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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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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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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!


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Be Safe and Responsible with Fireworks

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Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and it also marks the end of Firework Safety Month because it is the only day we are able to light fireworks as consumers.  Because of it is such a rare occurrence, it is always good to refresh your memories about firework safety so no one gets hurt tomorrow.

  • Remain a safety distance from the active fireworks
  • Only use fireworks outdoor
  • Always have water ready in case of any accidents with any sparks or fires
  • Report any illegal fireworks around your area to the fire or police department
  • Don’t play with fireworks while intoxicated
  • Always read the direction labels before using the fireworks
  • Common sense

Many are choosing to play with fireworks at home because there is nothing that beats the comfort of your own home, that is why more and more families are choosing in home care for their elderly loved ones.  A-1 Home Care in Studio City is the industry leading in home care agency that provides a wide variety of quality caregivers to serve the entire Los Angeles and Orange County.  We are proud to have expert caregivers in Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson Care,  Incontinence Care, Arthritis Care, Heart Attack Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Cancer Care, and other elderly care services.  We have over 20 years of experience serving the cities of Studio CityBurbank, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Glendale, West Hollywood,  Malibu, Sherman Oaks, and many more cities in the Los Angeles and Orange County.

You can find your perfect caregiver today by calling 818-980-0094, or visitwww.studiocityhomecare.com for more information. Have a look at our Facebook and follow us as well!


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The Legal Issues Covered By Elder Law

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It is easy to find an attorney that is willing to help you with your legal matters.  A simple consultation may cost you a fee.  With legal matters pertaining to elderly issues, it is best to find an attorney who have experience and extensive knowledge in this field.  Though certification of an elder law attorney is not required to practice in this field, it can assure clients of the attorney’s competency in the field because there are so many legal issues involved when dealing with the elderly.

  • Power of attorney and estate planning
  • Personal Care
  • Financial planning, taxation, and other issues
  • Medicaid/Medicare issues
  • Capacity and guardinship
  • Social security benefits

If you need a serious discussion and counseling in these issues, it is best for you to find an elder law attorney who specializes in these field in order to do what’s best for you and your loved ones.

Once an elder law attorney is found, they can assist you in finding necessary help your loved ones needs. For any personal care planning,  A-1 Home Care in Studio City is confident in providing seniors with quality in home care service with our dedicated caregivers, senior companions, hospital sitters, and other professionals.  We put of effort in customizing each service, providing the most personalized and attentive service that covers  Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson Care,  Incontinence Care, Arthritis Care, Kidney Disease Care, Heart Attack Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, Cancer Care, and other elderly care services.   Each caregivers we provide are required to have at least 2 years of experience, CPR certification, TB clearance, and Criminal background checked.

Enjoy our service in  Studio CityBurbank, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Glendale, West Hollywood,  Malibu, Sherman Oaks, and many more cities in the Los Angeles and Orange County.

You can find your perfect caregiver today by calling 818-980-0094, or visit www.studiocityhomecare.com for more information. Check us out on Facebook and like us as well!