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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Elder Law Month in Pico Rivera

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May has been officially designated as Elder Law Month by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) in order to increase awareness for the need for seniors and others facing end of life to have planning in place for when they pass. For those of you who may not know, Elder law is the area of law that specifically addresses issues such as:

  • Income, estate and gift tax matters & working with financial planners when appropriate
  • Planning for the spouse (including long-term care and asset protection)
  • Will and Trust planning
  • Planning to avoid probate proceedings
  • Long-term care planning

Because the family is already operating at such a high stress level due to concerns of well-being for their loved one, it can be overwhelming to search for legal documents that may or may not have been completed prior to this moment. In many crisis situations, the person requiring care cannot participate any further in decision making, making it even more difficult for the family.

We understand that during this emotionally taxing time, one would like to feel secure about legal issues in order to enjoy the final days spent with your elderly loved one. If you or the residents of Pico Rivera have concerns about care planning and/or any of the Elder Law issues outlined above, A-1 Home Care can assist you as we are the leading non-medical Home Care agency in Los Angeles and Orange Counties with over 25 years of experience in providing quality, affordable Home Care service for the communities of Pico Rivera, Whittier, Norwalk, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Montebello and more. Each of our caregivers are screened for experience and personality. Our ethnically diverse, multilingual caregivers aim to improve the quality of life and happiness for the elderly and other clients. For any long-term care planning, A-1 proudly offers services such as Elder Care, Kidney Disease Care, Incontinence Care, Parkinsons Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Cancer Care, Brain Injury Care, Companion Services and more.

A-1 is licensed, bonded, insured and has an A+ rating with Better Business Bureau and Chamber Memberships with Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Torrance Chamber of Commerce. We are also proud sponsors of City of Hope, Haven of Rest, National Breast Cancer Research Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation and more.

Open 24 hours a days and 7 days a week, call us at (562)929-8400 or visit us online to learn more about Long-Term Planning and Elder Planning in the Pico Rivera area.

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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!

 

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.

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.

 

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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