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Giving Your Elderly Loved One the Extra Push to Do What’s Necessary

????????????????????????????????????????Sometimes, all it takes for your elderly loved one to eat well or exercise regularly is to get a companion caregiver, but not just ANY caregiver.  It has to be the right fit.  For example, if your father is divorced or widowed, he may be a little more motivated to take showers or go out for walks if you get him an attractive female companion caregiver as opposed to an average-looking male caregiver.  If your parents live together, you can hire a tall, muscular male caregiver with a deep, commanding voice to establish some presence of authority in the home.  If adult children have trouble convincing their parents to do the basics, getting a professional certified caregiver usually does the trick.

Benefits of 24-Hour Companion Care

Your elderly parents may not need a caregiver now, but having a companion care aide around adds a lot to the ambiance.  For one, they can help out with chores so your parents can use their energy toward activities they actually enjoy.  A-1 Home Care’s 24-hour home care services include the following:

  • Meal preparations
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry for the senior and/or the whole family
  • Transportation to appointments anywhere in Burbank
  • Medication reminders
  • Social visits
  • Traveling assistance

If your mom or dad establishes a trusting relationship now while they need minimal help around the house, the transition from independence to dependence will be that much easier.  Plus, wouldn’t it be nice to have someone else wait on you hand and foot so you don’t have to do the chores?

Affordable In-Home Care at Competitive Rates

As one of the few state-licensed home care agencies in California, A-1 Home Care offers the best in-home care services at the most competitive rates in Burbank. You can finance live-in, live-out, and respite care services through our easy payment options, or you can go through veteran benefits and long-term care insurance.

For superb and affordable companion care, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us at www.burbankinhomecare.com for services in Burbank, Glendale, Glendora, Hollywood, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and other cities in LA County.

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How to Deal with Soiling Accidents and Preserve Your Loved One’s Dignity and Privacy

????????????????????????????????????????Lately, you noticed that your elderly loved one has been soiling his undergarments here and there, but he has not brought it up in conversation with you.  You see traces of incontinence on the toilet seat, on the bathroom floor, along the hallway, and on a dining room chair.  When you finally do bring it up in conversation, your loved ones claim that they don’t know when it’s actually happening.  You may wonder, “How does my dad not know that he is going on himself at the dining table?”  Before you initiate a talk with your elderly loved one, it’s important to understand the six types of incontinence:

  • Reflex incontinence – when feces or urine exits a person’s body through an abnormal opening or leak
  • Stress incontinence – results from damaged pelvic muscles which cause the bladder to leak during movement
  • Urge incontinence – produced by sudden bladder contraction that cannot be controlled or inhibited
  • Mixed incontinence – combination of urge and stress incontinence
  • Overflow incontinence – when urine exceeds bladder holding capacity
  • Incontinence from surgery – post-operative incontinence induced by procedures such as hysterectomies and rectal surgery

24-Hour Incontinence Care

Live-in care is one of the most popular senior care options for incontinence because it kills two birds with one stone:  for one, you as the daughter or son do not have to deal with awkwardness in cleaning up after your elderly loved one; and two, professional 24-hour incontinence care preserves your loved one’s dignity and privacy.

About A-1 Home Care

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been delivering high quality in-home care services of all types: Alzheimer’s Care, Heart Disease Care, Traumatic Brain Injury Care, After-Surgery Care, Parkinson’s Care, Lou Gehrig’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, 24 hour care, live-out care and more.  Licensed, bonded and insured, A-1 Home Care not only aims to provide exceptional senior care but also serves to protect the aging community from scam artists, predators, theft and fraud.  Each caregiver is carefully and meticulously screened through a national criminal background check.  All references are verified, and your safety and satisfaction are 100% guaranteed!

For quality incontinence care, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us at www.burbankinhomecare.com for services in Burbank, Glendale, Glendora, Hollywood, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and other cities in LA County.

