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Affordable 24-Hour In-Home Care for Patients with Acute Kidney Injury

a-1 home care cancer orange countyAcute kidney injury (AKI), previously coined as acute renal failure (ARF), is a health condition whereby your kidneys suddenly can no longer filter waste through the blood.  The statistics for the occurrence of AKI after hospitalization are scary:  in the United States, only 1% of the population admitted to a hospital have AKI.  The percentage goes up to 2-5% during hospitalization and rises to 21% after patients receive a kidney transplant.  There is a steep rise in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, where the percentage shoots up to 67%.  Signs of AKI include, but are not limited to, the following: decreased urine production, nausea, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, loss of appetite, and pain in the flanks.  A-1 Home Care in Studio City is committed to delivering superior in-home care services for patients with all types of kidney failure.

A-1 Home Care offers low-cost kidney in-home care for non-medical activities, such as assistance with low-potassium, low-salt diets, transportation to the nearest dialysis center, rides to regular doctor appointments, help with household chores, light housekeeping, and more.  A live-in certified home health aide will help you maintain a healthy body weight and take your vital signs on a daily basis to slow down the progression of kidney disease.  If you or your elderly loved one has diabetes, a certified nurse assistant will help check your blood sugar levels every day as well.

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been the leading home care agency in LA County, serving communities in Studio City, Panorama City, Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Glendora, Pasadena, and other surrounding cities.  Through our exceptional team of caregivers, certified home health aides and licensed vocational nurses, we improve the lives of seniors and adults with highly skilled care, compassion, integrity, and dependability. We partner with local hospitals in Studio City and your area to ensure the optimum in patient-centered care.  You can finance 24-hour kidney care through our reasonable payment plans, or you can go through veteran benefits and long-term care insurance.

For quality in-home care, call A-1 Home Care today (310) 657-8780 or visit www.studiocityhomecare.com for information about senior care in your city. 

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Stuck between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Working Family Caregiver

a-1 home care cancer orange countyYour filial piety calls you to care for your aging parents, but you need to stay employed to make ends meet, not to mention provide for your parents’ needs.  Many family caregivers feel stuck between a rock and a hard place, because they don’t know the resources that are out there for their elders.  The sandwich generation – adults who care for their children as well as their aging parents – costs employers approximately $34 billion a year, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and the MetLife Foundation.  Hiring live-in care for the elderly reduces absenteeism and may even raise productivity because family caregivers would get enough rest for the next day of work.  If you are looking for in-home care you can trust, look no further than A-1 Home Care in Studio City.

 

By 2020, one in three families will have elder care responsibilities as the aging population explodes.  Some may find themselves frantically search for a caregiver due to an unexpected event such as a sudden fall or hospitalization.  Referrals from friends are not always a reliable source of information, because friends don’t usually conduct criminal background checks on anyone.  Newspaper or online independent advertisements are also a sketchy source of caregivers.  However, if you find a highly skilled and compassionate caregiver from a licensed, bonded and insured agency like A-1 Home Care in Studio City, you are in good hands!  Busy families have turned to A-1 Home Care for over 25 years, thanks to the quality of elder care given by our caregivers.  It’s no wonder families refer relatives and friends to us!

 

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been serving all of Los Angeles County, in cities like Studio City, Universal City, Hollywood, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, Glendale, and neighboring cities.  A variety of live-in and live-out caregiver services are available to meet your every need, based on the level of care, budget and schedule you want.  There is no need to worry about the cost, since A-1 Home Care also offers affordable financing options; there’s no reason why any senior should be left out because of money!  A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

 

 

For quality in-home care, call A-1 Home Care today (310) 657-8780 or visit www.studiocityhomecare.com for information about senior care in your city.  

