Dementia Games with Seniors

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Not very many people know but seniors and the elderly who have dementia can still enjoy the fun of crafts. We often think of those with dementia as having no sense of their surroundings and sometimes being impossible to do anything with. And while it’s true that seniors with dementia are often prone to experience bouts of confusion, they are still capable of finding joy in even the simplest of things. So why not try to bring out that joy with some fun crafts and games? Here’s a few to try:

Balloon Volleyball: Most elderly residents don’t have enough strength and endurance to play a real game of volleyball with a ball that can certainly do some damage. But substituting a balloon in place of a real volleyball can make playing possible again. And even more fun since there’s no risk of damage.

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Holiday Toss: Have a fun game of “Toss the Hat” This is pretty simple, and it’s a game that can be played anytime (just switch out the hats according to the season). All you have to do is grab a hat (and since it’s the holiday season, I recommend a Santa Hat), fill it with candy, get in a circle with friends, family, caregiver and your elderly loved one,  and try tossing it among each other without letting any of the candy drop.

There are certainly more activities you can try. Our caregivers at A-1 Home Care certainly know enough to keep seniors and the elderly occupied. Aside from caregivers, A-1 Home Care provides many other services such as Companion Care, Live in and 24 Hour care for your loved ones. We serve Altadena, Arcadia, City of Industry, Diamond Bar, Rowland Heights,San Dimas, and all other cities throughout San Gabriel Valley.

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Caregivers and Personal Services near San Gabriel Valley

If you reside in San Gabriel Valley and are looking for a fun activity to do with your loved one, checking out the  “Vested Interest” would be a great idea. The “Vested Interest” is a a jazz band that plays a variety of music for many occasions. This jazz band does a great job at keeping an audience entertained and it seems like Elders could really enjoy listening to this band. The band is led by lead singer Michael Drange. The band consists of George Woo on the Piano, Dave Mulligan on the bass and Karen Federeoff on the drums. This can be a fun experience for many elders to enjoy. If you know of any seniors that would like to attend, A-1 Home Care can help. A-1 Home Care can provide Companions as well as Caregivers to look after you or your loved ones.

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Aside from caregivers. A-1 Home Care provides many other services such babysitting and provides nannies to take care of your children while you are enjoying the jazz performance. We also provide caregivers that can Live in and assist in Personal Services.  We provide many services that can benefit you or your loved one, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or check out our website A-1 Home Care for more information on our care services.  We serve Altadena, Arcadia, City of Industry, Diamond Bar, Rowland Heights,San Dimas, and all other cities throughout San Gabriel Valley.

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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!

Anemia in Elderly: Public Health Crisis in San Gabriel Valley

Cooking with Grandma.Older adults who suffer from chronic illness may also have anemia.  In the United States alone, over 3 million seniors over age 65 have anemia.  This means that they may have diminished functional impairment and increased mortality.  Nutritional deficiencies (especially in Vitamin B12), blood loss, inflammation, chronic renal failure and other chronic illnesses factor into anemia in seniors.  Vitamin B12 produces red blood cells which supplies you with energy and strength.  Without adequate nutrition, seniors feel weak and experience cognitive impairment.

If you are concerned that your elderly loved one may not get enough nutrients in his diet, a caregiver with great culinary skills can prepare delicious meals to motivate him to eat.  Foods rich in Vitamin B12 include meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy products like milk and eggs.  Vegans and vegetarians can supplement their Vitamin B12 with synthetic vitamins.  Home health aides are instrumental in communicating with your loved one’s physician about your parent’s eating habits and other habits like smoking, which causes diseases linked with anemia.

Home care services are not just for the chronically ill; seniors who are fairly healthy can also enjoy the companionship of a caregiver who happens to be an expert on nutrition.  Recognizing signs of anemia now will improve quality of life for years down the road.  A-1 Home Care provides the best quality live-in home care services in all of San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County and Orange County.  Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our phone lines connect you to a live operator who will answer any and all your questions about companion care, 24 hour care, live-in and live-out care, and anemia care.

Call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or check out our website http://www.sangabrielvalleyinhomecare.com for more information on home care services.  We serve Altadena, Arcadia, City of Industry, Diamond Bar, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, and all other cities throughout San Gabriel Valley.

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sSniors near San Gabriel Valley

As people age, they become a lot more delicate. Some seniors needs assistance when performing every day tasks. 

 

A-1 Home care has many caregivers that can assist seniors. We have professional Caregivers that are certified in CPR and can help many Elders by reminding them to take their medications. Aside from our caregivers being certified, they are professionals who work along doctors and other nurses to helps seniors maintain a healthy life style. Our Caregivers also help them by assisting them in Personal Care. If elders get lonely and would like some Companion, our caregivers can even assist in Non-Medical Home Care. We offer Hospital Sitters in case your loved one feels lonely during their procedures at the hospital. 

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A-1 home care also has many other services that can seniors near San Gabriel Valley. Call 626-287-0250 today to start in home care, or visit our website A-1 Home Care to find out more! Stay connected with us Twitter and on Facebook!

 

 

Seniors near San Gabriel Valley

As people age, they become a lot more delicate. Some seniors needs assistance when performing every day tasks. 

 

A-1 Home care has many caregivers that can assist seniors. We have professional Caregivers that are certified in CPR and can help many Elders by reminding them to take their medications. Aside from our caregivers being certified, they are professionals who work along doctors and other nurses to helps seniors maintain a healthy life style. Our Caregivers also help them by assisting them in Personal Care. If elders get lonely and would like some Companion, our caregivers can even assist in Non-Medical Home Care. We offer Hospital Sitters in case your loved one feels lonely during their procedures at the hospital. 

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A-1 home care also has many other services that can seniors near San Gabriel Valley. Call 626-287-0250 today to start in home care, or visit our website A-1 Home Care to find out more! Stay connected with us Twitter and on Facebook!

 

 

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!