How A-1 Home Care can Help Legal Guardians

When we think of legal guardians, we instinctively think mother or father, but thanks to elder law that no longer is the case.  Elder Law appoints a legal guardian to a person who can no longer take care of their own health and finances.  The newly appointed guardians have to then manage both of these for the certain individual, and this usually adds stress to the legal guardian.  Fear not, for there are services that are available that will help ease the work and help with the transition.

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People do not stop needing assistance during any part of the day, so that is why A-1 Home Care offers its services 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Emergencies and accidents happen, so we want to make sure that our caregivers are available to provide aide.  Essentially how it works is that after you call we find the caregiver that best suits your needs, then they are sent to your household to begin the home care services.  They can either be hired on an hourly basis or a 24 hour live-in, that all depends on what you would like to do.  Our caregivers are trained professionals, all of them have a minimum of two years of experience being caregivers.  Some of the great services that are available to legal guardians are after surgery care, arthritis care, brain injury care, senior care, elder care, home helpers, hospital sitters, personal services, heart attack care, hospice care, respite care, dementia care, and many more.

While it may be tough adjusting to the fact that you are legal responsible for someone else’s well being, you don’t have to be alone in the process.  Let A-1 Home Care help you with all of the work.

Call 562-929-8400 to inquire about our services.  Visit www.downeyinhomecare.com or A-1 Home Care’s Facebook page to find out more about us, or follow us on Twitter.  

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Safety Solutions for Seniors in Downey

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Everything seems a bit more difficult as we age.  Whether it is reaching up to the cabinet, sitting down on a toilet, or simply putting things back into the refrigerator, moving around just don’t seem like what it used to be.  According to WebMD, there can be many tweaks around the house to keep seniors and elderly mobile and independent.  For example, switching out doorknobs and faucets for lever handles, which makes opening and shutting something that can be done with the whole hand instead of relying on stiff fingers from arthritis.  Secondly, a curbless shower can eliminate the need to step over something to get into the shower, and a shower chair along with a handheld shower head can make showering much easier.  Lastly, store the more used items like glasses and dishes on lower cabinets, thus the individual does not have to reach up to get the item.

In home caregivers like Josephine Bryant and Thalia Alonso from A-1 Home Care are experienced and dependable in any home care scenarios, including but not limited to Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Parkinson’s Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and Post Stroke Care on a 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis.  Licensed, bonded, and insured, A-1 Home Care has be a trusted source for experienced caregivers for over 20 years.  Whether your loved ones reside in Downey, Norwalk, Lakewood, Whittier, La Mirada, Cerritos, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs, Covina, Diamond Bar, San Dimas, La Habra, Yorba Linda, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Pico Rivera, and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County, we can provide the compatible care professional you are looking for.

CALL us at 562-929-8400 for a FREE in-home assessment. For more information, visit us at Downey In Home Care

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.

Care at Home for Seniors & Elderly in Downey

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Baby boomer populations are increasing, but doctors who are treating this demographic is not growing at the same rate, or even declining.  Health care is one of the most important issues pertaining to seniors & elderly individuals,  and the shortage in doctors serving this population is a real concern. Currently, there are about 7000 certified geriatricians according to Telegram News.  However, estimation is that the demand is around 25,000 by the year 2025.  One reason for the shortage is because they deal with complex patients with multiple medical problems like arthritis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer, and others, which also require more time to deal with the elderly patients. As such, it reduces the number of patients they can see, thus less compensation for their work. If you are part of this elderly population, or have loved ones who are, while it may be becoming more difficult to find a geriatrician, efforts are providing more funding to produce future generations of doctors who will specialize in this field.

A-1 Home Care in Downey offers excellent Elderly Care Services for those living in surrounding areas such as Whittier, Pico Rivera, Norwalk, Lakewood, La Mirada, Cerritos, Long Beach, and other cities in Los Angeles and Orange County.  Our company is rated with an A+ by the Better Business Bureau, and we have Chamber of Commerce memberships in Torrance, Newport Beach, Pasadena, and Santa Fe Springs. So don’t wait, contact A-1 Home Care for your in home care needs.

