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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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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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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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What is Scleroderma?

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Many people have not heard of the disease Scleroderma, but it affects about 300,000 Americans, which is a little over 0.1% of the population.  Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease that affect the skin and the connective tissues by hardening and tightening them, and it can range from mild to life-threatening depending on the case.  In rare but severe cases of scleroderma, it can affect the heart, lungs, or kidneys and can become life-threatening. Currently, there is no known cure for the disease, but there are different treatments to help with symptoms.  Luckily, the disease is not contagious, infectious, cancerous, or malignant, so there is not worries of a widespread problem.  Despite the relatively low number of cases in our population, there still should be advocacy about the disease because it is a chronic disease that is affecting many people, including people you might know.  Therefore, go out and educate your friends and families about the issue, and support those living with the disease through your words and action!

Chronic disease is no stranger to seniors.  A-1 Home Care has been supporting seniors living with a variety of ailments since 2001.  Our mission is simple – providing the highest quality home care so seniors can live their lives with a peace of mind.  Staying independent is a huge factor of why seniors prefer home care service from A-1 Home Care over other alternatives, and our team of compassionate caregivers certainly is a great reason why we have bee the preferred home care agency around the Newport Beach area. We are proud to offer services ranging in Arthritis Care, Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Kidney Disease Care, Cancer Care, Brain Injury Care,  Hospice Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Incontinence Care, and other home care scenarios.  Live-in and hourly care available any time 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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Importance of Exercise for the Elderly

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It goes without saying that daily exercise has many health benefits. However, exercise can be discouraging due to the many potential accidents like fear of falling or injury. A common misconception is that as we age, exercise places too much pressure on our bodies. Actually, through exercise, you can reduce the risk of developing a multitude of medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. For those who haven’t participated in regular exercise, it can be daunting. In that case, it is best to start small. Stretching and walking is a great way to pave the road for a healthier life!

Even those chair-bound can be active. Lifting weights, stretching and doing chair aerobics are perfect ways to maintain a healthier life for those unable to walk.

Exercise prolongs the ability to lead an independent life. For those, who cannot sustain themselves and need assistance in day-to-day tasks, A-1 Home Care in Newport can help. We provide skillful and qualified caregivers that can tend to basic care needs to specialized needs. Our services include, but is not limited to Parkinson’s care, arthritis care, dementia care, and diabetic care. We send to our caregivers to Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa.

Call (929) 650-3800 today or visit newportbeachinhomecare.com  for a free in-home assessment or more information. Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook!


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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. 


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Depression & Companionship for Elderly & Seniors

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It’s common for Elderly individuals to keep their depression bottled up inside.  The World War II generation grew up in a time where depression was looked down upon and regarded as a character flaw.  They most likely feel that if they seek help for the depression, they’ll be sent off to a mental health institution or nursing home, losing their independence.  It’s a grave concern and a serious public health concern, as reported by the National Institute of Mental Health.  Deadly too, as the 65+ U.S. population only makes up 13% of the nation, but account for 20% of all suicide deaths, according to the National Institutes of Health.

It’s important to get your loved one to the doctor for a thorough physical exam if you haven’t already.  Treatment for depression is very effective – whether your loved one is prescribed antidepressants or talk therapy sessions.  Another option, especially if your loved one lives alone, is to hire a companion who can provide your loved one with companionship and participate in activities that will help keep them physically and mentally healthy.  A-1 Home Care provides compassionate and qualified caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for Companion Services on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis.  Whether it’s reminiscing through old photo albums, talking about current events, or tending to a garden, our companions can help.

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 and Shield Accreditation.  We specialize in Elder Care services such as Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Cancer Care, and Diabetic Care in Newport Beach, Irvine, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Tustin, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Garden Grove, and others in Orange County.

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

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

It’s important to construct questions for a caregiver interview that will determine whether the caregiver has qualities you find desirable.  Check our article Care At Home for some advice on asking the right questions.