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Burbank In-Home Care: Caring for Seniors Suffering from Hemorrhage

A-1 Home CareA hemorrhage is a medical term for uncontrolled bleeding.  Most people associate it with bleeding in the brain, which would be intracranial hemorrhage, but there are also many other types that don’t occur in the brain, such as hemoptysis, hematemesis, hematuria, and venous hemorrhage.  Strictly defined, an intracerebral hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel ruptures and the blood suddenly bursts into the brain tissue, interfering with the oxygen supply and thereby causing internal brain injury.  The type of hemorrhage linked to 8-13% of all strokes is the intracerebral hemorrhage, which is more likely to result in death or major disability than other types of bleeding.  A-1 Home Care in Burbank assists families who have elderly loved ones suffering from these types of brain injuries.

Post-Hemorrhage 24-Hour Brain Injury Care

After your elderly loved one’s physician stabilizes and releases your parent or grandparent from the hospital, you will notice major changes in your loved one’s ability to function.  You may experience a communication breakdown due to your loved one’s impaired language skills; seniors may also have a problem with swallowing, memory, impaired vision and seizures.  If you have never received formal medical training, your elderly loved one’s symptoms may seem daunting and overwhelming to you.  A-1 Home Care offers affordable 24-hour brain injury care for seniors and adults of all ages who suffered traumatic brain injury from natural or external forces.  You can expect excellent service from our in-home caregivers who will cook, clean, run errands, and give rides to your loved one’s appointments around Burbank and other neighboring cities.

High Quality TBI Care without Compromising Quality

You owe it to yourself to have high quality round-the-clock senior care without breaking the bank.  With easy financing options at the most competitive rates in LA County, you can’t go wrong with A-1 Home Care in Burbank!  For 25 years, we have delivered superior in-home care of all types, such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Lou Gehrig’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Postpartum Care, Bipolar Care, overnight care, live-in and live-out care.  When you call A-1 Home Care, you will always be connected to a live operator instead of an automated answering service because we want to listen to your concerns and help you in any way we can.

For top-notch brain injury care, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us at www.burbankinhomecare.com for services in Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Sierra Madre, Duarte, Covina, and other cities in LA County.

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Burbank Parkinson’s Care: That Gut Feeling You Shouldn’t Ignore

arthritis symptoms burbankTo date, the cause of Parkinson’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disease that afflicts one in 1,000 individuals, has been unknown, but one hypothesis was tested in a study sponsored by the Danish Parkinson’s Disease Association.  Researchers theorized that Parkinson’s starts in the gastrointestinal tract and spreads through the body and upward towards the brain, specifically through the vagus nerve.  This theory is supported by a study done on approximately 15,000 patients whose vagus nerve was entirely severed.  Those whose vagus nerve was partially severed still developed Parkinson’s, whereas others whose vagus nerve was entirely removed did not develop the disease at all.  Individuals who carry Parkinson’s display symptoms such as physical tremors, difficulty with gait and posture, loss of olfactory senses, inability to speak, and poor balance, among other symptoms. A-1 Home Care in Burbank offers home care solutions to enhance the lives of individuals with Parkinson’s.

The Best Parkinson’s Care in Burbank

One of the worst things that can happen to anyone is when they start to lose their independence and are forced to rely on others for simple tasks like brushing their teeth or getting dressed.  They don’t want to be a burden to their family or friends, but living each day trying to be independent while Parkinson’s progresses gets difficult.  A-1 Home Care in Burbank relieves family caregivers of their duties and allows the care recipient to do things without always asking a family member or roommate.  Assistance with daily living activities like cooking, cleaning and personal hygiene enhances the quality of life for everyone in the household.

Affordable Home Care at Competitive Rates

A-1 Home Care in Burbank makes home care accessible with easy financing and reasonable payment plans.  You won’t find any rates more competitive anywhere else in Los Angeles CountyEstablished in 1991, A-1 Home Care has provided supreme 24-hour Parkinson’s Care, overnight care, personal care, live-in and live-out care, specializing in Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Kidney Disease, Cancer, Hospice and other types of elder care.  Whether you pay out-of-pocket, use Veteran Benefits or go through long-term care insurance, A-1 Home Care has you covered.  Open 24 hours a day, 365 days  a year, we always make ourselves available to you.

