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a-1 home care corona del mar elder careIn a study conducted by Dr. Catherine Kreatsoulas, a Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, women were found to be the last ones who seek after cardiovascular care, even after experiencing respiratory difficulties, exhaustion and angina.  The hypothesis is that women are generally more self-sacrificial than men, as they put others’ needs before their own needs.  Today’s career women constantly juggle and fight for work-life-balance.  Taking care of family and possibly caring for an elderly loved one at home are more important than taking care of personal needs.  The growing number of single parent households indicates additional pressure on career women who receive no help from a partner or nearby family members.

Look for signs of heart trouble

With tender and loving care, ask your mom how her health is.  When was the last time she had a doctor’s appointment?  Does she lack means of transportation?  Who does she live with?  Does anyone know if she experiences chest pain or breathing difficulties?  Does anyone ask?  Many women are prone to stay silent because they don’t want to complain, especially mothers who tend to put others first before themselves.  Mothers may not even be aware of their own bodies or they just ignore the symptoms without realizing how dangerously close they are to a heart attack.  If you notice any signs like comments about tight chest pains, shortness of breath, or unusual exhaustion, encourage your mom to see the doctor.

Don’t wait until it’s too late

Early detection ensures chances of survival, but if your mom waits until the pain is too unbearable, heart disease will be hard to treat.  “The main danger is that when someone comes to the hospital with a more severe or advanced stage of heart disease, there are simply fewer treatment options available,” said Dr. Kreatsoulas.

Companions help in time of need

If your mom lives alone or is taking care of someone in her home, hire a caregiver to take care of your mom or the family member who needs help.  Everyone needs a break now and then, and great moms are no exception!  Companion care services include meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, transportation to appointments, incontinence care, overnight care, and more.

A-1 Home Care understands the concerns of family members.  We are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, if you have any questions about cardiovascular care, home care services, and companionship.  Don’t wait until it’s an emergency to find quality care for your elderly loved one!

Call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit our website www.coronadelmarinhomecare.com for more information on home care services.  We offer 24 hour elder care in Corona Del Mar, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Villa Park, and other surrounding areas. 

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a-1 home care arthritis food corona del marIf cooking was your mother’s favorite pastime, then she may appreciate someone who can help her in the kitchen if she is suffering from early stages of dementia.  Cooking and baking stimulate the senses of touch, taste, smell, vision and hearing, which helps ameliorate some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  Learning and re-learning techniques strengthens the neurons in your elderly loved one’s brain, enabling your body to slow down the process of dementia.

A-1 Home Care provides Companion Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, Incontinence Care, and more.  Our pre-screened caregivers and companions take care of your loved ones as if they were their own, and we see to it that the whole family, not just the elderly person, is taken care of.  Whether you need help 24 hours a day or on a part-time basis, we are here for you!

Call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit our website http://coronadelmarinhomecare.com for more information.  We service Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Irvine, Fullerton, and other cities throughout Orange County.

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a-1 home care homecare corona del marDoes your elderly loved one live alone?  Is she active, independent and healthy, refusing any help even though you see a need for assistance?  If you feel a growing, gnawing concern in the back of your mind that someday she will need it (and need it soon), then you can rest assured that help is available.  No matter how old you get, you will still need at least a companion to drop by and check in on her.  If your loved one lives alone, she may not notice signs of dementia in herself.  What if she starts posting notes on the mirror and the walls for herself so she won’t forget simple things like turning off the faucet?  You won’t be there to see it, especially if you live out-of-state.  If you live nearby, depending on how often you visit your parent, grandparent or relative, you may not notice the daily subtle changes that are taking place.

As Alzheimer’s & Dementia progresses, it becomes an unpleasant experience for family members to live with, if they decide to move in with their loved ones or have their loved ones move in with them.  Hiring a senior caregiver, companion or certified nurse aide to deal with the difficult and aggressive behavioral changes seems like the most sensible solution.  A-1 Home Care provides assistance with meal preparation, housecleaning, laundry, bathing, grooming, transportation and companionship.

Call us today (949) 650-3800 or visit http://coronadelmarinhomecare.com/ to view our full range of services.  We proudly serve Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Villa Park and other cities through Orange County.

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