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How To Become A Successful Caregiver Near Newport Beach

With the Holiday season around the corner, one can be tempted to eat more sweets, get less sleep and exercise less. These habits can sometimes affect your work performance.  As a Caregiver, one should let this affect their work ability because patients are in great need of your care. Here are some helpful tips to become a successful caregiver in order to provide the best possible care for your patient.

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1. It is important to take care of yourself physically and mentality. If your patient is a Senior, it would be a great idea to take exercise by taking a few walks that would benefit the both of you. Also, take care of yourself mentally by establishing relationships with those that are important to you like family and friends.

2. We are all aware that it an be stressful trying to balance work with your personal life. For caregivers that work in 24-Hour Care, they develop great stress management skills. Working many hours can become overwhelming and it is important to seek for help. Caregivers can seek professional counseling, can exercise, or becoming in creative activities to distract them from the stress.

3. As a caregiver, one can learn from other caregivers. Talking about your experiences and sharing resources with other caregivers can be beneficial because caregivers can learn from another. This can help caregivers become successful because you establish networks as well as support systems with caregivers who share the same problems or experiences as you do.

Caregivers are loving individuals that assist with many things from Home Helpers to Postpartum Care. Since caregivers are nurturing individuals who assist our loves ones, it is important they maintain a healthy lifestyle. For more information on how to become a successful caregiver near Newport Beach, call A-1 Home Care (949) 650-3800 or visit us online A-1 Home Care to learn more about multiple sclerosis care in Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, and surrounding areas.

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Caregivers Assisting Those Who Have Suffered From Brain Injuries Near Newport Beach

According to Web MD, 2.6 million people suffer from some type of related brain injury. Several causes of brain injury result from severe accidents causing trauma on the brain, strokes, tumors or other illnesses. There are two types of brain damage, one of them being traumatic brain injury which is caused by physical damage to the head and acquired brain injury which occurs from pressure to the brain such as tumors. About 52,000 people die who suffer from brain injuries and about 5 million people who suffer from brain damage need assistance when it comes to performing everyday tasks.

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A-1 Home understands how difficult it can be to have a family member who suffers from Brain Injury. It can be time consuming and difficult to balance their life as  well as assisting their family member in need. Therefore, many advice to hire a caregiver to assist those who have brain injuries. Caregivers are loving individuals who pride in assisting those in need. A-1 Home Care has many Caregivers available that can help those with brain injuries. Live in caregivers are there to assist loved ones with their daily activities. If the individual who has suffered from brain injury and is showing progress, we also have Companion services to supervise them and their progress. Regardless of what the case might be, A-1 Home Care has many caregivers available who would love to assist you and your loved ones. We cover many different areas around Newport Beach, including Huntington 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.

For more information on brain injuries near Newport Beach call us today at 949-650-3800 or 562-929-8400 for service inquires. You can also find us online at Newport Beach In Home Care or visit us on Facebook and Twitter!


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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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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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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.