Elder & Senior In-home Care in Orange County

Here at A-1 Home Care agency, our friendly caregivers strive to meet our patients’ needs to help them maintain and improve their health, as well as living a healthy lifestyle. This includes their diets, sleep, and even physical activities, making sure that our patients stay active as much as possible.

Established 1991, A-1 Home Care provides multiple of in-home services, including after surgery, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, child, dementia, diabetic care; companionship, where our seniors and caretakers can participate in different hobby activities such as going on walks or running grocery and other errands together; house sitting, especially when our senior patients are having surgery and need some time to recuperate in the hospital; and more!

Our agency has received rave reviews for our certified and skilled caregivers, who individually go through a criminal, drug, and sex offender background check. We take the safety of our senior patients as well as the reputation of our agency very seriously. One’s health ans safety should never be taken lightly.

If your loved one is needing further assistance at home, then do give us a call. One of our representatives at our Santa Fe Springs headquarters will guide you and assign the best fit caretaker with your loved one. Also, our agency offers twenty-four in-home services; therefore, our seniors can live in the comfort in their own home. Our certified caregivers have a flexible schedule and there are different options when it comes to in-home care and treatment. They can either make drop-in visits or live part-time or full-time with your loved one to provide top notch services. You pick the days and time and we will assign someone who can meet those requirements.

Please visit our main website to locate our branches around the Inland Empire, Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino County: www.a-1homecare.com

Orange County in-home services website: www.orangecountyinhomecare.wordpress.com

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Hobbies to Reduce Stress in Orange County

Do you often find yourself worrying of your parent? Do they have any interests? Anything in particular? Favorites hobbies?

We strongly encourage at A-1 Home Care that our seniors always stay active as much as possible for the sake of their health, as well as the time to share a bond, or companionship, with someone else; other than their caregiver. Here in the Orange County, it is difficult to not find something to do or somewhere to go. The city is a busy bee itself, and the chances of not ending up at the beach or close to it are slim. So do yourself a favor for your parent, as well as yourself, and see what peaks their interest and what is something that they, perhaps, want to pick back up or tackle on for the first time.

Check out and share this list of some of the hobbies that your parent should take up (or revisit):

  • Arts & Crafts – building, knitting, painting, sewing, writing
  • Sports (check with their doctor on what is best with their health) – dancing, golf, jogging, pilates, running, stretching, swimming, tennis, yoga
  • Travel the world! (again, of course with doctor’s approval)
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Community Services/Volunteering – city, libraries, schools

The list can go on and on! If you would like some further guidance on our services, then give us a call at our Orange County branch 949-650-3800 or be sure to visit our website www.a-1homecare.com for other office listings around the area in Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, and more.

Companion Service in Orange County

a-1 domestic elder care cailfornia.jpgCompanion services are becoming increasingly in demand. There are multiple companies competing to service clients but the service is not quite there. A-1 Home Care is a leading company in the industry. Our professional caregivers provide outstanding service to their clients. We schedule are caregivers according to your necessities and we will adapt to any of you needs. Our caregivers work around the clock to provide 24-hour care, partial care, live in and live out care.

Financial worries? Don’t fret! A-1 Home Care accepts Penn Treaty, CALPERS, MetLife Insurance and John Hancock. We will work with you to set up a system that is financially beneficial for your. A-1 Home Care is Licensed, Bonded and Insured non-medical homecare agency and has been in business for over 25 years. We have great ratings from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation.

We understand the need of hiring caregivers that are compatible with your family. We have a highly diverse team of caregivers that are multicultural and multilingual. They provide assistance to a variety of clients including those with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Bipolar, Parkinson’s, Diabetes and cancer. A few of the tasks our caregivers can assist you with include:

  • transportation for errands and appointments
  • light housekeeping and laundry
  • meal preparation
  • entertainment and companionship for recreational activities

A-1 Home Care has provided hospital sitters to hospitals such as Hoag Memorial Hospital, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Mission Hospital, and Kaiser Permanente Anaheim. We currently service in cities such as Newport Beach, Huntington Beach. Mission Viejo, Dana Point and Balboa Island. To find out more information about the services we provide or to speak to one of our caring representative please give us a call at (949) 650-3800 or (562)929-8400. You can also visit our website at http://www.ocseniorhomecare.com.

