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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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!

 

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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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.

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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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How to Fight Off Stress for Seniors

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Retirement is the destination for many, yet during retirement seniors are finding it stressful to discover ways to spend their newfound free time.  While others are busy, seniors stay home and become more and more isolated socially.  As a result, stress and depression starts to creep in for these individuals.  However, there are ways to combat and relieve such stress, and it begins with understanding what works in stress relief.

One of the most important aspect of stress relief is letting your feelings out.  Whether it is laughing, crying, or letting out your anger, expressing these feelings to someone you trust can greatly reduce the stress.  Simple exercise that can get your heart pumping allows the body to produce more endorphins, which is a “feel-good” chemical that help release stress naturally.  For seniors, low impact exercise such as walking or tai chi is a great starting point.  Finally, consider picking up on a hobby, or even volunteering on something out of your passion.  Doing something you enjoy can help you relax, and the rewarding experiences you gain from volunteering can greatly lower your stress levels.

A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera has been providing support and assistance in home for seniors and elderly for over 20 years.  Our caregivers and senior companions strive to improve the quality of life for your loved ones, lowering the stress and improving happiness for seniors.  In addition, we offer customized service to cater to needs in Parkinson Care, Diabetic Care, Incontinence Care, Alzheimer’s CareArthritis Care, After Surgery Care,  Hospice Care, and other elderly care services.  Our business proudly cover the cities of Pico Rivera, Whittier, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Montebello, Baldwin Park, and cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.

Call 562 929 8400 today to speak with one of our representatives. Or you can visit Pico Rivera In Home Care to learn more.