Working Out in Huntington Beach

Do you find yourself tired often? Are you getting enough sleep? Did your doctor mention that working out could help with that…

It was recently reported that more than ninety-seven percent of Americans are said to be “unhealthy.” Approximately fifty percent are obese. The scary part is that one does not have to be obese in order to be “healthy.” Often, most doctors encounter with many people who are patients of all ages who are within their weight zone or even underweight and are in the red zone of being unhealthy.

Not only does a healthy lifestyle consist of a balanced diet or protein, grains, fruits, and vegetables but also physical activity.

Here, at A-1 Home Care, our caregivers have also become companions to many of our seniors due to participating in many activities, including work outs. It is something that our certified caretakers take upon, after they usually consult with their patient’s doctor to see what is a great daily exercise. An opportunity such as working out together does form a strong bond amongst our rooster of caregivers and seniors. It is why our companion service has become more popular over time.

Some fun work outs that most of our seniors find useful and pain-free are (NIH, 2017):

  • Cardio (will vary)
  • Pilates
  • Stretches
  • Yoga
  • Walking
  • Weightlifting (Strength and speed varies)

To find a best match for your loved one, be sure to give our agency a call at our Huntington Beach 949-650-3800 branch or our main office in Santa Fe Springs 562-929-8400.

 

Stress Management – Go to the beach

Life is stressful and often, a majority of people let it get to them and, sometimes, it can “ruin” their day or throw them off schedule. When it comes to one’s health, it is said that to be the number reason why people are often triggered by high stress. Especially, if it is for seniors. A-1 Home Care, a caregiver agency located in the Inland Empire, Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino County, specializes in this area of helping seniors to overcome any anxiety, depression, and stress matters. We provide the tools to manage these, if they do arise for our seniors. With our in-home services, it can be in the comfort of our seniors’ homes.

So, what are some ways to overcome a hard day or a stressful reaction to an outcome?

To deal with it, even if that means taking a break from the daily routine. Our in-care services are also companion related where our caretakers not only look out for the safety and health of our seniors, but build a trust and mutual respect for a lifelong relationship. In other words, our caregivers also hang out with our seniors.

That is why spending the day elsewhere, besides at home, is a good contribution to one’s health. Studies have shown that going somewhere such as the beach helps reduce stress due to the fresh air and sunlight. It is something that our caregivers would consult with the senior’s doctor before going.

We are patiently waiting for you to give us a call at our Huntington Beach branch 949-650-3800 or please visit our website www.a-1homecare.com to check out your neighboring branches such as Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and the Orange County.

 

Depression & Companionship for Elderly & Seniors

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It’s unfortunate when our time becomes so constrained when we spend long days at work, have to take care of our children, and deal with other matters as adults.  It’s a sure thing that our Elderly parents miss us and wish us to visit more, especially if we live far away.  When an Elderly individual is socially isolated, lives alone, or is coping with a medical illness such as chronic pain, Cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, or Diabetes, there is a high risk of depression.  Depression is oftentimes confused with the symptoms of medical conditions and thought to be normal, but if left untreated, it can increase the risk of cardiac diseases and accelerate the effects of medical conditions.  Thankfully however, treatment options are effective.

One non-medical option that could benefit your Elderly loved one would be hiring an in-home companion to provide companionship and serve as an activity partner for your loved one.  A-1 Home Care provides compassionate and qualified caregivers, nurse aides, and companions forCompanion Services on a 24 hour live-in basis orhourly part-time basis.  According to PubMed Health, surrounding yourself with caring, positive people and fun activities is one of many preliminary steps to treatment.

If you’re unfamiliar with home care, this article titled Care At Home may be of some assistance in finding the perfect caregiver for your loved one.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from theBetter Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  We specialize in Elder Care services such asArthritis Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care,Cancer Care, and Diabetic Care in the communities of Huntington Beach, Seal Beach,Newport Beach, Los Alamitos, Corona Del Mar,Laguna Beach, Irvine, Garden Grove, and others in Orange County.

