5 Reasons Why In-Home Care Trumps Other Types of Senior Care

Senior woman sitting on garden chairIt’s that time of life when you know the question of senior care will emerge sooner or later.  Your parents have been visiting the doctor’s office a little more often these days, and they are becoming visibly frail.  Your elderly loved ones have worked hard all their lives and though they are at retirement age, they have refused to leave their careers because they are holding on to a huge part of their identity – especially if they have enjoyed a long, successful career.  The work load and stress levels are finally taking a toll on your parents’ health, and you’re worried that if they don’t retire soon, their health will decline quickly rather than slowly.  And here you are, looking at this computer screen and faced with so many different types of senior care – live-in care, assisted living, residential care, nursing homes, convalescent homes, memory care facilities, adult day care centers, 24 hour in-home care, independent living, etc.

In-Home Care Meets Senior Priorities

As we age, certain things become important to us – family, friends, enjoying life in the moment, and excellent medical care in the most comfortable form possible.  We want to stay far, far away from hospitals, and if we become physically dependent on another person to care for our needs, such as assistance with bathing, oral hygiene or cooking, we don’t want to be committed to an institution to have those needs met.  In-home care meets the needs of seniors in ways that other elder care forms do not.  Consider the following:

  1. In-Home Care means you get undivided attention – in the comfort of your own home
  1. You are not confined in an institutional setting where you have to share one caregiver with at least 10 other fellow residents, meaning soiled diapers don’t pile up, you’re not sharing germs with a roommate whose health condition you do not know, and you get companionship when you want, on demand.
  1. In-Home Care follows you wherever you go, whether you live alone or with family. Live-in care means 24 hour on-demand assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, grooming, oral hygiene, dressing, garden care, pet care, grocery shopping, medication reminders, transportation and more.
  1. Specialized senior care services for Alzheimer’s, Cancer Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care and other types of in-home care are available for your elderly loved ones.
  1. Long-term relationship bonding is healthy for seniors and their caregivers, as they adjust to one another and grow in their trust toward one another. Emotional stability is important for the elderly, especially if they are receiving care from professional caregivers who are not family.  Consistent, long-term home care services with the same caregiver breeds trust and receptivity to home care assistance.

About A-1 Home Care in Long Beach

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency, delivering high quality in-home care services to seniors and their families in Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Santa Monica, Culver City, Pasadena, Malibu and other parts of LA County.

As one of the few home care agencies to successfully receive state licensure, A-1 Home Care is committed to enhancing the lives of the elderly while promoting senior safety and security.  We thoroughly screen every single caregiver for their criminal background clearance; we check their DMV records and all professional references are verified.  Our 24 hour care services are covered by long term care insurance and veteran benefits.  Low-cost financing options are also available for those paying out of pocket.

For quality senior care, call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 or visit our website www.longbeachinhomecare.com for information about services in your area.

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Long Beach In-Home Cardiac Care: How Old Is Your Heart?

a-1 home care templecity elder careYour heart’s age is usually older than your actual age, and this is determined by a number of factors such as age and family history, lifestyle choices, diet, physical activity levels, and smoking.  Approximately 25% of deaths are caused by heart disease in the United States, but the good news is cardiovascular disease can be largely prevented by practicing a healthy lifestyle.  If you have an elderly loved one at home who needs assistance with that, A-1 Home Care in Long Beach has an invaluable team of certified nurse assistants, licensed vocational nurses and certified home health aides who will implement a “heart-healthy” elder care plan for your parents, in-laws and/or grandparents.

How will A-1 Home Care help?

Shortness of breath, dizziness and nausea are part of heart disease, and if your elderly loved one has these symptoms, it will be difficult for her to manage basic tasks like house cleaning, pet care and gardening.  Our home health aides are there for you 24 hours a day to help with meal preparations, light housekeeping, bathing, grooming, personal care, running errands, and more.  If you are too tired after a long day at work, our live-in caregivers can always assist your loved ones by taking vital signs and helping them with physical activities like exercise to manage their weight or lower their blood pressure.

Flexible and Affordable In-Home Care

As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, A-1 Home Care offers non-medical senior care services in communities around your area, such as Long Beach, Torrance, San Pedro, Los Alamitos, Lakewood, Cerritos, Carson, and Palo Verde.  You can reap the benefits of our hard work after we have screened every single caregiver for their criminal background, DMV and sex offender clearance.  Thanks to our dedicated team of culturally diverse caregivers, our clientele continually refer friends and families to us because they know the quality of our elder care.  Our 24 hour care services and live-out care services are covered by long term care insurance and veteran benefits.  If you are paying out of pocket, you will be happy to find that our rates are the lowest in Southern California.

