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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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Depression & Companionship for Elderly & Seniors

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There are many factors in an Elderly loved one’s life that can cause them to be depressed.  They may be worried about their health, have a disease such as Parkinson’s or Diabetes that causes stress and depression, suffer from loneliness, or experienced the recent loss of a friend or loved one.  Signs that your loved one is depressed can be strikingly clear, but for adult children who don’t see their Elderly parents often,depression is usually overlooked.  Some signs of depression include any changes like signs of housework not being done, changes to your loved one’s physical appearance or withdrawal and crankiness.

Companionship can be a great way for Elderly individuals to get their minds off the things that are bothering them.  When you can’t be there for your Elderly loved one, A-1 Home Care can provide compassionate and qualified caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for 24 hour live-in careor hourly part-time care.  For those of you who have never considered home care before and don’t know too much about it, check this article titled Care At Home to familiarize yourself with some of the basics and know what to look for in a good home care agency and caregiver.

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 theBetter Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  We specialize in Elder Care services such as Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care,Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Hospice Care, and other services in Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Corona, Fullerton, Placentia, Villa Park, La Mirada,Garden Grove, and all of Los Angeles County and Orange County.

All of our caregivers must have prior work experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check, DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, First Aid/CPR training, Malpractice/Liability insurance, and a personal interview with our office staff.

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

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

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Anaheim Hills Heart Attack Care

????????????????????????????????????????Heart attacks and Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) are normally associated with seniors, but according to a recent article in Harvard Health Publications (2009), about 10% of heart attacks occur in men as young as 45. Lifestyle habits play a huge influencing role in the occurrence of heart attacks. Smoking half a pack of cigarettes a day increases the chances of heart attack by 50%. An “age”-old problem is becoming a “pediatric” problem, as evidenced by the examination of over 700 deceased teens and young adults in a research study just last year.

As myocardial infarction becomes more common, it’s important to know the symptoms if you are having a heart attack. Look for signs of shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, discomfort in other areas of your upper body, and cold sweat. These symptoms persist for more than 30 minutes. After your first heart attack, repeat heart attacks are likely to occur if you don’t change your diet or lifestyle habits.

Life after a heart attack can be made easier with a companion by your side. No doubt, lifestyle habits are hard to break if you are trying to recover from a heart attack, especially after hospitalization. Home care agencies such as A-1 Home Care offer help with daily chores, transportation and personal care. They can be a great team player if you have a medical team of doctors and nurses who are helping you in your cardiac rehabilitation.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Examine all the options you have now by calling (714) 523-4010 or visit http://www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com for exceptional heart attack care. A-1 Home Care serves Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Newport Beach, Villa Park, Costa Mesa and other cities throughout Orange County.

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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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Anaheim Hills ALS In-Home Health Care

 

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Lou Gherig’s Disease, otherwise known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), affects an individual’s ability to voluntarily control his muscles.  This motorneurone disease starts with the degeneration of motor neurons within the brain and spinal cord due to malnutrition.  When muscles receive insufficient nourishment, that region starts to deteriorate and “harden” (sclerosis).  Early symptoms of ALS include dyspnea (difficulty with breathing), dysphagia (difficulty with swallowing), and dysarthria (difficulty with speech).  In the late stages of Lou Gherig’s Disease, the atrophy of muscles is so far advanced that the individual loses total control over the voluntary movement of his muscles and becomes completely paralyzed.

Although there is no known cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the affected individual can obtain care from family and friends who gain as much knowledge as possible about ALS.  As the in-home health care trend becomes more widespread, seniors are opting to stay at home to receive in-home health care in the comfort of their home environment.  A-1 Home Care provides specialized non-medical care for individuals with ALS.  Our in-home health companions, hospital sitters, home health aides, and caregivers are professionally trained and knowledgeable about the disease so that family members do not have to worry about their loved ones.

Allow us at A-1 Home Care to provide personal round-the-clock care, live-out or live-in care, so that you can put your mind at ease.  A-1 Home Care serves the communities of Orange County in Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Orange, Anaheim, Corona, Tustin, Santa Ana, and surrounding cities.

