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.

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Pico Rivera In-Home Care: 24-Hour Staff vs. 24-Hour Personalized Care

laguna beachPut yourself in your elderly loved one’s shoes and imagine yourself living in an assisted living facility, long-term care facility or nursing home.  You get your three meals a day; you have a room and perhaps share a room with another senior; there’s a nurse or caregiver who makes her rounds to the different rooms facilities to take your vitals and check for your toileting needs.  You have access to 24-hour staff but do you feel like anyone really cares about you – and you alone?  Do you have a constant companion by your side who will take you out and help you stay connected with your friends and family?  Do you have someone who will respond to you immediately when you have a need, or do you have to wait on an overloaded, tired caregiver or nurse to finish taking care of someone else?  The lack of personalized, compassionate care in aging institutions is what drives many seniors to request live-in care, because they can receive the same minimum assistance and more while living comfortably in their own home.

Benefits of Personalized Elder Care at Home

The saying, “There’s no place like home,” applies to elder care just as much as any other area in life.  A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera has an outstanding reputation for building a memorable life for seniors in their golden years while ensuring patient safety and preserving dignity.  Having a live-in caregiver for your elderly loved ones doesn’t just help them – it helps you too.  Although you may be able to assist with errands such as grocery shopping or making meals, you could avoid awkward moments when helping your parent take showers or use the restroom.  If you are not professionally trained in toileting and grooming assistance, your good intentions might make the situation worse.  A-1 Home Care’s 24-hour caregivers are certified, seasoned and sensitive.

About A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera

A-1 Home Care was established in 1991 as a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency for seniors.  Over the years, A-1 Home Care has grown to expand their services to include postpartum care, bipolar care, care for adults and children with disabilities, post-surgery care, and specialized care for Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other health conditions.  A-1 Home Care’s reputation for superior senior care makes it the leading home care agency in Pico Rivera, Whittier, Downey, Cerritos, Pasadena, Burbank, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and other cities throughout LA County.

To find a caregiver in your area, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit us online www.picoriverainhomecare.com for more details.

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Pico Rivera Home Care: Continuing Care for Sports Injuries or After Surgery

a-1 home care Do you have a loved one who is temporarily incapacitated due to sports injuries or a recent surgery?  A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera provides excellent 24 hour continuing care to seniors, children, teenagers and adults of all ages.  By definition, continuing care is ongoing care of the physically handicapped and others suffering from chronic physical or mental illness.  We provide in-home continuing care so that individuals can still enjoy recovery in the comfort of their own home, in the presence of family members and friends.  According to an AARP survey, nine out of ten seniors prefer to age in place; we reckon that the same goes for post-surgery patients and older adults who are suffering from terminal illness.

A-1 Home Care recruits only caregivers who exceed industry standards of elder care.  Responsive to Los Angeles’s melting pot, A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera has an ethnically and culturally diverse pool of caregivers from which you can choose for your in-home continuing care needs.  Whether you recently underwent an operation or need long-term hospice care, our licensed vocational nurses, certified home health aides, certified nurse assistants, hospice care specialists, and postoperative caregivers will assist you in getting the most out of your medical care.  Our round-the-clock home care services include transportation to follow-up medical appointments, monitoring of vital signs, and assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, grooming, and oral hygiene.  You can count on our care managers and caregivers to work with your loved one’s medical team to ensure that your loved one is closely following the doctor’s orders.

Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been the leader in the elder care industry, delivering the best of Los Angeles County’s in-home care services to families in Pico Rivera, Downey, Whittier, Cerritos, Covina, Azusa, Temple City, and other cities throughout LA County.  Not only would you receive superb caregiving services, but you enjoy the low rates that no other agency can compete with!  Our care managers will work with your budget, level of needs, and schedule to meet you where you’re at.  You can finance continuing care with our reasonable rates or you can go through Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

 

To find a caregiver in your area, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit us online www.picoriverainhomecare.com for more details. 

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Pico Rivera Parkinson’s Care: Are Your Brain Cells Burned Out?

a-1 arthritisIn a study published in Current Biology, researchers have discovered that Parkinson’s Disease may be caused by an unusually high energy need of brain cells to control movement.  A team of researchers at the University of Montreal theorizes that this “energy crisis” causes cells to overheat and burn out.  With regard to why brain cells are overheating, further research is necessary.  Symptoms of Parkinson’s include involuntary tremors, slurred speech, limited range of motion, and muscular rigidity.  Early symptoms usually begin on one side of the body, and as the disease worsens, the symptoms stay stronger on the same side where it initially started.  Quality in-home care for seniors with Parkinson’s is available in Pico Rivera and surrounding cities.

