Heartaches in Pico Rivera

When most folks hear the term “heart disease” the first thing that commonly comes to mind is heart attack.  And while the fact remains that more than 3 million heart attacks are treated in the U.S. alone, the term “heart disease” actually umbrellas multiple conditions that can harm the heart and prevent full function of its duties.  Coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy and heart failure are all different forms of heart disease we must be mindful of.  Some people don’t learn of their detrimental heart conditions until it has far progressed.  With the right lifestyle choices, proper nutrition and exercise, heart disease doesn’t have to be something everyone has to deal with.

Coronary artery disease can be a silent predator.  While there are warning signs we should certainly pay attention to such as chest pain (known as angina), most people will not learn that their arteries are in trouble until there is a full blown artery clog/heart attack.  Arteries can become clogged with an accumulation of fat and cholesterol which may inhibit blood flow.  A skilled and experienced In-Home caregiver can help with tons around the house like pet care, light house cleaning and preparing nutritious and healthy meals.

Irregular heartbeats can be a tell of complications on the horizon.  An arrhythmia can cause fluctuation in the hearts rhythm.  While bouts of quick inconsistencies may come and go with no harm done, there are types of arrhythmia that can impact the flo w of blood and be damaging to the body.

If you or a loved one ever suspect they may be having a heart attack, seek emergency medical attention right away.  Symptoms may appear common such as: body aches, nausea, heartburn, anxiety and indigestion.  It can be even harder to detect in women.  Do not ignore problem symptoms, damage can be compounded the longer you wait to seek attention.  Do not try to transport yourself to the hospital-emergency medical responders will go to you and begin treatment.  Quick thinking in situations like these can save lives.

A-1 Home Care is the leader in Home Care services across all of Southern California and for good reason-established since 1991, our level of care is simply unmatched.  Our skilled and trained staff of expert caregivers are available on an hourly  or 24 Hour Live-In basis.  If your loved one needs some one on one companionship during the day or could use some after-surgery care following a recent procedure, or diverse and compassionate team is here.  Call us today at (562) 929-8400 or (310) 657-8780 to learn more about how we can ease everyday stresses and raise the quality of life for your loved one.  A-1 Home Care is proud to serve the Pico Rivera, Whittier, Downey and surrounding communities with unparalleled care and compassion.

Eating Well When You Are Older

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Since A-1 Home Care works with seniors for most of our cases, we want to share some tips on elderly nutrition for living healthier and feeling better.  For example, whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables are food with high fiber and high fluid that help promote better digestion.  Eating well can also promote better energy.  Energy in food is measured with calories.  Although we often hear about cutting calories when it comes to diets, each person still need to consume enough calories in order to have the energy to operate in their daily lives.  Depending on the gender, height, and weight, each person have a different set of caloric requirements.  Furthermore, the more active a person is, the more calories they need to keep up the energy.  So we want everyone encourage each other as well as themselves to eat better and live a better life!

Residents in Pico Rivera and nearby communities prefer A-1 Home Care as their home care agency.  We carefully screen and select each caregiver for experience and personality. Our caregivers focus greatly on improving the quality of daily living, reducing stress and growing happiness for seniors. They can provide meal preparation, hygiene management, safety monitoring, transportation, and other support. We offer Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Incontinence Care, Alzheimer’s Care,  Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care,  Hospice Care, and other senior care services.  We cover all areas in the Pico Rivera community, including Whittier, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Montebello, Baldwin Park, and cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.

As a caregiver agency that boasts of many ethnic caregivers, we are proud to serve families from diverse communities. We have served the Asian community, as well as those from Jewish, Middle Eastern, Hispanic backgrounds and more.

Inquire services by calling 562-929-8400, or you can visit us at www.picoriverainhomecare.com.  You can also check our some of the event photos on our Facebook!


Caregivers Near Pico Rivera

As people age, it becomes a lot more difficult to perform everyday activities. Although elders would like to perform their everyday tasks independently, receiving some type of assistance wouldn’t be a bad idea. To assist a loved one that is need, call A-1 Home Care today.  A-1 Home Care has loving caregivers that can assist your loved one with companionship, housekeeping, bathing and showering assistance. Our caregivers also can assist elderly patients with eating, grooming, dressing, mobility and can even serve as medication reminders.

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A-1 Home Care has over 20 years of experience in finding the perfect caregivers with the experience and skills to handle home care situations such as Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Kidney Disease Care, After Surgery Care, Post Stroke Care, Incontinence Care, Alzheimer’s Care, and more.  Our company is committed to serving the vast communities in Pico Rivera, Downey, Norwalk, Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Baldwin Park, and many other areas around Los Angeles and Orange County.

Find your service today by calling 562-929-8400, or visit Pico Rivera In Home Care for more info.