Call 562-929-8400 for free in home assessment, or visit www.downeyinhomecare.com for more details.

Stay One Step Ahead of Your Metastatic Prostate Cancer

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When it comes to fighting metastatic prostate cancer, transparency is key to receiving the best care.  The importance of having a constant communication with your physician can often mean the difference in quality of life of the patient.  In the CancerCare.org workshop “Update on Metastatic Prostate Cancer: What’s New?“, Dr Michael Zelefsky stressed that by having a constant dialogue with the care team, it makes managing current symptoms and anticipating or preventing future symptoms a much simpler task.  It enables the doctor to have the confidence to prescribe the right medication, and find the best balance between the amount of therapy needed.  This does not limit to prostate cancer, or any cancer for that matter.  If you have loved ones suffering from a serious illness, try to stay ahead and maintain the constant dialogue with the doctors and physicians.

A-1 Home Care in Downey is an In Home Caregiving Agency with expertise in elderly care services such as Dementia Care, Parkinson Care, Arthritis Care, Respite Care, Incontinence Care, Hospice Care, and much more.  Our business is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, and we have been proudly serving surrounding cities of Whittier, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, La Mirada, Cerritos, Lakewood, Seal Beach, and communities around the Los Angeles County for over 20 years.

For Same Day or Next Day Service, call us at 562-929-8400, or visit www.downeyinhomecare.com for more information.

Depression & Companionship for Elderly & Seniors

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As an adult child who cares for your Elderly parent, it should be your responsibility to know three things about depression.

1) Elderly individuals may try to hide their sadness because they grew up in a time where depression was viewed as a weakness of character and not a medical illness.

2) If your loved one already has an illness such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, or Cancer, some symptoms such as fatigue, weight loss/gain, social withdrawal, insomnia, and slowed movement are also symptoms of depression.

3) If your loved one takes medication, some of the side effects of medication may cause your loved one to show the symptoms of depression.

Before determining that your loved one has depression, your loved one should get a full physical check-up to find out what the problem may be, and if it is depression, treatment options are highly effective – whether antidepressants or talk therapy.

At A-1 Home Care, we understand that social isolation and living alone may be one of the root causes of your loved one’s depression.  It’s painful when you live alone, don’t have any close social ties, and family is too busy to visit or lives too far away.  We provide compassionate and experienced caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for Companion Services on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis to give your loved one someone to talk to or participate in fun activities with.

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 specialize in Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s Care, and Cancer Care in the communities of Downey, Whittier, Norwalk, La Mirada, Cerritos, Lakewood, Seal Beach, Yorba Linda, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

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

For more information, visit us at Downey In Home Care

For helpful advice on what to ask potential caregivers, read our Care At Home article. 

Downey Live-In Care for Elderly & Senior

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Performing the duties of a caregiver isn’t easy work and not everyone is cut out for it.  When you have an Elderly loved one who has lost some independence or all of it and needs living assistance, it’s common for family members to begin providing temporary care.  More often than not, the family member providing care will get burnt out because the duties of care were more time consuming and exhausting than expected.  Home care agencies strive to find caregivers who have the right set of qualities to provide compassionate care.  This article titled Characteristics of a Good Care Giver point out that a caregiver should be compassionate, understanding, reliable, dependable, patient, and flexible.  Keep those qualities in mind when you interview potential caregiver candidates.  When interviewing, be sure to look out for certain red flags that may hint at their inability to provide compassionate care.  For example, if your loved one is present and they act as if they’re not there or treat them like a child, you might want to keep looking.  If they have trouble answering your questions about experiences in the past, you might want to keep looking for a caregiver who has been able to successfully find effective solutions to problems.

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 provide Live-In caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Post Stroke Care, and Incontinence Care.

All of our caregivers must have prior work experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background/DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, First Aid/CPR training, Malpractice/Liability insurance, and a personal interview with our office staff.  We serve the communities of Downey, Whittier, Norwalk, La Mirada, Cerritos, Lakewood, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Anaheim Hills, Seal Beach, and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

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

For more information, visit us at Downey In Home Care

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