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!

 

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.

 

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!

Parkinson’s Care in Pico Rivera

a-1 home care temple city cancer careTraditionally speaking, there has been no known cause for Parkinson’s Disease, which is linked to lack of dopamine-producing cells in the mid-region of the brain.  We know that dopamine is a neurotransmitter that carries messages from the brain to the muscle cells to make body movement possible.  Dopamine is also produced when an individual is eating or doing something that he enjoys.  When the brain stops producing dopamine for any reason, muscles start to deteriorate, and the individual experiences rigidity, slow movement, and an inability to voluntarily control muscles in his body.  We know that this happens when the brain stops producing dopamine, but why it stops producing dopamine might be explained by new research.

Family history may be a good predictor.  If you know that grandparents or ancestors on your father or mother’s side have suffered from Parkinson’s, now is the time to visit the doctor’s.  The good news is that the causal gene, which guarantees the onset of Parkinson’s, is extremely rare.  The other type of gene, called “associated genes,” increase the likelihood of getting the disease, but if you take proactive measures now to take care of your health, you may be able to slow the progression of Parkinson’s.

To decrease your chances of getting Parkinson’s, go on the Get-Happy Diet.  Eat plenty of fish, chicken and red meat.  Balance that out with fruits like bananas, strawberries and blueberries.  Elevate your mood by doing something you enjoy.  Exercising, arts and crafts and other creative activities are healthy ways of increasing dopamine in your system.

Companionship is important too.  Activities are not as enjoyable when you do it alone, so why not spend time with someone who enjoys the same things you do!  If you live far away from family, it’s important to have a companion or caregiver by your side to sustain the human connection, especially as you get older.  Even if you live next door to your kin, they may be too busy taking care of their own lives to give you the undivided attention you need.

A-1 Home Care is the trusted source of quality Parkinson’s Care for many reasons.  Families have turned to A-1 Home Care for over 20 years because of the skilled, reliable care of their in-home health professionals.  If you need 24-hour live-in care or hourly companionship services, we’re here for you!  You can have affordable in-home care tomorrow by asking for a free assessment today!

Please call (562) 929-8400 or visit our website http://picoriverainhomecare.com for more information about Parkinson’s Care in Pico Rivera, Baldwin Park, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Whittier, Rosemead and other surrounding cities!

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Thank You to Those Who Attended the Parnell Senior Center Event!!

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We like to have fun here at A-1 Home Care, and we like to share the fun with seniors as well!  That’s why we designed a great event to teach seniors a little about improving cognitive functions through games in real life and online, as well as have a little fun with them.  For those who attended, we would like to Thank you!

Since we will also be having new event on Nov. 14th at the Whittier Senior Center, and another even back at the Parnell Senior Center, we want to do a little recap for those who missed our event from 3 days ago.

As we mentioned, we had a informative presentation on how to improve memory and mental agility using games and other fun activities.  We offered free snacks, goodie bags, and raffle for a big prize.  Afterward, our staff played different games with the seniors, from scrabble to card games to backgammon, demonstrate that you can have fun while stimulating your brain and lowering your risks for dementia.

If you want to join our future events, you can get more information by calling 562-929-8400.