Alzheimer’s Care & Caregivers in Sherman Oaks

A-1 Domestic Professional Services  sympathizes with your and your family in your effort to find the best care for your Elderly, Senior, or Terminally Ill loved one who has  been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease.  Our caring, dedicated, and experienced caregivers can provide quality and affordable Alzheimer’s Care to the communities of Sherman Oaks, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Culver City, Calabasas, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Whittier, and others.

Our caregivers, home health aides, and nurse aides are available for live-in or live-out care, hourly part-time or full-time, and for the short-term or long-term.  Our Alzheimer’s caregivers know that your loved one needs to eat a healthy diet, needs to constantly have their mind stimulated with engaging conversation and activities, and need a daily exercise routine if possible.

A-1 Domestic is a Licensed Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency.  We have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.  If your loved one has long-term life insurance, we accept policies from Penn Treaty, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance, Bankers’ Life & Casualty, John Hancock, and Veteran Administration.

We offer additional Elder Care services including Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, Respite Care, Hospice Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, and others.

To hire an in-home Alzheimer’s Care Provider today, call us at (818) 980-0094. Check us out at Sherman Oaks In Home Care.

 

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Caregivers For Elderls in Sherman Oaks

As people age health conditions and diseases begin to arise. Doctors as well as other health professionals advise Elders to remain active in order to prevent from such health conditions to arise. Several ways to keep elders active would be by gardening since it provides strength, flexibility and can be quite fulfilling.  Exercising is a great way to keep elders active because it can lower the risks of Heart Disease, Diabetes, high blood pressure and many others.  It is never too late to start exercising and with supervision of a Caregiver, elders can begin taking long walks around their neighborhood, can begin swimming or can begin by taking certain aqua aerobics classes . Golf is another way to remain active since it increases stamina and leg strength. There are many other ways to remain active and the best way to do so is by with the assistance of a caregiver.

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It is very important for elders to remain active in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A-1 Home Care has caregivers available who understand a healthy lifestyle for seniors is important. Caregivers not only care for elders but also want the best for them. We understand that the well being of your loved is important, that is why several ways to provide elder care is by keeping them active. Walking, Swimming, Golfing and gardening are  proven  to lower their stress. If your interested in providing a caregiver for your loved one near Sherman Oaks, A-1 Home Care can help. We have 24 Hour Care as well as Live in Services available in order to assist those near Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Culver City,  Encino, Whittier, Santa Monica, and others in Los Angeles and Orange County, you will be sure to find a compatible caregiver you are looking for. For more information call us today at 818-980-0094, or you can visit Sherman Oaks In Home Care for more details.

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Caregiver Service After Surgery in Sherman Oaks

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Heart diseases  are one of the leading killers in the United States.  Increasingly, we are seeing individuals receiving surgeries from getting stents inserted, heart bypass surgery, or adding a pacemaker to control the heart rate and rhythm.  If you want to reduce your risk of heart disease, follow the following tips.  Smokers are twice as likely to have a heart attack as those who don’t smoke, and quitting is never too late at any time to reduce your risk.  Two keywords often associated with heart diseases are cholesterol and blood pressure, and controlling those two aspects can greatly reduce your risk in heart diseases.  While this next advice is often recommended, but it should not be overlooked.  Getting active and eating right are two of the most important things one can do to stay health, especially for your heart.  Lastly, stress and anger can lead to higher blood pressure, as well as the increased risk of stroke and heart attacks.

A-1 Home Care in Sherman Oaks has taken care of many clients who were recovering from after a heart bypass surgery or post stroke.  Such care takes not only time, but it takes the right experience and skills in order to help improve the quality of life for these individuals.  Our company only hires those with prior work experience in caregiving, and each caregiver is certified in CPR and First Aid to provide you with a peace of mind.  For Gloria Alvarado, Demarae Bailey, and our staff of highly qualified caregivers, we get satisfaction from helping seniors regain their independence because of our services in After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Incontinence Care, Diabetes Care, Arthritis Care, Hospice Care, Special Needs Care, and other Elderly Care Needs.

We serve all over the Los Angeles and Orange County, including Sherman Oaks, Hollywood, Culver City, Calabasas, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Encino, Whittier, Santa Monica, and more.

Contact us at 818-980-0094 for a free in home assessment, or you can visit Sherman Oaks In Home Care for more information.

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Patients

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The quality of life in a Parkinson’s patient may cause anxiety and depression, but there are some effective treatments that may help some people in calming some of the symptoms dramatically. One of these popular trends among the medical community is the called the deep brain stimulation. How this works is that it uses a small device that sends electrical impulses to different regions of the brain to possibly give symptom reliefs in tremors, balance, and other motor functions.

While this is not a cure for the disease, it is a great option for people who are no longer benefiting from medications. If deep brain stimulation is something you or your loved ones are considering, consult your doctor or neurologist to find out if it is the right treatment.

Sherman Oaks in-home care is an A+ business from the Better Business Bureau that provides quality caregivers for Parkinson care, and other care services like after surgery care, diabetes care, hospice care, and bipolar care.

We also serve neighborhoods such as Hollywood, Santa Monica, Culver City, Calabasas, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Encino, Whittier, the San Fernando Valley, and much more around the Los Angeles and Orange County.

Please call us at 818 980 0094 for more information, or visit us at Sherman Oaks In Home Care today.

