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Avoid These Mistakes in Your Search for In-Home Care

???????????????????????????????????????When searching for home care assistance for your elderly loved ones, you only want the best for them, right?

Finding a high quality, suitable live-in caregiver for your parents is comparable to finding the right employee or significant other. You want the right person who will put up with your quirks, who will take care of you when you’re down and out, especially if you have a serious health condition like Alzheimer’s or Heart Disease, and you want someone who actually cares, not someone who’s there “just because it’s their job.”

Many families make common mistakes that end up costing them much more than just paying wages for an in-home caregiver. How can you learn from others and avoid committing the same blunders?

Don’t hire based solely on recommendation.

There is no doubt that your friends and family are recommending someone based on your best interests. No one would intentionally set you up with a shady, questionable character, but too many families are afraid to question the caregivers’ employment history and dig into their past. There is sufficient evidence that hiring someone based solely on a trusted friend or relative’s “good word” can result in disastrous consequences.

Avoid private advertisements posted by individuals.

Are you hiring someone on your own? Private advertisements on Craigslist and other platforms are teeming with questionable characters! It is much less secure than hiring someone by association.

Don’t hire someone from an online senior dating site.

Senior dating sites are breeding grounds for predators. They prey upon the elderly’s needs for companionship and love. Vulnerable seniors tend to open up about their financial affairs pretty early in a relationship because they are so starved for emotional connection. Alzheimer’s disease may cause a senior to falsely believe that his family doesn’t care about him, and predators will use that against your elderly loved ones.  As concerned family members, you and your siblings would object to a “fishy” relationship but your loved one may insist on it against his own better judgment.

Don’t hire someone from just any home care agency.

Hiring someone from an agency does not guarantee protection from fraud. Many home care scams have made the headlines due to negligent senior care, greedy business men, and lack of thorough background investigation of the caregiving staff. Home health care agencies are regulated by the government but home care agencies are not. Not all home care agencies are questionable; just make sure you look for the ones that are licensed, bonded and insured.  Insurance companies would not bond an agency if they even had one caregiver or employee with a tainted criminal record.  Finding a reputable, licensed, bonded and insured home care company is your best bet in protecting your loved ones against fraud.

About A-1 Home Care

In 1991, A-1 Home Care was established as a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency.  Since then, A-1 Home Care has served thousands of seniors and their families all over Burbank for over two decades.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of senior care available by recruiting only cream-of-the-crop caregivers with pristine criminal background clearances.  We thoroughly investigate all professional references, DMV checks and sex offender checks.  A-1 Home Care offers affordable 24 hour senior care services, live-out services, and specialized in-home care services such as Multiple Sclerosis Care, Lou Gehrig’s Care, Parkinson’s Care and more.

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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Seniors In Burbank Receive Affordable Home Care Solutions

Are you one of the many seniors today who would benefit from exceptional in-home care?

At A-1 Home Care in Burbank, elders discover firsthand that being taken care of in the comfort of their own homes can be as affordable as it is effective.  A-1 Home Care has compassionate care givers providing exceptional senior services at the most affordable prices to each and every senior in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas who seek help in the home.

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A-1 Home Care offers numerous senior care options that include live-in care  services or even hospital sitter services for seniors recovering in the hospital who would like some companionship. A-1 Home Care also offers assistance to seniors with mental health conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The professional home care solutions provided to elders when they choose A-1 Home Care include:

  • help with housecleaning duties like dusting, laundry, dish washing, bed-making, and vacuuming
  • help with yard work and gardening tasks like mowing the lawn, raking leaves, and watering plants
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • healthy meal preparation that’s low in sugar
  • good companionship and conversation
  • medication reminders and help with insulin
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • personal care like bathing and dressing
  • childhood care (including special needs care)
  • pet care

For more information about the leading home care solutions in all of Southern California, contact one of the senior service specialists at A-1 Home Care today by calling (818) 980-0094 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care has been the non-medical home care agency of choice in Burbank for more than 20 years already, and is proud to serve surrounding areas as well including cities like Diamond Bar, Tustin, Irvine, Fountain Valley, and San Pedro.

Seniors With Bipolar Disorder Find Comfort In Burbank Home Care Options

Do you have a loved one who struggles with bipolar disorder in the Burbank area, and would benefit from having around-the-clock live-in care services in his/her home?

