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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Caregivers Can Give Care for Lou Gehrig's

Ever heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge? It's a recent trend that has hit Facebook, Instagram and all other social media outlets. With everyone quoting "#icebucketchallenge," it's got our followers wondering what the heck IS this this challenge. Well, it's a viral trend that started in efforts to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The challenge, which consists of having a bucket of ice and water poured over one's head, is meant to raise awareness of the disease and to promote funding. Celebrities like Jimmy Fallon have already gotten on the bandwagon with it. 

We, here at A-1 Home Care won't be doing the Ice Bucket Challenge anytime soon, but what we can do is continue to offer our caregiver services, From Lou Gehrig's care to Heart Attack Care, our 24 Hour and in home caregivers are able to administer all facets of care. We guarantee that you will be satisfied with our services. Just check out what people have to say  about us!

For more information , call us at 714-523-4010or check us out at Fullerton In Home Care.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Seniors Beat the Heat Thanks to their Caregivers

It's summer in California, which means trips to the beaches, pool hangouts and lots and lots of ice cream (It is National Ice Cream month after all). What is easy to forget, however, in all the excitement of summer, is just how hot it can be here. This week, in fact, the weather has been staying around 90 degrees F! Pools and beaches are good ways to cool off, but we can't all be around such sites 24-7. That's why we've complied a brief list on easy ways to cool off this summer.
  • Visit and relax at a bookstore, library, cafe, or any other commercial area that you enjoy: Most stores and commercial places have air conditioning, which is free to all who visit!. It's a great way to cool off while going window shopping!
  • Sit out under the shade in your local park:  Areas that are abundant with trees, grass and other other forms of vegetation are often cooler than other areas. This is because they reduce air pollution and offset the build-up of heat caused by urban structures. You'll see that by just laying down under the shade, you can begin to cool off and enjoy the view.

  • Ice Cold Water: The benefits of water are vastly underestimated. What many people don't realize is how water can truly help your body in more ways than just hydrating it. By drinking lots of water and especially ice cold water, you reduce your own body heat and feel cooler as a result, wherever you are!
    These are fairly simple ways to cool off, but for some people, like children and the elderly, they find it much easier if there was a helping hand guiding them in the right path. That's why seniors in Fullerton are looking to A-1 Home Care to provide them with live in and in home caregivers to help them practice healthy and refreshing habits. Trained with Senior Care, Diabetic Care, Disability Care and more, our 24 Hour caregivers are able to keep you cool, healthy and protected. 

    Call now for more information at 714 523 4010 and visit us at Fullerton In Home Care

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Arts and Crafts Day at Downey Care Center

    This week, A-1 Home Care took time off to go visit the lovely senior residents at Downey Care Center. We loved being able to meet and greet with them, and were happy to have the chance to meet the community members.

    Starting from this past session, A-1 Home Care will be hosting half yearly art classes at the Downey Care Center. They will be headed by our Marketing Manager, Jackie Brown. This week, we worked on Valentines Day themed bookmarks. With the feelings of romance and candy in the air, we set out to create personalized book holders with glitter stickers, patterned papers, markers, colored yarn, and lots of friends and fun.

    We met so many people! This time, we had a rowdy crowd of about 30 participants. We were so excited so see all of these people! We had a blast getting messy and making art with all of the wonderful elders at the care center.

    A-1 Home Care hopes that you can take the time to visit one of our free events in the future! We enjoyed having a great time with the seniors in the community, and look forward to hosting similar events in the future. Check up on our company happenings on our blog, or facebook page!

    A-1 Home Care is a professional caregiver agency.  We provide care in  Fullerton, Downey, Norwalk, Long Beach, Lakewood, La Mirada, Cerritos and other cities of Los Angeles County and Orange County. 
    Call us at 562-904-2878 to recieve more info about home care
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    Glaucoma Awareness Month/ A-1 Home Care Fullerton

    Did you know that January is Glaucoma Awareness Month? As part of our effort to expose our readers to the latest health news, A-1 Home Care will be discussing glaucoma in support of this month. 

    Glaucoma is an umbrella term for a group of disorders in which the pressure in the eye becomes too great for the health of the optic nerve. Because of this increased pressure, vision becomes severely impeded, increasing in severity, and resulting in reduced vision and even blindness in adult and elder sufferers. 

