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a-1 home care homecare corona del marIf you feel pain at the base of your skull or in the back of your neck, you may have occipital neuralgia, a condition characterized by inflamed or injured nerves running from the spinal cord through the scalp.  Other symptoms may also include sensitivity to light, headaches, migraines, tender scalp, and pain during neck movement.  Because it is often confused for other types of headaches, doctors cannot detect a cause for it.  Up to this point, you may have had otherwise good health, but if these symptoms have been occurring lately, you may want to get a medical opinion before things get worse.  This condition has also been associated with the following:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Head trauma
  • Neck tumors
  • Infection
  • Diabetes
  • Cervical disc disease
  • Blood vessel inflammation
  • Gout

Top-Notch In-Home Care for Migraines, Occipital Neuralgia and Other Symptoms

When your head is throbbing from electric shock-like pain for hours at a time, it is virtually impossible to do anything.  Many of A-1 Home Care’s caregivers and licensed vocational nurses have a background in physical therapy; our trained professionals can help apply cranial osteopathy (a.k.a., head massage) to relieve some of the pain and help you relax.  Our round-the-clock certified nurse aides will also help with chores such as cooking, cleaning, laundry and transportation anywhere in Corona del Mar.  The most important priority for you is to relax and rest from doing anything that might trigger the pain.

About A-1 Home Care

For over two decades, A-1 Home Care has been delivering exceptional in-home care services to communities in Corona del Mar.  Because we are licensed, bonded and insured, all of our caregivers have passed an extensive criminal background screening for your safety and peace of mind.  We offer various types of home care services like Multiple Sclerosis Care and Brain Injury Care at competitive rates.  Our 24 hour care and live-out care services are covered by long-term care insurance and veteran benefits.  Paying out of pocket?  Talk to our care managers about an elder care plan that fits your budget.

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, Fountain Valley, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and other parts of Orange County.

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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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parkinson care downey a-1 home careAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) account for approximately 2.5 million visits to the Emergency Room (ER).  TBIs are treated either as an isolated injury or in conjunction with other injuries, and they are commonly found in athletes and veterans.  A formal definition of a TBI is “an injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.  It can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrative head injury.” (Marr and Coronado, 2004)  In Corona del Mar and other cities throughout Orange County, A-1 Home Care offers 24 hour assistance for individuals suffering from temporary or permanent head injuries.

Affordable Live-In Care for TBI Survivors

As you or a loved one adjusts to limitations after a head injury, A-1 Home Care in Corona del Mar will enhance your quality of life every day with high quality 24 hour care, which includes assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, bathing, grooming, personal care, companion care and transportation to appointments anywhere in Corona del Mar and beyond.  Highly skilled live-in caregivers are trained to respond to neurological disorders such as mood disorders and post-traumatic epilepsy, which could be hard on family members who have never received formal medical training.

 

Nothing Like a Licensed, Bonded and Insured Home Care Agency

 

Are you wary of hiring a live-in caregiver for your loved one because of all the scary stories you’ve heard in the media?  We at A-1 Home Care understand your reservations.  That’s why we take every precaution to make sure your elderly loved one is safe and sound in the hands of our caregivers.  As one of the few successfully state-licensed agencies in Corona del Mar and California, A-1 Home Care is insured to protect your loved ones from predators who are constantly prowling for vulnerable seniors and individuals in your community.  When you sign up for 24 hour services or live-out services from A-1 Home Care, you can rest assured that each of our caregivers is extensively screened for their criminal background, DMV record and professional references.

For safe, high quality brain injury 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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a-1 home care corona del mar cancer careImpairment is defined as “a significant deviation, loss, or loss of use of any body structure or body function in an individual with a health condition, disorder or disease,” according to the sixth edition of the Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment published by the American Medical Association.  Oftentimes the terms “disabilities” and “impairments” are used interchangeably, but the distinction between the two is this: an impairment creates the disability, whether that impairment is physical, mental or psychological.  Chronic health conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Lou Gehrig’s and Parkinson’s disease are often associated with physical disabilities.  A-1 Home Care provides high quality 24-hour disability assistance for adults and seniors around Corona del Mar.

Non-Medical In-Home Support Makes All Things Possible

If you’re looking for high quality in-home care, look no further than A-1 Home Care!  We provide round-the-clock non-medical in-home support for seniors and adults with neurological, cognitive and physical conditions.  Live-in and live-out support services entail assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, trips to the grocery store or pharmacy, excellent companion care, and transportation to the doctor’s for routine medical check-ups.  In-home disability care helps individuals maintain a balanced lifestyle while empowering them to do all that they want despite their disabilities.  A-1 Home Care in Corona del Mar offers long-term and short-term care for individuals, whether they have a short-term disability after surgery or a long-term congenital impairment.

About A-1 Home Care

In 1991, A-1 Home Care was established as a licensed, bonded and insured agency serving families all over Corona del Mar.  We exist to improve the lives of seniors, adults and children regardless of their disposition.  A-1 Home Care offers affordable in-home care services for all types of scenarios such as Alzheimer’s Care, after-surgery care, postpartum care, disability assistance, Parkinson’s Care, Lou Gehrig’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care and more.  We see to it that your elderly loved ones’ needs are met, and customer satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.  With A-1 Home Care, you will always be connected to a warm, caring customer representative on the other side of the line when you call, and our superior caregiving services remain unrivaled even after 25 years of service.

 

For a free quote, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit www.coronadelmarinhomecare.com for services in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Huntington Beach and surrounding cities.

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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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