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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 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 for more information. 

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Anaheim Hills Home Care: Sustaining the Link between the Elderly & Their Doctors

a-1 home care breast cancer early detectionHow strong is your elderly loved one’s relationship with his or her primary care provider?  According to University of British Columbia research, patients with chronic conditions are more likely to maintain or improve their own health if they have an ongoing relationship with their primary healthcare (PHC) provider.  Common chronic conditions include Diabetes and Arthritis; if your elderly loved one has Alzheimer’s and Dementia, however, is she capable of sustaining that much needed rapport with her physician?  If you don’t live with your elderly parents, how can you be sure that they are receiving the regular care and attention they need from their doctors?  A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills provides 24 hour care for seniors who live alone or with family members who may need live-in assistance for their loved ones.

Caregivers play a crucial role in connecting their care recipients with their physicians.  Seniors with impaired cognition are unlikely to report accurate results of their health, and they need family members or in-home caregivers to give an account for their vital signs, progress, and potential problems.  A-1 Home Care has caregivers in Anaheim Hills and surrounding areas who will come to your elderly loved one’s home to check in, assist with household chores, make meals, give rides to medical and dental appointments, and be a delightful companion to ease senior loneliness.  You can also request caregivers to stay 24 hours a day to keep your loved ones safe from danger.

Managing senior care has never been easier.  With help from A-1 Home Care in Anaheim Hills, you can count on highly skilled caregivers, certified nurse aides, certified home health aides and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) to provide excellent senior care.  You can choose language preference, as we have a large pool of caregivers from diverse cultural backgrounds, ranging from Cambodian, Filipino, Chinese, and Middle Eastern to Hispanic and African-American.  Rest assured that A-1 Home Care conducts an extensive criminal background check and thoroughly verifies all professional references before allowing a caregiver to enter your home.  A-1 Home Care is licensed, bonded and insured.


For more information, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit  We have service locations all over Orange County, including Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Fullerton

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In Home Caregivers for Children and Elders Near Anaheim Hills

In Home caregivers can be great assistance when it comes to assisting Elderly patients, children or those with special needs.  Caregivers can assist with daily activities such as dressing, bathing, preparing meals, picking up prescriptions and much more. A-1 Home Care can assist by matching the best caregiver to fit your needs. Our caregivers are great with Personal Care, respite care, light housecleaning and Companionship. Caregivers can assist in personal care by helping elders with bathing, dressing, housekeeping, eating, transportation and accompanying a client to doctor appointments.

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A-1 Home Care’s nurse aides and caregivers have been serving seniors in Anaheim Hills for 23 years. To hire a trustworthy caregiver today, call A-1 Home Care at (949) 650-3800 or visit us online A-1 Home Care Anaheim Hills for more information about caregiver services in Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Garden Grove, Orange, Hunting Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and other surrounding areas.

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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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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 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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Arthritis Care in Anaheim Hills

a-1 home careWhat do soda, coffee and tea have in common?  These beverages all have tannic acid, a certain type of chemical that is harmful for the joints.  Although recognized as “safe” by the Food and Drug Administration, the widespread use of tannin acid in drinks has caused a myriad of health problems gone undetected in their connection to popular beverage consumption.  Among these health problems are heart burn, indigestion, ulcers, cancer, intestinal damage, and arthritis.  Studies show that high consumption of tannic acid decreases bone density and interferes with the body’s ability to absorb calcium.  This leads to arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints.  Symptoms include insomnia, muscular aches and pain (especially during movement), disfigured hands and feet, weight loss, and fatigue.

Due to pain during movement, most people who suffer from arthritis are reluctant to exercise, yet physical exercise is the very thing that can help alleviate the symptoms of arthritis.  Caregivers, home health aides, and companions are helpful when it comes to executing the doctor’s orders for your loved ones.  They provide emotional support, motivation and physical assistance in the comfort of your own home if family members are away at work or carrying on with their own lives.

To learn more about the benefits of Arthritis Care, call A-1 Home Care (714) 523-4010 or visit our website for services in Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, and surrounding areas.

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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:

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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. 

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