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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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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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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 http://www.anaheimhillsinhomecare.com 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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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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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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Caregiver & Elder Care Service

At A-1 Home Care, we understand the importance of keeping Elderly and Senior individuals busy with daily activities.  Although their physical or cognitive capabilities might be diminished, it’s always possible to simplify the activities for them to enjoy.  Sometimes it’s hard to think up activities that your loved one would be interested in participating in, which is why it’s important to understand their current and past interests and rekindle their passion for it.  For example, if your loved one enjoys gardening, enjoys card games, collecting things, or any other activity, think of ways to build upon their interest.  If they like to play poker, teach them another card game.

This article by Emillee Seltzer of Aging Care talks about how to create meaningful activities for Elderly individuals.  Although written for individuals with Alzheimer’s, the advice can be applied to all Elderly individuals.

At A-1 Home Care, we can provide a caregiver, nurse aide, or companion who has experience providing daily in-home care for Elderly and Senior individuals.  Our caregivers are available for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.  We understand how busy you are, and want to help keep your loved one happy and busy in their old age.  We can engage your loved one in activities they enjoy, try out new activities, and provide personal care services throughout the day.

Our non-medical caregiver placement agency 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, Brea, Corona, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Orange, Tustin, Irvine, Garden Grove, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  Our caregivers have experience with a range of Elder Care services including Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Arthritis Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and more.

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

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Post Stroke Care

Strokes, also known as “brain attacks” occur when a blood clot blocks an artery or blood vessel, interrupting blood flow to the brain.  This is bad news, as the lack of blood flow causes brain cells to die, which negatively affects the person’s ability to perform abilities that the affected part of the brain once knew.  Strokes can result in disabilities with speech, movement, or memory.

With the help of rehabilitation services from physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech/language pathologists, stroke victims can sometimes regain and refine any skills they once had – however this process could take months to years depending on the severity of brain damage.  This Q & A Fact Sheet from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke provides information on post-stroke rehabilitation, types of disabilities resulting from stroke, medical professionals that can help with rehabilitation, and more.

A-1 Home Care provides post-stroke in-home care services in Anaheim Hills, Corona, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, La Habra, La Mirada, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  We offer caregivers, nurse aides, and companions who are able to assist your Elderly or Senior loved one with day-to-day activities and can follow doctor’s orders or instructions from rehabilitation therapists.  Our caregivers are available for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care services.

A-1 Home Care is a caregiver placement agency in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau.  In addition to Post-Stroke Care, we offer other services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, and Child Care.  If your loved one has long-term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, Veteran Administration, Bankers’ Life & Casualty, and John Hancock.
To hire a post-stroke caregiver today, CALL us at 714-523-4010. 

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Parkinson’s Care for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill

Although there’s still no cure for Parkinson’s Disease, there have been a lot of advances in research for drugs, surgical techniques, and improved devices that are able to improve the quality of life for those who have the disease.  This article on the New York Times has more on some of the latest breakthroughs.

At A-1 Home Care, we offer experienced caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for in-home Parkinson’s Care.  Eating healthy and exercising can help delay the effects of Parkinson’s, and our caregivers can ensure that your Elderly or Senior loved one maintains a healthy lifestyle in addition to other personal care services and activities of daily living that we can assist with.  Whether you need 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care, we can match you with a compatible caregiver.

A-1 Home Care has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and provides service to the communities of Anaheim Hills, Corona, Fullerton, Diamond Bar, Yorba Linda, Santa Ana, Irvine, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  We offer other services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Hospice Care, After Surgery Care, Child Care, and Postpartum Care.
For more information or to hire a Parkinson’s caregiver today, CALL us at 714-523-4010.

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In Home Care Services in Anaheim Hills, CA

A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills offers quality in-home care services at affordable rates.  Our live-in or live-out caregivers, nurse aides, medical assistants, home helpers, hospital sitters, and babysitters have experience in providing a variety of care services.  We provide service to the residents of Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Brea, Fullerton, Corona, La Palma, Placentia, Villa Park, and other cities in Orange County.

Whether you need part time or full time care in the short term or long term, our care providers can find you a viable solution.  We offer Elder Care services which encompass Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Incontinence Care, and Arthritis Care.  We also offer After Surgery Care, Respite Care, Hospice Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care.

If you or your loved one needs immediate care, we offer same day or next day service and are open 24 hours, 7 days a week to provide the care you need.  We’ve been a non-medical home care agency since 1991 and many of our seasoned caregiver veterans have been with us for over ten years.  Many of our younger experienced and qualified caregivers are recruited from various schools such as UEI and Info Tech Career College after they’ve completed programs to become nurse aides and medical assistants.

To hire a compatible caregiver today or for more information, CALL us at (714) 523-4010.

We’re always looking for experienced and compassionate caregivers to hire.  If you or someone you know might be interested in a caregiver career, visit us at A-1 Jobs as we always have employment opportunities.

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