The truth is, no one wants a complete stranger living in their home. In today’s day and age we have to be weary about who let in through our doors. This presents a problem when looking for an adequate caregiver. We want someone who will connect with our elderly loved ones. Building a connection and creating happiness with a client is significant for their health and well-being. The caregivers at A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beach are full aware of this situation.
We understand the difficulty of choosing a caregiver and strive to select one that will connect with your family at a deeper level. We are proud to have a multicultural and multilingual team. We understand the importance of family and we strive to provide you with a caregiver that will become a part of yours. We recognize the importance of ethnic diversity and with that in mind seek to partner you up with someone you will enjoy. Our services include but are not limited to 24 hour care, elderly in home care, and respite care. Our passionate companions have at least 2 years of experience and are CPR certified, first aid trained and insured. We believe in providing quality care providers who will assist you with:
According to a study recently published in the April (2016) issue of PLOS ONE, researchers from the University of California, San Diego report that higher levels of Vitamin D are associated with reduced risk of cancer. In countries where there’s less available sunlight, populations tend to have a deficiency in Vitamin D, and there are higher incidences of colon cancer. You can increase your levels of this “sunshine” vitamin by going outside for leisure strolls, or eat delicious meals with salmon and tuna prepared by a live-in caregiver from A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beach.
24 Hour Companion Care in Huntington Beach
Nobody likes being cooped up in the house all day long. However, for many seniors, they are confined indoors because they don’t have anyone to take them out on leisurely strolls while their sons or daughters are away at work. A highly skilled live-in or live-out caregiver from A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beachwill take great care of your elderly loved ones, taking them out for walks and cooking them meals that are rich in Vitamin D. If your elderly loved one already has a dietician, our round-the-clock caregivers will turn every meal plan into a delicious gourmet meal while adhering to the doctor’s orders!
Why A-1 Home Care?
A-1 Home Care has earned a solid reputation with families in Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Fountain Valley, and other cities throughout Orange County. We take senior safety and elder care very seriously; all caregivers are required to pass an extensive criminal background check and are covered by malpractice insurance. They also pass multiple interviews, first by our care management staff, and then by you – because we understand that just because we may like a caregiver does not mean you will like the home care aide we picked for you. You can finance high quality senior care and cancer carewith our reasonable payment plans; A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.
Have you ever wondered how cancer cells proliferate so quickly? A person diagnosed with malignant cancer has cells that feed on glucose, the main “food” that fuels the rapid spread of cancer throughout the body. According to McGill University, cancer cells are reported to use glucose “at rates tens or even hundreds of times larger than that of normal cells.” When glucose is scarce, cancer cells use an enzyme to feed on other nutrients in the body to grow. While researchers are finding ways to stop cells from producing this enzyme, we can do our part by watching what we eat, especially if we are at risk for any kind of cancer due to lifestyle, environment, or genetics. A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beach offers high quality in-home cancer care for those who are going through chemotherapy.
The side effects of chemotherapy take a toll on the cancer patient’s emotional and mental health while causing physical discomfort, such as diarrhea, nausea, constipation, mouth and throat sores, and fatigue. The stress of caring for an elderly loved one with cancer will wear you down over time; when you start to feel overwhelmed, you should look into live-in or live-out cancer care at home. Self-care means hiring a competent, trained caregiver who will lighten your burdens so you can rest while they wait on your elderly loved one hand and foot. If you feel bad about hiring outside help, your guilt will melt away when you see the level of superior cancer care delivered by A-1 Home Care’s certified nurse assistants who live locally in Huntington Beach or neighboring cities.
Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been dedicated to delivering the best in-home elder care in Orange County. A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beach is licensed, bonded and insured, which means that every caregiver you get is prescreened through extensive criminal background checks. All caregivers, certified home health aides, certified nurse assistants, and companion care workers have previous professional experience caring for others, and A-1 Home Care guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. Regardless of the time of day or season, our phone lines are open 24 hours a day and we stay open during major holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Professionalism, experience and competence are extremely important traits of a caregiver, especially when caring for a senior who has Alzheimer’s Disease. The aggressive symptoms of this disease, such as angry outbursts, verbal abuse, maybe even physical attacks, can erode a caregiver’s motivation to provide excellent senior care after some period of time. A seasoned home care companion from A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beach knows just how to calm an agitated older adult, thereby reducing one’s own stress on the job.
