Century City In-Home Care for Seniors with Arthritis

a-1 home care san marino elder careArthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects one or more joints in the body, usually the elbows, knees, fingers, and hands.  Of the 100+ types of arthritis, the most common forms in the elderly are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA).  This inflammatory disease of the joints could be the result of obesity, normal wear and tear of the joints, infection, family history or other causes.  Common symptoms include stiffness, swelling around the joints, limited range of motion, redness of the skin around the affected joint, and heightened pain in the morning for certain types of arthritis.

Round-the-Clock Arthritis Care You Can Count On

As symptoms of arthritis worsen over time, it becomes increasingly difficult to perform simple tasks such as holding a glass of water or brush one’s teeth.  That’s why home care agencies like A-1 Home Care are there to help seniors not only to survive but to thrive in their golden years.  Non-medical assistance from competent and compassionate caregivers go a long way; A-1 Home Care provides 24 hour care through highly skilled caregivers.  Live-in care entails assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, transportation to appointments in and around Century City and so much more.

About A-1 Home Care in Century City   

As one of the very few home care agencies that have received state licensing. A-1 Home Care is an established licensed, bonded and insured home care agency serving seniors and their families all over LA County, covering a vast geographic region from Malibu to Pasadena, Santa Monica, Glendale, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pico Rivera, Torrance, and Long Beach.  Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has become LA County’s preferred senior care agency, thanks to our wonderful diverse team of certified nurse aides, licensed vocational nurses and certified home health aides.

For quality Arthritis Care, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit www.centurycityhomecare.com for more information about other services we offer.

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Proteins and Alzheimer’s Disease: Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Research

????????????????????????????????????????Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a form of dementia that affects about 5.3 million seniors a year in the United States.  The hallmark of dementia is decreased cognitive function and memory loss, and in Alzheimer’s patients, the disease could cause the elderly to forget basic facts such as the names of their loved ones and their own address.  The development of Alzheimer’s evolves over a long period of time, which probably explains why it is most prominent among the aging population.  According to a study in the Nature Physics publication, researchers have discovered a possible theory why Alzheimer’s evolves at such a rapid rate in seniors.

In a nutshell, this pervasive memory neurodegenerative disease is caused by a build-up of certain proteins called amyloid-beta, and researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified a way to control the growth of these proteins within the brain.  When amyloids replicate at an exponential rate, the resulting symptoms follow:

  • Inability to remember one’s own name and phone number
  • Confusion about time, date and year
  • Wandering and getting lost
  • Asks the same questions repetitively
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Loss of emotional inhibition
  • Delusions (believing that caregivers and family members are stealing from him)
  • Loss of basic abilities to perform activities of daily living

 

How A-1 Home Care Can Help

If you’re seeking an established home care agency, look no further than A-1 Home Care!  With 24-hour live-in and live-out caregiver services all over LA County, you are bound to find affordable in-home care services for your elderly loved ones, no matter what stage of Alzheimer’s disease they may be in.  A-1 Home Care has served seniors for over two decades, earning the respect and admiration of the elderly in communities such as Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Pasadena, Malibu and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.  Our phone lines will connect you to a live operator 24 hours a day so you never have to deal with an automated answering system; Alzheimer’s Care can be financed through our easy payment plans, long-term care insurance and veteran benefits.

To hire a caregiver today, call (310) 657-8780 or visit www.centurycityhomecare.com for more information!

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High Blood Pressure in Seniors, a Main Factor in Kidney Disease

a-1 home care home care torranceKidney disease, or renal failure, is usually the result of some other pre-existing health condition, such as liver failure, heart disease or heart attack, dehydration, severe allergic reaction, anti-inflammatory medications and high blood pressure (Healthline, 2016).  When an elderly person allows his blood pressure to escalate to uncontrollable levels, the pressure weakens, hardens and narrows the arteries so that there’s insufficient blood flow to the kidney tissues.  The resulting damage causes renal failure, which affects the way the body filters wastes through the bloodstream.  According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), about 10% of Americans have some form of chronic kidney disease (CKD).  To provide support for patients with CKD, A-1 Home Care offers high quality, low-cost in-home care services to families in Century City.

