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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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After Surgery Care Options Help Seniors Tolerate Long Hospital Stays In Burbank

Will your elder in the home be spending time in the hospital soon, and is likely to remain there for some time?

At A-1 Home Care in Burbank, we provide gentle and always affordable after surgery care services that keep seniors upbeat and well-mannered during their hospital stay. Each caregiver service is diverse and assists people from all walks of life, including Jewish, European, Middle Eastern, and Asian.

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Take a peek below at some of the long-lasting after surgery care services provided in the home by A-1 Home Care:

  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • maintenance inside the home including vacuuming, dusting, dishwashing, laundry, and trash
  • assistance with mobility
  • maintenance outside the home including yard work and gardening tasks
  • transportation of items you need from the home during your hospital stay
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care has proudly maintained the most affordable caregiving options in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas for decades and counting already– with many years to come still on the horizon! Each caregiver provides in-home care options that additionally include hospice care for the terminally ill, Alzheimer’s and dementia care for people with increasing cognitive decline, and even postpartum care for recent mothers with newborns in the home. Our diverse caregiving options help to ensure that none of our beloved seniors get left behind on the journey back to better home health!

You can discover more about the exceptional after surgery care options available in Burbank and surrounding areas of Southern California when you contact a friendly caregiver today by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve adjacent communities in Glendale, Pasadena, Studio City, San Marino, and Encino.

Expert Knee Replacement Caregiving Relieves Elders In Burbank

If you or your loved one has recently had a knee replacement, don’t worry– because life in the home can be smooth sailing going forward!

At A-1 Home Care in Burbank, we provide affordable caregiver services that won’t break the bank, because we understand the importance of providing top-shelf care at prices that are never through-the-roof.

Our senior care specialists provide in-home care to people throughout surrounding areas in Los Angeles and Orange County, reaching out with helping hands and golden hearts to people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

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A-1 Home Care provides a multitude of caregiving services in the home to elders with knee replacements, some of which include:

  • assistance with household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with mobility and gentle knee care
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also provides after surgery care for elders who have been temporarily displaced in a medical setting following an injury or invasive surgical procedure requiring in-facility recovery time, postpartum care for recent mothers, and autism and Asperger’s care for the behaviorally/socially impaired. A-1 Home Care is dedicated to improving the lasting home health of people throughout Southern California!

For more information about the long-lasting and diverse care solutions available at A-1 Home Care, call a caregiver at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care also serves adjacent communities in Glendale, Hollywood, Pasadena, Encino, and Tarzana.

Burbank Caregivers Assist Elders With Hip Replacements

Do you have a beloved elder in the home who has had a hip replacement– and you can’t help but think he/she would be better off with a specialized hourly in-home caregiver during the ensuing recovery time?

At A-1 Home Care in Burbank, we provide always affordable and daily diverse caregiver services that extend to elders from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, solidifying the truth that we do all things with our whole heart, all the time.

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A-1 Home Care is the caregiving agency of choice in Los Angeles and Orange County, providing specific in-home care options to elders with recent hip replacements such as:

  • assistance with household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with mobility and gentle hip care in the home
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also offers care in the home that includes hospice care for the terminally ill, Alzheimer’s and dementia care for elders with declining cognition, cancer care that includes melanoma, and much more so that every senior that we assist can experience better home health going forward.

You can find out more about the long-lasting and always affordable caregiving solutions available at A-1 Home Care by dialing an affectionate caregiver today at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care also serves surrounding communities in Glendale, Encino, Los Angeles, Pasadena, and San Marino.

Effective MS Care Options Offered At Reasonable Rates In Burbank

Could your beloved elder in the home benefit from exceptional and affordable Multiple Sclerosis (MS) caregiver services going forward?

At A-1 Home Care in Burbank, we send out gentle caregiving professionals who offer affordable Multiple Sclerosis care solutions right to the comfort and convenience of the home. Each compassionate elder care expert on staff is as diverse as the seniors he/she serves, reaching out with helping hands and a golden heart to people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

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Some of the lasting MS home caregiving options offered at A-1 Home Care include:

  • assistance with household chores like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • assistance with mobility
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care serves as the non-medical home care agency trusted most in Los Angeles and Orange County, and has continued to excel in elder care provision since its inception back in 1991. A-1 Home Care also provides in-home assistance such as arthritis care, bipolar care, dementia care, and much more so that elders from across Southern California can experience improved home health.

Learn more about the caregiver solutions that are available to you when you choose A-1 Home Care today by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve surrounding communities in Glendale, Pasadena, Encino, LA, and Tarzana.

Burbank Seniors Enjoy Leading Lou Gehrig’s Care In The Home

With February just begun, it’s unfortunate to realize that for many seniors in Burbank, a difficult life in the home is simply continuing.

At A-1 Home Care, we send affordable senior care specialists to the comfort of the home with long-lasting Lou Gehrig’s disease care for elders who could use some help in managing their symptoms going forward. Each diverse caregiver at A-1 Home Care provides Lou Gehrig’s assistance in ways like helping with mobility around the home, helping with handling/grasping different items, and helping with personal services for people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

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Each caregiver at A-1 Home Care brings caregiving services to the home that include:

  • assistance with household duties like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, bed-making, and trash
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • personal care like bathing, toileting, grooming, and dressing
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also offers home health services like arthritis care for people with sore and achy joints, bipolar care for elders with severe mood swings, and even postpartum care for recent mothers. A-1 Home Care’s senior care solutions are offered at the most reasonable prices and at the hands of the most diverse caregivers available anywhere in Los Angeles and Orange County, with each valuing each senior’s well-being above all else.

Find out more about why A-1 Home Care is understood as the non-medical home care agency trusted most when you contact a helpful caregiver at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve neighboring communities in Glendale, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, and San Marino.