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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)

 

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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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How to Provide In-Home Care without Bruising Your Elderly Loved One’s Ego

A-1 Home Care Mike’s grandmother is 95 years old who takes fierce pride in her independence and great physical health.  With no trace of Alzheimer’s or physical weakness, she continues to do yard work long after her spouse passed away.  Her strong hands yank the weeds from the soil and she works her way around the garden.  At lunch time she fixes herself a hearty, healthy meal and proceeds to manage her property that she has in another state.  With such a competent elderly loved one like that, how would you see her need for senior care?

There are always loopholes, areas of weakness that a mentally acute senior would want to hide because she is still protecting her sense of independence.  Have you looked at her medical records lately?  If you know that your loved one had major surgery in the last few years, do you know if anyone has checked her medical records to make sure she’s all right?  Do not be deceived by her great physical appearance.  How do you bring up the subject of senior care without bruising her ego?

For now, there is only so much you can do, with the permission of your elderly loved one.  However, the day will come when the role of caregiving is suddenly thrust upon you, whether it’s in the form of an ER visit or an unexpected fall.  Too many family members find themselves becoming a caregiver overnight, with no preparation whatsoever.

A-1 Home Care provides short-term and long-term companion care, which is simply friendship.  Seniors often reject a complete stranger to take care of them, but if there’s already a friendship and a level of trust there, the transition to elder care will be that much smoother if your loved one needs a live-in caregiver one day.

You can start now with companion care a few times a week, or if you’re not ready yet, you can call on us for same-day service in case of emergencies.  Companion care entails assistance with the following:

  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Medication reminders
  • Taking vital signs
  • Bathing and grooming
  • Personal care

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency established in 1991.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, A-1 Home Care provides safe, high quality elder care to Anaheim Hills, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, and other cities throughout Orange County.  All of our round-the-clock in-home care services are covered by most long term care insurance providers and veteran benefits.

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

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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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Cataract After-Surgery Care in Anaheim Hills

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What are cataracts?

A cataract is defined as “a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision,” according to the National Eye Institute (NEI).  This disease of the eye is common among the elderly over age 80 and it can affect one or both eyes.  Cataracts produces blurry vision in the eyes and usually requires surgery for correction.

When do cataracts develop?

Early signs of cataracts start to show in middle-aged adults in their 40s or 50s, but they don’t really feel the serious effects until they’re in their 60s.  Although cataracts is usually associated with the elderly, other types of non-age-related cataracts can also develop from trauma, radiation, steroids, diabetes, glaucoma, and genetic factors.

How does cataract surgery help? 

This outpatient surgical procedure replaces your eye lens with an artificial lens.  It is a very common procedure which does not require hospital stay after the surgery.  Surgery after-care is extremely important in taking care of your eyes, and many surgeons won’t allow you to leave the hospital unless you have some post-operative support when you get home, including transportation to and from the surgery site.

Cataract Care after Surgery

A-1 Home Care provides pick-up and drop-off services for surgery patients as well as 24-hour care immediately following the operation.  We team up with local surgery centers like Lasik Vision Institute, NVISION Laser Eye Centers, and Lasik Anaheim Hills to provide you with optimal post-surgery eye care.  Timely medication management, wound care, transportation to aftercare appointments, meal preparation, and assistance with house chores are all part of the post-operative care.  A-1 Home Care is here for you as long as you need us, whether it be a week or a month after your operation date.  Having a caregiver present is really important, especially if unforeseen emergencies pop up like a fever or persistent, increasing pain.

To get a free quote, call A-1 Home Care today (714) 523-4010 or visit us online www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com for more information on after-surgery care. 

In addition to Anaheim Hills, post-surgery services are also available in Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Villa Park, Fountain Valley, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and other cities throughout Orange County.

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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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Anaheim Hills Kidney Disease Care

Acute Renal Failure (ARF) is the medical term for Kidney Disease when the kidneys stop functioning.  ARF usually results from dehydration, toxins in the blood, damage to the kidneys, traumatic injury, ????????????????????????????????????????pregnancy complications and obstruction of urine flow.  Kidney Disease will most likely occur if athletes do not drink enough water, especially during long-distance endurance events, like marathons.  When one or both kidneys start to fail, the individual will experience nausea, ankle swelling, insomnia, and dyspnea (shortness of breath).