All of our caregivers must have prior experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check/DMV Check, Tuberculosis screening, First Aid/CPR training, Malpractice/Liability insurance, and a personal interview with our office staff.

To hire a compassionate caregiver in your area today, call us at 949 650 3800 for a free in-home assessment.

For more information, visit us at Huntington Beach In Home Care.

At Home Hospice Care in Huntington Beach

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Finding out that you’re about to lose someone you love can be one of the most difficult and painful feelings a human can experience.  There are a roller coaster of emotions you may feel when going through the grieving process including shock, disbelief, sadness, guilt, anger, and fear.  These are all normal feelings, but the most important thing you need to do is know how to cope appropriately with the support of friends, family, and outside help if needed.

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical homecare agency that provides experienced and compassionate Hospice Care on a 24 hour live-inbasis or hourly part-time basis.  Hospice Care is becoming a more widely accepted and popular form of care for its quality of life focus and focus on relieving physical pain.  It differs from life-sustaining treatment because it does not seek to find a cure for the illness.  We offer Hospice caregivers, nurse aides, and companions in the communities of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa,Newport Beach, Los Alamitos, Garden Grove, Seal Beach, Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar, Irvine, and others in Orange County.

A-1 Home Care is Licensed Bonded and Insured, has an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and has been in business since 1991.  If your loved one has long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, John Hancock, MetLife Insurance, Veteran Administration, and Bankers’ Life & Casualty.

To hire a compatible caregiver in your area today, call us at 949 650 3800 for a free in-home assessment.

For more information, visit us at Huntington Beach In Home Care.

Brain Teasers Proven to Help with Senior Mental Health

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are ways to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and lower the chances of developing it as well. Despite there being no known care yet, medical studies have made a lot of advances that could eventually lead up to finding one. One piece of important evidence that has been discovered is that regular mental stimulation can potentially lower the risk of seniors to develop such mental degenerative diseases.

What constitutes as mental stimulation? Anything that encourages thinking beyond the basic scope of intuitive or instinctive thoughts. So this could include puzzles and riddle solving games. A simple and fun game like Sudoku or solving a crossword puzzle would encourage thinking and problem solving. Basically it would give the brain some exercise, and any form of exercise, mental or physical, is a good thing. Just try this one on for size. How many horses are there in the picture? 

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A-1 Home Care has been servicing the elderly and disabled community in Los Angeles and Orange County since 1991, and we continue to do so with better knowledge on senior and disabled health. Trained with 2 years of experience , our 24 hour and in home caregivers are also up to date in these fields and can provide exceptional Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, along with Senior care and more.

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For more information on our services, call our office at 714 523 4010 or check us out online at Huntington Beach In Home Care.

An Easy Recipe, Fun for Caregivers, Seniors and the Whole Family

Right now, Southern Californian residents are in the middle of summer and it is getting hot. It’ll only be getting hotter come August, leaving its resident finding more and more creative ways to beat the heat. The beach and wading in a pool seem like good ideas, but these places are more readily available for the younger crowd. So what is an elderly resident to do, if he or she would like to cool off without fear of having to go back out of the sun? After all, seniors are more at risk of suffering from exhaustion and dehydration under a brutal summer heat, so what other options are there?

As an agency dedicated to providing professional Senior Care, we, at A-1 Home Care, like to provide as much resources as we can. Along with 24 Hour and in home caregivers, we like to offer useful tips to help the elderly community. That’s why we hope you can make use of this wonderful recipe that seniors and caregivers can make together.

Watermelon Pops

Ingredients:

Popsicle Sticks

1 Watermelon  

All you have to do is cut a triangular watermelon slice, stick a Popsicle pallet into the ring and let it chill in the freezer. Leave it in there for an hour or so and then you can enjoy some sweet frozen watermelon slices on a stick!

For more information on our services, call us at 714-523-4010 or check us out at Huntington Beach In Home Care.