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Safety Solutions for Seniors in Sherman Oaks

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Earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, or even man-made threats such as a terrorist attack, these emergencies do not wait for everyone to head to safety before striking.  As a result, it is always a good idea to be prepared in case of disasters.  Here are a few great tips for seniors and the elderly to maximize your chances in surviving.  Before preparing, understand what type of potential disasters could happen in your area.  Once learned, identify the nearby community resources that might be a lifeline during an emergency like evacuation plans and emergency shelters.

People panic when disaster happens, therefore, having preplanned escape routes can help extract you and your loved ones to a safe location.  After extracted to a safe location, you and your loved ones might have separated.  So planning how you will communicate with one another can ease the unnecessary stress.  Lastly, it is important to have and maintain an emergency kit and supply in case one might need to survive on their own until rescue crew can help.  There are many things to consider during an emergency, and having a discussion with your loved ones is the best way to prepare for it.

A-1 Home Care in Sherman Oaks offer reliable and skilled caregivers. We offer flexible scheduling, and with thousands of testimonials from our satisfied clients, we are confident that your aging loved ones will have an improved quality of life under the care of our caregivers.

We specialize in Arthritis Care, Bipolar Care, Cancer Care, Alzheimer Care, Parkinson CareAfter Surgery Care, Incontinence Care, and other In Home Care services for Elderly.  Operating in the cities of Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Culver City,  Encino, Whittier, Santa Monica, and others in Los Angeles and Orange County, you will be sure to find a compatible caregiver you are looking for.

Our number is 818 980 0094, or you can visit Sherman Oaks In Home Care for more details.

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How To Improve Your Memory and Brain Health

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Feeling forgetful lately? No matter your age, you can still improve your brain health contrary to the belief of cognitive decline with age.  There are several ways that you can help boost your memory.

First, make sure you get enough exercise and sleep.  Physical activities increases the oxygen level to the brain, enabling us to protect our brain better.  While sleeping allows our brain to function in full capacity, and it is a important aspect of learning and memory.  Stress is “one of the brain’s worst enemies”, and chronic stress can actually destroy brain cells.  Therefore, try to find some ways to relax and lower your stress such as meditation, yoga, or even a walk around the block.  Finally, eat a brain health diet that contains omega-3, limited saturated fat, and lots of fruits and vegetables.

A-1 Home Care in Sherman Oaks is the leading source for in home service since 1991.  Our caregivers can prepare meals, perform medication administration, run errands like grocery shopping and mails, housecleaning, laundry, and more.  With a minimum of 2 years of prior professional caregiving experience, and our caregivers are experts in Alzheimer’s Care, Incontinence Care, After Surgery Care, Incontinence Care, Special Needs Care, Parkinson Care, Kidney Disease Care, Brain Injury Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and many other home care scenarios.  Our business covers the cities of Sherman Oaks, Hollywood, Culver City, Whittier,  Encino, Calabasas, Glendale, Beverly Hills,  Santa Monica, and others in Los Angeles and Orange County, call us and ask about our services.

Our number is 818 980 0094, go online at Sherman Oaks In Home Care for more details.

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Incontinence “Smart” Pads Can Text but Cannot Replace Home Care

shermanoaks caregiversA new “smart” pad will text caregivers when their elderly client or family member needs a change.  Invented by Avtar Chagger, founder of Sensidry, the incontinence pad is designed with sensors that would send a text message when the diaper is soiled, and this would be especially helpful for seniors who are limited in their communication.  The cost and accessibility of this high tech product are to be determined, but the estimated launch date will be some time in the summer of 2015 if it’s approved.  Even with new gadgets coming out every year, technology cannot replace human connection, which is necessary to eliminate social isolation and ameliorate depression in the elderly.

Undivided attention from home health aides

The problem of incontinence neglect is prevalent in facilities and nursing homes.  Whether or not you use a high tech pad or just a regular pad, you still need assistance when the diaper is soiled.  Nursing care homes and hospitals are understaffed, which results in long periods of time in between changes.  In some care homes, there are about 20 patients to one staff member.  With a home care provider, your elderly loved one benefits from timely incontinence care based on his or her customized needs.

Unrestricted access to incontinence pads

The availability of “smart” incontinence pads to all facilities will be questionable, since most facilities only dispense three regular pads per day to each elderly resident.  Sometimes adult diapers are locked up in a facility, and only one primary nurse or caregiver has the key to the cabinet where the diapers are stored.  At home, you can purchase as many pads as you want for your loved one, and your home caregiver will have unrestricted access to meet your parent or grandparent’s needs.

Unwanted consequences from incontinence neglect

When an elderly person is forced to live with a soiled diaper for extended periods of time, he will suffer from rashes, pressure sores, depression, urinary tract infections, and possible hospital readmission.  If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected at a facility where he or she is presently staying at, you could hire additional help from a home care agency and have the caregiver take care of your parent at the facility or bring your loved one back home.

A-1 Home Care provides superior incontinence care for the elderly.  Our pre-screened and attentive caregivers, certified nurses and home health aides are ready to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, wherever and whenever you need us.  Our phone lines are always open so you can all us anytime and reach a live operator.  Live-in services and live-out services include incontinence care, meal preparation, transportation, bathing, hygiene, companion care, light housekeeping, and laundry.

Call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us online www.shermanoaksinhomecare.com for more information about incontinence care.  Service areas include Sherman Oaks, Encino, Calabasas, Santa Monica, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys, and surrounding cities. 

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