Senior Friendly Summer Fun

Many things change as we enter the years of senior living; medication schedules, dietary guidelines-mobility.  The latter can be more impactful than we think.  For many of us, our home may not be where we spend the bulk of our time.  Between work and other obligations, our residence can often be more of a place to retire in the evening and get ready for our day at in the morning time.  For many seniors, their home can become all they know and in some cases days may be spent simply managing to get through them addressing only daily essentials.  Save for medical appointments and special holidays, many seniors often do not leave their residence.  As a family member, loved one or Caregiver, there can be much joy in helping your special senior in getting out of the house every once in a while. But what should you do on your outing?  What would they enjoy the most?  What is going to be safe for them to partake in?  At A-1 Home Care, the health and well-being of all Seniors and Elderly is something very near and dear to our hearts so we have compiled some activities that you can enjoy with your loved one in some Senior friendly summer fun.

A Sunday Cruise- In the days of yesteryear, it was commonplace for a lovely Sunday afternoon to be spent with family on a nice drive about town.  With complications and circumstances making things like this less common place today, many seniors would enjoy getting out of the residence and taking in some sights of their home town.  It can be quite interesting for them to see developments and growth in areas they were familiar with in earlier years.  Our Senior Caregivers, which are available on a 24 Hour Live-In basis, can help your loved one take in the views and enjoy top level Companion Care.

Let’s Visit the Zoo- With Spring being birth time for many different types of animals, the summer can be a great time to visit the animals and see adorable new born species.  A-1 Home Care Pro-Tip: the use of a wheelchair, whether regularly needed or not, can make longer walks less of a chore for your loved one.  With any sort of adventure with your loved one out of the home, pay mind to their condition at all times: are they thirsty? Are they hungry? Is there too much sun? Are they tired?  If there are signs letting you know it might be time to call it day, let them know you can return soon if they so wish.

Visit a pal- It is not uncommon in Elder years for some to lose touch with friends.  Health concerns, loss of a spousal partner and mobility issues can all surmount to seniors not seeing their buddies for months or even years.  Arranging a meal or even a visit can mean a lot to both parties.  Other ideas could include visiting a park or restaurant.

A-1 Home Care is the home care agency of choice for doctors, case managers and social workers across Los Angeles and Orange County.  State licensed, bonded and insured, we put all of our caregivers through an extensive criminal and DMV background check before they are ever placed with clients.  Call us today at (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400 to learn more!

Should Robots Replace Human Caregivers?

Robot caregivers are the talk of the future, and this buzz word seems to appeal to everyone who can’t or won’t take on the responsibility of caring for an elderly loved one who’s becoming increasingly delirious.  Despite the fact that seniors may have access to medical care, or have a friend who checks in every now and then, they have emotional needs that cannot be met by a machine (i.e., a robot caregiver).  Even a part-time caregiver might not be enough to ease the loneliness of the elderly, especially those who live alone.  A-1 Home Care provides families in Orange County with 24-hour solutions that give seniors the human connection they need.

 

Caring for seniors is a noble but arduous task, and family members who take on the caregiving role in addition to their full-time work schedules put themselves at risk for grave health conditions prematurely.  That’s why family care providers turn to A-1 Home Care in Orange County, a source of reliable, highly skilled caregivers who are there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Any time you need to change your schedule or level of care based on your elderly loved one’s ever-changing needs, you can count on talking to a live operator, because our phone lines are open 24/7 to respond to your needs.  Our attentive caregivers make seniors feel safe in their care.  Great at listening and skilled at what they do, A-1 Home Care’s certified nurse assistants (CNAs), certified home health aides (CHHAs), and companion care aides become part of every family they serve.

 

A-1 Home Care is an established licensed, bonded and insured agency.  Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has grown to become Orange County’s leading senior care provider, delivering exceptional caregiving services to communities in Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Villa Park, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Tustin, and other cities throughout Southern California.  Human caregivers trump robot caregivers any time.  While robots can assist with menial tasks, human connection is a universal need that can never be replaced by artificial intelligence.

 

For a free consultation, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit our website www.a-1homecare.com for a full-range view of all the services available to you.

