What to Know About Senior Obesity

From the time we were children, we were always told that everyone comes in different shapes and sizes. Some people are shorter, taller, bigger, or smaller. However, there are also limits for the human body and how much we can push it when it comes to weight and, overall, body mass.

More than twenty-seven percent of both male and female seniors and elders are considered obese (American Health Rankings, 2017). This is solely for seniors in the US, excluding other countries. