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.
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.
Having Diabetes shouldn’t stop you from leading an active lifestyle and especially not during Christmas. Just think, there are professional football players who have Type 1 Diabetes, and football is a very rigorous game. Diabetes occurs when your body can no longer maintain the proper blood sugar level due to the body’s inability to create insulin or the body’s immunity to insulin. Insulin is vital in distributing glucose from the blood stream to all the cells in the body.
A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beach provides Diabetic In-Home Care services for Elderly and Senior individuals. Our caregivers and nurse aides can help your loved one monitor their blood sugar levels and have the experience to help your loved one find the right balance of a healthy diet, medication, and exercise. This article on FamilyDoctor.org provides advice for Elderly and Senior individuals who have questions about exercising with Diabetes. It includes examples of some exercises you can do at home, with pictures that illustrate the exercises. Your local community center or fitness center may have a Diabetes exercise program as well.
It’s not uncommon for Elderly individuals to be very pessimistic with a negative outlook on life. Many Elders are going through heavy emotional battles, trying to cope with their deteriorating health, the loss of loved friends or a life partner, loneliness, and there may be many more things bothering them. Still, being able to communicate effectively with a loved one is very important. One of the common ways an Elder person avoids talking about a topic is by talking about something else. When this happens, tell your loved one, “I’d like to talk about that also but separately. First, let’s figure out what we want to do about this issue.”
Did you know that there are many different forms of cancer, which range from Bladder Cancer to Lung Cancer to Melanoma? These diseases are all unique in their own symptoms, but what they share in common, especially for malignant cancer, is the pain that can come from living with cancer. Not only is there risk of harm from the disease itself, but also from the methods used to treat cancer. Chemotherapy is often used to combat cancer, but the radiation from chemo therapy often leaves their patients in pain and without hair. It’s a very painful procedure, both physically and emotionally.
But while it requires a lot of strength and bravery to fight off cancer, there is no need to be suffering alone. A-1 Home Care understands the trials and tears that can come with enduring cancer and that’s why we’d like to offer our services in support. With our Cancer caregivers, your life or that of your loved one can have its burdened lifted, as whatever task is necessary in the house or at a facility can be handled by our in home and live in home helpers. Along with cancer care, they are also trained to administer Companion Care, Senior Care for the elderly, and Special Needs Care for the developmentally disabled.
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?
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.