Diabetic Care for the Holidays in Huntington Beach

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.

A-1 Home Care in Huntington Beach is a non-medical caregiver agency that is able to provide 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care in the communities of Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.  We have been in business since 1991 and have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and memberships with the National Care Planning Council, Torrance Chamber of Commerce, Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.  We specialize in care for the Elderly and provide other services aside from Diabetic Care such as Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, and Hospice Care.

To hire a compatible caregiver in your area today, call us at 949-650-3800 and visit us at Huntington Beach In Home Care.

 

Arthritis Care in Huntington Beach

24 hour care in san pedro a1 home careArthritis 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.

To hire a caregiver, please call (949) 650-3800 or visit our website www.huntingtonbeachinhomecare.com to learn more about Arthritis Care in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Westminster and surrounding cities in Orange County. 

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Caregiver & Elder Care Service

The world has changed tremendously since your Elderly or Senior loved one was growing up.  They didn’t have smart phones, iPads, and other gadgets that satiate our need for immediate information and anti-boredom.  If your loved one is old-fashioned and hasn’t been caught up to date with all the new technology, they are missing out on a lot.  A lack of activities in an Elderly individual’s home life can lead to stress, depression, and a lack of purpose in life.

If your loved one knows how to use a computer and the Internet, the possibilities for interaction and information are endless.  Of course, you don’t want your loved one to get addicted – you should set aside a few hours each day for web browsing.  Balance leisurely activities with exercise, social interaction, and participation in other activities.  You don’t want them to be cooped up in a room on the computer all day.  Your loved one should check out this article that has a Top 100 Senior & Boomer Blogs & Websites list, with categories that include, health, humor, online gaming, romance, and more.

At A-1 Home Care, we offer experienced and compassionate caregivers, nurse aides, and companions who can provide your Elderly or Senior loved one with companionship and can help them participate in fun activities that will pass the time.  If your loved one would like to learn more about computers and the Internet, our caregivers can show them how to find sites that interest them.  We offer Elder Care services on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis and find you a caregiver to match your specific needs.  We offer After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Hospice Care, and more.

We have been in business since 1991, are Licensed Bonded and Insured, have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, and Shield Accreditation.  We serve the communities of Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and more.

For more information or to hire an experienced caregiver today, CALL us at 949-650-3800.

Post Stroke Care

Stroke is a terrible attack on the brain that affects the family just as much as the victim.  When blood circulation is cut off from the brain due to a blood clot, the brain is deprived of oxygen and can result in minor to severe damage.  Memory, movement, and speech/language can be affected, depending on the part of the brain that was damaged.  The main causes of stroke are high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, lack of physical activity, high cholesterol, diabetes, stress, depression, and heart disorders.  It’s important to lead a healthy lifestyle at all times.

This inspirational video tells the stroke survivor story of Cody Dietz, a teenager who could’ve died from stroke if he wasn’t treated immediately with brain surgery.  The doctors said he wouldn’t be able to speak for a year, but it took him a month.  The video also tells the difference between a heart attack and a stroke – though both vascular events, a heart attack gives chest pain, yet a stroke often isn’t painful.  Kathy Morrison, RN of Penn State Hershey Stroke Center says to remember the word F-A-S-T, which stands for Facial Weakness, Arm Weakness, Speech Problems, Time to Call 911.

If your loved one has suffered a stroke and is ready to come home, let our non-medical homecare agency provide you with a compassionate and experienced caregiver, nurse aide, or companion who can tend to your loved one’s every need and ensure that they don’t fall – as many stroke survivors suffer from balance problems.  We offer Post Stroke Care services on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis and can start providing in-home care immediately.

We have been in business since 1991, are Licensed Bonded and Insured, have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, and memberships with the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Santa Fe Springs, Pasadena, and Newport Beach.

We serve Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Irvine, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, and others in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

To hire a compassionate caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 949-650-3800. 

After Surgery Care & Caregiver Service in Huntington Beach

Have you ever heard the saying “Knowledge is Power?”  The phrase applies to almost every situation in life and in this post we’re applying it to the knowledge you should have about the healing process of an incision after surgery and what you can do to take care of your post-surgical incision.  It’s important to follow your doctor’s orders and do all you can to keep your incision clean and prevent it from opening.  If you or a loved one is about to go into surgery, we’ve provided this article on eHow Health that has helpful information about how to care for your incision once at home and a brief explanation of the process of healing which includes inflammation, proliferation, and maturation.

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical caregiver placement agency that has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and thousands of positive testimonials.  We offer experienced After Surgery caregivers who are able to assist with in-home recovery.  Our caregivers, nurse aides, and companions can assist with incision care and general household tasks so that you can focus your energy on a speedy recovery.  We provide 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care in the communities of Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Garden Grove, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.

To hire a dedicated After Surgery caregiver in your area, CALL us at 949-650-3800 today.