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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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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. 


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Newport Beach Live In Care for Elderly & Senior

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Hiring a caregiver for the first time can be nerve-wracking for any adult child and Elderly loved one seeking in-home care.  The main concerns are usually over trustworthiness, reliability, experience, compassion, and ability to get along with your loved one.  Many individuals have a serious issue with trust, and in the home care industry it’s nothing out of the ordinary.  You’re letting a stranger into your love one’s home to assist with very personal tasks and have valuable items around!  For those with serious trust issues, this article titled Tips for Hiring a Caregiver for an Elder will give you some advice on how to convince your loved one that they need a caregiver, how to hire the right caregiver, and how to make sure everything is going well.

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 Live-In Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Diabetic Care, and Parkinson’s Care in the communities of Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Garden Grove, Irvine, and others in Orange County.

Our caregivers are available for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care.  We enforce a stringent recruiting process by ensuring all caregivers have prior experience, verifiable professional references, a National Background Check and DMV Check, Tuberculosis testing, Malpractice/Liability insurance, First Aid/CPR training, and a personal interview with our office staff.  We are members of the National Care Planning Council and Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, Newport Beach, Santa Fe Springs, and Pasadena.

To hire an experienced Live-In Caregiver today, CALL us 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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At Home Hospice Care in Newport Beach

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At A-1 Home Care, we know that end of life choices for Terminally Ill loved ones are always difficult, especially if early planning wasn’t taken care of.  The question of what kind of treatment would be best for your Elderly loved one and all family members can cause disagreement, as one family might believe that everything should be done to extend your loved one’s life while another family member might not believe in the aggressive hospital treatment and that your loved one should live their last days peacefully in the comfort of their home.  This article titled End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care explains the differences between Hospital Care, Palliative Care, and Hospice Care with different scenarios to help you make the best decision.

At A-1 Home Care, we provide experienced and compassionate caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for in-home Hospice Care.  We believe that if you want your loved one to have the best quality of life in their last days, Hospice Care is the way to go.  We serve the communities of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Garden Grove, and others in Orange County.

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 Hospice Care, Parkinson’s Care, Cancer Care, Alzheimer’s Care, and Post Stroke Care.

If your loved one has long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, Veteran Administration, Bankers’ Life & Casualty, and John Hancock.

To hire a compassionate Hospice Caregiver today, CALL us 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 Home Care in Newport Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As your loved one ages, do you worry that your Elderly parent is going to develop Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia?  It’s a common worry among adult children.  You dread the feeling of your parent’s inability to remember your face, or remember your name.  This article on Care.com has an article titled 9 Ways to Keep an Aging Brain Smart that provides suggestions backed by research on certain activities that help stimulate the brain to keep it healthy and make it less likely for your loved one to develop dementia.  Some of these activities include reading, going back to school, playing games or puzzles, playing music, writing, exercising, and socializing.

At A-1 Home Care, we offer experienced and compassionate caregivers, nurse aides, and companions who can help your loved one participate in activities that will stimulate their mind.  We provide our in-home care services on a 24 hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis in the communities of Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, and others in Orange County.

A-1 Home Care specializes in Elder Care services such as Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care, and Cancer Care.  We are a Licesed 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.  If your loved one carries long term insurance, we accept Penn Treaty, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, Veteran Administration, John Hancock, and Bankers’ Life & Casualty.

To hire a compassionate caregiver in your area, CALL us at 949-650-3800.

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