Fun Easter Activities to Enjoy with Your Grandchildren

Our twenty-hour hour in-home care services, here at A-1 Home Care, makes it possible for our seniors to spend some quality time with their loved ones on the holidays, including Easter. With our assistance, our caregivers are able to contribute to their routine duties such as kitchen duty from baking, cooking, and cleaning to monitoring medication so our seniors will never forget what time to take their next doze. The holidays can be stress free and you can do so by giving our Downey office  310-657-8780 or our headquarters in Santa Fe Springs 562-929-8400 a call to speak with one of our representatives.

So, sit back and relax because with our caretakers on-call, you can finally spend some one on one time with the grandchildren, working on different activities such as:

  • Painting, stuffing, and hiding eggs for the Easter Egg hunt.
  • “Time Machine” — a game where each individual writes down a note to themselves, advice that they will return to the following year. So, be sure to keep this note safe and secured in a plastic egg.
  • “Ray of Light” — break off a piece of a glow stick and place each of the parts into a plastic egg for a night game of the Easter Egg Hunt.
  • Pin the Cottontail on the Bunny — just like pin the tail on the donkey.
  • Balancing Egg — if you are up to it, enjoy a relay race of balancing an egg on a spoon with a partner, just as long as both of you do not drop the egg.

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Stress Management tips for Downey Seniors & Elderly

Life is a roller coaster. It has its many ups, and then it has many downs. It can, sometimes, seem appropriate to say that many events that are occur are painful; although, they are unexpected, therefore, out of our control. That is something we at A-1 Home Care try to our best to let you know — when there is bad, we want you to see the good. Our positive and strong-willed in-home AND 24-hour service caregivers  in Downey want you to know that everything will be okay. Our certified caregivers do what it takes to assist you and your needs to maintain, not only, a healthy but a happy living as well.

In life, as we grow, it almost seems that our number of problems do too. A-1 Home care caregivers are here to help you reduce any stressors in your life, whether it may be a physical, mental, or financial matter. Some ways to cope with your stress can vary per individual, however, most find this list helpful in their every day life:

  • Read — whether you do so quietly or aloud to  yourself solo or with others, pick up that book you have always wanted to try out or finish or something inspirational to start your day off.
  • Pray
  • Play with a pet
  • Change of scenery — sometimes, getting out of our norm “daily routine” will be a real eye opener on how it is needed.
  • Exercise
  • Laugh — they say laughter is the best medicine and it can be.

Here, at A-1 Home Care we strive to connect with you. It is important for someone to understand what you want. Even if that is sharing a laugh with someone. If you would like to get in touch with our Downey office, you can give us a ring at 562-929-8400. We are also in neighboring cities such as Whittier, Pico Rivera, Cerritos and more!

 

Outstanding Respite Care Services Soothe Family Caregivers In Downey

Are you a family caregiver who’s tired, irritable, or simply needs some time away from caring for your loved one? It’s nothing to be ashamed about, as many family caregivers today are otherwise left overwhelmed—and that’s never a good thing for anybody involved!

At A-1 Home Care in Downey, family caregivers can feel comfortable about the time they’re taking to rest up and reboot. That’s because A-1 Home Care has specialized caregivers who offer affordable respite care services in the home, exemplifying what it means to provide the best—so you can leave behind the rest.

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Some of the caregiving services that A-1 Home Care offers include:

  • assistance with household responsibilities including dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks including watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services including bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • assistance with mobility
  • transportation to and from medical appointments as well as 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
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care’s in-home senior care options tailor to people of all walks of life, and have already helped elders from many different economic backgrounds and influences including Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Jewish. A-1 Home Care is proud to provide caregiver options that also include heart attack care, live-in care, and hospice care for the terminally-ill.

You can find out more about the caregiving solutions available at A-1 Home Care when you call a friendly caregiver by dialing (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care also serves nearby communities in Los Angeles and Orange County that include Whittier, Cerritos, Long Beach, Seal Beach, and La Mirada.

Expert Diabetes Care Reaches Out To Seniors In Downey

Having diabetes is something many seniors suffer from today, and with America’s fast food diet, the rates are only rising.

At A-1 Home Care in Downey, compassionate caregivers come out to the comfort of the home and offer affordable assistance to diabetic patients in need. These diabetic care services abound in Los Angeles and Orange County because of the expert live-in caregivers on staff and their precise attention to detail, along with their helping hands that are always ready and willing to improve life in the home.

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These diverse caregiving services allow elders from all walks of life to receive the most lasting senior care options in Southern California, and only at the most affordable prices found anywhere.

The caregivers at A-1 Home Care bring home care solutions that include:

  • help with chores around the home
  • help with yard work and gardening duties
  • help with dressing, grooming, bathing, and other personal services
  • preparation of delicious and nutritious meals
  • assistance with mobility around the home
  • enjoyable conversation and conversation
  • medication reminders and administration
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other engagements
  • child care
  • special needs care

A-1 Home Care’s hourly caregivers provide a number of care options, including mental health care like Alzheimer’s and dementia care as well as physical well-being care that includes arthritis and cancer care. These diverse caregiving services have helped people of every race, language, and culture enjoy the highest-quality home care for as long as they need.

For more information about why A-1 Home Care is the non-medical elder care agency of choice in Los Angeles and Orange County, contact a compassionate caregiver today at (562) 929-8400 or (626) 287-0250. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve adjacent communities of Downey that include La Mirada, Cerritos, Encino, Long Beach, and Arcadia.

