The Risks of Quitting Your Job for Senior Care

parkinson care rolling hills a-1 home careYour elderly loved ones expressed that they want you, not some stranger, to take care of them as their needs increase and they become more dependent on you, physically, emotionally and mentally. At first, it’s manageable. You check in weekly to see if they’re ok, and occasionally you and your spouse take turns running to the pharmacy on their behalf. After your mother’s first accidental fall, however, you are considering moving your parents to an assisted facility because your father is too physically weak to help her with mobility.  You want to hire a caregiver, but they want you. What do you do?

The Risks of Workforce Re-Entry for Women

Females are more likely to cut back on hours or quit entirely from their jobs, but the promise of a job on the other side of 24 hour caregiving is slim.  It’s much harder for women than for men to re-enter the workforce.  Factors such as your age, gap of employment, level of education and work experience play a factor.  If you still have many years before retirement, can you afford to quit your job now?

Weighing Your Options

After weighing your pros and cons, remember that you are the one who has to live with the consequences of your decisions. Just as your parents used to make decisions in your best interests (whether you liked it or not), you now have to make decisions in the best interests of all parties involved.  If hiring a professional in-home caregiver is your final decision, A-1 Home Care will be right here waiting.

Why A-1 Home Care?

We are very meticulous in the caregiver selection process. To ensure your happiness, wellness, safety and security, we screen all live-in and live-out caregivers for their criminal background, DMV records and professional references. A-1 Home Care is one of the few licensed, bonded and insured home care agencies in California that delivers top-notch quality care at competitive rates.

For a free consultation, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit www.diamondbarinhomecare.com for elder care services in Diamond Bar, Covina, Glendora, Azusa, City of Industry, Whittier, Pico Rivera  and surrounding cities.

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A Big “Boo-Boo” in the World of Kidney Care: One Mistake You DON’T Want to Make

a-1 home care cancer care diamond barNo one is exempt from making mistakes.  But we’re human, and we make them every single day, and we can often recover from them easily if it was just a one-time deal.  When it comes to choosing the right doctor for your physical health, however, that is one mistake you don’t want to make, as did one patient when a surgeon removed a kidney from the wrong patient!  Oooops…. According to an online news article, a physician who was not connected to St. Vincent Hospital somehow was able to schedule an operation last month for a patient who didn’t need it.  The case is currently under investigation.

How a surgeon was able to operate on a patient in a hospital that he was not connected to – that is a mystery that reeks of a rat the size of an elephant.  Was it an administrative mistake?  In a statement, the hospital reports: “This is a deeply unfortunate situation involving patient misidentification that took place outside of our hospital and did not involve our employees.”  Hmmmmm, sounds like someone’s pointing fingers.  How would you feel if your elderly loved one was caught up in this mess of administrative bloopers and blunders?

The importance of one-on-one senior care could not be emphasized more here.  We know that doctors get tired and nurses are overworked at hospitals.  If the paperwork gets mixed up and in the wrong hands, someone is going to get hurt…badly.  Family members are probably not very well versed in reading the fine print in all the documents they have to sign at the hospital.  With an experienced caregiver who’s familiar with hospital protocols, your elderly loved one will get the undivided attention and care he deserves.

A-1 Home Care partners with local hospitals and health professionals in your area to provide you the best in kidney care.  Our live-in caregivers, hospital sitters, licensed vocational nurses, certified home health aides and certified nurse assistants will never leave your side.  We provide 24 hour care, whether it’s in the comfort of your own home or at a hospital.  Our experienced caregiving staff will review every document, every contract, every piece of paper you have to sign, and we will explain the steps so that if your elderly loved one needs a kidney transplant or other surgery, you and your family will not be left in the dark.

About A-1 Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency providing exceptional kidney care and other in-home care services all over Diamond Bar.  Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has won the hearts of seniors and their families, garnering trust and respect from the elderly who are in our care.  As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, we protect your elderly loved ones from predators, scam artists, fraud and theft.  Every 24 hour caregiver is pre-screened for their criminal backgrounds, and all professional references are verified.

