“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.