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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

Daily Assistance 24 Hours a Day in Anaheim Hills

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 www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com for services in Anaheim, Fullerton, La Mirada, La Habra, Whittier, Orange, Tustin and other surrounding cities. 

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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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Sensitive Ways to Show Cancer Care Support without Appearing Intrusive

cancer careYour elderly loved one is keenly aware that his time on earth is limited.  The holidays are near, and your loved one (perhaps your parent or your in-law) has never been easy to get along with in the first place, yet your heart is filled with compassion because of his situation.  As you make arrangements for hospice care, you also want to show sensitivity to your loved ones during this difficult time, but no one is really opening up and talking about their feelings.  The elephant in the room seems to grow bigger by the hour.  The individual with cancer becomes more hostile as the days pass, making it even more difficult for you and your spouse to show love and support.  How do you break the barriers between you and your elderly loved one?

Oftentimes a third party is required to break the ice.  A-1 Home Care provides professional, high quality hospice care through compassionate caregivers who are experienced with bereavement and grief support.  Here’s what you can expect from our hospice caregivers:

  • Emotional support – knowing when to listen, how to ask the right questions, how to draw out your elderly loved ones, breaking down the walls they’ve built, talk about memories, pictures, albums, etc.
  • Ameliorate fears and concerns
  • Emotional support for the whole family
  • Spiritual support – readings from scriptures or the loved one’s favorite books and magazines; praying with your loved one; matching our caregivers’faith with your loved one’s faith
  • Daily assistance with basic chores such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care, oral hygiene, dressing and bathing
  • Patient positioning
  • Applying Grief Recovery principles for your loved ones and the whole family

When we provide comfort for the dying, we sometimes forget ourselves in the process but we, too, need comfort, because we are losing a loved one and the mourning process won’t be easy.  Unless you are a certified Grief Recovery specialist, an experienced grief volunteer or bereavement professional, having to educate yourself by reading pamphlets and books about palliative care will not really provide you comfort.  Having an expert from A-1 Home Care will go a long way for you, and it will be one of the best decisions you’ve made for your family.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency based in Southern California.  Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has delivered exceptional in-home care services to seniors and their families all over Anaheim Hills.  Because we are licensed, bonded and insured, your loved ones are in good hands.  Our caregivers are thoroughly screened for their criminal backgrounds, DMV records and sex offender checks.  All professional references are verified.  As one of the few home care agencies that have successfully received licensure from the State of California, we offer you the best and highest quality of senior care available.

For high quality hospice care, call A-1 Home Care (949) 650-3800 or visit our website www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com for services in Anaheim, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Tustin and other cities throughout Orange County.

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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 www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com for more information. 

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Anaheim Hills In-Home Care for Seniors with Kidney Disease

a-1 home care downey in home caregiverThe ninth leading cause of death in the United States, chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects about 10% of adults, according to statistics from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).  Chronic kidney disease is characterized by swelling in the legs and feet, reduced urine output, persistent nausea, excessive drowsiness, pain or pressure in the chest area, and in extreme cases, seizures and comatose.  CKD comes in five different forms: acute intrinsic kidney failure, chronic prerenal kidney failure, chronic intrinsic kidney failure, and chronic post-renal kidney failure.  Here’s the good news:  High quality, affordable 24 hour kidney care is available for seniors in the comfort of their own home!

What do seniors with CKD need?

Many seniors who have been diagnosed with CKD need a kidney transplant to avoid further health dangers.  As they wait for a kidney donor, they need help with dialysis, which is a mechanic filtering system that helps their bodies filter waste.  Your elderly loved one’s doctor may prescribe dialysis treatment using a large machine or a portable catheter bag.  Dialysis treatment at a center could take hours; having an affable caregiver around would be a pleasant distraction for your loved one.  A-1 Home Care’s kidney in-home care services include assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, bathing, grooming, dressing, and transportation to dialysis centers around Anaheim or Anaheim Hills.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care offers affordable renal care with cream-of-the-crop caregivers from around Southern California.  There are caregivers in every city in Orange County, from Anaheim to Fullerton, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.  Distance and scheduling are not issues since you can find in-home care assistance practically in every city.  Choose from part-time respite care to 24-hour live-in care according to your needs.  A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency, which means your elderly loved ones are protected from senior predators.  We conduct all the criminal background investigations, professional reference verifications and DMV checks so you can have a peace of mind.

