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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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.

 

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.

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!

Facts about Chronic Kidney Disease

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According to statistics, 26 million Americans suffer from some level of chronic kidney disease, and there seem to be a link to the obesity epidemic that is among our population.  Obesity can lead to diabetes and high blood pressure, both of which are risk factors for chronic kidney disease.  When combined with the other age factor of age, we are seeing a growing amount of seniors being diagnosed with the disease.  The main way to prevent chronic kidney disease is by taking care of your health.  By maintaining a health diet, monitoring blood pressure, and avoiding smoking, then you can be well on your way to prevent catching the disease.  Certainly, it is a good idea to get an annual physical from your doctor to get a clean bill of health to further give you an assurance of not having the disease.

For any seniors living with the disease, consider finding quality profession help from A-1 Home Care. We have helped residents of Pico Rivera,  or surrounding cities such as Whittier, Norwalk, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Montebello, Baldwin Park, and areas around Los Angeles and Orange County.  With a diverse team of caregiver ready to provide support in any home care needs, you can feel at ease from the service your loved ones are enjoying from one of our caregivers. We offer a wide range of senior services, including Kidney Disease Care, After Surgery CareAlzheimer’s Care, Diabetes Care, Post Stroke Care, Parkinson Care, Heart Attack Care, Incontinence Care, and more.  You can rest assure that you will have a peace of mind when hiring one of our caregivers, because we pride ourselves with the quality of care providers that we find.

For service inquiries, please call us at 562-929-8400 today. You can also visit www.picoriverainhomecare.com to learn more about our services, or connect with us on Facebook!