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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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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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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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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