Driving & Strokes: A Deadly Combination

senior driverEarlier this year, a man who suffered a stroke while driving made headlines when his 16-year-old son immediately acted upon recognizing signs and symptoms. The man could only eke out a few words because of the stroke but his son dialed 911 immediately and saved his dad’s life.

The article made no mention of the man’s medical history but he appeared to be fairly young in the photo — mid-40’s or early 50’s max. It’s scary to think that such a man who is nowhere close to being a senior would suffer a stroke; how much more likely would a senior with a history of high cholesterol and heart disease have a stroke while driving? Yet we see many seniors on the road every day, oftentimes without a passenger.

If your elderly loved one has had a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, it’s best to take precautions by hiring a 24 hour companion. Even if your loved does not need “help,” per se, having a lively companion around makes life more enjoyable and the days go by faster. As one of the few state-licensed home care agencies in California, A-1 Home Care offers superb live-in and live-out companion care for any occasion. You don’t always have to wait until you “have to” use in-home care. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

For more information about 24 hour companion care, call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 for caregiving services in LA County or (949) 650-3800 for services in Orange County.  A-1 Home Care covers a large geographical expanse, ranging from Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Hollywood to Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Fountain Valley and Anaheim. 

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New Research Developments for Alzheimer’s and Dementia in the Elderly

Young and elderly femaleDementia, including the most common form Alzheimer’s Disease, and related neurodegenerative conditions are dramatically rising in frequency as people live longer and our population ages,” says Robert Richards, Lead Professor of the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Adelaide.  Researchers at UA have developed a new theory for causes of dementia, involving an out-of-control immune system, according to a publication in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.  The cognitive decline associated with dementia can be attributed to the body’s autoimmune inflammatory response, causing brain cells to die.  Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include wandering, repeating questions, forgetting one’s own name and names of family members, inability to groom oneself and carry out other basic tasks.  A-1 Home Care offers the highest quality of dementia care in LA County at the most competitive rates.

What does 24-hour Alzheimer’s Care entail?

A-1 Home Care has a diverse team of caregivers, certified nurse aides, certified home health aides and licensed vocational nurses ready to serve you 24 hours a day, 365 days a week.  Our professional and delightful round-the-clock care includes non-medical assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, lifting/transferring, grooming, bathing, personal care, and transportation to appointments no matter how far they are from home.  Your elderly loved one will enjoy the quality of elder care from our highly skilled and experienced caregivers as they become part of the family.

About A-1 Home Care

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency serving seniors in Huntington BeachGarden GroveAnaheim HillsDowneyLos AngelesBrentwood and other cities throughout Southern California.  Each caregiver who comes on board with A-1 Home Care is required to pass an extensive criminal background check, DMV record check, and character assessments.  All professional references are verified.  Your satisfaction, security and protection are our priority, so we make it a point to deliver you the best Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care at the lowest rates possible.

For quality Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, contact us today at (562) 929-8400 or (949) 650-3800. 

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Short-Term Care in Los Angeles and Orange County

Do you have a loved one who is recovering from a recent procedure or getting over an illness?  Perhaps they are on the road to recovery but could use some helping hands and a heart of gold to make sure they arrive their safely?

Here at A-1 Home Care in Los Angeles and Orange County, our skilled and compassionate staff of expert short-term caregivers can offer your loved one the assistance they need to move forward in their recovery in the comfort and security of their very own home.  We provide top level In Home Care to individuals of all age groups and backgrounds including European, Jewish, Middle Eastern and Asian.  Our staff is expertly trained and hand selected to ensure a perfect match and maximum compatibility.

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Every one of our caregivers bring years of experience to the table to help maintain independence, dignity and quality of life through any unexpected change of events.  Experience in the field offers peace of mind in knowing that your loved one is being cared for by someone who has been there before and knows what it takes to succeed.

There are many benefits that a short-term caregiver can provide such as allowing shorter stays in hospitals or nursing home as recovery may continue in the home and your loved one does not have to be alone.  For example, our respite at home care services provide relief for family members who may be struggling adjusting to new responsibilities as well as serve as a knowledgeable companion to ease the mind of your loved one adjusting on new dependencies.  A trusted caregiver can lighten the mental load of an entire household.

Short-term caregivers can speed up recovery by ensuring the patient receives the expert attention and care they need during these pivotal times.  At a crossroads of recovery, our team will guide the patient down the path leading quickest to betterment.  Short term services and duties may include but are not limited to: grocery shopping, meal preparation, running errands, picking up medications, house cleaning and even caring for pets.

