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.
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.
The new buzz word these days is Afrezza, a drug which acts like an inhaler for people with asthma, except it’s an inhaler for people with Diabetes. Scared of needles? Tired of the after-effects of insulin injections like rashes or other skin irritation? No need to fear anymore! Not only do people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabeteshave to not worry about injections, but they also get to enjoy the benefits that Afrezza brings, such as immediate, palpable glucose management so you don’t get hypoglycemia right after a meal. You can also avoid lugging an insulin case around when you go out in public. A quick puff of Afrezza and you’ll be good to go.
Until this drug hits the market, you can still use some help from caregivers and diabetes care providers who will monitor your insulin intake, prepare your meals, take you to doctor’s appointments, and perform other menial tasks when you are too tired to do so. A-1 Home Care handpicks the best certified nurse aides, caregivers and companions from your area so you can have a peace of mind. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for your convenience.
Thomas Mueller, soccer star on Germany’s team in the World Cup, returned to the field shortly after suffering a head injury last month. Chris Nowinski, former professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment, returned to the sport again and again despite blows to his head. Approximately 300,000 sports injuries are related to Traumatic Brain Injuries. Young athletes think they are strong and invincible, so they persist in returning to their favorite sport after they recover from a sports injury. Thomas Mueller and Chris Nowinski are classic examples. Studies show that repeated blows to the head cause long-term consequences years after the incident(s) such as memory loss, massive headaches, depression, cognitive decline, and production of amyloid plaques and tau in the brain, which are found in individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Since 1991, A-1 Home Care has provided care for all types of Traumatic Brain Injuries, like concussions,contusions, skull fractures, hematomas, nerve damage, lacerations, penetrating injuries, and closed head injuries. Brain Injury Care entails assistance with household chores, meal preparations, transportation, grooming, bathing, and hygiene. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Believe it or not, the level of education is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease. Although there’s no known causal relationship between education and the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, studies show that low education levels are somehow associated. Other studies show that a life-long style of continual learning reduces the chances of getting Alzheimer’s. Constant stimulation of brain cells, such as gaining a new language skill or learning how to play an instrument, deters the development of Alzheimer’s down the road. Other risk factors include age: Alzheimer’s affects 10% of seniors over age 50 and 85% of seniors over age 85, according to WebMD.
If you suspect that you or a loved one may have this debilitating disease, it’s time to act now before the condition gets worse! Shopping for assistance before you need it will save you money and unnecessary headaches later on. Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerativedisease that will inevitably require 24-hour care. While family members are instrumental in providing care, they still have their own lives and responsibilities to take care of. Finding a trustworthy caregiver from a reputable home care agency like A-1 Home Care will give everyone a peace of mind.
For over 20 years, A-1 Home Care has delivered exceptional in-home care that includes personal care, meal preparations, assistance with house chores and transportation to appointments. The little bit of extra help around the house goes a very long way. Distress, anxiety and fatigue will take a toll on your health if you try to handle everything on your own while you juggle between work, your personal time and family time.
Check out your options with A-1 Home Care by calling (949) 650-3800 or visiting our website www.huntingtonbeachinhomecare.com. We are here to help you every step of the way! Quality Alzheimer’s Care is available in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Buena Park, La Mirada, and other cities throughout Orange County.
After-Surgery Care is crucial to recovery, especially within the first 24 hours, oftentimes requiring more than just 24-hour supervision. Hospitalization and surgeries leave people feeling weak and helpless, with physical limitations that confine them to the bed or in one area for extended periods of time. To ensure great recovery and assimilation to normalcy, caregivers and home health aides play a crucial role in assisting patients with following post-operativeinstructions.
Certified nurse aides, home health aides and companions from A-1 Home Care provide non-medical assistance with errands, housecleaning, laundry, transportation, pet care, bathing, grooming, oral hygiene, and personal care. As part of your recovery team, they can help report infections or spot abnormalities to your doctor when you may be too out of it to notice anything.
A-1 Home Care provides flexible scheduling with post-surgery care. Companions will come to your home and take you to the surgery site. We provide pick-up and drop-off services in conjunction with 24-hour care immediately following the operation. We understand that your needs will change, and we provide permanent and temporary care.
Arthritis is an inflammatory disease of the joints that affects 50 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Symptoms include stiff joints, pain in movement, loss of flexibility, and some tenderness when pressure is applied to the affected joint. Research shows that arthritis can actually be prevented by regular oral hygiene. There is a link between bacteria that produces an enzyme which leads to an autoimmune attack, and studies show that patients with rheumatoid arthritis have had gum disease at least twice in their lifetime.
When treating arthritis, doctors recommend rest, physical therapy, exercise and medication to relieve pain. Sometimes, when a loved one experiences overwhelming arthritic pain, he needs assistance with daily routines such as brushing his teeth, flossing, walking, and eating. Family members may not always be available, especially if there is only one other family member living with the arthritis patient. That’s where A-1 Home Care comes in. Whether your loved one lives in another state or city, A-1 Home Care has qualified, experienced caregivers who are knowledgeable about Arthritis and can provide the kind of help your loved one needs. Caregivers and companions will accompany your loved one to doctor’s appointments, run errands for you, prepare meals and assist with personal hygiene and grooming.