Downey In-Home Care: Groundbreaking Research on Parkinson’s Disease

a-1 home care eldercare temple cityParkinson’s Disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects muscle movement.  In the beginning stages, the development is gradual, manifesting signs such as a barely noticeable tremor in one hand, but in advanced stages of Parkinson’s, it greatly reduces movement and causes pain and stiffness.  In the latest development on Parkinson’s Disease, a team of researchers from the University of Montreal and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) at McGill University found two key genes that provide insight into this autoimmune disease.

The two genes, known as PINK1 and Parkin, are required to prevent attacks by the immune system.  When these genes are dysfunctional, a presence of small proteins known as antigens forms, and antigens activate autoimmune attacks in Parkinson’s patients.  These findings, found in the June 2016 issue of the journal Cell, are further supported by another study in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease where the two genes are absent.  Elderly patients in advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease will require increased functional in-home assistance with daily living activities over time.

A-1 Home Care has been delivering exceptional in-home care assistance over the last 20 years to alleviate the pressures of home care for high burden caregivers.  “High burden” caregivers are those who are employed full-time and have additional responsibilities of their own, such as taking care of their children and spouses.  Live-in and live-out senior caregiving services are available at the most competitive rates in LA County; you can finance it through our affordable payment options or go through your long-term insurance provider or veteran benefits.

Find the right Parkinson’s caregiver today! Call A-1 Home Care (562) 929-8400 or visit us at www.downeyinhomecare.com for services in Downey, Whittier, Pico Rivera, Cerritos, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and other cities throughout LA County.

 

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Downey In-Home ALS Care: Lou Gehrig’s Disease through the Eyes of a Sufferer

Happy newsAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of voluntary control over the muscles.  What this means for daily life is total dependence upon others for simple tasks like feeding, bathing, oral hygiene and toileting care.  Common among Caucasians, non-Hispanics, and seniors over age 60, ALS is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases around the world, and according to the National ALS Registry, more than 12,000 Americans have been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease.  A-1 Home Care in Downey shares an excerpt from a blogger who has ALS:

“What I Miss before ALS”

I miss my independence.  I miss having the ability to jump in the car and go.  I could just go visit someone, get something to eat, hit up the mall.  Even if I didn’t want to go anywhere, which wasn’t uncommon, the fact remained that I could.  It was an option and in my control…Now my husband makes calls for me.  I appreciate it so much, but it makes me feel useless, helpless…searching for the right descriptive word.  It can also be just plain embarrassing… A lot of times I feel like my voice is only clear and loud enough to send a subliminal message to others… All of what I miss before ALS that I’ve mentioned does have to do with independence.  That’s what ALS does.  It takes everything from you.  People I’ve met very recently I feel don’t get to see the real me.  I want to say I am still that person, but in some ways I’m not.

24-Hour ALS Care with Compassion

A-1 Home Care recruits only the best caregiver talent in Downey and all over Los Angeles County.  Our seasoned, highly skilled caregivers are well-versed in Lou Gehrig’s Care, prolonging independence as much as possible for individuals with Lou Gehrig’s disease in the comfort of their own homes.  For 25 years, A-1 Home Care has provided a continuum of senior care for all types of needs:  Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Cancer Care, Parkinson’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Kidney Care, Brain Injury Care and more.  We are a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency, which ensures that each caregiver has a criminal background clearance and all professional references are verified.  We have live operators on stand-by 24 hours a day so that you don’t have to deal with an automated answering system.   If you’re looking for high quality, affordable and personable ALS Care, you’ve come to the right place at A-1 Home Care!

 

Find the right ALS caregiver today! Call A-1 Home Care (562) 929-8400 or visit us at www.downeyinhomecare.com for services in Downey, Whittier, Pico Rivera, Cerritos, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and other cities throughout LA County.

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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.

After Surgery Child Care in Downey CA

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Going through surgery is a daunting and frightening task, whether it’s for you or your child. Nobody truly expects to go through surgery. Even a planned surgery is more than likely a surprise obstacle in your family’s path. There are many questions and fears you may have, including who will take care of your child while you are recovering.

You may be prepared for your surgery, or it may be emergency surgery. In either situation, there is much to consider and plan before your hospitalization. Who your child care provider will be should be the least of your worries.  A-1 Home Care & A-1 Nannies is here to help. We work with responsible, trustworthy, and attentive child care providers who will look after your child with love and care.

A-1 Home Care & A-1 Nannies is proud to provide child care services in Downey, Norwalk, Whittier, Lakewood, La Mirada, Cerritos, Long Beach, Seal Beach and other cities in the Los Angeles County and Orange County

Call today (562) 904-2878 

Visit http://www.downeyinhomecare.com/ for more information.

Downey In Home Babysitter or Child Care

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An In Home Babysitter referred by Downey In Home Care and A-1 Domestic Professional Services can greatly improve the way of life for your family. A professional Child Care Provider can help take care of your kids while you work, clean, do errands, etc. The right babysitter can be a caregiver, tutor, and friend. Our child care providers are attentive and caring. We have different types of providers trained in areas such as Special Needs and Early Childhood Education. We have providers who are trained in nursing, autism, ADHD, and the developmentally disabled. A-1 Home Care is proud to provide home care services including child care in Downey, Norwalk, Whittier, Lakewood, La Mirada, Cerritos, Long Beach, Seal Beach and other cities in the Los Angeles County and Orange County

Call today (562) 904-2878 

Visit http://www.downeyinhomecare.com/ for more information.

Downey After Surgery Child Care

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Going through surgery is a daunting and frightening task, whether it’s for you or your child. Nobody truly expects to go through surgery. Even a planned surgery is more than likely a surprise obstacle in your family’s path. There are many questions and fears you may have, including who will take care of your child while you are recovering.

You may be prepared for your surgery, or it may be emergency surgery. In either situation, there is much to consider and plan before your hospitalization. Who your child care provider will be should be the least of your worries.  A-1 Home Care & A-1 Nannies is here to help. We work with responsible, trustworthy, and attentive child care providers who will look after your child with love and care.

A-1 Home Care & A-1 Nannies is proud to provide child care services in Downey, Norwalk, Whittier, Lakewood, La Mirada, Cerritos, Long Beach, Seal Beach and other cities in the Los Angeles County and Orange County

Call today (562) 904-2878 

Visit http://www.downeyinhomecare.com/ for more information.

In Home Babysitter or Child Care Downey CA

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An In Home Babysitter referred by Downey In Home Care and A-1 Domestic Professional Services can greatly improve the way of life for your family. A professional Child Care Provider can help take care of your kids while you work, clean, do errands, etc. The right babysitter can be a caregiver, tutor, and friend. Our child care providers are attentive and caring. We have different types of providers trained in areas such as Special Needs and Early Childhood Education. We have providers who are trained in nursing, autism, ADHD, and the developmentally disabled. A-1 Home Care is proud to provide home care services including child care in Downey, Norwalk, Whittier, Lakewood, La Mirada, Cerritos, Long Beach, Seal Beach and other cities in the Los Angeles County and Orange County

Call today (562) 904-2878 

Visit http://www.downeyinhomecare.com/ for more information.

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