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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Will Your Favorite Soda Give You a Heart Attack?

Elderly person with nurseAbout 48% of Americans consume carbonated beverages with an average intake of 2.6 glasses a day, according to a Gallup poll.  But did they know that their favorite soda pop could also be contributing to their heart failure?  “Carbonated beverages, or sodas, have frequently been demonstrated to increase the risk of metabolic syndrome and CVD, such as subclinical cardiac remodeling and stroke,” said Keijiro Saku, dean and professor of cardiology at Fukuoka University in Japan.  Consumers of diet sodas are not exempt from the dangers of this sinful sweetness.  Another study that was presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting revealed that older women who consumed two or more cups of diet soda a day increased their chances of a heart attack by 30%.  No one is 100% exempt from heart attacks, but your lifestyle habits may be indicators of risk.  A-1 Home Care in Orange County offers tips for healthier alternatives.

Sweet Alternatives for the Heart

Researchers are not saying you need to quit soda cold-turkey, but limiting your soda consumption to once a week will greatly reduce your chances of a heart attack or stroke.  You can try other delicious alternatives, such as green tea, black tea, fruit or vegetable juice, cocoa, coffee, or mineral water.  Those who already had a heart attack are more likely to get a stroke than those who have never experienced congestive heart failure.  A-1 Home Care in Orange County provides short-term and long-term 24 hour heart attack care for seniors in the comfort of their own home.  Caregiver assistance with activities of daily living greatly relieves family caregivers who can then enjoy quality time with their loved ones.

Affordable 24-Hour Care in Orange County

Are you looking for convenient in-home care that’s quality, affordable and local?  Look no further than A-1 Home Care, a non-medical home care agency that serves all of Orange County, including cities like Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Villa Park, Fullerton, Laguna Beach, and Corona del Mar.  A-1 Home Care offers easy financing options with reasonable payment plan and terms; we also accept Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance from providers like CALPERS, John Hancock, MetLife Insurance and Penn Treaty.  We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  When other agencies are closed on major holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas, we stay open and make ourselves available to meet your needs.

For reliable Heart Attack Care, call A-1 Home Care today (949) 650-3800 or visit our website www.a-1homecare.com for more information.

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Seniors With Kidney Disease Experience Lasting Relief In Orange County

Did you know that roughly one in every three Americans suffer from kidney disease today? As troubling as that statistic sounds, there is hope in the leading home care options offered right here in Orange County.

At A-1 Home Care, our expert care givers provide those leading services so many seniors are searching for today. Our kidney care solutions include monitoring blood sugar and blood pressure levels and helping affected seniors live a healthy lifestyle that includes a wholesome, structured diet along with consistent exercise. Even if you’re going through kidney dialysis or have had a kidney tumor removed, our senior care providers will help in everyday living situations so that you can focus on relaxing and healing faster and more effectively.

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Our compassionate care givers at A-1 Home Care offer services that include:

  • assistance with household chores like vacuuming, dusting, dish-washing, bed-making, and laundry
  • assistance with gardening and yard work like raking leaves, mowing the lawn, and watering plants
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • medication reminders and administration
  • preparation of healthy meals
  • assistance with personal services like help with grooming and bathing
  • child care services
  • pet care services
  • general companionship and good conversation
  • and much more

If you’d like to find out more about why A-1 Home Care is the leader when it comes to providing home care service options to elders from all over Southern California, then call one of our expert care givers by dialing (949) 650-3800, (310) 657-8780, or (562)-929-8400 today. We proudly serve communities throughout Orange County and Los Angeles, including cities like Downey, Calabasas, Corona Del Mar, Malibu, and Century City.