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.”
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.
The importance of exercise for Elderly and Senior individuals on a daily basis can never be overemphasized, because it’s that important for your loved one’s overall health. Even if your loved one is bogged down by a chronic illness such as Arthritis or Diabetes, stationary exercises are alternatives to walking long distances. Exercise is beneficial for bettering self-esteem, easing depression, and relieving stress or anxiety. When you don’t have time to help your loved one exercise, one of the caregivers from A-1 Home Care can help.
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.
Parkinson’s Disease is a neuro-degenerative disorder that affects movement. The disease breaks down nerve cells – which produce dopamine, a chemical in the brain that transmits signals to the part of the brain responsible for muscle movements.
It’s a “relentless foe, handing out its challenges one by one” as journalist Dave Iverson says in his documentary that strives to understand Parkinson’s Disease. Iverson beautifully crafts a video that provides a glimpse into his life and his family’s history with the disease.
At A-1 Home Care, we can provide an experienced and compassionate caregiver for Parkinson’s Care in the comfort of your own home. We provide in-home care services such as Parkinson’s Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Hospice Care, and more in the communities of Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Garden Grove, and other cities in Orange County and Los Angeles County.
We have been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation. If your Elderly or Senior loved one carries long-term insurance coverage, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, John Hancock, Bankers’ Life & Casualty, MetLife Insurance, and Veteran Administration.
To hire a compatible and experienced Parkinson’s Caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 949-650-3800.