For affordable and high quality heart disease care, call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 or visit our website www.longbeachinhomecare.com for more information.

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Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease in Seniors

a-1 home care arthritis prevention encinoAlzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.  By the year 2050, experts project the numbers to explode to 7 million seniors over age 85.  Is Alzheimer’s an inevitable fate for everyone, or are some seniors more prone to develop it than others?  Among the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease are family history, the Apolipoprotein E (APOE)-e4 Gene, mild cognitive impairment, age and cardiovascular disease.  In this article, A-1 Home Care in Long Beach delineates these risk factors.

Age

It is wrong to assume that just because you’re getting older, you will get Alzheimer’s disease.  Although age is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s, this form of dementia is not caused by aging alone.

Apolipoprotein E (APOE)-e4 Gene

Everyone has some form of the Apolipoprotein E (APOE) Gene, whether the form is e2, e3 or e4.  If you inherited the e4 form of this APOE gene, a protein that plays an important role in transporting cholesterol in your body, this increases your risk of developing Alzheimer’s at a later age.

Family History

An individual with an immediate family member, such as a parent or sibling, with Alzheimer’s is more likely to develop this disease.

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

If your elderly loved one has had mild cognitive impairment, he or she is more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those who do not have MCI.

How 24 Hour In-Home Care Helps

Caring for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s can take a toll on one’s physical, mental and emotional health.  Leave it to trained, seasoned and certified nurse aides and licensed vocational nurses from A-1 Home Care to help you with chores, cooking, cleaning, bathing, grooming, personal care and more!  Having a live-in caregiver will greatly reduce your stress levels and thereby improve your overall health while your elderly loved one is taken care of.  It’s a win-win situation!

About A-1 Home Care in Long Beach

A-1 Home Care is one of the very few home care agencies in California that has received state licensing.  Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has served seniors in numerous communities all over LA County, including Long Beach, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, Hollywood, and Pasadena.  Our caregivers are thoroughly screened for their criminal backgrounds, DMV records and professional reference verification.  When your elderly loved ones receive 24 hour in-home care from our caregivers, you can rest assured that they are in good hands!

For a personal care aide, call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 or visit our website www.longbeachinhomecare.com for more details. 

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Long Beach Parkinson’s Care for the Elderly

a-1 home care templecity elder careA progressive disorder of the nervous system, Parkinson’s disease affects about 200,000 seniors per year.  The average person starts experiencing symptoms around the age of 60, and this disease is more common in men than women.  The hallmark of Parkinson’s is the one-sided, barely noticeable tremor of the hand.  As the disease progresses, Parkinson’s eventually immobilizes the person, who then becomes completely dependent upon others for assistance such as feeding, personal care, and other daily tasks.  A-1 Home Care offers affordable 24-hour care for seniors with Parkinson’s in Long Beach and other parts of Los Angeles County.

Reliable Parkinson’s In-Home Care at Your Disposal

In the early stages of Parkinson’s, you may notice some stiffness or slow movement in your elderly loved one.  Their speech becomes slurred, and their arms don’t move when they walk.  Experienced caregivers from A-1 Home Care in Long Beach are instrumental in bridging the gap of communication between seniors and their loved ones.  Even when you don’t understand what your parent’s needs might be due to the drop in communication, our certified nurse aides know exactly what they’re doing and they can inform you more about the disease while they care for your loved ones.  Families find that live-in care is especially beneficial, because most likely, the kids will be at school and the adults will be away at work with no one to take care of the elderly loved one at home.  Live-out care would help too if you just want someone around during the day when everyone is gone.

About A-1 Home Care in Long Beach

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency that was established to provide superior Parkinson’s Care in Long Beach and other parts of LA County.  Thanks to our wonderful team of professional, seasoned and highly skilled caregivers, our clients are so pleased that they continually refer friends and family to A-1 Home Care for their senior care. We will work with your budget, level of care and availability.  You can choose from our viable financing options or go through your long-term care insurance provider for home care services.

For Parkinson’s care, call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 or visit our website www.longbeachinhomecare.com for information about services in Long Beach, Lakewood, Cerritos, Carson, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and other cities in Los Angeles County.