A-1 Home Care Hosts Gift Drive for Seniors

j hern xmasThis year, A-1 Home Care is bringing holiday cheer to seniors at the Whittier Senior Center on Wednesday, December 3, with prizes like new canes and walkers.  It’s a time for younger folks and able-bodied adults to spend quality time with disadvantaged seniors whose loved ones may have passed away or are unable to be there with them during this season.  Partnering with local community centers like Whittier Senior Center, Downey Care Center, and Parnell Community Center, A-1 Home Care is hosting a Charitable Gift Drive and any senior is eligible to enter this drawing by signing up on our Facebook page.  You can also help a deserving senior by entering their name, contact information and description of their situation by messaging us on Facebook.

Giving back to seniors in Downey, Whittier, La Mirada, Norwalk, Cerritos, Lakewood and surrounding areas is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give this year.  If you are interested in donating new medical supplies or other gadgets that seniors may enjoy, you can contact us at (562) 929-8400 and ask for Jackie Brown, Case Manager.  If you are an individual who’d like to give the gift of time and companionship, you are more than welcome to join us tomorrow at the Whittier Senior Center at 10:00 am at the address below:

13225 Walnut St.

Whittier, CA 90602

A-1 Home Care/A-1 Domestic Professional Services is a non-medical home care agency that is licensed, bonded and insured.  For 23 years we have delivered superior home care services to families and their elderly loved ones all over Los Angeles County and Orange County, from Santa Monica to Newport Beach to Pasadena.  We cover a wide geographical range and our caregivers come to us with years of experience, skills and expertise.  All caregivers, certified nurse aides, home health aides, companions and companions are pre-screened and verified before they are allowed to serve any of our clients.  A-1 Home Care hosts volunteer events all year round, not just during the holidays.  If you are interested in participating, you can call us anytime!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Join the A-1 Home Care Holiday Family Tradition by calling (562) 929-8400.  Stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter!

Avoid Heart Attacks with Thanksgiving Tips from A-1 Home Care

hospice care orange county a-1 home careGobble, gobble!  Don’t get a heart attack after feasting on that big turkey this Thanksgiving holiday!  Over-indulgence on high-fat gravy sauce, butter, and other delicious fatty foods can cause heart burn and heart attack.  The hospital is the last place where you want to end up during the holidays.  A-1 Home Care in Downey will send a caregiver your way to accompany you or your loved one on one of these family excursions and monitor your food intake.  If you are hosting a family dinner and your elderly loved one is on a special diet, A-1 Home Care’s home health aide can take care of the meal planning on this day while you take care of the rest of the family.

Thanksgiving Tips for Seniors

A caregiver or companion can be a cheerful addition to your elderly loved one’s holiday if he or she does not have any family members nearby.  A-1 Home Care in Downey can be your extended family if for any reason you are not able to spend time with your elderly loved one.  Our home health aide will prepare a nutritious, low-calorie, low-fat Thanksgiving meal for your elderly loved one and his or her friends, or they can simply enjoy a meal together.  The caregiver can do a calorie count and be mindful of your loved one’s health.  In the morning, noon or night, our certified nurse aide will also monitor medication intake to ensure that your parent or grandparent is taking meds in a timely manner.  Our caregivers can also manage flu symptoms or ease depression during the seasonal blues.  Stay healthy, stay connected, and stay ahead of the game.

Happy Thanksgiving from A-1 Home Care

If you are worried about not being able to find quality home care services during the holidays, there’s no need to fret!  A-1 Home Care in Downey is open on Thanksgiving Day, and our phone lines will always connect you to a live operator, even on major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas!  We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to serve you and your family.  Our caregivers are pre-screened and pre-qualified before they are sent into the sanctuary of your home.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call!

For a free consultation, call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 or visit us online www.downeyinhomecare.com for more information about home care services during the holidays in Downey, Whittier, Lakewood, Cerritos, La Mirada, Pico Rivera, and nearby cities.

 

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Caregivers Keep us Seniors Safe and Happy this Fall Season

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It’s starting to get cold now that we’ve reached November. If the home is not properly insulated, then not only does heat escape, but it also drives the heating costs up to stay warm. Some areas, even in sunny California, can form icy roads during the colder days and pose danger to all drivers, especially to the older drivers.  Staying active is important during the winter months. It helps to keep seniors fit, get their blood flowing, keep warm and stay healthy.  If it is too cold to exercise outdoor, try arranging some space at home to exercise at home.

Caregivers from A-1 Home Care in Downey will make sure your elderly loved ones are safe when they are on the job.  We make sure to be selective when hiring our care providers, requiring at least 2 years of experience, CPR certification, and clean criminal background.  They are experts in Arthritis CareDiabetic Care, Post Stroke Care, After Surgery Care, Cancer Care,  Incontinence Care, Hospice Care, Heart Attack Care, Kidney Disease Care and more.  Clients in Downey, Whittier, Pico Rivera, Norwalk, Cerritos, Long Beach, Torrance, Santa Monica, Burbank,Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Covina, Monrovia, and surrounding areas inLos Angeles and Orange County have all enjoyed our services since 1991, so you will surely have a peace of mind when using one of our services.

Call 562 929 8400 to inquire about our services.  Visit Downey In Home Care for more information!

 

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