    Although there is no "cure" for glaucoma, treatment can be highly effective and may prevent individuals from losing any vision. People who benefit from routine glaucoma screening are those at "high-risk", including people with:
    • African ancestry
    • Family history of glaucoma
    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension
    • Near-sightedness (myopia)
    • Chronic corticosteroid use
    • History of serious eye injury   
      
    A-1 Home Care can arrange for a compassionate, friendly caregiver to provide emotional assistance for elders with glaucoma recieving treatments or  surgery.
     We provide care in  Fullerton, Downey, Norwalk, Long Beach, Lakewood, La Mirada, Cerrittos and other cities of Los Angeles County and Orange County.
     
    Call us at 562-904-2878 to recieve more info about home care
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    Thursday, December 5, 2013

    Holiday fun at the Whittier Senior Center


    A-1 Home Care spent the afternoon at the Whittier Senior Center, having a ball with the local elder community, making arts and crafts. We arrived in the early afternoon, with several members of our corporate staff in tow. With plenty of refreshments, activities, and a nifty holiday Powerpoint to offer the community, we were confident that the event would be a success!
    The PowerPoint presentation included classic images of Christmas, and winter themes. 



    Seniors enjoying complementary refreshments

    Presenting Amanda Shanks, Community Services Coordinator with a holiday gift bag as a gesture of thanks for inviting us to this amazing city center.

    A-1 Home Care hopes that you can take the time to visit one of our free events in the future! We enjoyed having a great time with the seniors in the community, and look forward to hosting similar events in the future. Check up on our company happenings on our blog, or facebook page!

    A-1 Home Care is a professional caregiver agency.  We provide care in  Fullerton, Downey, Norwalk, Long Beach, Lakewood, La Mirada, Cerrittos and other cities of Los Angeles County and Orange County. 
    Call us at 562-904-2878 to recieve more info about home care
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    Thursday, November 21, 2013

    Feelings of sadness after surgical procedures/ Fullerton In Home Care for Post Surgery


    Experiencing anxiety before an operation is often not surprising to patients, but the feelings are not as easily explained after the procedure has been completed. Post-operative depression can be especially bewildering if it comes as a surprise to the patient because it has not been discussed between the doctor and patient. 

     Symptoms of post-operative depression vary with each person, but common ones include changes in appetite and energy levels, shifts in mood such as apathy or irritability, fatigue, and feelings of hopelessness and despair. The physical symptoms might also be credited to the after-effects of the surgery, which can make the diagnosis of post-surgical depression difficult and confusing. 

     Defined by the Mayo Clinic as a “medical illness that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest,” depression is already a difficult topic for people to discuss, and many are reluctant to admit to feeling the way they do, thinking they have no reason to be depressed or are just going through a rough time at the moment. 

    A-1 Home Care can arrange for a compassionate, friendly caregiver to provide emotional assistance in the period after surgery. 

     We provide care in  Fullerton, Downey, Norwalk, Long Beach, Lakewood, La Mirada, Cerrittos and other cities of Los Angeles County and Orange County.
    Call us at 562-904-2878 to recieve more info about home care
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    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    VA Benefits are available for eligible seniors in Fullerton

    Veterans in the Fullerton area can call A-1 Home Care for free consultations regarding eligibility for VA Benefits. The Veterans Association provides monthly checks for elderly or disabled vets who have:

    1. Served at least one day of a 90 day service in wartime settings
    2. Have proven need for daily home care

    Most applications require a doctor's signature verifying health needs and other forms. Our intake agents can provide qualified assistance with helping elderly vets get their Veterans Pension and Aid & Attendance Benefit. Let our experienced staff help you untangle the complicated forms towards receiving your benefits. Filing usually takes up to several months, so call today!

    A-1 Home Care provides excellent services in the cities of  Fullerton, Downey, Norwalk, Long Beach, Lakewood, La Mirada, Cerritos and other cities of Los Angeles County and Orange County. Call us today for a short conversation about services, pricing and desired skill sets.

    Call us at 562-904-2878 to recieve more info about home care
    Visit for caregiver information