For quality Kidney Care, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit www.diamondbarinhomecare.com for elder care services in Diamond Bar and other surrounding cities such as Azusa, Covina, Pomona, City of Industry, Chino, Brea, Glendora, La Verne, and Claremont. 

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A Rising Epidemic: Cancer in Our Youth

a-1 home care diamond bar sick child careCancer used to be a terminal illness for middle-aged adults and the elderly, but not so anymore.  As we enjoy advancements of technology, our children are also suffering the by-products of the Industrial Revolution: air pollution, radiation from cell phones and tablets, radiation from x-rays and CT scans, disruptions of the internal clock from too much bright light at night, and so forth.  Statistics of cancer in youngsters have risen 40% in the past 16 years due to these factors; according to Children with Cancer UK, statistics show that there are 13,000 more cancer cases per year compared with 1998.

The Good & Bad News of Chemotherapy for Children

The good news is that 8 out of 10 children survive at least five years after receiving cancer treatment, and most children are cured from cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.  However, the aftermath of chemotherapy raises concerns in parents.   Symptoms during chemo include hair loss, blood clotting, and fatigue.  A-1 Home Care offers in-home cancer support for children and their parents.  When parents are away at work, there is a compassionate, experienced caregiver at home, helping the child with activities that will build mental and physical strength during recovery.  Live-in care includes assistance with meal preparations, house cleaning, and transportation around Diamond Bar.

About A-1 Home Care in Diamond Bar

A-1 Home Care is an established and reputable home care agency in Diamond Bar.  As one of the few home care agencies that have successfully received state licensure, we promote senior safety and wellness through highly skilled caregivers from diverse backgrounds.  A-1 Home Care is licensed, bonded and insured, which means that every caregiver you meet from our agency has passed an extensive and thorough criminal background screening, and all professional references are verified.  Our commitment to high quality in-home care at the most competitive rates in LA County has set us apart as the most preferred home care agency in Southern California.

To hire a caregiver, call A-1 Home Care today (909) 861-7700 or visit us at www.diamondbarinhomecare.com to learn more about Cancer Care in Diamond Bar, Arcadia, Pomona, Chino, Covina, San Dimas, and other cities in Los Angeles County.

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Diamond Bar Parkinson’s Care for the Elderly

a-1 home care los angeles elder careHave you noticed any major changes in your health recently?  You may be at risk for Parkinson’s disease if you experience any of the following symptoms that are usually clustered together: difficulty using hands, loss of balance, trouble with walking, and tremors or stiffness on one side of the body.  Parkinson’s disease is a progressive movement disorder which worsens over time.  Family caregivers may be able to take care of their elderly loved ones at first, when the symptoms are mild and manageable for the untrained eyes and hands.  However, in the more advanced stages of Parkinson’s, doctors recommend professional in-home care help to maximize care for the patient.  This is where A-1 Home Care in Diamond Bar comes in.

How A-1 Home Care Can Help

Severe symptoms of Parkinson’s, such as dementia, hallucinations and severe depression, can be tough for family members to handle, especially when they have to be away at work and are not home to provide any support for their loved ones.  Dealing with the emotional and physical aspects of Parkinson’s can be overwhelming for many families; A-1 Home Care in Diamond Bar provides top-notch 24-hour care for seniors who are at any stage of Parkinson’s.  Our live-in and live-out caregivers will be great professional resources upon which families can draw their strength and support.  Round-the-clock care includes assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, prescription pick-ups, transportation, and personal care.  We can also help rearrange your furniture to ensure safety in the home.

Why A-1 Home Care in Diamond Bar?

A-1 Home Care is one of Los Angeles County’s leading home care agencies providing excellence in senior care for families in Diamond Bar, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.  Our compassionate, highly skilled caregivers work with multidisciplinary medical professionals to foster connection between families and their elderly loved ones’ health care team.  The exceptional in-home care that seniors receive continually wins the hearts of families who in turn refer their relatives and friends to A-1 Home Care.  You can finance affordable Parkinson’s Care at competitive rates or go through veteran benefits or long-term care insurance.