To learn more about how A-1 Home Care can cut down recovery time for your loved ones in the comfort of their own home, contact us today at (562) 929-8400 or (949) 650-3800.  A-1 Home Care is the home care provider of choice for all of southern California and we proudly serve clients in Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Anaheim Hills, Downey, Los Angeles, Brentwood and more.
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Expert After Surgery Care Services Abound In Los Angeles Areas

Do you have a loved one who is spending time in the hospital, and could use some companion care for the duration of his/her stay?

At A-1 Home Care in Los Angeles, our friendly caregivers provide after surgery care options that keep seniors upbeat and well-mannered during the entirety of their hospital stay. Each caregiver service is affordable as each of our caregiving professionals understand that providing top-quality care at lower-than-the-rest prices keeps customers right where they should be– within our loving arms for as long as they need to be!

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Some of the after surgery care services offered at A-1 Home Care include:

  • 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 provides care to people from different ethnic backgrounds and economic influences, including Jewish, Asian, Middle Eastern, and European, with the most affordable caregiving options throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. Each caregiver at A-1 Home Care is dedicated to offering only the best in-home care options that are as diverse as they are long-lasting, as our senior services even include short-term care in the home. It’s this dedication to providing only the best– and leaving behind the rest!– senior care options that has kept A-1 Home Care at the pinnacle of caregiving for decades and counting already.

To find out more about the exceptional after surgery care options available across Southern California, contact a friendly caregiver today by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care additionally offers care to neighboring communities in Century City, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, and Culver City.

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Expert Kidney Disease Solutions Reduce Elder Fears In LA

Do your loved one’s kidneys require an additional level of care in the home– and you’re ready to invest in the best going forward?

At A-1 Home Care in Los Angeles and Orange County, we bring diverse elder care solutions right to the front doorstep– and beyond. Our specialized kidney disease care professionals extend helping hands and a golden heart to all seniors they have the pleasure of working with, no matter how much their kidney failure has progressed already.

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Each A-1 Home Care senior care specialist brings a variety of home health services to people in need, some of which include:

  • 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 personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments, renal dialysis treatments, and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation that’s always kidney-friendly
  • 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 is proud to serve people from all walks of life, including Asian, Middle Eastern, Jewish, and European, with in-home care solutions that additionally include hospice care for the terminally-ill and short-term services for temporary rehab assistance.  Fully Licensed, Bonded, and Insured, A-1 Home Care is the caregiver agency trusted most in Southern California– because being second best has never been an option.

If you want to discover more about the exceptional caregiver agency called A-1 Home Care, then call a compassionate caregiver at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care is glad to service neighboring communities in Beverly Hills, Studio City, Century City, Culver City, and Downey.

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Bipolar Care Offered At Affordable Rates In LA

Bipolar disorder can be characterized by violent mood swings and even back-and-forth tempers, making living with someone with bipolar very difficult in the home.

At A-1 Home Care in Los Angeles, we provide 24 hour care services that are daily diverse, always affordable, and equally exceptional. Our diverse caregivers have years of experience serving people from different demographics, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, helping to ensure that no senior gets left behind on the road to redemption.

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A-1 Home Care provides affordable bipolar caregiver services from the comfort of the home that include:

  • 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 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
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also has in-home care options that include respite care for burnt out family caregivers, wake-up and tuck-in services, care for elders needing companionship, and much more. It’s this dedication to providing only the best that has allowed A-1 Home Care to remain at the pinnacle of home care provision since its inception in 1991- with many years still to come!

For more information about A-1 Home Care, call a compassionate caregiver today by dialing (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is glad to serve neighboring communities throughout LA and Orange County in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Studio City, Downey, and Pico Rivera.

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Diverse After Surgery Care Options Expedite Elder Recoveries In LA

Have you or your loved one been faced with the concurrent task of spending time in the hospital while recovering from an injury or invasive medical procedure?

At A-1 Home Care in Los Angeles, we provide the leading caregiver services in Southern California, and extend from the comfort of the home into the coldness of the hospital bed if we need to– and all at a moment’s notice! Our after surgery care services are always affordable, daily diverse, and equally exceptional, helping to ensure that no elder gets left behind on the road to restoration!

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A-1 Home Care provides compassionate caregiving solutions like:

  • 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

Each A-1 Home Care elder care expert is certified in providing a multitude of care solutions that include respite care for overworked family caregivers, special needs care for autistic children and developmentally delayed adults alike, and cancer care for patients who could use some assistance around their living space.

A-1 Home Care has proudly served seniors from all walks of life, including Jewish, Asian, Middle Eastern, and European, with the most affordable caregiving options offered anywhere in Los Angeles and Orange County for the past 25 years already– with many more years to come already on the horizon!

To learn more about the leading after surgery care options available at A-1 Home Care, contact a genuine caregiver at (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care is also dedicated to serving neighboring communities in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Studio City, Culver City, and Glendale.

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