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Assistance With a Caregiver or a Nanny Near Pico Rivera

Children are usually really excited about Christmas and a way to help them countdown the days is by making a match box countdown calendar. This calendar stars with 24 drawers that children can remove and a small ornament that reminds of them of Christmas will be inside. What you would need for this project is 24 small matchboxes, glue, paper, acrylic paint, ribbons, construction paper, scissors and small treats. Once you obtain 24 matchboxes, remove the matches and glue the boxes in three stacks of eight. Once you are gluing the boxes, place a strip of paper to wrap the sides of the boxes. Using a marker you can write the dates of December 1 through 24.  On the other side of the matchbox calendar, have your child draw of pain a picture that reminds them of Christmas. Once you are done you cab begin by filling the boxes with treats such as candy, pictures or ribbons. Everyday that gets closer to Christmas, children can open the box and receive a small treat as they wait for the big day.

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A-1 Home care has many caregivers available that can assist with this fun and easy project. We also have professional nannies that can spend time with children. Our nannies have experience with children that have special needs, are handicapped or disabled. Our caregivers are CPR certified and have experience in  Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Kidney Disease Care, After Surgery Care, Post Stroke Care, Hospital Sitters, Incontinence Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Elder care and more.  Our company is committed to serving the vast communities in Pico Rivera,  Downey, Norwalk, Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Baldwin Park, and many other areas around Los Angeles and Orange County.

If you need assistance with a caregiver or a nanny near Pico Rivera call 562-929-8400, or visit Pico Rivera In Home Care for more info.  Feel Free to ‘Like’ us on Facebook for updates.

Nannies and Babysitters Near Pico Rivera

Now that the Holidays are right around the corner, it is important to spend time with friends and family. A special way to spend time with family is by participating in fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. On Saturday December 6, 2014, Pico Rivera will hold their annual tree lighting ceremony. This event is free and will have activities for everyone in the whole family to enjoy. The tree lighting ceremony will be held at Pico Rivera City Hall located on 6615 Passons Blvd. Pico Rivera, CA 90660 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. At this event they’re will be a wide range of fun activities for children to enjoy such as a snow area, arts and crafts, food, and a visit from Santa Claus. At this event children will have the opportunity to spend time with Santa Claus as he takes pictures with them and accept their Christmas letters.


If you are interested on attending this event and would like assistance from Nannies to look after your children, A-1 Home Care can help. Our nannies are experienced and can assist children with Autism, ADHD to other Special Needs. We also have Caregivers that can assist Elders as they enjoy these activities. We advice to plan ahead by bringing a Babysitter in order to fully enjoy all the activities at this event.  This event will also have special performances by the students that attend El Rancho High School and performances by the Grammy award winning Miarichi Divas. Most importantly, this fun event will close with a tree lighting ceremony that you wont want to miss! For more information regarding Nannies and babysitters near Pico Rivera, Whittier, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Cerritos, Lakewood, La Mirada, Brea, and surrounding areas, call us today (562) 929-8400 or visit our website A-1 Home Care for more information.

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Caregiving for seniors near Pico Rivera

The city of Pico Rivera has a recently renovated Smith park as well as Rio Vista Park. These park have new playgrounds, soccer fields, softball fields as well as bullpens and batting cages.The newly renovated parks also have a concession stand, a skate park, community center and a swimming pool. Baseball as well as softball games are very exciting and a lot of the residents in this community have a love for this sport. Spectator seating, sunken dugouts, shade shelters, and score boards have even been built in order to make this pass time a lot more enjoyable. It would be a great idea to bring the whole family to enjoy these sports on this newly renovated park.  

If you need assistance with a loved when you go out and visit these parks, A-1 Home Care can help. A-1 Home Care offers many services for elders such Elder Care, care for anyone that suffers with Arthritis and Companion services. Our caregivers can assist elders as they take a walk through these beautiful parks or when they go swimming. A-1 Home Care also has loving Caregivers that can assist your loved one with Special Needs. Our professional Caregivers can also assist as nannies so you and your family can truly enjoy these renovated parks.  

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For more information on caregivers near Pico Rivera, Whittier, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Cerritos, Lakewood, La Mirada, Brea, and surrounding areas, call us today (562) 929-8400 or visit our website A-1 Home Care for more information. 

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Pico Rivera Home Care: Vitamin E & Alzheimer’s

Cooking with Grandma.Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease that robs seniors of their independence.  While they lose cognitive and motor functions over time, their temperament becomes more volatile, creating a hostile environment wherever they go.  The good news is that consumption of Vitamin E in large doses can reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

Although Vitamin E does not eradicate the causes of Alzheimer’s, it can significantly delay the onset of the disease by as much as 19% in annual rate decline.  Sources of Vitamin E include avocado, spinach, and asparagus.  According to one research group, seniors who consumed large doses of this vitamin on a daily basis required on average two less hours of care than their counterparts.

Keep in mind that Vitamin E may alter the effects of other medication.  With the assistance of a companion, an elderly person can eat a strict diet under his doctor’s supervision.  Professional, competent caregivers from A-1 Home Care deliver only the best service, reassuring family members that their elderly loved ones are in good hands.  Assistance with daily chores, transportation, bathing, grooming, and hygiene are just a few of many perks that come with in-home health care.

Call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 or visit our website www.picoriverainhomecare.com for more information.  Affordable home care is offered in Pico Rivera, Whittier, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Cerritos, Lakewood, La Mirada, Brea, and surrounding areas.

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