Caregiver Can Help Seniors Improve Both Body and Mind

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Research has shown that there is growth in brain neurons after a few days or weeks of regular physical activity.  So does this mean exercise can help improve a person’s cognitive functions?  In a study, the fittest individuals scored the highest in coordination, scheduling, planning, and memory.  Furthermore, there is a 35% lower occurrence of dementia for those who walk at least three times a week. While these are not definitive proof that physical exercise leads to benefits in cognitive functions among seniors and elderly,  it is still making a strong case for such theories.  Whether or not it helps improve your cognitive function, regular exercise should still be in everyone’s routine to live a long a healthy life!

We here at A-1 Home Care in Downey understand the limitations some seniors have when they want to exercise, and our caregivers have the experience and knowledge to assist and teach them the more senior-friendly ways to exercise.  Our quality caregivers are experts in Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Post Stroke Care, Incontinence Care, Hospice Care, Heart Attack Care, Kidney Disease Care and more.  We are proud to have been in business and helping seniors and the elderly for over 20 years, and look forward to providing assistance to more people in Downey, Whittier, Pico Rivera, Norwalk, Cerritos, Long Beach, Torrance, Santa Monica, Burbank, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Covina, Monrovia, and surrounding areas in Los Angeles and Orange County.

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

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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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Multiple Sclerosis Care Available for Seniors in Downey

Most people have heard of Multiple Sclerosis (or MS) but not many people actually know what it is, how it is caused, or what the symptoms entail? So to educate our audiences, potential clients and caregiver alike, we at A-1 Home Care of Downey would like to give you a small crash course on what having MS means to those diagnosed.

By definition, MS is an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. What than means is that, an antigen (of which is currently unknown) triggers the immune system to work against the nervous system. 

The effects can include damage to the myelin coating around the nerve fibers in the central nervous system (CNS) and to the nerve fibers themselves interferes with the transmission of nerve signals between the brain, spinal cord and the rest of the body. Disrupted nerve signals cause the symptoms of MS, which vary from one person to another and over time for any given individual, depending on where the damage occurs.

So what can be done if you or a loved on is diagnosed with MS? Since MS diagnosed patients often find themselves feeling weak, numb, stuff, unable to see properly, they may find that a caregiver is needed to assist them at home. Which is why A-1 Home Care would like to invite you to explore your options with us. As a home care agency, we strive to provide care for the elderly, terminally ill, and disabled. We find that delivering 24 Hour caregivers to your home is one of the best approaches to getting your independent life back.

Receiving care at a hospital can be lonesome, and frightening, thus hurting chances of a quick recovery.  With our in home helpers and nurse aides, you or your loved ones will have your burdens eased as our caregivers can tend to you  with Multiple Sclerosis Care. In addition to this, they are also trained to administer Senior Care for the elderly, Special Needs Care for the terminally ill and Live In Care for those all others. No matter the case, you can trust in our caregivers to get the job done with compassion and professionalism!

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Call us now at 562 929 8400 for more information on our elderly services or check us out at Downey In Home Care.

 

Healthy Diets for Seniors and Elderly in Downey, CA

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects about 1 in 3 American adults with the risk becoming higher for Elderly and Senior individuals.  It can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and blindness if not controlled.  A healthy diet is one way to control Hypertension.  The DASH Diet designed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is rated the best overall diet by the U.S. News & World Report.  It emphasizes cutting back on sodium and eating lots of fruits and vegetables to get key nutrients such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, protein, and fiber.  You can find all the information you need to know about DASH here, including information about the research behind the diet as well as how to follow the diet.

Following a nutritious diet may not be the easiest feat to accomplish for Elderly and Senior individuals.  Especially for those who live alone, it can be hard to find motivation to cook food at home when they’re only cooking for themselves.  Some Elders and Seniors have chronic illnesses that make grocery shopping and cooking infeasible.  At A-1 Home Care, we can provide experienced caregivers who can prepare heart-healthy meals for your loved one – whether they’re in good health or have a chronic illness.  Even if your loved one is in good health, it’s imperative to maintain healthiness to protect against chronic illness and stay fully functional for years to come.

A-1 Home Care provides caregivers for 24 Hour Live-In Care or Hourly In Home Care to assist with activities of daily living in all areas – from personal care, to healthy meal preparation and daily exercise, to handling daily errands and light housekeeping.

Some of our care services include Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Post Stroke Care, Heart Attack Care, and Kidney Disease & Tumor Care.

We serve the LA communities of Downey, Whittier, Cerritos, Long Beach, Torrance, Santa Monica, Burbank, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Covina, Monrovia, Sherman Oaks, and others in Los Angeles County.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 562-929-8400 for a FREE in-home assessment. 

Caregiver Servcie After Surgery in Downey

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You or your loved one may be taking drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. However, the medications only slow down the disease’s progression.  At some point, the joint will be damaged, and consideration for surgery might be needed according to WebMD.  Many people are turned off by the idea of surgery.  But with the technologies and medical advances, it has become an option that can help patients relieve pain and improve joint functions to keep up with activities that they enjoy, and recovery after surgery tends to be shorter than before as well.  Consult with your doctor and see if such a surgery may be right for your rheumatoid arthritis.

A-1 Home Care in Downey has served many clients who needed after surgery care, and our caregivers such as Mario Baiza, Christopher Baiza, and Marisol Ramirez will utilize their skills and experience to provide top quality in home care for you or your loved ones.  Whether you live in Downey, Whittier, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, Norwalk, La Mirada, Cerritos, Lakewood, or other cities in Los Angeles or Orange County, contact A-1 Home Care and ask about our affordable rates on 24 hour live-in care or hourly care.  In addition to after surgery care, our caregivers, nurse aides, and home helpers can cater to other needs such as Arthritis Care, Alzheimer Care, Parkinson Care, Diabetes Care, Incontinence Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, and other Senior Care services.

Call 562-929-8400 today to inquire about our affordable rates, or you can visit our website at www.downeyinhomecare.com for more info.

Caregiving for Stroke Victims in Downey

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Cholesterol is something that many Elderly and Senior individuals, and people in general, may not be too informed about.  Having high cholesterol has long term health consequences by because since it can stuck on the walls of your blood vessels and lead to heart disease or stroke.  For individuals who have had a stroke and high cholesterol was the cause, this article titled Lowering Your Cholesterol for a Healthy Heart provides useful information on how to modify your lifestyle to avoid high cholesterol in your blood.  The article talks about how to interpret blood test screening results, what foods you should avoid, and why exercise is KEY.

“Choosing leaner cuts of meat, removing skin from chicken, turkey, and other poultry before eating, choosing low-fat or fat-free versions of milk, cheeses, and other snacks, and choosing baked rather than fried breads and desserts are healthier options.”

A-1 Home Care wants to help your Elderly or Senior loved one pursue a healthier lifestyle when they’re back at home from receiving medical care and rehabilitation from a stroke.  We provide in-home Post Stroke Care on a 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis and can assist with activities of daily living, personal care, healthy meal preparation, exercise, and any recommendations from doctors, therapists, or dieticians.

All of our Post Stroke 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 LA communities of Downey, Whittier, Norwalk, La Mirada, Cerritos, Lakewood, Seal Beach, San Marino, Long Beach, Malibu, Glendora, Covina, and others in Los Angeles County.

To interview and hire a Post Stroke caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 562-929-8400 for a FREE in-home assessment.

For more information, visit us at Downey In Home Care

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