 

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Villa Park Home Care: Curing the Holiday Blues for the Elderly

cropped-dreamstime_m_181079891.jpgWhile the world rejoices around the holiday season, making vacation plans and visiting friends and family, seniors who are limited by disease or lack of mobility are suffering from the holiday blues, more so than any other time of the year.  Even if the elderly are not living in a nursing or convalescent home, if they cannot drive or travel far, the only option they might face is spending the holidays alone, especially if their spouse has passed away.  The cold season may aggravate symptoms of arthritis, gout, or just plain physical discomfort.  Losing one’s independence may have been the hardest thing to face this year, and the holiday season serves as a harsh reminder that they are no longer mobile or as healthy as they used to be.  A-1 Home Care cares for seniors and their families in Villa Park and all over Orange County.  Don’t let your loved ones spend the holidays alone; hire a competent live-in caregiver who will be a positive distraction from negativity.

 

Elder Care in Villa Park Eases Loneliness

Do you know the signs of depression in the elderly?  An intuitive, seasoned companion care worker responds effectively to signs of depression such as loss of appetite, insomnia, loss of interest in recreational activities and lack of interest in socializing.  The more one alienates oneself from others, the deeper one sinks into depression.  With a caring and competent caregiver from A-1 Home Care in Villa Park, you can help prevent depression in your elderly loved one.  The presence of a caregiver will add warmth to the home, and you won’t have to worry that your parent or grandparent will be alone this holiday season.  The right caregiver will know just how to cheer your loved one up!  Elder care is available for 24 hours a day or a few hours a week; we revolve around your schedule and needs.

 

A-1 Home Care: Your Choice Home Care Provider

Founded in 1991, A-1 Home Care in Villa Park opens its doors to all caregivers in Los Angeles County and Orange County, selecting only the cream of the crop.  Licensed, bonded and insured, we make sure that no one falls through the cracks without an extensive criminal background check, professional reference verification and character assessment through interviews.  We ensure senior safety and protection, and the clients’ family members are also included in the interview process.  Just because our care managers may think a caregiver is a good fit for your loved one does not mean you will like her.  We want you to be satisfied every step of the way!  Your voice matters.

 

To hire a permanent or seasonal caregiver, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit www.villaparkinhomecare.com today.  Live-in and live-out elder care services are available in Villa Park, Fullerton, Anaheim Hills, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Tustin and other cities throughout Orange County.

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OC Senior Home Care: Preserving Dignity with Quality Stroke Care

????????????????????????????????????????Simply defined, a stroke is a “brain attack” caused by a lack of blood flow to a certain area of the brain.  When brain cells are deprived of oxygen, they begin to die, and the severity of the aftermath depends on the area of the brain where the stroke occurred.  Small strokes may bring about temporary weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body; more severe strokes involve permanent paralysis or complete loss of speech.  According to the National Council on Aging, 30% to 40% of persons over age 65 fall each year.  After a stroke, those statistics skyrocket due to vision problems and lack of coordination resulting from the stroke.  Prevent falls by hiring an in-home caregiver for your elderly loved oneA-1 Home Care provides some of the best senior care in Orange County.

More than two-thirds of stroke survivors will have some sort of disability.  To assist your elderly loved one in a way that preserves dignity, A-1 Home Care selects and sends Orange County’s best caregivers who have years of experience and training under their belt.  Does your loved one have a hard time getting dressed or eating properly?  Many stroke survivors are susceptible to choking because they cannot feel food on one side of the mouth.  Having a CPR-trained, certified nurse aide around the house gives everyone a peace of mind.  It feels wonderful knowing you have an expert in-home caregiver who knows exactly what she’s doing.

For 24 years, A-1 Home Care has been the leader in the elder care industry.  Licensed, bonded and insured, we carefully choose each personal care aide who must pass an extensive background check.  All our caregivers have verifiable professional references, and they are required to have at least two years of paid experience.  Quality in-home After Stroke Care is also affordable through A-1 Home Care’s easy financing options!

For more information about Stroke Care, call A-1 Home Care (714) 523-4010 or visit our website www.ocseniorhomecare.com for details.  Senior care services are available in Newport Beach, Fullerton, Seal Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Villa Park, Anaheim Hills and throughout Orange County.

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