Consult a care manager today by calling (949) 650-3800 or visit our website www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com 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 www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com 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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Anaheim Hills Arthritis Care: Minimize Joint Pain with Assistance from Caregivers

Asian NurseJoint inflammation occurs when two or more joints swell with excessive fluid at the point where they connect.  Symptoms such as pain, stiffness, or a joint that appears larger than normal are signs that your joints may be inflamed.  Many diseases and health conditions share this symptom in common – osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, infectious (septic) arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.  Among the elderly, osteoporosis is the leading cause of chronic disability for older adults over age 70, according to an online source.  Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) affects people of all ages, though women are three times more likely to get RA than men.  A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills helps seniors manage their arthritic symptoms with various therapy techniques in the comfort of their own home.

Day-to-Day Functions with Ease

Because moving one’s inflamed joints is so painful, arthritis makes day-to-day living very difficult for seniors.  They could hardly write or use a utensil to eat.  When they walk, they have to bend over to minimize the joint pain which may cause limping.  Mobility is severely limited; oftentimes rainy weather or certain activities like standing up from a seated position would aggravate the pain.  A-1 Home Care’s certified home health aides are trained in energy-conservation education, joint-protection education, and hot and cold therapies among other formal training.  In addition to helping your elderly loved ones alleviate joint pain, our round-the-clock caregivers will cook, clean, bathe, groom, and provide personal care for your loved ones 24 hours a day.  They will take your parents or grandparents anywhere in Anaheim Hills or beyond for medical appointments, dental appointments and prescription pick-ups.

24-Hour Arthritis Care You Can Count On

A-1 Home Care, a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency, has been taking care of seniors in Anaheim Hills, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Fullerton and other areas in Orange County for 25 years!  We meticulously pick our caregivers, certified home health aides, certified nurse aides and licensed vocational nurses to give you the best elder care at the most competitive prices in Southern California.  Because we are licensed, bonded and insured, you will not have to worry about any shady characters trying to cheat them for their own personal gain.  We are dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Our care managers will work with your budget, needs and scheduling availability.

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

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Anaheim Hills Home Care: Sustaining the Link between the Elderly & Their Doctors

a-1 home care breast cancer early detectionHow strong is your elderly loved one’s relationship with his or her primary care provider?  According to University of British Columbia research, patients with chronic conditions are more likely to maintain or improve their own health if they have an ongoing relationship with their primary healthcare (PHC) provider.  Common chronic conditions include Diabetes and Arthritis; if your elderly loved one has Alzheimer’s and Dementia, however, is she capable of sustaining that much needed rapport with her physician?  If you don’t live with your elderly parents, how can you be sure that they are receiving the regular care and attention they need from their doctors?  A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills provides 24 hour care for seniors who live alone or with family members who may need live-in assistance for their loved ones.

Caregivers play a crucial role in connecting their care recipients with their physicians.  Seniors with impaired cognition are unlikely to report accurate results of their health, and they need family members or in-home caregivers to give an account for their vital signs, progress, and potential problems.  A-1 Home Care has caregivers in Anaheim Hills and surrounding areas who will come to your elderly loved one’s home to check in, assist with household chores, make meals, give rides to medical and dental appointments, and be a delightful companion to ease senior loneliness.  You can also request caregivers to stay 24 hours a day to keep your loved ones safe from danger.

Managing senior care has never been easier.  With help from A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills, you can count on highly skilled caregivers, certified nurse aides, certified home health aides and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) to provide excellent senior care.  You can choose language preference, as we have a large pool of caregivers from diverse cultural backgrounds, ranging from Cambodian, Filipino, Chinese, and Middle Eastern to Hispanic and African-American.  Rest assured that A-1 Home Care conducts an extensive criminal background check and thoroughly verifies all professional references before allowing a caregiver to enter your home.  A-1 Home Care is licensed, bonded and insured.

