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Caregivers for Seniors in Newport Beach for 2015

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Taking care of another person is not a job that just any ol’ Joe can do. It takes a strong sense of commitment, a serious amount of hard work and a lot of patience to care for the life of another. And as rewarding as the duty of caregiver is for many, there is no denying that it is not an easy task. While parents and guardians can most certainly understand what it is to care for children, caregiving for seniors is an entirely different matter, as it requires knowledge of obstacles that often come with old age, including Alzheimer’s, Dementia, pain from Arthritis and much more.

That’s why A-1 Home Care makes sure to send out only the most qualified caregivers to our seniors in Newport Beach. All of our caregivers have had 2 years or more of caregiving experience, are certified in CPR and have been tuberculosis tested – all so that our care-recipients can have the peace of mind and security that they will be well cared for. We have caregivers who specialize in 24 Hour Care and Elder Care, but also many who are trained in handling Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Arthritis Care, and After Surgery Care.

We have caregivers all throughout Orange County, including the communities of Newport Coast, Arcadia, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Mission Viejo, and Huntington Beach

Contact our office for information on our rates and services at (949) 650-3800 or visit us 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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Preserve Your Joint Health

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My family has a long history of arthritis.  My grandmother is suffering from it, my mother and her siblings are experiencing it, and they expect me to have arthritis as well.  However, There are ways that I can preserve my joint health to possibly prevent myself from getting arthritis, or at the very least limit the symptoms of arthritis in the future.  According to the Arthritis Foundation, here are some steps we can take to keep our joints healthy.

  • Eat health and stay active to keep off extra weight.  Being overweight is unhealthy, and it puts stress on the joints and body.
  • Increase your calcium intake for better bone health .  Be sure to add vitamin D in your diet for better effectiveness.
  • Add salmon, or other fishes containing Omega-3 fatty acid. It has shown to reduce inflammation in joints of people living with arthritis
  • Choose low-impact alternative when exercising.  Try biking or swimming rather than running.
  • Pay your doctor a visit and have them check out your joint health and seek recommendations on how you can protect your joints

There are many other ways to preserve your joint health, and throughout this Arthritis Awareness Month in May, we want everyone to get involved and help those living with arthritis or may get it in the future.

Over 20 years in the home care industry, A-1 Home Care in Newport Beach offers experienced and skilled caregivers to provide dependable caregiver for seniors around the community.  Dedication is one of the main qualities we look for in a caregiver because it allows them to handle different home care challenges. Whether it is Arthritis Care, Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Kidney Disease Care, Cancer Care, Brain Injury Care,  Hospice Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Incontinence Care, and home care needs.  You can find our senior services in Newport Beach, including Huntington BeachCerritos, Yorba Linda, Santa Ana, Irvine, Costa MesaLos Alamitos, Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Fountain Valley, and others areas in Orange County and Los Angeles.

Call today at 949-650-3800 for service inquires. Find us online at www.newportbeachinhomecare.com, and be sure to check us out of Facebook!

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Taking Care of Others as a Guardian

Sometimes people do not realize how much work goes into taking care of someone else’s finances and health, so they end up biting off more than they can chew.  Legal Guardians have to put in an indefinite amount of work into making sure that everything under elder law is being accounted for.  Of course elder law being the legal term that is used when it comes to a person who is unable to take care of themselves.  It covers three distinct facets of life: medicaid, estate planning, and guardianship.  However, there is no need to panic because everything can be accomplished by anyone that is placed with this task.   Legal guardian can get the help of a elder law lawyer who may assist them with handling the finances and estate planning.  These lawyers are specialized in elder law and will most definitely get you going in the right direction.

As for the third area that elder law requires, the medicaid, well that is where agencies such as A-1 Home Care come into play.  Just as with finding an elder law lawyer, finding a caregiver, who can provide your loved one with all of the care and assistance, is just as important.  The well being if your loved one is crucial to you, as it it to us.  We have made it our job to provide top notch assistance to those who need it.  Caregivers will be sent to your household and begin working the very same day that you call us.  All of our caregivers have a minimum of  two year experience and operate with the highest possible professionalism.  We provide plenty of services, but just a few of them are after surgery care, hospital sitters, live-in care, companion services, heart attack care, hospice care, senior care, elder care, respite care, and  postpartum care.

Our services are available in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Tustin, Corona Del Mar, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Anaheim Hills, various other Orange County cities and Los Angeles County.

Contact us today at (949) 650-3800, or you may visit http://www.newportbeachinhomecare.com/ for more info. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter!


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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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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.