Call us now (714) 523-4010 or visit our website www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com

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Caregiving for Stroke Victims in Anaheim Hills

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When an Elderly or Senior loved one suffers a stroke, it can be difficult for a family member to know how to be as supportive as possible in the aftermath.  You might not have too much knowledge about stroke except that it can be caused by having high blood pressure, eating poorly, or smoking.  A stroke occurs when brain tissue is deprived of oxygen because of a blood vessel clot (ischemic) or blood vessel burst (hemorrhagic).  Depending on the level of brain tissue damage your loved one suffered, recovery may be short term or long term and they may have to undergo rehabilitation for paralysis, memory/thinking, or speech/language complications.

When your loved one is ready to come home to live independently, they’ll most likely still need living assistance until they are able to complete tasks of daily living on their own.  While recovering, it’s important to follow doctor’s orders and lead a healthy lifestyle that will prevent a recurring stroke.  This section of the American Stroke Association’s site titled Healthy Living After Stroke serves as a great starting point resource in emphasizing the importance of nutrition and physical activity for post stroke survivors.  Check it out here.

It can be difficult to put aside work or other obligations to provide 24 hour care for a loved one who has just come home after emergency treatment or rehabilitation for a stroke.  At A-1 Home Care, we provide Post Stroke Care in Anaheim Hills, CA to help your loved one get their life back on track.  Our compassionate and experienced Post Stroke caregivers can assist with compliance of doctor/therapist orders, activities of daily living, personal care, exercise, and preparing nutritional meals.

Whether you need a caregiver for 24 hour Live-In Care or want to provide some of the care yourself and only need a caregiver for Hourly In Home Care on some days, we can accommodate any scheduling needs.

All of our compassionate 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 serve the OC communities of Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Brea, Corona, Fullerton, La Palma, Placentia, Villa Park, La Mirada, Tustin, Garden Grove, Westminster, and others in Orange County.

To interview and hire a compassionate Post Stroke caregiver today, 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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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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Anaheim Hills Live In Care for Elderly & Senior

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For individuals who are hiring a caregiver for the first time, it may be difficult to know where to begin.  At A-1 Home Care, we understand the need for urgent help for care of a loved one because it’s impossible for you to provide full-time care.  This article titled 10 Tips for Hiring and Employing a Caregiver should help you get started.  It provides a list of questions you should ask the home care agency, questions you should ask caregiver candidates, and things to do after you hire a caregiver to ensure things are running smoothly.

At A-1 Home Care, we offer Live-in Care for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals on a 24 hour basis or hourly part-time basis.  Our caregivers, nurse aides, and companions must have prior experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check and DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical homecare agency that is Licensed Bonded and Insured since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  We specialize in Elder Care services such as Live-In Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, and more in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Corona, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, La Mirada, Villa Park, Irvine, and others in Orange County.

To hire a compassionate Live-In caregiver today, CALL us at 714-523-4010. 

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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Cancer Care & Caregiver Service

 

A Cancer diagnosis can be a very scary time for the individual and family.  Cancer can occur in many parts of the body and happens when abnormal cells start to grow out of control and form a tumor.  The cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body and form new tumors.  Whatever type of cancer you or your loved one has – whether it’s Leukemia, Lymphoma, Lung Cancer, Bladder Cancer, or any other, we at A-1 Home Care sympathize with you and your family and want you to know that our caregivers, nurse aides, and companions will always be available to assist with in-home care.

We know that having Cancer can result in many symptoms during different stages of the disease such as pain, fatigue, anxiety, nausea, constipation, and loss of appetite.  Our caregivers can help you get through each day to make you as comfortable as possible.  Our experienced Cancer caregivers can assist with tasks such as medication reminders, helping with personal grooming & hygiene, incontinence, healthy meal preparation, handling household duties, and anything else your loved one needs.  Cancer.net is a great resource that has information about cancer types, coping strategies, survivorship, and even more.

A-1 Home Care has been in business since 1991, is Licensed Bonded and Insured, has an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, and Shield Accreditation.  We provide Cancer Care and other Elder Care services in Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Brea, Diamond Bar, Corona, Fullerton, Placentia, Villa Park, Orange, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  If your loved one carries long term insurance coverage, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, John Hancock, Veteran Administration, and Bankers’ Life & Casualty.

To hire a Cancer caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 514-523-4010.

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