What You Can Expect from 24-Hour Kidney Care

Round-the-clock in-home care gives relief to family members who are the primary caregivers for their elderly loved ones.  You can hire part-time live-out caregivers or completely hand over the responsibilities of kidney care to a professional live-in caregiver so you can get some rest.  A-1 Home Care’s certified nurse aides offer assistance with the following:

  • Meal preparation based on the doctor’s recommendations
  • Light housekeeping
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Establishing and maintaining an exercise routine
  • Personal care/toileting care
  • Companion care
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Transportation for social visits
  • Transfer assistance (e.g., from bed to wheelchair, etc.)

Why A-1 Home Care?

A-1 Home Care was established in 1991 with one goal in mind: to provide the best home care services at the lowest possible rates.  We accomplish this by recruiting the most talented caregivers in Century City and making sure that each certified nurse aide is thoroughly screened for their criminal, DMV and professional backgrounds.  We make ourselves available to you 24/7 by connecting you to a liver operator when you call our headquarters.  Our friendly representatives are on stand-by 24 hours a day to listen to your concerns and address any problems you may have.  A-1 Home Care is open 365 days a year to serve you and your loved ones.

For kidney care you can count on, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit www.centurycityhomecare.com for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas. 

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24-Hour In-Home Care for Seniors with Cirrhosis

a-1 home care caregivers temple cityA disease of the liver, cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States, usually caused by hepatitis C infection or chronic alcoholism.  It occurs during the most advanced stages of liver disease and is characterized by severe scarring of the liver.  Symptoms include abdominal swelling, cognitive impairment, nose bleeds, jaundice, anorexia, weight loss, and itchy skin, just to name a few.  If your elderly loved one has reached the stage of decompensated cirrhosis, with symptoms such as internal bleeding and fluid in the belly, he is at risk for life-threatening complications and will need a liver transplant.  A-1 Home Care in Century City will help you or your elderly loved one adjust to changes in lifestyle and diet while you stick to the doctor’s treatment plan.

Live-In Care Makes Recovery Comfortable

Whether your elderly loved one needs a liver transplant or not, making a lifestyle change will require a strong will and motivation.  With live-in care from A-1 Home Care in Century City, you won’t have to worry about your loved one being alone at home.  A professional caregiver will monitor your loved one’s dietary habits and implement the doctor’s orders for treatment.  Your loved one may be too drowsy to muster up energy to cook, clean and run errands.  He may suffer from insomnia or irritability.  Live-in care allows your loved one to recover in the comfort of her own home and be surrounded by family members and friends.  It reduces depression because your loved one would not be socially isolated, and they get 24-hour undivided attention from a caregiver who’s ready to wait on them hand and foot.

About A-1 Home Care in Century City

A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency serving families all over Century City.  Founded in 1991, we’ve grown as Southern California’s most preferred choice in the elder care industry, thanks to our wonderful team of compassionate, highly skilled caregivers.  Our mission is to provide the highest quality of in-home care at the most competitive rates you’ll find anywhere in LA County.  We support that mission by delivering personable care, starting with our first line of communication – the telephone.  When you call A-1 Home Care, you will never have to deal with an automated answering system with a senseless number of menu options.  Our live operators are on stand-by 24 hours a day to answer your questions and address your concerns.

To hire a caregiver today, call (310) 657-8780 or visit www.centurycityhomecare.com for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas. 

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In-Home Help for Elders with Oral Cancer Care

Grandparent and daughterOral cancer is more common among ethnic minorities in developed countries, and it is the eighth most common cancer overall.  Usually diagnosed in middle-aged to older adults, this type of cancer comes in various forms such as cancer of the lips, gums, cheeks, palate, sinuses, tongue and throat.  Lifestyle habits are the usual cause for oral cancer.  Chewing tobacco, consuming excessive alcohol, smoking cigars, cigarettes or pipes, and HPV infection are major risk factors for oral cancer.  If your elderly loved one has unhealthy habits and does not drive, it helps to have a live-in caregiver take him to regular doctor appointments to avoid oral cancer or metastasis of cancer.

Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Oftentimes, oral cancer is not diagnosed until it spreads to the lymph nodes, so early screening is important.  Are you starting to wonder if you have oral cancer or just regular dental problems?  The following symptoms might be signs that you have a condition that’s more serious than just bad oral health: a sore on the lip or mouth that does not heal; pain with swallowing; bleeding from the mouth; lump in the neck and an earache that won’t subside.  Advanced oral cancer will require reconstructive surgery which involves dental implants or grafts.  Do you have an elderly loved one who recently had reconstructive surgeryA-1 Home Care in Century City has 24-hour after-surgery and long-term care for seniors with oral cancer.

In-Home Support and Follow-Up Rehabilitation

A-1 Home Care offers outstanding senior care services in Century City for all stages in life to promote wellness and recovery.  Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been supporting seniors in the comfort of their own home with quality elder care services, such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Cancer Care, Arthritis Care, Lou Gehrig’s Care and more.  Our 24-hour caregivers and care managers will align our in-home care goals with your elderly loved one’s wellness goals.  A-1 Home Care works closely with local hospitals and their multidisciplinary staff so families can rest assured that their loved ones are receiving the best cancer care possible at the most competitive rates in LA County.

For cancer care you can count on, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit www.centurycityhomecare.com for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas. 

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Elders Receive After Surgery Care Options At Century City

For elders with after surgery  care needs who will be spending time in a hospital setting due to a fall, medical procedure, or some other issue requiring short-term in-patient care, there’s good news right here in Century City, where the leading hospital sitters in Southern California happen to be!

At A-1 Home Care, our friendly caregivers offer affordable after surgery care services that keep seniors upbeat and well-mannered during their entire hospital stay. Each caregiver service is provided by caregiving professionals who always understand the importance of providing top-quality care at lower-than-the-rest prices.

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A-1 Home Care provides many after surgery care services to people in need that include:

  • 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 a variety of in-home care options as well, some of which include postpartum care for recent mothers needing assistance in the home with a newborn, respite care for tired family caregivers, and even kidney disease care for patients with renal dialysis. It’s this dedication to providing only the best– and leaving behind the rest!– that has kept A-1 Home Care at the top of home caregiving provision for the past quarter century and counting already.

For more information about the exceptional after surgery care options available in select areas throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, contact a friendly caregiver today by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care is happy to service neighboring communities in Culver City, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Beverly Hills, and Hermosa Beach.

Prevent Serious Diabetes Complications with 24-Hour In-Home Care in Century City

24 hour care in monrovia a1 home careThe pancreas is a gland that’s part of your digestive system, and it’s primarily responsible for producing hormones and enzymes that break down food.  Its critical function is to control blood sugar levels in your body, but if you have a family history of Type 1 Diabetes, you may be diagnosed with it in early childhood or your late 30s/early 40s.  Type I Diabetes is an autoimmune disease, a health condition in which your pancreas’ beta cells are destroyed, thereby reducing or eliminating the supply of insulin in your bloodstream which regulates the level of sugar.   If you need 24-hour home care services for your loved ones with Diabetes, A-1 Home Care offers the best in-home support services in Century City and all of LA County.

Round-the-Clock Diabetic Monitoring

Under the supervision of a registered nurse, A-1 Home Care’s certified nurse aides will assist your elderly loved ones in monitoring insulin levels and establishing exercise routines.  You can count on delicious meals at least three times a day per the doctor’s orders while enjoying the benefits of round-the-clock in-home assistance with chores like light housekeeping, chores, cleaning, bathing, grooming, personal care and transportation for social visits and medical appointments anywhere in Century City and beyond.  If glucose levels are not monitored and controlled, diabetes can develop other complications such as neuropathic complications, macrovascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy, hypoglycemia and increased risk of infections.  Comorbid conditions like Alzheimer’s make it difficult for seniors to accurately gauge their own blood sugar levels, so it is best to have a live-in caregiver to help while you’re away at work.

About A-1 Home Care in Century City

A-1 Home Care has a longstanding reputation with seniors and their families everywhere in Los Angeles County, from Century City to Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas.  Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured elder care agency providing affordable 24-hour and live-out senior care services.  You can also benefit from a variety of other in-home care services such as traveling companion care, post-surgery care, overnight care, and more.  High quality live-in diabetic care can be financed through our easy financing options, and we also accept Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.

To hire a caregiver today, call (310) 657-8780 or visit www.centurycityhomecare.com for services in Century City,

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