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Music Can Be Used to Relieve Stress in Seniors

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Music is filled with emotions, and in many instances, we can put our own interpretation as to how we feel when we listen to it.  That is a powerful tool to have when it comes to our emotions, and can be very beneficial to stress management.  Humans have been living with music for a long time, and we have a special bond with the melodies.  Because we feel great when listening to music, there has been much research on this topic and how it can be beneficial to us.  For over a few centuries, music has been used to treat illnesses and restore harmony between mind and body.  Research has shown that music can reduce stress and anxiety before and after a surgery, reduce the sensation from chronic pain, and increase self-esteem in elderly people while relieving depression.  Living with something as devastating as cancer can put a great deal of stress on a patient, but music therapy has shown to provide significant reduction in emotional distress and has show the ability to improve their quality of life.

A-1 Home Care in Newport Beach has been in business for over two decades, and we have experienced many different home care challenges that we had to overcome with our services.  We were able to handle the different home care scenarios because of our diverse caregiving team that has expertise in Arthritis Care, Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Cancer Care, Brain Injury Care, Kidney Disease Care, Hospice Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Incontinence Care, Lou Gehrig’s Disease Care, Respite Care, and much more.  We cover many different areas around Newport Beach, includingHuntington Beach, Cerritos, Yorba Linda, Santa Ana, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Los Alamitos, Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Fountain Valley, and others areas in Orange County and Los Angeles.

Call today at 949 650 3800 or 562 929 8400 for service inquires. Find us online at Newport Beach In Home Care!

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Exercising for Seniors and the Elderly

It improves your sleep, boosts your mood, and is good for the brain.  Exercising not only is beneficial to our physical healthy, but rather it has advantages to our overall wellness.  Older adults should not dive right in and start with intensive work outs.  Always approach with caution at first, and work your way back slowly.

Although exercising is great, any preexisting conditions might put you in potential danger, so first get medical clearance from your doctor.  After that, build up the exercise program slowly. Begin with shorter increments like 10 minutes twice a day, then when fitness improves, add more time and intensity to the program.  Most importantly, you have to stay committed at first.  It usually takes about a month of exercise before it becomes a habit, so try to focus on short term goal to stay motivated and allowing it to become a routine at the end.

Exercise keeps us healthy and independent, but for those who cannot sustain themselves and require assistance on a daily basis, A-1 Home Care in Newport Beach can be your solution. We provide experienced and compassionate caregivers who are able to assist with basic needs as well as specialized care. Some of our in home care services include Parkinson’s care, Incontinence Care, Arthritis care, Kidney Disease Care, Dementia care, After Surgery Care, and Diabetic care. You can count on our caregivers

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Call 949 650 3800 today for service inquiries or visit Newport Beach In Home Care to learn more about our 24 Hour services.


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Diabetic Care for Seniors in Newport Beach

Stroke and heart disease are most often associated with Diabetes, a disease that affects about 26 million children and adults. High levels of blood glucose lead to blindness, hypertension, kidney disease, neuropathy, heart disease and stroke. Poor blood circulation in the feet leads to swelling and sores, and this often calls for a necessity to amputate a foot or both if Diabetes is not managed properly. Other symptoms of Diabetes include fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, frequent urination, insatiable thirst and hunger.

If you need in-home care assistance for a loved one with Diabetes, A-1 Home Care has well-qualified and experienced caregivers who are knowledgeable about Diabetic Care. Whether you need insulin shots or help around the house, allow us to take care of your daily needs so you can relax. Caregivers, companions, certified nurse aides, and home health aides are perfect when it comes to medication reminders. You will not have to worry about being on top of your medication schedule if you have a trustworthy aide around. We take care of people with all forms of Diabetes, including Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. In addition to that, our live in and in home caregivers can also administer 24 Hour Care, Incontinence Care, Senior Care for the elderly and more!

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Call Newport Beach In Home Care today for a free quote at (949) 650-3800 or at 562 929 8400

 


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Healthy Diets for Seniors and Elderly in Newport Beach, CA

Embarking on a healthy diet program can be an exciting way for Elderly and Senior individuals to connect with family members or caregivers.  Having health goals through dieting can help your loved one stay optimistic and following a diet can help you and your loved one socialize over what meals to prepare in the coming days.  One diet that can provide guaranteed results for better heart health is the DASH Diet.  DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is an easy to follow plan that focuses on eating the right foods at the right portions.  While many diets are hard to stick with because they completely ban certain food groups, the DASH Diet doesn’t have any limitations.  The diet emphasizes low saturated fat, cholesterol, and total fat.  Foods include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk products, moderate amounts of fish, poultry, and nuts, and a reduced amount of red meat, sweets, sugar, and sodium.  Check out a week’s worth of sample recipes to get started on the DASH Diet here.

