“Poor sleep is a potential cause of ill health, and previous studies suggest it can lead to obesity, diabetes, stroke, anxiety and substance misuse,” states Dr. Nicole Tang, lead researcher of the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick. Insomnia, commonly caused by terminal illness, arthritis and headaches, can be effectively treated by cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), but only in person. Various intervention techniques, like stimulus control and psycho-education about sleep hygiene, can be passed on from your elderly loved one’s medical team to your in-home caregiver. A-1 Home Care’s certified nurse aides work closely with the medical staff at Sherman Oaks Hospital to ensure quality in-home elder care.
24-Hour Elder Care You Can Sleep On
Aside from providing standard in-home care assistance, such as help with meal preparation and light housekeeping, A-1 Home Care in Sherman Oak’s certified nurse assistants will also improve your loved one’s chances of sleeping with some of these techniques: setting a bedtime routine and ensuring that your elderly loved one sticks to it, reading her favorite book out loud, preparing a nice warm or hot bath right before bedtime, and eliminating any noise that might disrupt her sleeping patterns. Overnight care not only benefits seniors themselves, but it benefits the whole family as well. If your elderly loved one has insomnia, it is likely that she keeps you up as well. This results in lack of sleep for you, which probably affects your job performance. This happens to numerous family caregivers, but with overnight care, you kill two birds with one stone: elder care and self-care.
The Most Trusted Home Care Agency in Sherman Oaks
Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care in Sherman Oaks has been faithfully serving families in Los Angeles County and Orange County for 24 years. Thanks to its high caliber of dedicated certified nurse aides, certified home health aides, caregivers, hospice care workers, postpartum caregivers, and companion care aides, A-1 Home Care is still going strong today. Easy financing options, reasonable payment plans and terms are available to those paying out-of-pocket for round-the-clock care. Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance are also accepted. A-1 Home Care is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
To hire a caregiver today, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit our website www.shermanoaksinhomecare.com for more details. Live-in and live-out in-home care services are available in Van Nuys, Hollywood, Burbank, Thousand Oaks, Reseda, Chatsworth, Pasadena, Altadena and other surrounding cities.