If you live at home with an elderly loved one and just want some relief, A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beach offers hourly and 24-hour professional Alzheimer’s Care. In addition to providing assistance with cooking, cleaning, bathing, grooming, transportation and more, live-in caregivers are excellent companions, not just for the older adult, but for the whole family as well. Full-time adult children can have a good night’s rest for the next working day, so they can continue to financially provide for elder care. When you hire a certified home health aide from A-1 Home Care, you also get protection and security that come with licensed, bonded and insured home care agencies.
For 24 years, A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beachhas recruited the most gifted, seasoned and professional caregivers from thousands of applicants who walk through our doors daily. We are very picky when selecting certified nurse aides, companion care aides, hospital sitters, private duty nurses, and home health aides because we guarantee the quality of care you receive from us. Your satisfaction is our top priority! Our caregivers thoroughly screened and references are verified before we send them into your home. Caregivers are interviewed twice – first by the care management team and then by you, the client, so you get to have a say in who will care for your elderly loved one.
A home is more than just the house in which you reside in. More than just a shelter for yourself and your belongings, a home is the place in which you can come back from the stress of daily life and societal restrictions and simply relax. It’s the place where you can let loose and forget about entertaining any notions of small talk or other social norms. In simpler terms, home is a place to be yourself. So naturally, this may pose a problem for those who, due to injury or illness, may be in need of assistance around the home. While the thought of having just any person, who isn’t a friend or family, enter your personal space can have potential for some discomfort, it may be necessary in order to improve your situation. This, however, does not have to equate to a stressful experience.
As a home care agency, A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beach specializes in providing quality caregivers to tend to their client’s needs, whether it surrounds In Home Care, Cancer Care, Companion Care, Hospital Sitting, 24 Hour Care and Dementia Care, but we place special significance toward ensuring that our caregivers first respect your needs for comfort and privacy. We do this by offering opportunities to meet and interview with various caregivers until you meet the ones who you believe to be most suitable to care for your needs around the house. Only until you are satisfied with your choice, are we satisfied with the caregiver.
Hiring a caregiver for your Elderly or Senior loved one can be very rewarding, as they’ll be able to keep their independence in the comfort of their home. The most difficult part of homecare is finding someone who is loyal, trustworthy, dedicated, compassionate, and experienced. The best way to find someone who is a quality caregiver is through a reputable home care agency, because we’ve already taken care of the screening process for you. This article titled 6 Checklist Tips for Hiring an In-Home Caregiver provides a basic run-down of everything you need to be aware of when seeking a caregiver. Place emphasis on ‘Clearly Define their Job Responsibilities,’ as you and your loved one need to set boundaries and keep the relationship strictly professional, as crossing the line into friendship can cause issues in the future.
A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation. All of our caregivers must have prior experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check, DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.
To hire a compassionate Live-In Caregiver today, call us at 949-650-3800 for a free in-home assessment.
During the holidays, we especially enjoy hearing about Good Samaritan stories. Just recently, A-1 Home Care heard a story on the news about Don Holder and Dorothy Shepard. Don Holder was an off duty cop in Texas who would often come across 77 year old widow Dorothy Shepard in his neighborhood. Suffering from many health issues, she was left on her own to recover from surgery. left on her own When he went to visit her while she was in the hospital, he gave her his cell phone number in case she ever needed his help. After that, he would be seen around town helping Dorothy with errands such as grocery shopping. And what’s most admirable of all is that the officer didn’t seek to gain fame or attention through his acts. In fact, he hadn’t intended that this story be heard, but it wasn’t until this photo was captured by a bystander at a grocery story that his act of kindness became known.
This story shows us what it means to be selfless, caring and how to show kindness. It’s amazing that even amidst the disgusting show of violence that we see from police brutality, there are still those who will go out of their way to do something kind for another. We believe that these are important qualities that should be in every individual , but especially in caregivers. A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beach ensures that its 24 Hour and live in caregivers are up to date with the latest knowledge on in home health support. Trained with 2 years or more of previous caregiver experience, our caregivers are expert and professional.