ages and we discover more important knowledge on diseases, plants, the universe, etc. we increase the life expectancy for the seniors now and seniors to come.

As an elderly care agency, A-1 Home Care believes that old age deserves respect and recognition. Our Senior and Elderly caregivers hold the same beliefs and that’s why we’ve been given such rave reviews and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. We like to showcase the beauty of age and so we present some photographs of some beautiful centenarians taken by German photographer Karsten Thormaehlen.



Along with providing Senior and Elderly care, our 24 Hour caregivers can also administer assistance in the form of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Incontinence Care, and more! From Diabetic Care to  Heart Attack Care, our in home helpers are certified and professionally trained to manage all facets of elderly home care.


For more information on our 24 Hour services, call our office at 714 523 4010 or 562-929 8400. Visit us at Anaheim Hills In Home Care.

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Anaheim Hills After-Surgery Care

a-1 home care Are you anticipating surgery with overwhelming anxiety?  Is this your first time going through an operation?  Stress can cause you to miss important information and advice from doctors who are trying to prepare you for the big day.  The good news is, with the advent of modern technology, more and more procedures are outpatient surgeries and it usually takes less than 24 hours to complete the operation. Instead of worrying about whether the procedure will be successful, more patients wonder what life will be like after the surgery.

Why After-Surgery Care?

    • Reduce scarring related to plastic surgery procedures
    • Maximize rest time to optimize recovery time
    • Physical limitations after surgery require outside help to prevent unnecessary injuries
    • Certain types of operations, such as eye surgery, require critical post-surgery care
    • Reduce anxiety and stress with the presence of a compassionate, knowledgeable caregiver

What to Expect from After-Surgery Care

  • Pick-up/drop-off transportation services: If you need a ride to the site of operation, our caregivers will take you there and pick you up after surgery so you can make it home safely.
  • Pick up prescriptions: Your personal assistant can run to the pharmacy and pick up any prescriptions you need.
  • Run errands: If you need to stock up on groceries or need help with light housecleaning, laundry and meal preparations, we are here for you! After-surgery care also includes personal care, such as bathing, grooming and oral hygiene.
  • Companionship: Having good company around helps make the recovery time a smooth transition. Let our warm caregivers take your mind off anything that may weigh you down emotionally.

No matter what type of surgery you’ve had, A-1 Home Care provides temporary and permanent post-surgery care for your needs.  We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

Call (714) 523-4010 today or visit our website to find out more about post-surgery care.  We proudly serve the communities of Anaheim Hills, Brea, Yorba Linda, Corona Del Mar, Placentia, Villa Park, Fullerton, La Palma, and all throughout Orange County.

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Anaheim Hills Alzheimer’s Care

a-1 home careAlzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia that affects an individual’s ability to remember and communicate. Conversations can be a frustrating experience if family members do not educate themselves on the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on their loved ones. It’s hard for seniors to think on their feet; oftentimes words don’t come to mind when they are trying to express emotions or communicate an opinion. Other symptoms of Alzheimer’s also include problems with concentration, hypersensitivity to the environment, confusion with language, inability to filter out background noises, and remembering simple steps such as balancing a checkbook.

When family members cannot stay home to take care of their loved ones, they rely on attentive caregivers and companions to assist their elderly loved one. A-1 Home Care provides experienced companions to take care of daily routines such as bathing, grooming, personal care, meal preparation, and much more! If you need overnight care for your loved one so you can get a full night’s sleep, A-1 Home Care is here for you! If you need someone on stand-by to make sure that no accidents happen while you’re away at work, A-1 Home Care will see to it that your loved one will not be neglected.

To get a free assessment today, please call A-1 Home Care (714) 523-4010 or visit our website for a more comprehensive list of services we offer. Affordable Alzheimer’s Care is available in Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Corona, Villa Park, La Palma, Costa Mesa and other cities in Orange County.

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