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Staying Safe in the Summer Sun

This time of year the sun is out, the beach is calling and the temperatures are rising.  While most may be out relaxing and basking in the warmer weather, for the elderly this can be a dangerous time of the year if safety measures are not taken.  A-1 Home Care encourages fun in the sun and being cautious as well.  If you are going to be spending some quality time in the outdoors this season, seniors, caregivers and family members alike would benefit from taking precaution and being safe in the sun

To say drinking water is important would be quite the understatement.  With the weather being what it is this time of year, it is important now more than ever to make sure you are staying properly hydrated.  Many of us do not consume the amount of water we need daily so now is the perfect time to set some good drinking habits!  As we get older, our body’s natural ability to retain water becomes inhibited-so drink water often and bring extra bottles for long drives or extended time spent outdoors.

Keep in contact-for some Senior citizens, unsafely high temperatures can be very dangerous.  Practice regular communication with your older loved ones and let them know you’re thinking about them.  Checking in and reassuring them their health is important can create ease and peace of mind for both of you.  The elderly should also advise friends and family if they will be spending extensive time outdoors, even if it is only tending to the yard.

Dress the part-no matter your age, it is very beneficial to wear the appropriate protection for summer.  Lighter materials such as cotton are known to breathe easier.  Light colored clothing is said to attract less heat.  Seniors especially need to make the time to wear sunscreen when the temperatures are rising.  Hats and sunglasses are doubly important this time of year also.  With eye sight loss being common place amongst the Elderly, over exposure the sun and it’s rays can be bothersome to the eyes and damage vision.

If your loved one needs someone around during this time of year for companionship and safety, it sounds like it’s time to call A-1 Home Care.  Established in 1991, A-1 is the home care provider of Temple City and surround communities.  Our caregiver presence has extended through Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County as well.  Our diverse, compassionate and experienced team of expert caregivers will help your loved one with everything from getting up and ready for the day, preparing delicious and nutritious meals, making trips to pharmacy-even pet care!  Give us a call today at (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400 to learn more.

Exercise is Good For You, Especially with Parkinson’s Diease

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We always hear about how exercise is great for your, but it is especially important for patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  Studies have shown that those who exercise do better than those who don’t, and those who have stopped because of the disease did not do as well as those who have continued to their exercises. While this may seems like common sense, for those suffering with Parkinson’s, exercising is not the most convenient form of activity. However, it is imperative for the patients to do exercise to maintain or improve their current health.

Temple City In-Home Care offer experienced caregivers in Parkison’s Care, and other in-home care services include Alzheimers & dementia Care, post surgery care, companion services, and other care for the elderly.  We also serve those in surrounding areas of San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County as well, including Altadena, Arcadia, El Monte, Alhambra, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Duarte, and others.

We have served families from diverse backgrounds and also recruit caregivers from diverse backgrounds, including that of Asian, Middle Eastern, Jewish and more.

Please call us anytime at 626-287-0250, and visit us on www.templecityinhomecare.com for additional information.

 

Care giving For Seniors that suffer from Multiple Sclerosis in Temple City

What is Multiple Sclerosis ?

For those that do not know Multiple Sclerosis  (MS) is a disease that disables the central nervous system and can disrupt the information between the brain and the body. It is said that fever, sun exposure, and stress cause or worse attacks that occur from multiple sclerosis. Someone that has multiple sclerosis can have symptoms such as numbness of the legs, trouble with their vision, fatigue, dizziness, problems with bowel and trouble with bladder function. Since symptoms come and go, someone diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should get everyday assistance.

If you are looking for caregivers who can assist with multiple sclerosis assistance, A-1 Home care can help. A-1 Home Care has many Caregivers that can assist in Personal Services such as bathing, grooming, feeding and can even keep one company through our Company Services. Our company offers In-Home Care at your convenience and we serve the cities of Temple City, San Marino, Pasadena, Arcadia, Duarte, and other cities in Los Angeles County.

Call (626) 287-0250 for more information regarding Multiple Sclerosis Care near Temple city or visit A-1 Home Care today. Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook and Twitter!

Help Your Elderly Loved Ones Decorate This Christmas

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It is no surprise that your elderly loved ones have slowed down a bit.  Form aches and pains in their joints from arthritis, strength loss due to decrease in muscle mass, and other nagging senior ailments can make them less inclined to get excited about Christmas.

As the younger generations, we should realize the limitations of the seniors and lend our helping hands to them, especially during this holiday season.  Why not pay a visit to your elderly mother’s home, help them put up a Christmas tree, spend the day putting up ornaments, decorating the house, sharing a great bonding experience while making Christmas something that they can look forward this year.  We understand about the busy schedule that everyone has, but for all that the seniors have done for us, this is only a tiny contribution that we can make toward them to make their life a little more joyous.

At A-1 Home Care in Temple City, our main goal is to improve the quality of life in seniors however we can.  Whether it is assistance in meal preparation, laundry, housecleaning, medication reminder, grocery shopping, incontinence care, errands or transportation, we can find the right caregiver, hospital sitter, senior companion, and others to do the job.  Our company is Licensed, Bonded, and Insured.  With our over two decades of experience, thousands of clients have recommended us to their friends and families for quality in home care services.  Enjoy 24 hour live-in or hourly senior care service in Temple City, Arcadia, Monrovia, San Marino, Rosemead, PasadenaAltadena, Sierra Madre, and cities around the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, and Orange County.

Call 626-287-0250  or visit www.templecityinhomecare.com for more info about our services.  Check us out on Facebook too!

 

Things to Know About Prostate Cancer Screening

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We all know that cancer screening is vital for early detection, and chances to increase success of treatments. Although it is screening, there are still risks and benefits in such examination, so have a thorough discussion with your doctor about your desire to have a screening.  Since prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men, here is a few things the Urology Care Foundation would like you to know.  Those who wish to be screened should take a PSA test as well as a digital rectal exam (DRE) at age 40. When testing for baseline PSA levels, you should also be aware that there are a variety of factors such as medications, trauma, or treatments that could affect the PSA test result. If there is suspicion of prostate cancer based on preliminary PSA and DRE results  , then a prostate biopsy would be performed to confirm the cancer’s presence.  Each man is different, so the use of PSA levels should also be individualized.  If the prostate cancer is detected, then consider all treatment option open and should be discussed.

A-1 Home Care in Temple City Offers flexible in home care options, whether it is 24 hour live in care or hourly care option, and we customize our care service to fit all your needs.  Specializing in Cancer Care, Parkinson Care, Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, and other Senior Care Services. If you live in or near the areas of Temple City, Arcadia, San Marino, Rosemead, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre and other cities around Los Angeles and Orange County, don’t hesitate to contact us about your  questions or concerns.

Our number is 626-287-0250, and you can visit our website www.templecityinhomecare.com for more information.