Competent Live-In Parkinson’s Care

No matter what stage of Parkinson’s Disease one may be in, daily chores become increasingly difficult for seniors who try to control their own muscular movements.  Little things like writing, picking up a spoon, going to the restroom or brushing one’s teeth becomes tedious.   Losing one’s ability to communicate with friends and family adversely affects one’s most important relationships, causing an emotional disconnect and thereby deepening depression that’s associated with Parkinson’s.  A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera sees to it that your elderly loved one is taken care of emotionally, mentally and physically.  Family members might not understand what it’s like to have Parkinson’s, but for experienced and compassionate caregivers, Parkinson’s is no stranger.  A-1 Home Care only selects cream-of-the-crop caregivers to care for seniors with this debilitating disease.

Affordable Home Care at Competitive Rates

Licensed, bonded and insured, A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera has been serving families and their loved ones for 24 years and is still going strong, thanks to the attentive, caring and competent in-home live-in caregivers who treat your elderly loved ones as their own family members.  Our certified nurse assistants and seasoned caregivers are thoroughly screened and verified, providing a peace of mind and reassurance for family caregivers who need a break or are unable to be there in person for their elderly loved ones.  We believe that quality elder care should not be compromised or out of reach for anyone; therefore, we offer superior Parkinson’s Care at competitive rates that you can’t find anywhere else.  Long-term insurance and Veteran Benefits are also accepted at A-1 Home Care.

To find a caregiver in your area, call A-1 Home Care (626) 287-0250 or visit us online www.picoriverainhomecare.com for more details. Parkinson’s live-in care is also available in La Mirada, Downey, Whittier, Diamond Bar, Chino, West Covina, Fullerton, and surrounding cities.

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Diverse Care Giving Leads The Way For Seniors In Pico Rivera

In today’s day and age, there are many elderly people who necessitate live-in care services in their home. But did you know that such senior care solutions are not only effective at improving elders’ quality of life, but very inexpensive as well?

At Pico Rivera A-1 Home Care, our professional and diverse care givers are backed by years of hands-on experience already and plenty of time in the classroom learning how to care for seniors before that. We offer a variety of senior care services to people from all over Orange County and Los Angeles, including live-in care options to ensure that you have the utmost care every hour of the day. We also offer respite care services to help relieve pre-existing family care givers of their responsibilities for a time, or special needs care options for both children and adults with physical or mental disabilities.

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The compassionate care providers at A-1 Home Care offer numerous in-home services, including:

  • Transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • General housecleaning duties such as vacuuming, dusting, laundry, and dishes
  • Yard work and gardening tasks like raking leaves and watering plants
  • Running errands like going grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • Fun activities like board games and word puzzles
  • Companion services including good conversation and relationship building
  • Personal services like grooming and bathing care
  • Pet care including grooming and meal preparation

With the most affordable care giving options in all of Southern California, A-1 Home Care is proud to serve cities ranging from Seal Beach, Newport Beach, and Malibu on the coast to Anaheim Hills and Burbank sitting more inland. If you’d like to know more about the leading elder care services available to you today, then contact one of our friendly care providers by dialing (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400.

Elder Law Month in Pico Rivera

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May has been officially designated as Elder Law Month by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) in order to increase awareness for the need for seniors and others facing end of life to have planning in place for when they pass. For those of you who may not know, Elder law is the area of law that specifically addresses issues such as:

  • Income, estate and gift tax matters & working with financial planners when appropriate
  • Planning for the spouse (including long-term care and asset protection)
  • Will and Trust planning
  • Planning to avoid probate proceedings
  • Long-term care planning

Because the family is already operating at such a high stress level due to concerns of well-being for their loved one, it can be overwhelming to search for legal documents that may or may not have been completed prior to this moment. In many crisis situations, the person requiring care cannot participate any further in decision making, making it even more difficult for the family.

We understand that during this emotionally taxing time, one would like to feel secure about legal issues in order to enjoy the final days spent with your elderly loved one. If you or the residents of Pico Rivera have concerns about care planning and/or any of the Elder Law issues outlined above, A-1 Home Care can assist you as we are the leading non-medical Home Care agency in Los Angeles and Orange Counties with over 25 years of experience in providing quality, affordable Home Care service for the communities of Pico Rivera, Whittier, Norwalk, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Montebello and more. Each of our caregivers are screened for experience and personality. Our ethnically diverse, multilingual caregivers aim to improve the quality of life and happiness for the elderly and other clients. For any long-term care planning, A-1 proudly offers services such as Elder Care, Kidney Disease Care, Incontinence Care, Parkinsons Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Cancer Care, Brain Injury Care, Companion Services and more.

A-1 is licensed, bonded, insured and has an A+ rating with Better Business Bureau and Chamber Memberships with Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Torrance Chamber of Commerce. We are also proud sponsors of City of Hope, Haven of Rest, National Breast Cancer Research Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation and more.

Open 24 hours a days and 7 days a week, call us at (562)929-8400 or visit us online to learn more about Long-Term Planning and Elder Planning in the Pico Rivera area.

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