A-1 Home Care is the leading non-medical home care agency in Southern California, and offers specialized care providers who are adept in helping seniors with bipolar disorder have an improved quality of life going forward. A-1 Home Care’s care givers are compassionate and willing to go the extra mile to serve every senior who requests their help– and no matter when they need it, as A-1 Home Care is open 24 hours each day.

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The enthusiastic care givers at A-1 Home Care provide elder care services around the home that include:

  • assistance with daily housekeeping duties like laundry, dish washing, bed-making, dusting, and vacuuming
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks like raking leaves and watering plants
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • gentle medication reminders and administration
  • assistance with personal care services such as grooming, general hygiene, bathing, and dressing
  • healthy meal preparation
  • fun activities and exercises for a healthy lifestyle
  • child care (including special needs care)
  • pet care
  • and much more

A-1 Home Care has already been serving seniors from all over Los Angeles and Orange County for more than 20 years, and has offered only the most reasonable prices since day one.

If you’d like to know more information about the leading home care options available to you when you go with A-1 Home Care, call one of our elder care professionals today by dialing (562) 929-8400 or (818) 980-0094. We serve elders living in cities located throughout Southern California, including Diamond BarBeverly Hills, Garden Grove, Downey, and Seal Beach.

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.

 

A serious medical problem – Food Allergy

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When we talk about a serious health condition, we most often think about cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes and more.  However, there is a health condition that is affecting over 15 million Americans and send someone to the emergency room every 3 minutes – food allergy.  Many medical professionals believe that there is no cure for food allergy, and people living with food allergy must be careful because one wrong food can trigger an allergic reaction that leads to anaphylaxis, possibly constricting the breathing and blood circulation of the person.

While the most common food allergies are caused by peanuts, fish, and shellfish, there are many other food that may cause allergic reactions as well.  For example, rare food allergies include corn allergy, meat allergy, seed allergy, spice allergy and others.

Since food allergy is potentially life-threatening, it is important for us to raise awareness about food allergy and educate others about this serious condition during this Food Allergy Awareness Week and beyond to ensure people with food allergy can manage their condition.

Caregivers from A-1 Home Care in Burbank are all experienced and detailed.  If your elderly loved one has a food allergy, they will make sure to follow strict dietary restrictions when preparing meals for them.  In addition to meal preparation, our home health aides can also help with medication reminder, laundry, mail organization, incontinence care, hygiene management, transportation, and more.  Most importantly, our caregivers are dedicated and compassionate.  Regardless of the home care challenges they are facing, whether it is Parkinson Care, After Surgery Care,  Alzheimer Care, Hospice Care, Post Stroke Care, or other senior care needs,  they remain calm and collected to put the well-being of the seniors as priority.  You can find A-1 Home Care’s services in  BurbankAltadena, Sierra Madre,  GlendalePasadena,  Studio City, and nearby cities around Los Angeles and Orange County.

Begin service today, call 818-980-0094 to speak with our representatives, and learn more at www.burbankinhomecare.com. Check out our Facebook for inspirational quotes, brain teasers and more!

Senior Care Services Burbank

Exercise is beneficial for seniors and elderly. Exercise strengthens physical abilities and mental health. There are many different exercises a senior can partake. WebMD provides a list of exercises good for the seniors, “Senior Exercise Directory“.  Non medical in home senior care in Burbank provided by A-1 Home Care is a great way to make sure your senior loved ones are exercising and living a healthy lifestyle.  Senior care providers can assist in exercise, converse to stimulate mental health and provide companionship for the senior, and prepare meals. Senior care services is a great way for seniors to live better and healthier.

A-1 Home Care also offers elder care in Pasadena, Sierra MadreAltadenaGlendaleHollywood, and Los Angeles County.

Find out more about Burbank senior care services by calling 818-980-0094 or visit http://www.burbankinhomecare.com/ for more home care information.

Burbank Homecare

A-1 Home Care accommodates Seniors or Elderly in Burbank with HomeCare services designed specifically towards the needs of each individual client for prompt and full recovery. Homecare services from one of our experienced Caregivers will allow you to stay off your feet and recover while all your household duties will still be met. With the help of Burbank homecare services provided by A-1 Home Care Caregivers, you can start living a healthier lifestyle.

We are proud to provide in home care services in Burbank, Montrose, Sierra MadreAltadenaGlendalePasadena, Hollywood, and Los Angeles County.

Find out more about our at home care services by calling 818-980-0094 or visit http://www.burbankinhomecare.com/