 

For more information, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com.  We have service locations all over Orange County, including Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Fullerton

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Anaheim Hills In-Home Care: Total Western Diet Prolongs Chronic Pain

a-1 home careThe Total Western Diet could be totally wrong for your health!  What does the TWD consist of, you may ask?  This diet, mostly consumed in the United States, contains mostly carbohydrates, saturated and monounsaturated fats.  In other words, think pizza, French fries, burgers and lots of red meat.  “Because poor diet heightens hypersensitivity, patients with chronic pain who regularly practice bad diet habits are likely to experience exaggerated pain responses and recovery from injury or surgery,” says Dr. Robert Sorge of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Do you have an elderly loved one recovering from recent surgery?  Do you have chronic aches and pains that don’t seem to go away?  Let A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills take care of you.

 

How TWD Prolongs Your Pain

After getting discharged from the hospital for a surgical procedure, your rate of recovery will depend on what you eat.  According to a study published in The Journal of Pain, results show that poor dietary habits alter your perception of pain, and there is a direct link between increased pain and poor diet quality.  If you were accustomed to eating burgers, pizza and fries prior to surgery, it won’t be easy breaking that habit after the operation.  With help from A-1 Home Care’s post-surgery aide, you can get the motivation you need by letting someone else make delicious, healthy meals so you can recover much more quickly.  Live-in 24 hour in-home care includes meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, companionship and more.

 

Affordable Help at Home for Anaheim Hills Residents

A-1 Home Care offers a variety of in-home care services, from post-surgery care to specialized care such as Parkinson’s Care, Alzheimer’s Care, and Arthritis Care.  Customer satisfaction is 100% guaranteed, which is why this licensed, bonded and insured home care agency continues to thrive even after 24 years.  All caregivers are First-Aid/CPR-trained, and you may request a certified home health aide, certified nurse assistant or licensed vocational nurse (LVN).  A-1 Home Care provides non-medical care for families in Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Costa Mesa, Placentia, Tustin, Orange, Newport Beach, and other cities throughout Orange County.

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

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Anaheim Hills Multiple Sclerosis Care: Dangerous Diets

a-1 home careWhat do bagels, cottage cheese, crackers and donuts have in common?  These foods all contain high levels of salt that could dangerously interact with your genetic make-up, raising your risk for Multiple Sclerosis.  Although the cause of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is unknown, studies show a direct link between diets high in sodium and this debilitating autoimmune disease, which afflicts about 3 million Americans every year.   Even though no cure is available yet, individuals with MS benefit from treatment that alleviates some symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, and bowel and bladder malfunction.  A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills offers in-home care solutions to assist with treatment and activities of daily living.

Live-In Multiple Sclerosis Care

Are you looking for reliable caregiving services for yourself or a loved one with MS?  Look no further than A-1 Home CareA warm and compassionate caregiver will administer medication as needed when MS attacks occur.  For nights when you can’t sleep, an overnight caregiver will stay up all night and lend a listening ear if you feel like talking or just watching television.  If you live with family members who don’t understand your mood swings that are peculiar to Multiple Sclerosis, you can always turn to a trusted certified nurse aide who knows how to meet your needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Live-in and live-out in-home care provides the necessary relief for the whole family.  Caregiver services include meal preparation, household chores, bathing, grooming, and transportation to appointments anywhere in Anaheim Hills or neighboring cities.

Still Going Strong after 24 Years

A-1 Home Care started in 1991 as a licensed, bonded and insured non-medical home care agency.  Today, 24 years later, A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills is still going strong, thanks to the dedicated, hard-working professional caregivers, certified nurse aides, hospice caregivers, hospital sitters, MS caregivers, and certified home health aides who made this possible.  If your loved one’s needs are changing, our flexible scheduling will change with you.  You can start off with part-time hourly in-home care and increase your hours as needed.  We are here to help you and meet every need you have.

Consult a care manager today by calling (949) 650-3800 or visit our website www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com for more information.  A-1 Home Care has service locations all over Orange County, including Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Fullerton

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