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that provides a variety of in-home care services for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals.  We strive to provide caregivers who can help enhance the quality of life of your loved one no matter what their care situation may be.  Healthy meal preparation, exercise, personal care, and companionship are staples of our care strategy.  When you can’t be there for your loved one, having a caregiver who can be there to provide assistance with activities of daily living or companionship can benefit their health, happiness, and well-being.

Some of our care services include 24 Hour Live-In Care, Hourly Care, Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Post Stroke Care, Heart Attack Care, and Kidney Disease Care.

We serve the OC communities of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Garden Grove, Corona Del Mar, Irvine, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Brea, Diamond Bar, and others in Orange County.

To interview and hire a compatible caregiver in your area today, CALL us at 949-650-3800 for a FREE in-home assessment. 


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Caregiving for Stroke Victims in Newport Beach

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Having a stroke can be a tragic experience for the victim and their family.  Strokes occur when brain tissue is damaged because of a lack of blood flow to the brain from burst or blocked blood vessel pathways.  The effects of stroke vary widely between people in terms of the area of the brain affected and how much damage that determines what complications your loved one will face and whether they are temporary or permanent.  When your loved one is a stroke survivor, you want to ensure that all precautions are taken to prevent a recurrent stroke.  This may mean lifestyle changes that focus on better nutrition and more exercise.

Sweets such as candy are normally looked down upon by physicians and dieticians as a part of a healthy diet, but this Swedish study has found that chocolate eaters may have a lower risk of stroke when eaten in moderation because cocoa has some heart healthy properties.  Check out the article here.

At A-1 Home Care, we provide compassionate Post Stroke Care services on a 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis for recovering stroke victims.  It can be difficult handling activities of daily living right after a stroke because of temporary or long term paralysis or cognitive effects that may render your loved one incapable of caring for themselves.

All of our Post Stroke 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, Firs Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.

We serve the OC communities of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Anaheim Hills, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and others in Orange County.

To interview and hire a compassionate caregiver in your area, CALL us today at 949-650-3800 for a FREE in-home assessment. 

For more information, visit us at Newport Beach In Home Care.


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24 Hour Caregivers in Newport Beach

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A question that many adult children will oftentimes find themselves worrying about is “How will I know when my Elderly parent needs living assistance?”  As days go by, it can be hard to tell how your loved one is doing on a daily basis if you only see them once a week on weekends or even less – only on holidays.  So, how will you know if your loved one needs living assistance?  You might notice that they have some difficulty performing certain tasks.  Whether it be walking up or down stairs slowly or having really shaky hands when they’re carrying a food dish, these may be only some of the tasks that your loved one has difficulty with.  The PBS site has a Caregiver’s Handbook with a section dedicated to finding out when your loved one needs home care.  Included is a checklist for Activities of Daily Living that you can use to assess whether you loved one needs assistance with typical tasks such as shopping, bathing, dressing, doing laundry, etc.  It also considers physical/mental health and nutrition.  Check it out here.

At A-1 Home Care, we provide a variety of in-home care services for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals on a 24 hour Live-In Care or Hourly Care basis.  Whether it’s basic Companion Services or more specialized care, we can match you with a compatible caregiver who can help your loved one maintain their independence at home.  We specialize in After Surgery Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, and Post Stroke Care.

All of our 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.

We serve the Orange County, CA communities of Newport Beach, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Balboa Island, Lido Island, Villa Park, Corona Del Mar, Los Altos, Tustin, Signal Hill, and other nearby cities.

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

For more information, visit us at Newport Beach In Home Care


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Care at Home for Seniors & Elderly in Newport Beach

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A danger that has been gaining more attention in recent years is that of Elderly fraud cases around the world, where scam artists use the trustworthiness of Elderly individuals as a weapon against them, tricking them into sending small to large sums of money to the scam artist.  One type of scam called the sweepstakes fraud occurs when the Elder receives a letter or phone call telling them they’ve one a large sum of money. This video titled Elderly Victim of Sweepstakes Fraud tells the story of a couple who received many letters in the mail that made them think they won $2.5 million and that the winnings would help the husband pay for the treatment of his wife’s cancer in the home.  The takeaway is that your loved one has to be careful about who they trust on the phone and in the mail and if you must pay to receive some sort of prize, it’s most likely a fraud.

At A-1 Home Care, we understand that you may not be able to be with your loved one around the clock to protect them from fraudulent people who can reach them by phone, mail, or even at their own door step.  We provide caregivers who can look after your Elderly loved one, providing companionship and/or personal care, and ensuring that they don’t fall victim to Elder fraud.  We provide in-home care services for all levels of care, whether it’s basic companionship or more specialized care such as Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Hospice Care, Incontinence Care, or Post Stroke Care on a 24 hour live-in or hourly care basis.

Our 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.

We provide care at home for Elderly and Seniors in the communities of Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Irvine, Tustin, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, and others in Orange County.

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

For more information, visit us at Newport Beach In Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, Shield Accreditation, and thousands of positive testimonials from satisfied clients over the years.