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 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!


Helping Seniors Stay Healthy this Season

Staying healthy isn’t necessarily hard, but it does become trying during the season that boasts of pumpkin pie, sugar cookies, and family gatherings which will ultimately have more and more food to chow down on. Exercise during these last few months can be even more difficult because of how cold it is. The cold can be very discouraging for people who want to exercise – after all, why go out there in the wet and cold when the bed is so much more warm and comfy? But there is are simple ways to stay healthy even now. Make a plan to warm up before getting out of the house and walking. Stock up on berries and other sorts of healthy foods instead of cookies and remember, no matter what your plan toward a healthier self is, A-1 Home Care wishes you all the best in your endeavor!

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If there is a need for a in home care providers for seniors, then turn no further than the leading non-medical home care agency of A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera.  We have 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.  Feel Free to ‘Like’ us on Facebook for updates.


Broaden Your Horizon with These Fun Activities for Seniors

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In this consumer capitalistic world, more and more of the things that we use and enjoy are from the mass market.  Although these are not bad in any ways, they are no where near unique.  For seniors and elderly who have immense experience in various things in life, mass market products or activities may not be appealing to them.  So we want to suggest a few activities to keep your life refreshing.  For example, head to your local art museum to enjoy the selection of fine arts by amazing artists, and they usually offer discounts and perks for seniors who attend!  If paintings and sculptures are too still for your taste, then maybe attend a music concert.  With different venues around, especially in Los Angeles, there is no shortage in concerts that will fit your taste.  Being retired means there is plenty of time to travel the world. Why not prepare yourself by learning a new language?  All in all, by tapping into the more creative world, there are be endless amount of activities waiting for you.

As the leading non-medical home care agency around Los Angeles and Orange County, A-1 Home Care in Pico Rivera offer customized services aimed to help assist seniors and those in needs with Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Kidney Disease Care, After Surgery Care, Heart Attack Care, Incontinence Care, Alzheimer’s Care, and more.  We serve in many different communities, including Pico Rivera, Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Downey, Norwalk, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Baldwin Park, and cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.

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

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.

Pico Rivera: Special Needs Care for Kids or Adults

preschoolers and wooden blocksProviding care for an adult or child with special needs can be challenging for the primary family caregiver, especially if the family member has not received formal education about the disability.  If you are a parent who works full-time, especially if you are a single parent who cannot afford to take days off from work, having a care provider in your own home will relieve your anxiety tremendously.  Perhaps you have an adult sibling who needs individual attention that other family members cannot give.  Rest assured that Special Needs Care can occur in the comfort of your own home!

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency that pre-screens all of its applicants.  We do not haphazardly assign companions to families, but we see to it that you receive the proper and most compatible care from an experienced, appropriate provider who is knowledgeable about your family’s specific needs.  For over 20 years we have successfully met and exceeded expectations of our clients, who continually refer their friends and families to us over the years.    Whether the disability is mental or physical, it does not matter.  We are here for you every step of the way!

Call us right now (562) 929-8400 to meet our friendly staff and caregivers!  Check out our website http://picoriverainhomecare.com to see what we offer for Pico Rivera, Downey, Whittier, Cerritos, Lakewood, Long Beach and surrounding areas. 

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