Dealing with ARF can be taxing on one’s mental and emotional health.  That is why it’s important to have a caregiver who is compassionate, experienced, and knowledgeable about Kidney DiseaseA-1 Home Care offers exceptional live-in and live-out in-home health care service through their caregivers, home health aides, private duty nurses, and companions.  They assist with regular blood pressure check, medication reminders, and special diet orders from the doctor.

A-1 Home Care provides Kidney Disease Care in Orange County communities like Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Corona, Fullerton, Costa Mesa, and other surrounding cities.

To hire an exceptional caregiver today, call (714) 523-4010 or visit our website:  www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com

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Anaheim Hills Multiple Sclerosis Care

ImageMultiple Sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease which directly affects an individual’s speech and has a host of other neurological symptoms.  Also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, MS is possibly caused by the shut-down of the immune system or the inability of cells to produce myelin, which is vital in order for the nervous system to function properly.  MS can occur in isolated incidences or build up over time.  An individual who suffers from MS may experience tingling, muscle spasms, loss of sensitivity, mood swings or depression, and other symptoms arise from the lesions within the nervous system.

A-1 Home Care provides exceptional Multiple Sclerosis Care in the cities of Anaheim Hills, Tustin, Corona, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, and surrounding cities.  Our compassionate caregivers, home health aides, private duty nurses and companions have a wide range of experiences and are very helpful to families who are in need.

For more information about our affordable live-in and live-out care, please call (714) 523-4010 or visit our website www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com.  To stay up-to-date with current events, please also visit A-1 Home Care through our Facebook and Twitter pages!

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Homecare Fullerton CA

If you or someone you love who is a Senior or Elder lives in Fullerton and needs in home care service, call A-1 Home Care Agency and let us help. We have expert and reliable live in caregivers, nurse aides and home health aides able to assist seniors and the elderly needing Elder & Senior Services, Alzheimer’s CareDiabetes CareDementia CareParkinson’s CareHospice Care and After Surgery Care. We offer outstanding customer service at a reasonable rate. All schedules and care services are customized to accommodate your personal requirements. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide excellent customer service.

A-1 Home Care is proud to provide homecare in FullertonAnaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Brea, Corona, Placentia, Villa Park, City of Orange, Westminster, La Mirada and other cities in San Bernardino CountyOrange County and Los Angeles County

Call A-1 Homecare anytime at (714) 523-4010.

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Home Care Anaheim Hills CA

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed, Bonded and Insured non-medical home care agency in Anaheim Hills that has had the opportunity to work with Anaheim Hills families. We offer affordable and reliable home care services to families of Anaheim Hills including those who had Long Term Care Insurance coverage through the following companies, namely Penn Treaty, John Hancock, Bankers Life and Casualty, Veteran Administration, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, Continental Casualty Company and Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania. Contact A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills today to receive quality home care services you can trust.

A-1 Home Care provides in home care services to residents of  in Anaheim HillsFullerton, Yorba Linda, Brea, Corona, Placentia, Villa Park, City of Orange, Westminster, La Mirada and other cities in San Bernardino CountyOrange County and Los Angeles County

Give us a call at (714) 523-4010 for quality home care services; our lines are open 24/7!

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Anaheim Hills Care for Elderly or Seniors

A-1 Home Care provides exceptional in home Senior Care & Elder Care in Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Brea, Corona, Placentia, Villa Park, City of Orange, Westminster, La Mirada and other cities in San Bernardino County, Orange County and Los Angeles County. Home Care Providers accommodate excellent live in senior care and elderly care services which provides care for elderly or senior s and ensures that your elderly loved one will have all daily tasks accomplished, including cleaning, cooking, washing and so much more. The intricate Senior Care programs we offer will care for your elder relative who suffers from Cancer, hip surgery, Stroke, Parkinson, Dementia, Heart Disease, Alzheimer or is under Hospice Care.

Find out more about our at home Care for Elderly or Seniors in Anaheim Hills, call (714) 523-4010.

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