For more on Parkinson’s, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us at www.burbankinhomecare.com for more details. Elder care services are also available in surrounding cities like Pasadena, Glendale, Sherman Oaks, Hollywood, La Canada, Arcadia, El Monte, and Altadena.

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Seniors With Dementia Receive Expert In-Home Care In Burbank

Part of getting higher in age is understanding that the risk for mental and physical issues will grow higher, too. One of the leading mental diseases seen in senior patients today is dementia, a brain disorder that can cause progressive cognitive problems in its hosts such as loss of memory and concentration.

At A-1 Home Care, our certified caregivers offer lasting dementia care services to our struggling seniors because we know how tough it is to have to go through such a scary time alone. In fact, even if dementia patients have significant care provided to them already by their loved ones, we’ll gladly help lighten the burden on them and their family by offering aid in any way that’s needed.

Dementia is not any one condition, but an umbrella term that oversees several specific mental diseases. In fact, did you know that there are 10 total mental diseases that are classified as being of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?

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Though each mental condition has distinct characteristics from one another, they share enough crucial similarities regarding cognition and overall mental function to be grouped together as precise types of dementia.

At A-1 Home Care, our expert dementia caregivers provide services to patients that include help with housekeeping duties, meal preparation, running errands, yard work and gardening, transportation to and from doctor appointments and other engagements, and even bathing/grooming care.

If you’d like to find out more about the expert senior services provided at A-1 Home Care, call one of our helpful representative by dialing (818) 980-0094 0r (562) 929-8400 today. We proudly serve cities across the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, including Garden Grove, Corona Del Mar, Long Beach, Fountain Valley, and Cerritos, so contact us today for all your senior care needs.


Manage Glaucoma With A Healthy Routine

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An impaired vision can change the way you live and operate.  So when a person is affected with Glaucoma, it is important to stay organized, live with healthy choices, and keep informed about your condition.

Get to know the medications you are prescribed to, including the possible side effects you may experience.  Furthermore, try to make taking the medication part of your routine. Perhaps take it just after meal time, or before you go to bed.  No matter how organized they may be, seniors can still easily misplace one of the bottles because of their forgetfulness. As a result, it is imperative to have extra supplies of medication on hand just to be safe.

No matter what the condition, caregivers from A-1 Home Care in Burbank will be able to provide medication reminder/supervision for seniors, in addition to services such as hygiene management, meal preparation, housecleaning, mail/bill organization, errands and transportation.  We have been a pillar of the community for over 20 years, and many seniors have enjoyed our services in the cities of Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, San Marino Altadena, La Cananda, San Marino, Studio City, and surrounding cities.

From Arthritis Care to Alzheimer’s Care to After Surgery Care, we are always available to your service. Please call 818-980-0094, or visit www.burbankinhomecare.com.  Find us on Facebook!

Benefits from Aquatic Exercise for Elderly


Water is required for life to exist, and it is also required to live a healthy live.  Not only does drinking enough water provide health benefits, but swimming and other aquatic exercises can have positive impact on the health of an elderly individual.  During this summer heat, swimming not only provide the physical activity needed, it also helps to keep cool.  Furthermore, being in the water can help get the heart rate up and blood flowing and have no impact on the joints, which is perfect for arthritis patients and can help burn fat and decrease risks for heart disease.  With the constant arm and leg movements in the water, an elderly can build up muscle strength as well as enhance their balance because of it.

A-1 Home Care in Burbank has a versatile and diverse group of caregivers available and ready to provide in home care services such as Arthritis Care, After Surgery Care, Diabetes Care, Bipolar Care, Brain Injury Care, Parkinson’s Care, Incontinence Care, and more. We service families from all diverse types of backgrounds including those from Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and more! Licensed, bonded, and insured, our business has been in business for over 20 years, and proudly serving the areas of Burbank, Glendale, Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, La Cananda, San Marino, Studio City, and surrounding communities in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Ask about our service today by calling 818-980-0094, or visit www.burbankinhomecare.com.  Find us on Facebook and receive regular updates!