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 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.
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 most common types of strokes in Elderly and Senior individuals are Ischemic and Hemorrhagic. The former occurs when a blood clot prevents blood and oxygen from reaching your brain tissue, damaging or killing brain cells that are integral to some sort of functioning with your motor movements, speech/language, thinking and processing information, or memory. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel bursts in or next to the brain, causing blood to compress and damage surrounding brain tissue. Strokes are scary and life changing events that can catch families by complete surprise. It affects the family as a whole as family members need to alter their normal routines to provide care for the stroke victim. This article titled Helping a Loved One After Stroke provides some helpful information that will help you understand more about post stroke care and what you can do to help. Topics such as managing emotions, modifying the home, exercise and rehab, changes in body function, nutrition, and medication/pain management are covered.
At A-1 Home Care, we provide dedicated Post Stroke Care services when your loved one is ready to come home from the hospital or rehab center. We provide caregivers for 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly In Home Care and can assist with daily errands, personal care, meal preparation, housekeeping, and anything your doctor/therapist prescribes in terms of medication, lifestyle, and exercise.
All of our compassionate caregivers, nurse aides, companions, and home helpers must have prior at home caregiving 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.