San Gabriel Valley Home Care: Learn a New Language, Increase Brain Function after Stroke

a-1 home care cancer care encinoParlez-vous français?  Sprechen Sie deutsch?  Parli italiano?  Scientific studies show that the more languages you know, the better your chances are of having normal cognitive function after a stroke, according to the American Heart Association journal, Stroke.  The study shows that bilingual patients “performed better than single language patients on attention, information retrieval and organization.”  Not only does being bilingual or multilingual make you look smart, it also may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s, based on previous research results.  “The advantage of bilingualism is that it makes people switch from one language to another, so while they inhibit one language, they activate another to communicate,” stated Suvarna Alladi, a neurology professor at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).  When it comes to providing elder care in Southern California’s diverse demographic regions, A-1 Home Care in San Gabriel is unique in having a culturally diverse pool of caregivers, many of whom have former nursing and educational backgrounds.

 

Intelligent Companion Care for Stroke Patients

Before your elderly loved one suffers a stroke, if you suspect any signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s, it is highly important to hire an in-home caregiver who can provide not only assistance around the house, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation and transportation, but someone who could also bring a little extra to the table, like a lesson in the caregiver’s own native language.  A-1 Home Care has a vast pool from which you can choose Filipino, Cambodian, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and other ethnic caregivers who live in San Gabriel Valley.  Matching the right caregiver with your elderly loved one is important, which is why A-1 Home Care’s experienced care managers will link you with someone who will engage your loved one in stirring pleasant memories, creating emotional bonds with others, inspire positive self-expressions, and participate in activities that stimulate and promote intellectual growth.

 

Affordable, High Quality Elder Care in San Gabriel Valley

A-1 Home Care has been serving the communities of Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Alhambra, Temple City, Altadena, San Marino and other cities throughout San Gabriel Valley.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency that recruits only the best of San Gabriel’s caregivers, certified nurse assistants, companion care aides, and certified home health aides.  No matter where you live in Los Angeles or Orange County, we have a caregiver who lives in your area who is First-Aid/CPR-certified and prescreened.  Affordable live-in and live-out caregiver services are available with easy financing options and reasonable payment plans.  A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance from providers such as John Hancock, MetLife Insurance and Penn Treaty.

 

For quality senior care, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit our website http://www.sangabrielvalleyinhomecare.com/ for more information.

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Have Fun Despite Your Parkinson’s Disease!

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When someone is affected by Parkinson’s, they may feel like an outcast and be socially withdrawn from the world.  Feeling alone is common, and the person may be embarrassed by their disabilities.  As loved ones, we must see past these hurdles and help them feel included.  According to Everyday Health, there are many things that we can do to achieve this goal.  For instance, exercising is encouraged and important to treat Parkinson’s disease, helping to slow down the progress of the disease and retain some mobility.  Just remember to allow adequate rests for the patient in between these exercise sessions and make it a family routine.  Next, Parkinson’s patients can also benefit from playing games, which allow the patient to be mentally stimulated while bonding with loved ones.  Other fun activities that Parkinson patients can enjoy include singing karaoke, reading, and going to church.  All of the suggested ideas can surely break the person out of isolation, and feel the love from everyone around.

In order to have the best quality in home care service, A-1 Home Care in San Gabriel Valley must find the best quality caregivers to provide the care.  Our standard is that each of the caregiver must have at least prior professinal caregiving experience, CPR certified, and is cleared with a National criminal background check.  Not only that, but we make sure to recruit caregivers from all sorts of backgrounds so as to better serve the needs of our clients, who, in turn, also come from various multicultural ethnicities, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, and Asian. Additionaly, the must be versatile enough to handle different in home care needs, such as Alzheimer’s Care, Brain Injury Care, Diabetic Care, Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Kidney Disease Care, Parkinson Care, Cancer Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Post Stroke Care, and other Elderly In Home Care Services.  We proudly cover the areas of Pasadena, Alhambra, Temple City, San Marino, Rosemead, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Altadena, and more in the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County.

To being service, simply call 626-287-0250 today, or visit www.sangabrielvalleyinhomecare.com to learn more about us.  To receive updates, follow us on Facebook!

24 Hour Home Care in San Gabriel Valley

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Parkinson’s Disease is one of the degenerative neurological diseases that affects many Americans across the country. The University of Maryland Medical Center states that in Parkinson’s disease, neurons of the brain are affected, and it affects the brain’s ability to generate body movements.  Common symptoms include tremors, rigidity, slowness in movement, problems with walking, and more.  Many who have stricken with such disease require constant care from either family members or health care professionals. In more severe cases, 24 hour around the clock care is often needed.

With experienced and skilled caregivers from A-1 Home Care in San Gabriel Valley, we have highly qualified live-in caregivers for those needing Parkinson Care, as well as services of Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Dementia Care, Companion Services, Special Needs Care, and other Senior Care options.  We cover all areas in the San Gabriel Valley such as Arcadia, Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Rosemead, San Marino, and other cities in Los Angeles County. Thousands of satisfied clients have written testimonials throughout the 20 years A-1 Home Care has been in business, so you can put your trust in our company as your source of in home caregiving.

Call 626 287 0250 today to start home care, or visit our website San Gabriel Valley In Home Care to find out more!

Protect Your Heart in the Heat

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Summer always brings beautiful weather around Los Angeles and Orange County, and it is certainly a great time to do many outdoor activities. Yet, the heat can also bring hidden dangers to your health, and it can be especially hard on the heart if you are a heart patient, overweight, or an older adult.  If you are in one of these high risk groups, then you must consult your doctors before exercising under the strenuous heat.