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Studio City Senior Care: Prevent Diabetes Complications with Home Care Intervention

a-1 home care cancer orange county“Diabetes affects 12.2 million Americans aged 60+, or 23% of the older population. An additional 57 million Americans aged 20+ have pre-diabetes, which increases a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In a 2007 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program for people at high risk for developing diabetes, lifestyle intervention reduced risk by 71% among those aged 60+.”~ National Council on Aging

One lifestyle factor contributing to diabetes is sleep deprivation.  If you are at risk for diabetes and are caring for an elderly loved one at home, chances are that the pressures of handling work, home life, and elder care are taking a toll on your health.  According to Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving, about 70% of family caregivers report sleep problems, with 41% reporting having to wake up during the night to care for their elderly loved ones, especially if they have Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia.  Many families feel guilty for placing their elderly loved ones in convalescent homes, so they take it upon themselves to care for an aging loved one without the proper training that professional caregivers receive.  A-1 Home Care in Studio City gives you the affordable option to keep your loved one at home and care for him 24 hours a day at reasonable costs, so you don’t have to worry about nursing homes.

 

What does 24 hour elder care entail?

Live-in senior care provides all the benefits of elder care in the comfort of your own home rather than at a nursing home.  In-home care is the preferred mode of elder care by all seniors, because no one wants to be displaced, especially if it means being apart from family.  A-1 Home Care in Studio City relieves pressure for many family caregivers who feel the strain of balancing work, family and elder care.  From overnight care to 24 hour care, A-1 Home Care’s certified nurse aides do it all: meal preparation, light housekeeping, companion care, transportation services, medication monitoring, taking vital signs, writing reports for the doctors and long-term care insurance companies, and more.  Our caregivers take on the responsibilities that beset overworked family providers so you can get a full night’s rest and reduce or prevent your own health complications.

 

Why A-1 Home Care?

Are you looking for a trustworthy home care agency that’s licensed, bonded and insured?  Look no further than A-1 Home Care in Studio City!  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been taking care of seniors for 24 years, earning the respect and trust of the elderly and their families, who continually refer friends and relatives to us, thanks to the superior caliber of caregivers on our staff.  You can count on our seasoned, professional and compassionate caregivers, certified nurse aides, certified home health aides, hospice care workers, and home helpers to make your life easier and more enjoyable, not just for seniors but for the whole entire family.  A-1 Home Care offers easy financing with reasonable payment plans and terms.  Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance are also accepted.  Your loved ones will enjoy protection from senior predators; each caregiver who walks through our doors is pre-screened through extensive criminal background checks and professional reference verification before they can enter the sanctuary of your home.

 

To speak to a care manager about your options, call A-1 Home Care today (310) 657-8780 or visit www.studiocityhomecare.com for information about senior care in your city.  Caregiver services are available in Studio City, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys, Universal City, and Santa Monica.

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Caregiver Service in Studio City

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The key to improving the quality of life for someone with Alzheimer’s is to plan ahead, understand the disease and the strategies in meeting the caregiving needs. Here are a few tips from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to guide you toward success when you are faced with such circumstances.  First is to educate yourself about the disease to give you an expectation of what you might deal with when caring for your loved ones. Next is to learn caregiving techniques that can address safety, communication, and behavioral challenges.  Another important factor is the necessity to take care of your own physical and mental health while providing care.  Caregiver burnout is becoming a bigger problem as many do not take time for themselves, and eventually fails to provide proper care as they are too exhausted to apply the skills in caregiving. It is also a good idea to discuss your situation with friends and families to have a reliable support system when needed.  Lastly, you are doing this because you love the person, so keep smiling out of your kindness, and think positive to provide the strengths you need to get through difficult times.

If you don’t think you can handle caregiving duties, or there is simply not enough time to do so, A-1 Home Care in Studio City offers experienced and skilled caregiver service for seniors needing Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson Care, After Surgery Care, Incontinence Care, Arthritis Care, Cancer Care, and other elderly care services.  We serve in the surrounding neighborhoods of Burbank, Glendale, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Sherman Oaks, and many more cities in the Los Angeles and Orange County.

Call 818-980-0094 today to begin Alzheimer Care, or visit Studio City In Home Care to learn more about our other services.


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Home Care Connectors for Seniors in Studio City

Senior Behind the WheelAs you grow older, time becomes more limited and therefore more precious.  A-1 Home Care in Studio City sees to it that the holiday season is meaningful for seniors and their families by bridging the communication and geographical gaps between the elderly and their children and grandchildren.  Driving restrictions, revoked driving privileges, lack of transportation means, or limited mobility and vision should not be a reason why seniors can’t join their loved ones for Christmas or New Year’s.  Let A-1 Home Care in Studio City be your wheels your elderly loved ones!

