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a-1 home care elder care sierra madreExercising is more than a lifestyle; it’s a mindset.  Everyone knows that physical exercise is beneficial and necessary to stay healthy, but does that mean that everyone is doing it?  Of course not.  You either believe in it or you don’t.  For the gym rats who have been exercising for most of their lives prior to dialysis, getting diagnosed with kidney disease is one of the most disheartening events in life, and there may not be too much support in the community where you live.  In addition to symptoms like nausea, shortness of breath, and chronic fatigue, you might experience side effects like neuralgia from taking medication.  A-1 Home Care in Corona del Mar provides full Kidney Care support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Staying Motivated to Exercise with Companion Care

If exercising was not your part of your lifestyle prior to the diagnosis, it’s never too late to begin a routine or program.  Bring a live-in caregiver with you to the doctor’s before you partake in vigorous activities.  In addition to increased energy levels, you’ll also experience the following benefits of exercise:

  • Decreased level of cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Better weight management
  • Improved muscle strength
  • Better sleep

Doctors usually recommend that you exercise in 30-minute increments or less, depending on your strength and energy levels.  If you start feeling chest pain, dizzy, or other symptoms that make it difficult to exercise, you should stop right away and not over-exert your body.

During the times when you feel too exhausted to do anything, you can rely on a helpful 24-hour caregiver to assist you with meal preparations, light housekeeping, errands and transportation anywhere in Corona del Mar and beyond.  Round-the-clock caregivers are especially instrumental when you need help going to the doctor’s and it’s too unsafe for you to drive on your own.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency in Southern California, delivering exceptional in-home care services in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Fullerton, Anaheim and other parts of Orange County.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, A-1 Home Care protects you and your loved ones from predators and scam artists so you can rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.  Our caregiving services are covered by long term care insurance and veteran benefits; you can also finance Kidney Care with our affordable payment plan options!

For affordable, high quality Kidney Care, call A-1 Home Care (949) 650-3800 or visit us at www.coronadelmarinhomecare.com for services in your area.

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hospice care san marino a-1 home careUnderstanding why your elderly loved one refuses to bathe when she has always been the clean freak may decrease your levels of frustration when you try to get your aging parents into the bath tub or shower.  A common excuse that the elderly use is, “I’m not doing any yard work or errands that are getting my hands dirty.  Therefore I don’t need a shower.”  Maybe there’s an underlying fear of falling or slipping in the shower, or perhaps the act of bathing or showering is very exhausting for your spouse or parent.  In this article, we at A-1 Home Care will list some of the reasons for seniors’ reluctance as well as solutions to those reasons.

Control

Consider recent events that have happened.  Has your elderly loved one recently lost driving privileges due to poor vision or aging?  Did his physician recommend that your father move in with you for senior safety and monitoring?  Does his physical condition render him dependent on another human being for basic needs such as mobility?  Your father’s resistance to bathing might be one area that he still has control over, and he is not ready to relinquish that yet.  Knowing your elderly loved one’s personality well enough to motivate him to shower is tricky.  Depending on your relationship history with your parents, it might not be so easy to “trick” your parents into bathing; sometimes a perfect stranger like a professional in-home care aide will be sufficient to coax your elderly loved ones.

Depression

If memory isn’t an issue for your elderly loved one, take a closer look at other possible reasons.  Does your loved one seem sadder than usual lately?  Has she lost interest in activities and hobbies she once enjoyed?  It may be very possible that she has also lost interest in taking care of her personal hygiene as well, which is indicative of depression.  Encourage her to see a doctor, or have a live-in caregiver accompany her if you are not able to go with her for a check-up.

Decreased Sense of Smell

Physical health conditions and medication’s side effects could hamper your loved one’s sense of smell.  Your parents may not be aware that they smell a little, nor would they notice it on their spouse.  All they probably need is a gentle reminder to take a shower.

Memory

Last but not least, memory loss is one of the most obvious reasons why a senior would not shower for days.  The days and weeks blend together and the elderly lose track of time.  If your parents are strong enough to take showers by themselves, remind them gently; otherwise, if they are physically frail and for some reason you cannot be there due to distance, your own physical condition or work schedule, you can count on a caregiver from A-1 Home Care to assist with bathing, grooming and dressing.

About A-1 Home Care

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been delivering exceptional in-home care services to seniors and their families all over Corona del Mar.  We are licensed, bonded and insured, which means that every caregiver you meet is thoroughly screened for their criminal background and DMV records.  As one of the few agencies that have successfully received state licensure from the State of California, A-1 Home Care remains the preferred home care agency for seniors in Corona del Mar, Tustin, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Fullerton, Orange, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove and all throughout Orange County.

For quality Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, call A-1 Home Care (949) 650-3800 or visit us at www.coronadelmarinhomecare.com for services in your area.

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24 hour care in orange county 2 a1 home careCurrently, there are approximately 5 million seniors in the United States who have some form of dementia, and those numbers are expected to triple by 2050.  In the June 2016 publication of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, research suggests that seniors as many as 2.5 million Americans have undiagnosed dementia, which means that the elderly engage in potentially unsafe activities like driving, cooking, and taking wrong doses of medication without realizing it.  The responsibility becomes incumbent upon family members to recognize signs of dementia in their elderly loved ones so they can get the proper care at home.  A-1 Home Care provides such in-home care at low cost in Corona del Mar and other parts of Orange County.

Do you know the signs of dementia?

Aside from the obvious signs of forgetfulness, how can you tell if your elderly loved one is being absent-minded or really developing dementia?  Here are some telltale signs that should signal medical attention:

  • Trouble with self-expression
  • Disorganized thinking
  • Impaired balance
  • Hallucinations
  • Personality changes (e.g., increased aggression or reclusion)
  • Difficulty with movement
  • Sleep disturbance

A-1 Home Care in Corona del Mar offers flexible scheduling with live-in and live-out care.  As your elderly loved one’s needs change over time, we can adjust our caregiving services to extend or decrease hours of in-home care as you need them.  Round-the-clock senior care entails assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, companion care, transportation, personal care and more.

About A-1 Home Care in Corona del Mar 

A-1 Home Care has been taking care of Corona del Mar’s seniors and their families for over two decades!  When it comes to selecting someone to take care of your elderly loved ones, we take talent recruitment very seriously.  A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency that thoroughly prescreens every single caregiver, certified nurse aide, home health aide and licensed vocational nurse for your safety and security.  You have our round-the-clock support from a 24-hour hotline to live-in caregiver services for 365 days a year.  You can finance high quality senior care at the most competitive prices in LA County and Orange County!  A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

For quality Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, call A-1 Home Care (949) 650-3800 or visit us at www.coronadelmarinhomecare.com for services in Corona del Mar, Tustin, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Fullerton, Orange, Irvine, Huntington Beach and Garden Grove.

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Having to lay in a hospital bed while recovering from an injury or invasive medical procedure can be difficult, especially when loved ones are not around you providing continual companionship and social support.

At A-1 Home Care in Corona Del Mar, our friendly caregivers provide leading after surgery care services that help seniors remain upbeat and well-mannered during their hospital stay. Each caregiver service is extremely affordable, too, as each caregiver on staff understands the importance of providing top-quality care at lower-than-the-rest prices.

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Take a look below at some of the long-lasting after surgery care services provided by A-1 Home Care:

  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • maintenance inside the home including vacuuming, dusting, dishwashing, laundry, and trash
  • assistance with mobility
  • maintenance outside the home including yard work and gardening tasks
  • transportation of items you need from the home during your hospital stay
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care doesn’t finish up there, providing additional transportation assistance once the beloved elder in need gets the authorization to return to his/her home. Our helpful caregivers will then transfer their gentle companion services into the home, offering a variety of additional hourly in-home care options for seniors from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European. After all, A-1 Home Care is dedicated to providing only the very best– and leaving behind all the rest!

You can find out more about the exceptional senior care options available throughout Los Angeles and Orange County when you contact a friendly caregiver today by dialing (949) 650-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve surrounding communities in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, and Fountain Valley.

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Does your loved one in the home suffer from Lou Gehrig’s disease, and could benefit from receiving the leading in-home care services in all of Orange County and Los Angeles?

At A-1 Home Care in Corona Del Mar, we send our affordable elder care experts to the comfort of the home offering exceptional Lou Gehrig’s disease care services for everyone needing assistance in managing their symptoms. Each gentle caretaker on staff offers assistance in the home that includes help with mobility, help with handling different items, and help with personal services so that patients can feel good about their home health looking ahead.

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Each caregiving expert provides specific in-home senior services that involve:

  • assistance with household duties like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, bed-making, and trash
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • personal care like bathing, toileting, grooming, and dressing
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also provides in-home care solutions ranging from behavioral modifications and therapies to veteran’s benefits for war vets struggling to live life in the home. Each elder caregiver provides not only a multitude of care services, but provides them to people from many different walks of life– because anything less just isn’t A-1 Home Care’s best.

For more information about what makes A-1 Home Care the non-medical home care agency of choice in Southern California, call a helpful caregiver by dialing (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve surrounding communities in places like Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, and Fountain Valley.

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Has your loved one recently had a knee replacement and could use some help in the home?

At A-1 Home Care in Corona Del Mar, we provide affordable caregiving services right in the comfort and convenience of the home at the most affordable prices found anywhere in Orange County and Los Angeles. In fact, our hourly in-home care specialists offer numerous in-home caregiving services to people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, serving as a lasting testament to our dedication to diversity.

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Take a look below at some of the leading caregiver services provided by A-1 Home Care for elders in the home with knee replacements:

  • assistance with household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with mobility and gentle knee care
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care

A-1 Home Care also provides caregiver services that include child care (including special needs child care like autism and paralysis), hospital sitters for after surgery care, and short-term care for elders in rehab following an injury or physical setback. After all, A-1 Home Care takes pride in being always affordable, daily diverse, and equally exceptional so that no elder gets left behind on the road to restoration!

Learn more about A-1 Home Care and its leading care solutions in the home when you call a helpful caregiver at (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care also serves surrounding communities in Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach,  Irvine, and Newport Beach.

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Do you have an elder in the home who has difficulty getting in and out of bed, and would benefit from the leading in-home care services in all of Southern California?

At A-1 Home Care in Corona Del Mar, we provide the leading wake-up and tuck-in services available in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Each expert caregiver at A-1 Home Care comes to the comfort and convenience of the home with years of caregiving experience already along with helping hands and a golden heart to serve others right where they happen to be.

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It’s this dedication to providing the most comprehensive care to people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, that has helped A-1 Home Care to remain at the pinnacle of home care provision for the past quarter century and counting already– with many more years to come still on the horizon.

A-1 Home Care provides additional 24 hour care options that include:

  • assistance with household duties including dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks including watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services including bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation that’s low in sugar
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and insulin assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care

A-1 Home Care further provides home caregiver solutions such as brain injury care, companion services for elders who could use a budding friendship in the home, and even hospice care for the terminally ill.

You can learn more about the leading caregiver services available near you when you call a compassionate A-1 Home Care caregiver today at (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care also serves senior communities in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, and Irvine.

 

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