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.

24 Hour Caregivers in Downey

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When you get the O.K. from a physical therapist to provide a cane for your Elderly loved one, it’s important that you get one that is the right size and that your loved one knows how to properly use it.  Physical therapists can provide everything you need to know, as well as training for how to get around with a cane.  One of the most difficult aspects about using a cane may be ascending and descending stair cases.  This article titled Using a Cane provides basic information about how to find the right cane size and how to walk with it so that you can help out if your loved one is having trouble using it.  Fall risk is just as high with a cane if your loved one doesn’t know how to use it effectively.

At A-1 Home Care, we provide 24 hour caregivers who can assist your Elder or Senior loved one with mobility issues and supervision as they get around the home or outside.  The safety of your loved one is our top priority.  We specialize in Elder Care services ranging from basic Companion Services to more specialized care such as 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.

Our 24 hour caregivers serve the communities of 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.

All of our care givers, 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.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your area, CALL us at 562-929-8400 and visit us at Downey In Home Care.

A-1 Home Care has been a care provider in Los Angeles County and Orange County since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the BBB, Shield Accreditation, and a handful of positive client testimonials over the years. 

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

24 Hour Home Care in Downey

 

 

 

 

 

 

At A-1 Home Care, we believe that one of the most important things that matter to Elderly individuals is maintaining their independence.  When submitted to a nursing home or assisted living facility, they are subjected to unfamiliar surroundings and a structured routine.  In other words, they’re robbed of their independence.  With home care, your loved one is able to keep their independence by living at home and can focus on things they like to do – whether it’s activities they’ve never tried before or building their legacy by creating photo albums of their past.

This article on eHow titled Benefits of Home Care for Elderly provides some reasons why home care is favored among Elderly individuals.  Peace of mind for family members, 1 on 1 care, nutritional guidance complemented by exercise, transportation to medical and social appointments, and cost are all advantages of home care.  “Most elderly people strive for company and conversation, which is what home care can offer them.”

A-1 Home Care provides experienced and compassionate in-home care services in Downey, Whittier, Norwalk, La Mirada, Cerritos, Lakewood, Seal Beach, Long Beach, and others in Los Angeles County and Orange County.  We offer a variety of Elder Care services such as Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Diabetes Care, Cancer Care, and Post Stroke Care on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis.

We are a Licensed Bonded and Insured home care agency that has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  If your loved one has long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, John Hancock, MetLife Insurance, Bankers’ Life & Casualty, and Veteran Administration.

To hire a caregiver near you, CALL us today at 562-904-2878.

For more information, visit us at Downey In Home Care.

Alzheimer’s Care & Caregivers in Downey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-1 Domestic Professional Services offers compassionate in-home caregivers for Elderly, Senior, or Terminally Ill individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.  Whether you’re in the early or late stage of the disease, one of our live-in or live-out caregivers, nurse aides, or home health aides can help you get by day to day and assist with a variety of household tasks as well as tasks that aim at keeping your loved one’s mind engaged and stimulated.  Our caregivers can provide your Alzheimer’s loved one with short-term or long-term care, hourly part-time or full-time.

Some tasks we can assist with include in-home or outside transportation, healthy meal preparation, aerobic exercise, reminiscing the past/stimulating conversation, medication reminders, personal hygiene and grooming, and light housekeeping.

In addition to Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, we our non-medical caregiver agency offers a range of other services that include After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Respite Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, Child Care, Special Needs Care, and Postpartum Care.

To hire a compatible caregiver from A-1 Domestic today, CALL us at (562) 904-2878.

If you or someone you known has professional caregiving experience. we’re always hiring and have immediate job opportunities.  If interested, visit us at A-1 Jobs, review our Employment Requirements, and CALL us at (562) 929-8400 to schedule an interview at our Santa Fe Springs office. 

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