Common Transportation Issues for the Elderly

Driving is one of the biggest symbols of independence – just ask any teenager.  After years of driving from Point A to Point B, it would be hard for an elderly person to give up driving privileges even though he knows he could be a hazard to other drivers on the road.  With declining mobility abilities and impaired vision, elderly drivers become increasingly dangerous and most of them are reluctant to surrender driving privileges because they don’t want to depend on someone else for help.  A-1 Home Care is a viable alternative to private and public transportation for seniors in Studio City and surrounding areas.  Not only do seniors get to go anywhere they want without endangering lives, but they also receive assistance from a personal home care aide who helps with grocery shopping, navigation, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, and much more.

A-1 Home Care: Caregiver Service You Can Trust

All caregivers, companions, home health aides and certified nurse assistants are required to pass an extensive criminal background check and DMV check.  No one is allowed to drive if they have a tainted DMV record, and A-1 Home Care’s insurance company would not bond caregivers if they had a questionable background history.  Our home care providers will take you to any local destination in Studio City or nearby cities such as Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Culver City.  Live-in 24 hour care and hourly care are available 365 days of the year, including major holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Day.

To hire a caregiver, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us online www.studiocityhomecare.com for more information about home care services, elder care services, live-in and live-out care.

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24 Hour and Parkinson Care in Studio City

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Never look at clinical trials as serving just guinea pig, because that is certainly not the purpose of such trials.  Many are the final stages of a drug development process, and could be critical in the process of finding a cure for different diseases.  Here are a few facts from the Michael J. Fox Foundation about clinical trials.  Not all clinical trials test new drugs, and some are observational trials aimed to understand the disease better.  In addition, there are also alternative treatments trials such as acupuncture, exercise, and even video games to improve functions of patients .  It is also important to note that participating in clinical trials is supplementing the standard care you are already receiving.  Lastly, participating clinical trail is the equivalent to volunteering, and participants are protected by the patient’s bill of right that enables you to end your participation anytime.

A-1 Home Care in Studio City understands what individuals go through after treatments and clinical trials, and help is needed at home.  We offer in home care services with flexibility in mind, offering 24 hour live in option as well as hourly care.  If you live in the areas of Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, and other cities in Los Angeles and Orange County.  We offer customized care for any needs, from Parkinson Care, Arthritis Care, Cancer Care, After Surgery Care, Alzheimer Care, and much more in home care for seniors.

Call 818 980 0094 today to begin care, or visit Studio City In Home Care to better know our services.


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Sleep Better for Healthy Aging

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Everyone wishes to age well, but healthy aging remains a mystery to many people. However, many are not getting a good night sleep to achieve their goals. Sleeping is essential for everyone, young or old.  Despite older adults tend to sleep less hours than younger folks, their body still needs the same amount of sleep to recharge.  Since seniors tend not to sleep as long during the night, they make it up by taking naps during the day time.  This is fine except it interrupts the sleep cycle and eventually will disrupt your sleep at night as well.

Not sleeping well can cause many problems, and it affects your body, your health, and ultimately the way you age.  For instance, you may feel depressed and irritable, and are less energized and more prone to falls or accidents, and even cause memory problems.

Best thing to do is to set a sleeping routine.  Do something relaxing before going to bed to get ready to sleep like reading a book, listening to music, or even just taking a shower to get comfortable.  It is also important  expose yourself to the sun from time to time because our internal clock dictates our sleeping as well.  Finally, it sounds like common sense, but keep your bedroom dark and comfortably warm to make it easier to fall asleep.

Sleeping at one’s own home is most likely easier than in an assisted living facility as well, so why not find a home care service that will provide direct support for seniors at home rather than moving them into a nursing home?  A-1 Home Care in Studio City has been in business since 1991, and we understand what it takes to find the best quality caregivers.  Our personalized services include Post Surgical Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care,Incontinence Care, Arthritis Care, Heart Attack Care, Cancer Care, and other elderly care services.  We serve the cities of Studio CityBurbank, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Sherman Oaks, Santa Monica, Glendale, West Hollywood, and many more cities in the Los Angeles andOrange County.

Call (818) 980-0094 for a service inquiries or visit studiocityhomecare.com today. Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook!