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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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How to Make Every Day Feel Meaningful for Your Elderly Loved One

???????????????????????????????????????Do you have an elderly loved one at home who looks bored every time you come home from a long day at work?  When seniors retire from a successful career where they’ve spent three-quarters of their lives, they can feel a real sense of loss, such as losing their purpose.  All their children are grown and leading their own lives, and the retirees don’t have to get up at a certain hour to work anymore.  Maybe your loved ones were asked to retire before they were ready, because their employer wanted to make room for younger talents who have more energy.  So here you are, feeling bad for your parents, yet you’re too exhausted to give much attention to them at all.

A-1 Home Care will find plenty of recreational activities for your elderly loved one around Burbank.  If your parents had to relocate far from their home, they are likely to miss their friends but yet they don’t feel up to making new social circles at their age.  You can have a companion care aide during the day or night to accompany your loved ones on activities such as these:

  • Garden care
  • Visits to the museums, parks or beach
  • Short day trips to destinations that your parents have always longed to visit
  • Traveling companions on farther trips to another state or country
  • Social visits to old friends (it always helps to have a traveling companion during a long trip)
  • Volunteer opportunities at a nearby shelter
  • Arts & crafts activities at a nearby senior center
  • Attending classes at a community center to learn new skills
  • Exploring different restaurants in town

Round-the-clock companion care will take a load off your shoulders, and you won’t have to worry anymore if your loved one needs help with anything.  Companion care will greatly decrease depression and therefore improve physical health.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, A-1 Home Care in Burbank also serves to protect your elderly loved ones from harm, predators, scam artists, theft and fraud.

For quality 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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Parkinson’s In-Home Care: Get Yo’ Yoga On in the Comfort of Your Own Home

a-1 home care temple city home careAccording to a survey from the National Institutes of Health, yoga is recognized as one of the leading alternative therapies for Parkinson’s disease.  An online news article reports that the results from the University of Minnesota’s experiment with yoga’s effects on osteoarthritis were so promising that they are conducting the same experiment with Parkinson’s patients.  The participants of the osteoarthritis/yoga experiment improved in their mobility and their fear of falling decreased.  Researchers hope to achieve the same result with those suffering from Parkinson’s.  Studies show that yoga visibly reduces tremoring and increases steadiness in walking.  Good news for you: you don’t have to commute to a class for yoga practices; A-1 Home Care has a team of certified home health aides who have experience in physical therapy, and they can help your elderly loved ones practice yoga in the comfort of their own home!

High Quality 24 Hour Parkinson’s Care

Each year, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder that impairs muscle movement and causes loss of voluntary movement.  The onset of Parkinson’s is usually within the age range of 40-50.  Among its symptoms are depression, dementia, hand tremors, shuffling gait, and muscle stiffness.  A caregiver from A-1 Home Care will come to your home, either as a live-in or live-out caregiver, and assist your loved one with yoga exercises to improve breathing, flexibility and strength.  In addition to quality companionship, your loved one will benefit from daily assistance with cooking, cleaning, bathing, grooming, and transportation around Burbank and beyond.

About A-1 Home Care

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care’s mission is to provide the highest quality of senior care available in Burbank.  As one of the few home care agencies to successfully receive state licensure from the State of California, A-1 Home Care promotes senior safety, protection, and quality in-home care services for any and all scenarios, including the following: Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Lou Gehrig’s Care, hospice care, after-surgery care and more.  Our 24 hour care services and live-out services are covered by long term care insurance and veteran benefits.  If you are paying out-of-pocket, A-1 Home Care has the lowest rates in LA and Orange County!  Talk to a care manager today about an elder care plan that fits your budget.

For quality Parkinson’s Care, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us at www.burbankinhomecare.com for more services in Burbank, Pasadena, Glendora, Glendale, Sierra Madre and other surrounding cities.

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Burbank In-Home Care for Seniors with Heart Disease

Young and elderly femaleIn the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, according to Harvard Health Publications. Because women are less likely than men to seek medical attention for cardiac symptoms, they should be more attentive and knowledgeable of signs, such as dizziness, nausea, cold sweat, fatigue, and prolonged pain in the abdomen.  There are a number of risk factors that you might recognize.  Use of tobacco products, lack of physical exercise, consumption of foods high in cholesterol, family history of heart disease and obesity are all factors in a cardiac attack.  If you have an elderly loved one at home with a history of heart disease, it is best to have a live-in caregiver present while you’re away at work, so you can prevent permanent damage as much as possible in the event of a heart attack.

Live-In Companion Care Can Change Everything

When you’re always at work, it’s hard to monitor day-to-day changes in your elderly loved one’s health changes.  For one, you may not have received formal medical training if you have never worked in the health care field.  Secondly, you may be too tired to notice anything when you come home from work because you have other things occupying your mind.  A-1 Home Care will take a load off your shoulders by providing assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, grooming, medication reminders, and exercise.  Live-in and live-out in-home care services are available in Burbank and all over LA County.

About A-1 Home Care in Burbank

You will not find better in-home care anywhere in Burbank than with A-1 Home Care. Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been delivering exceptional senior care services, in-home care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Arthritis Care, Kidney Care, Brain Injury Care and other types of specialized care for over two decades.  We match each senior with the perfect caregiver based on your elderly loved one’s level of care and personality.  All our caregivers are screened and verified by an extensive national criminal background check.  If you are worried about cost, you will find relief with our easy financing options and reasonable rates.  A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

For affordable, high quality Cancer Care, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us at www.burbankinhomecare.com for more services in Burbank, Pasadena, Glendora, Glendale, Sierra Madre and other surrounding cities.

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In-Home Care Assistance for Today’s Higher Hour Caregivers

parkinson care burbank a-1 home careToday’s higher hour caregiver is the person (usually female) who provides unpaid care for an elderly loved one at home for at least 21 hours a week.  Many family members make adjustments at work, either by cutting back on their work hours or transitioning into telecommuting in order to meet the needs of elderly loved ones.  According to statistics from National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, about 82% of higher hour caregivers live with their aging loved ones; 60% are female and 40% are male, and a high percentage of family caregivers report severe emotional stress.  If you find yourself in this difficult predicament, consider using the money you’re saving to hire a professional live-in or live-out caregiver.  In the long run, you will have preserved your physical and emotional health, while A-1 Home Care in Burbank helps you absorb much of that stress.

The costs of elder care are rising, but A-1 Home Care keeps the cost of high quality senior care low.  Thanks to our wonderful team of seasoned and skilled caregivers, A-1 Home Care continues to provide affordable live-in care for over 20 years all over Burbank, with services ranging from Alzheimer’s Care to Arthritis Care, Stroke Care, Heart Attack Care, Parkinson’s Care and more.  Don’t risk running yourself to the ground when you can have quality in-home care in the comfort of your own home.  Your elderly loved ones will enjoy being around family and you can resume normalcy as much as possible.  Our 24 hour care services include assistance with meal preparations, light housekeeping, bathing, grooming, personal care, transportation, and other non-medical assistance.

A-1 Home Care in Burbank is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency that was established in 1991.  We are dedicated to serving you with two hands and a golden heart, and we make sure that our caregivers, certified home health aides, certified nurse assistants, licensed vocational nurses and home helpers are thoroughly screened before they are allowed to enter your sanctuary.  Your elderly loved ones are protected from predators and shady characters.  We include you in the interviewing process, and you won’t have to hire anyone until you meet the right candidate that we select for you.  Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, so whenever you call, you’ll always be connected to a live operator instead of an automated answering system.

For quality in-home care, 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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Burbank Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) Care for Children

???????????????????????????????????????Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the joints and is typically associated with older adults over age 65.  However, there is another type of arthritis that affects about 300,000 children in the United States, and it’s called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).  Caused by what researchers believe to be an autoimmune attack, JRA causes joint pain, recurrent fever, limping, swollen joints, and reduced range of motion, among other symptoms.  The duration of JRA varies from child to child.  Some have it for a few months, a few years, and sometimes a whole lifetime.  A-1 Home Care in Burbank offers live-in and live-out care for families who have children with JRA.  Our certified nurse aides can help your child improve in school and perform other tasks to reduce or prevent joint damage.

24-Hour Hour Arthritis Care for Children

It’s important for your child to get routine check-ups if you detect early signs of arthritic symptoms.  Early detection improves the chance of remission, but if it’s left untreated until the advanced stages, remission may be slim to impossible.  Advanced symptoms of JRA include joint destruction, uneven limbs, swelling around the heart, and stunted growth.  If you or your spouse cannot take time off from work, a certified home health aide can take your child to the doctor’s for regular check-ups to ensure good health.  Our caregivers are trustworthy, knowledgeable and reliable; A-1 Home Care in Burbank thoroughly screens each live-in and live-out caregiver and investigates their criminal background, sex offender check, and DMV records.

The Most Trusted In-Home Care Agency in LA County

A-1 Home Care was established in 1991 as a licensed, bonded and insured agency dedicated to serving seniors and their families.  We have become Burbank’s preferred home care agency after years of establishing trust among families while delivering senior care with the highest level of quality.  Our team of caregivers is diverse, culturally and linguistically.  It reflects the demographics of cosmopolitan Los Angeles, ranging from Spanish to Korean, Chinese, Filipino, Middle Eastern, and other cultures.  Our screening process is thorough and extensive; we even involve you as part of the selection process when we match a caregiver with your loved one.  Senior care, arthritis care, in-home care, live-in and live-out care, child care and other types of care are at your disposal based on your budget, needs and availability.

For quality in-home 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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