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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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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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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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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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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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