Regardless of your health risk, you should still be cautious under the summer sun.  Always remember to dress in lightweight, light-colored clothing that is breathable. Moreover, wearing sun protection such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats are always recommended when doing any outdoor activities. Most importantly, staying hydrated should always be your top priority because of the excessive perspiration that is expected.

To protect your heart, try to avoid the peak sun hours of to lower your risk of heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Remember to take frequent breaks to hydrate and stay cool, and your heart should not be under too much stress for your summer outdoor activities!

Seniors living with heart diseases should leave physically demanding tasks around the house to others family, friends, or professional caregivers.  A-1 Home Care in San Gabriel Valley offers excellent caregivers who are dependable ready to make a difference in After Surgery Care, Heart Attack Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, Cancer Care, Parkinson Care, and other senior services.  For over two decades, our services have been trusted by seniors and elderly around the communities of Arcadia,  San Marino, Temple City, Rosemead, Alhambra, Pasadena,  and other cities around San Gabriel ValleyLos Angeles and Orange County.  So if you know someone who need in home care services at home, A-1 Home Care is your affordable solution!

Call 626-287-0250 today to start in home care, or visit our website www.sangabrielvalleyinhomecare.com to find out more! Stay connected with us on Facebook!

 

Healthy Suggestions for Your Fourth of July Menu

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Since we are celebrating the independence, why not focus your food on the patriotic colors of red, white, and blue? We always hear that eating foods with different color is good for us, so instead of eating the traditional high calories food of the holiday, try adding healthier option that contains the colors of the flag.  Incorporate food like red peppers, watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, red onions and others into your menu to make it a healthier option for your friends, family, and guests!

Meal preparation can often be a difficult task for seniors living with different ailments.  A-1 Home Care in San Gabriel Valley makes it easy to find a caregiver who can provide the quality assistance. Our caregivers are highly experienced, CPR certified, and has the work ethics to improve their quality of life.  In addition to finding the best care professionals around Los Angeles and Orange County, but we strongly consider the compatibility of our caregivers with the clients, and ultimately creating a great relationship between the caregiver and the care recipient.  The caregivers at A-1 Home Care specialize in the field of Alzheimer’s Care, Brain Injury Care, Parkinson’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Incontinence Care, Kidney Disease Care, Post Stroke Care, and more.

If you are interested in our home care service, you can find us in ArcadiaPasadena, Rosemead, San Marino, Temple City, Altadena, , Alhambra, Monrovia, Azusa, Duarte, , don’t hesitate to contact our office today!

You can call us at 626-287-0250 today, or visit www.sangabrielvalleyinhomecare.com to learn more about our different services.  To receive updates, follow us on Facebook!

Bone Density Test for Osteoporosis

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Bone density decreases over time and become more prone to fractures.  While women are twice as likely to experience a bone fracture, both men and women should consider having a bone density test to determine whether they have osteoporosis or a bone density number that they should be worried about. Certainly, if you are younger than 50 years old, your bone mass should still be in good shape that you shouldn’t need to worry.  However, if you have a family history of osteoporosis, a woman over 65 years old, or a man over 70, you should have a bone density test.  Knowing that you have osteoporosis or low bone density can guide you toward the best treatment to lower your risk of bone fractures.

 A-1 Home Care‘s caregivers are highly reliable and experienced, and are able to assist in services such as meal preparation, light housecleaning, hygiene management, safety monitoring, medication supervision, grocery shopping, and other errands.   Professional caregiving is one of the most useful and appreciated gift for seniors.  Not only does it provide them with the support they need, it also improve their quality of lives.  Our services include Alzheimer Care, Diabetic CareAfter Surgery Care,  Cancer Care, Post Stroke Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, Parkinson Care, and other home care scenarios.  Our coverage spans in the communities of Pasadena,  Altadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Temple City, Sierra Madre, Duarte, Monrovia, and other areas in Los Angeles and Orange County.

For service inquires, call us at 626-287-0250 today, or you can visit www.sangabrielvalleyinhomecare.com to learn more, or find us on Facebook!

Long Term Care Planning for Elderly Guardians

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Unable to make any informed decisions on their medical care, financial issues, or living arrangements, elderly living with serious physical or cognitive illnesses may require another person to make such informed decisions for them.

A legal guardianship is a way that a court can appoint an appropriate guardian  when there was no prior estate planning or power of attorney established.  Furthermore, a guardian can be obtained by any competent adult who have no criminal history.  Typically, the court would favor a family or a close friend of the elderly person as they know the in’s and out’s of the person’s life. Often times, living arrangements need to be made for these individuals due to their state of health, thus long term care planning becomes an important part of the responsibilities for the appointed legal guardian.

A-1 Home Care in San Gabriel Valley makes it easy to find any long term care solutions.  Our qualified caregivers are highly experienced, CPR certified, and work ethics to provide the best quality of life seniors can enjoy.  Not only do we find the best and the brightest care professionals in Los Angeles and Orange County, but we carefully select the caregiver to match the compatibility with the client, creating a lasting relationship that benefits both the family and the senior.  The caregivers at A-1 Home Care specialize in the field of Alzheimer’s Care, Brain Injury Care, Parkinson’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Incontinence Care, Kidney Disease Care, Post Stroke Care, and more.

If you are interested in our caregiving service and live in the ares of  ArcadiaPasadena, Rosemead, San Marino, Temple City, Altadena, , Alhambra, Monrovia, Azusa, Duarte, , don’t hesitate to contact our office today!

You can call us at 626-287-0250 today, or visit www.sangabrielvalleyinhomecare.com to learn more about our different services.  To receive updates, follow us on Facebook!