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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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.

 

Bathroom Safety Tips

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Home is where we feel the shelter from the outside world, and where we feel safest. While the familiar environment may feel easy to navigate, for seniors who are aging, that same chair you have enjoyed sitting may turn into a safety hazard due to poor eyesight, dementia, side effects from medications, and other factors.  As a result, it is important to be cautious around the home, especially in the bathroom where slipping and falling risks are increased. Here are some safety tips around the bathroom that will help keep accidents from happening.

  • Install grab bars for balance and prevent falls (Remember towel bars cannot support the weight of the person)
  • Use non-slip mats in the tub and the floor
  • Replace bar soaps with liquid soups with pumps for easier access
  • Install shower seats for seniors
  • Use Handheld show hose for easier reach

A-1 Home Care pride ourselves in earning the trust of the Pico Rivera community over the past two decades.  Our caregivers can help seniors stay safe around their homes, and provide services in meal preparation, hygiene management, safety monitoring, transportation, light housecleaning and other in home care support. We focus on the needs and requirements of our clients with specialized care in 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.

Inquire service 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!

Keep Your Eyes Healthy

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Vision problem is a common problems among seniors.  It does not only affect their reading skills, but it increases their risk of additional injuries as well.  For example, my grandmother has had cataracts for a while, and we always make sure there are any hazards around her home that she could possibly trip over and fall.  It is known that falls is one of the leading causes of injuries among seniors.  When combining vision problems with weakened muscles and bone structures, decreased balance, and other ailments, it can be very dangerous for the elderly people.  As a result, it is always recommended for everyone – even if you think your vision is healthy- to get regular comprehensive dilated eye exams to catch eye diseases early.  In addition to health vision month in May, it is also ultraviolet awareness month, so it is also a good reminder for everyone to always protect your eyes from UV rays by wearing UV-rated sunglasses because it lead to vision problems such as cataracts and macular degeneration down the road.

A-1 Home Care pride ourselves in earning the trust of the Pico Rivera community over the past two decades.  We genuinely care about the quality of lives for seniors, and we carefully select the caregivers based on their experience, skills, and personality to match with the right clients for the highest quality home care services. Our caregivers offer services in meal preparation, hygiene management, safety monitoring, transportation, light housecleaning and other in home care support. Catering to each individual needs, schedules, and requirements, our caregivers can provide exceptional care in 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.

Inquire service 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!

Pico Rivera Home Care: Psoriatic Arthritis & Other Forms of Arthritis

a-1 home care arthritis prevention encinoAn inflammatory disease of the joints, Arthritis does not discriminate against age, although it is commonly associated with old age. Regardless of age, family history, physical health or gender, anyone can get Arthritis, which causes swelling, stiffness and joint pain. Arthritis comes in many different forms, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, Lupus, and Psoriatic Arthritis. Psoriatic Arthritis occurs in patients who have a chronic skin condition called Psoriasis. Characteristics of Psoriatic Arthritis include sausage-like swelling in fingers and toes, separation of nails from the nail bed, lower back pain, and pain around the feet and ankles.

In addition to medical care, individuals with Psoriatic Arthritis and other forms of Arthritis benefit greatly from in-home health care, a growing trend in the health industry. It is the best alternative to assisted living and/or nursing homes, because most people would rather stay at home with family members than experience social isolation in a convalescent home. Certified Nurse Assistants, caregivers and companions assist with daily chores, from something as simple as opening a jar of jam to more strenuous tasks like lifting and transferring a non-ambulatory person from the bed to the wheelchair.

A-1 Home Care has a variety of skilled and trained professionals to meet your specific needs. Whether you need round-the-clock or hourly care for yourself or a loved one, A-1 Home Care is a licensed and bonded agency you can depend on.

For more information about Arthritis Care, please call (562) 929-8400. You can also see a wide range of services we provide by visiting http://picoriverainhomecare.com. Skilled Arthritis Care is available in Pico Rivera, Whittier, Downey, Cerritos, Lakewood, and surrounding cities.

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