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Timing is everything, especially when it comes to removing blood clots

a-1 home care templecity elder careRemoving blood clots in a timely manner can save your elderly loved one years of disability.  In a study examining 83 patients who had blood clots from a stroke, those who were treated within 2.5 hours of the stroke had minimal to zero disability after the event (American Heart Association, 2016).  What does this mean for your elderly loved one?  If you have a parent who lives alone or with family members who don’t have a medically trained eye to recognize symptoms of a stroke, your elderly loved one may not receive the immediate medical attention he needs.  A-1 Home Care’s certified nurse aides have years of experience working with seniors and their families, providing preventive care and post-stroke care in Long Beach and other parts of LA County.

Is your elderly loved one at risk for a stroke?

Knowing your elderly loved one’s risk factors for stroke is important in preventing or controlling the after-effects of blood clots.  Hypertension, diabetes and high levels of cholesterol will put your loved one at risk, but a knowledgeable, attentive in-home caregiver from A-1 Home Care in Long Beach can take your loved one’s vital signs every day and take them to medical appointments on a regular basis for necessary check-ups.  The good news is that these risk factors are controllable; keeping your blood pressure within normal range and watching your cholesterol levels will pay off in the long run.  In the event that your elderly loved one has a stroke while you’re at work, having a 24-hour caregiver around will guarantee immediate medical attention.

Affordable Round-the-Clock Stroke Care

If you are looking for high quality stroke care in Long Beach, your search is over.  Paying for in-home senior care has never been easier or more affordable with A-1 Home Care’s flexible financing options.  You can work with one of our professional care managers to come up with an elder care plan based on your budget, scheduling needs and level of care.  Level of care could be basic, such as domestic assistance with cooking, light housekeeping, and running errands.  Higher levels of care include bathing, grooming and toileting care.  Regardless of your background, A-1 Home Care does not perform credit checks.  Veteran benefits and long-term care insurance are other options with which to pay for stroke care.  If you have any questions, feel free to call our 24-hour hotline, which will always connect you to a live operator on the other line rather than an automated answering system.

For quality stroke care, call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 or visit our website www.longbeachinhomecare.com for information about services in Long Beach, Lakewood, Cerritos, Carson, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and other cities in Los Angeles County.

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Caregiver Services In Long Beach Include Arthritic Assistance In The Home

If you or a beloved senior in the home area suffers from sore, achy, and stiff joints that are making everyday life a challenge, take comfort– because the caregiving agency trusted most in all of Southern California is right up the street!

At A-1 Home Care in Long Beach, we provide affordable arthritis care services to arthritic elders from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European. It’s this dedication to providing only the most trusted caregiving services available in Los Angeles and Orange County that has helped A-1 Home Care remain at the pinnacle of home caregiver services since its inception in 1991.

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Some of the leading in-home arthritic care options provided for by an A-1 Home Care caregiver 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
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

Every gentle caregiver comes with helping hands and a golden heart to serve people living with all levels of arthritis discomfort, regardless of how much the condition has progressed already. A-1 Home Care also provides caregiver services such as brain injury care and Parkinson’s disease care, portraying our dedication to always providing the best home health solutions available anywhere.

You can find out more about the affordable in-home care solutions at A-1 Home Care by calling a helpful caregiver today at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care also provides care for surrounding communities in Cerritos, Seal Beach, Downey, Palos Verdes, and Torrance.

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Long Beach Caregiver Options Include Live-In Care In Long Beach

Many elders today would benefit from the leading elder care options in Long Beach that are offered around-the-clock, 24/7– and right from the comfort of the home.

At A-1 Home Care in Los Angeles and Orange County, our specialized caregivers provide exceptional live-in care services to people who need continual companion services in the home. The diverse senior care specialists on staff have years of experience in home care provision and extend care to people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

Therapy & Affection

A-1 Home Care provides numerous hourly in-home care solutions such as:

  • assistance with household tasks such as dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties such as watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services including 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
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also offers hospice care for terminally ill patients as well as heart attack care for people with heart disease, COPD, or other related cardiac problems. It’s this dedication to providing the very best—while leaving behind the rest!—caregiving services throughout Southern California that has allowed A-1 Home Care to remain as the leader in home health improvement for the past quarter century and counting already– with many years to come still on the horizon!

You can learn more about the leading caregiver services available at A-1 Home Care when you contact an affectionate caretaker by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care serves nearby communities in communities such as Torrance, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Palos Verdes, and Cerritos.

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