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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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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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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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Exceptional After Surgery Care Options Abound In Anaheim Hills

Did you know that even during your stay in a hospital following a surgical procedure, you can enjoy round-the-clock hospital sitters at the most affordable prices available anywhere?

At A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills, our friendly caregivers provide after surgery care options that keep seniors relaxed and relieved during the entirety of their hospital stay. Each caregiver on staff comes with helping hands and a golden heart to serve people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

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A-1 Home Care provides long-lasting after surgery care services to the home that include:

  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • maintenance inside the home including vacuuming, dusting, dishwashing, laundry, and trash
  • assistance with mobility
  • maintenance outside the home including yard work and gardening tasks
  • transportation of items you need from the home during your hospital stay
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care provides care to communities throughout Los Angeles and Orange County and has done so for the past quarter century and counting. Each caregiver provides numerous senior care solutions like arthritis care for people with brittle bones and sore joints, Alzheimer’s and dementia care for people with cognitive decline, and even general companionship for those needing a friend in the home. After all, we are dedicated to making sure that no seniors gets left behind along the road to better home health!

To discover more about the exceptional after surgery care options available in Southern California today, contact a friendly caregiver at (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care also serves neighboring senior communities in Villa Park, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Orange, and Fullerton.

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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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Expert Heart Disease And COPD Care Options Relieve Anaheim Hills Elders

Is you or a loved one suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or general heart disease in the home? Characterized by coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing, COPD can necessitate immediate active care that’s provided around-the-clock.

At A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills, seniors with heart issues receive the heart disease care they need from the helpful hands and golden hearts of compassionate caregivers they can trust. The COPD caregiving solutions at A-1 Home Care help your loved one(s) enjoy life in the home going forward.

A-1 Home Care Elder Care

Each diverse caregiving professional at A-1 Home Care encourages and assists people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, to receive the exceptional and long-lasting care they deserve at the most convenient location available to them: their very own home.

A-1 Home Care also provides in-home care to the youth, providing special needs care for children with autism and Asperger’s as well as hospice care for end-of-life elders. These diverse elder care services have helped the non-medical caregiving agency of choice retain such an honor in Los Angeles and Orange County for the past quarter century and counting already– with many more years to come fast approaching on the horizon!

If you would like to find out more about the daily diverse, always affordable, and equally exceptional caregiver options that are at your disposal when you choose A-1 Home Care, then call a friendly caregiver today by dialing (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is happy to serve elders throughout surrounding communities, including in cities ranging from Glendora and San Dimas along the 210 freeway to Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and Orange near the 55 freeway.

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Brain Injury Caregivers Relieve In-Home Elders In Anaheim Hills

If your loved one has suffered a traumatic head injury, the leading brain injury care options in Los Angeles and Orange County are here to help– and all at a moment’s notice.

At A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills, we provide exceptional caregiving expertise from the comfort and convenience of the home with gentle brain injury care experts who come fully equipped with helping hands and a golden heart to serve others. Each diverse caregiver on staff provides in-home assistance for elders from all walks of life, including Asian, Middle Eastern, Jewish, and European.

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Some of the specific caregiving services provided in the home by A-1 Home Care include:

  • assistance with household chores like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • “brain games” and other cognition improving activities
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also provides elder care services that include hospice care for the terminally ill, epilepsy and seizure care, and even after surgery care for people who have been temporarily displaced in a medical setting following an injury or invasive surgical procedure. It’s this dedication to excellence that has kept seniors healthy and happy in the home for the past 25 years and counting already!

You can learn more about the exceptional brain injury care options available at A-1 Home Care when you pick up the phone and dial (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care also serves neighboring communities in Diamond Bar, Yorba Linda, Villa Park, San Dimas, and Fullerton.

 

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