Stick to Your Work Outs for Elders & Seniors in Pico Rivera

Eating healthy and working out are the most important elements to maintaining a healthy lifestyle all around from mentally, physically, and even spiritually. It is important that we monitor what we eat and drink, as well as do on our downtime when not in school or work. Say, for example, sitting on the couch and watching TV all day is sometimes much needed–just not every day.

As we get older too, and due to different injuries, diseases, and illnesses, we are often limited to a majority of work outs in order to prevent further damage to the physical and chronic state. Our senior patients here at A-1 Home Care are often finding different ways to participate and maintain a frequent work out. Some favorable and common work outs that we see as a trend with our patients are walking, stretching, yoga, and even golf. It all depends on what is best with our clients; often, our caregivers consult with a patient’s doctor to see what is the best work out for them.

Although, it is tough to keep up with a work out routine; however, our caregivers have been fortunate to find the best ways to assist their senior patient(s) with sticking to their work outs. They are (Active, 2017):

  • Keeping it simple by doing something that is enjoyable for the patient (as well as our caregivers, if you prefer companion services as well). We want our patients to have fun and to never feel obligated to do something that they do not want to.
  • Taking rest/days off because our bodies do need a break every now and then; and, usually, this includes the lounging around and watching TV part for most people.
  • Encouraging our seniors by many things, whether that is participating in work outs with them or with words to keep going and to never give up.

To speak with our agency, you can reach us at our Pico Rivera office or our Santa Fe Springs headquarters 562-929-8400 / 310-657-8780 to discuss further of our friendly and trust building services.

 

 

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Signs of Burning Out for Pico Rivera Residents

The list is endless (Psychology Today, 2016):

As a caregiver, you do work longer hours and travel more than a majority of other jobs. Being a twenty-four hour caregiving agency, we not only want our seniors to be mentally and physically well and safe but our own caretakers as well. If you have experienced any of the symptoms in the list above, than it may be time to take a step back and learn the tools to cope and manage with burning out.

Some tips are (Psychology Today, 2016):

  • Saying “no.”
  • Make a list of what needs to be done.
  • Write words of encouragement next to each step of that list, incase you do not complete all of them that day. There is always tomorrow.
  • Take a break!
  • Break away from work for socializing activities–do not always make everything about work. It is OKAY to defocus.
  • Go for a run or walk–getting outdoors immediately reduces stress chemically.
  • Take a nap.
  • Attend a support group; you are not alone.

A-1 Home Care wants their caregivers to be in their best, tip-top shape and to never feel overwhelmed and consumed if they are forcing themselves to work while burnt out. Always self-check how you are doing not just physically, but mentally as well.

A1-Home Care: www.a-1homecare.com

Phone number: 310-657-8780

Pico Rivera Branch: www.picoriverainhomecare.wordpress.com

Phone number: 562-929-8400 

 

 

 

 

Expect Your Loved Ones with Parkinson’s to Better Health

Parkinson's CareParkinson’s Disease is a neurological disorder of the brain that results from lack of dopamine production.  Symptoms of Parkinson’s include difficulty with swallowing, speaking and eating, rigid muscles, constipation, drooling, and lack of facial expressions.  According to a new study published in the Nature Neuroscience journal, placebo treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s has worked just as well as real treatment.  When patients believed they were taking medication that would lead to improvement of their condition, their health improved.  In other words, when they believed they were taking an action that led to a reward, they got better.  These findings suggest that the promise of reward leads to the production of dopamine. To assist families and their loved ones in achieving a life full of rewards, A-1 Home Care provides quality in-home care assistance for residents of Pico Rivera.

It only gets better with A-1 Home Care 

If there are any takeaways from this study, you now know that living life to the full has its rewards.  You can “expect” your loved one to better health by inspiring him or her to do things they enjoy.  A-1 Home Care can send a great companion your way to accompany your loved one on trips to the theatre, a nearby park, or other places in Pico Rivera and neighboring towns.  In addition to providing assistance with daily chores like meal preparation and supervision of medication, A-1 Home Care’s companion care providers will be watching out for signs of delirium, light-headedness, nausea, or hallucinations that your loved one might experience at home or while you’re out and about.  For 24 hours a day, your loved one will enjoy the sweet companionship of a compassionate caregiver while benefiting from physical assistance with meal preparation, bathing and hygiene.  We will do everything we can to make life more enjoyable and rewarding for your loved one.

About A-1 Home Care

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been delivering excellent Parkinson’s Care to residents in Pico Rivera and nearby cities.  Every caregiver, companion, certified nurse aide, and home health aide is pre-screened, verified, CPR/First Aid-certified.  For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, families get to enjoy the benefits of in-home health care even during major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Our doors are always open, and our phone lines always connect you to a live operator.

Call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit us online www.picoriverainhomecare.com and ask about Parkinson’s Care in Pico Rivera, Downey, Whittier, Cerritos, and other cities throughout Los Angeles County. 

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