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.
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.
As Elderly individuals age, they tend to worry more about the quality of food they are eating. Oftentimes, concerned individuals or families will seek guidance from a nutritional expert in terms of setting up weekly meal plans, learning about healthy foods, how to read Nutrition Facts labels, etc. If you’re not one of those people who have seen a nutritional expert, this article titled Weekly Food Schedule & Menu for Elderly People provides some advice and suggestions for creating a weekly meal schedule. It provides a list of essential nutrients vital to your health, suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, advice on how to create a general menu and then creating a food schedule and grocery list from the menu.
A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been a care provider in Orange County since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.
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.
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.
We offer caregivers, nurse aides, medical assistants, home helpers, hospital sitters, babysitters, and mother’s helpers for Elder Care services including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetic, Cancer, and Incontinence Care. We also offer Child Care, Special Needs Care, After Surgery Care, Hospice Care, and Respite Care. Our company has been in business for so long, since 1991, that we’re able to cover these broad range of services with our loyal staff.
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We’re always looking for fresh faces within our caregiver agency. If you or someone you know is an experienced caregiver and looking for work, visit us at A-1 Jobs for more information as we have immediate Employment Opportunities available.