For a free consultation, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit www.diamondbarinhomecare.com for superior and affordable Parkinson’s Care.

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Leading After Surgery Care Services Relieve Hospital Bound Elders In Diamond Bar

Being stuck in a hospital bed for any extended period can be difficult, to say the least.

But at A-1 Home Care in Diamond Bar, we offer gentle hospital sitters who have help in the hands and gold in the heart for all elders who could use some companion services in the hospital for a period of time. Our after surgery care solutions are daily diverse, always affordable, and equally exceptional, reaching out with arms extended wide to seniors throughout the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

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A-1 Home Care provides a variety of caregiving services to elders in need such as:

  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • maintenance inside the home including vacuuming, dusting, dishwashing, laundry, and trash
  • assistance with mobility
  • maintenance outside the home including yard work and gardening tasks
  • transportation of items you need from the home during your hospital stay
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care provides care to people from all walks of life, including Jewish, Asian, Middle Eastern, and European, with the most affordable caregiving options offered anywhere in Southern California. Each caregiver on staff provides numerous elder care solutions that additionally include in-home care like kidney disease care for those with renal dialysis, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and even postpartum care. Our diverse caregiving options ensure that none of our beloved seniors get left behind on the journey back to better home health!

You can find out more about the exceptional after surgery care options available in select areas of LA and OC when you contact a friendly caregiver at (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care is proud to service adjacent communities like Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, San Dimas, and Fullerton.

Diamond Bar In-Home Care for Post-Operative Cognitive Decline (POCD)

24 hour care in diamond bar a1 home careContrary to what most people think, general anesthesia does not directly cause cognitive impairment in surgical patients.  Researchers found no association between “exposure to anesthesia for surgery and the development of mild cognitive impairment in these patients,” according to David O. Warner, M.D., a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist.  The research findings are published in the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings (2016).  However, the study was conducted on patients age 40 and over, and they do not rule out possible association between exposure to anesthesia and elderly patients over age 60.  If you have an elderly loved one who recently underwent surgery, you should consider at least some part-time in-home care assistance should any signs of increased cognitive impairment appear.  Affordable after-surgery in-home care is available for families in Diamond Bar and surrounding areas.

The first three months following an operation are critical to patients.  “Patients should write down everything or have a second pair of ears with them after surgery.  For high-risk groups, physicians need to…help manage the impact on recovery and overall health,” says Professor Beverley Orser of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.  A-1 Home Care in Diamond Bar provides certified nurse assistants who will help closely monitor and watch for insomnia, behavior changes, a weakened immune system, and loss of balance.  Live-in care is especially helpful when the adult children have to work full-time.

Post-operative cognitive decline (POCD) could be temporary or permanent.  If you need short-term and long-term care, you have come to the right place.  A-1 Home Care in Diamond Bar meets all your non-medical needs and our team of caregivers and care managers work closely with your elderly loved one’s medical team to give you the best possible care in the comfort of your own home.  Live-in and live-out caregiver services can be financed through reasonable payment plans; A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

 

For a free consultation, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit www.diamondbarinhomecare.com for elder care services in Diamond Bar and other surrounding cities such as Azusa, Covina, Pomona, City of Industry, Chino, Brea, Glendora, La Verne, and Claremont. 

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In-Home Knee Replacement Care Provided At Affordable Costs In Diamond Bar

Having a new knee in your older age isn’t always easy– in fact, without the right support group, it can be downright difficult!

But getting around the home and remaining on top of daily responsibilities with a new knee has never been easier at A-1 Home Care in Diamond Bar. That’s because A-1 Home Care provides affordable caregiving services right in the comfort and convenience of the home with caregivers who are always certified and equally compassionate about the solutions they bring.

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Our senior care specialists provide at-home caregiver services to elders with new knees living throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, including:

  • assistance with household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with mobility and gentle knee care
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also provides after surgery carenewborn care, live-in care, and more so that no one has a reason NOT to be experiencing greater home health! It’s this continued dedication to excellence that has allowed A-1 Home Care to remain at the pinnacle of home care provision for the past quarter century and counting already.

