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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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!

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!

Use Lifelong Learning To Maintain Brain Health

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One of the best advice I have received is “Learn to love to learn”, and that sentiment should be echoed across the country.  Learn new things can stimulate our brain, and it is a very rewarding experience to learn.  Because of neuroplasiticity, our brains can still grow as a result of effective stimulation, and being a lifelong learner is one of the best way to keep your brain healthy and fit.  From community college to the lifelong learning institute around the countries to the internet, there are many ways for older people to get their brain sharper, and lower their risk of dementia.

If you know someone with early onset or later stage Alzheimer’s, then look no further than A-1 Home Care in San Gabriel Valley.  We have an extraordinary team of quality caregivers who are compassionate and dedicated to their jobs, and does an excellent job in Alzheimer Care, Diabetic Care, After Surgery Care,  Cancer Care, Post Stroke Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, Parkinson Care, and other home care challenges.  They have the skills to prepare meals, offer medication reminders, housecleaning, lifting of patients, incontinence care, showering, transportation, and more.  For over 20 years, we have been serving the San Gabriel Valley with great pride, covering areas such as Arcadia, Pasadena, San Marino, Temple City, Rosemead, Alhambra, Monrovia, Azusa, Duarte, and many more cities around 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!

Caregiver Service After Surgery in San Gabriel Valley

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The heart is arguably the most important piece of organ we have in our body.  So when the heart is having a problem, it needs to be fixed as soon as possible.  For those who have irregular heart beats, had a congestive heart failure, or other heart diseases, a pacemaker may often do the trick in maintaining a suitable heart rate and rhythm for the heart muscle according to WebMD.  Having a pacemaker inside your body sounds like something that might require a major procedure.  However, it is far from the truth  as it is simply implanted under the skin of the chest in a minor surgical procedure. After the surgery , a complete check up is done six weeks after the pacemaker is implanted.  This follow up is very important because adjustments are made to extend the life of the pacemaker.

After having a pacemaker implanted, physically demanding tasks around the house should be delegated to other people such as family, friends, or professional caregivers.  A-1 Home Care in San Gabriel Valley offers caregivers such as Ruth Jackson, Natali Crystobal, and Linda Enriquez who are reliable, generous and always ready to make a difference in After Surgery Care, Diabetic Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, Cancer Care, Parkinson Care, and other elderly home care services.  For over 20 years, our services have been trusted by seniors and elderly in the communities of Arcadia, Pasadena, San Marino, Temple City, Rosemead, Alhambra, Monrovia, Azusa, Duarte, and many more cities around San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County.  So if you know someone who recently had an operation and in need of a professional caregiver, A-1 Home Care is the affordable solution.

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

Caregiver for Alzheimer in San Gabriel Valley

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There is good news from the Food and Drug Administration recently regarding plans on approving more Alzheimer’s drugs.  According to the New York Times, the history of the FDA was that Alzheimer’s drugs were only approved if they have effects on improving daily functions such as feeding, dressing and bathing, in addition to ability to reason and remember.  However, the plans to loosen rules for new treatments means more drugs availability for people at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, slow down or even prevent the disease and symptoms.

A-1 Home Care in San Gabriel Valley offers the best quality caregivers in Los Angeles and Orange County.  Stacey Salcedo, Camila Reyes, and Mary Surwillo are just prime examples of caregivers who are dedicated, experienced, and compassionate.  They have the skills and patience to offer care in Alzheimer’s Care, Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Parkinson Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Post Stroke Care, and other Elderly Care Services.  In addition to San Gabriel area, we also serve in the cities of Pasadena, Alhambra, Temple City, Rosemead, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Altadena, and more.  Read our testimonials from our clients and you will see A-1 Home Care is the trustworthy source for in home caregivers.

Call 626-287-0250 today to learn more about our flexible scheduling, or visit www.sangabrielvalleyinhomecare.com for more details.