Find out more about the exceptional caregiving options available at A-1 Home Care today by calling a compassionate caregiver at (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is glad to serve surrounding communities in Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Villa Park, and San Dimas.

Helpful Wake-Up And Tuck-In Services Help Liven Elders In Diamond Bar

If you’ve had a knee replacement and are worried about life in the home immediately following, don’t fear: the leading caregiver agency in all of Southern California is here!

At A-1 Home Care in Diamond Bar, we offer the most affordable caregiving services right in the comfort and convenience of the home at reasonable rates that will never break the bank– because we understand the importance of providing top-shelf caregiver solutions at prices that are never through-the-roof!

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Our elder care experts provide in-home caregiving assistance to communities throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, extending lasting relief to people from different ethnic groups and economic influences like Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European.

A-1 Home Care provides a variety of in-home care services to elders in the home that include:

  • assistance with household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties like watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with mobility and gentle knee care
  • assistance with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also provides postpartum care for recent mothers, special needs care for young children, and after surgery care for people who have been temporarily displaced in a hospital setting and could use the gentle companionship.

You can find out more about the always affordable and equally effective home solutions available at A-1 Home Care today when you call a friendly caregiver at (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care also serves neighboring communities in Anaheim Hills, San Dimas, Glendora, Yorba Linda, and Fullerton.

 

Hospice Care Solutions Calm End-Of-Life Elders In Diamond Bar

Is your loved one growing increasingly close to his/her end of days– and hospice care services at affordable prices sounds like the prevailing next best bet?

At A-1 Home Care in Diamond Bar, we provide hospice caregivers that bring elders to a place of continual peace in the home– because the beginning of a new year should never mark the end of life without gentle care and soothing techniques that place comfort at a premium.

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A-1 Home Care serves as a calming light at the end of the road for elders who need companion care services during this final New Year. The elder care experts at A-1 Home Care provide elderly assistance in the home that includes:

  • assistance with household tasks including dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, taking out the trash, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening duties including watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services including bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care also provides caregiving options such as diabetic care, after surgery care for elders who have been placed in a medical setting for one reason or another, and even babysitter services for the young.

If you or a loved one would like to know more about the senior home health solutions that are conveniently located throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, then contact a helpful caregiver today by dialing (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is happy to serve neighboring communities in San Dimas, Glendora, Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, and West Covina.

Affordable After Surgery Care Options Bring Elders Relief During The Holiday Season

Will your loved one be in a hospital setting this holiday season and unable to join in on the festivities with the rest of the family this year?

At A-1 Home Care in Diamond Bar, our friendly caregivers provide after surgery care services that keep seniors upbeat and well-mannered during their hospital stay. Each one of our mobile hospital sitters comes with helping hands and a golden heart that are ready and willing to serve, as we understand the importance of providing top-quality care at lower-than-the-rest prices.

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A-1 Home Care’s hospital assistance caregiver options include:

  • help with personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • wake-up and tuck-in services
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • maintenance inside the home including vacuuming, dusting, dishwashing, laundry, and trash
  • assistance with mobility
  • maintenance outside the home including yard work and gardening tasks
  • transportation of items you need from the home during your hospital stay
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care has served seniors from different ethnic backgrounds and economic influences, including Jewish, Asian, Middle Eastern, and European, with the most affordable caregiving options offered anywhere in Los Angeles and Orange County for the past 20+ years and counting. Each caregiver on staff is additionally adept in providing senior care solutions that include hourly in-home care and hospice care for the terminally ill. Our diverse caregiving services help ensure that no beloved seniors gets left behind on the journey back to better home health!

If you want to hear more about the exceptional after surgery care options available in cities throughout Southern California, then contact a friendly caregiver by dialing (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care is proud to serve nearby cities like San Dimas, Covina, Anaheim Hills, Glendora, and Whittier.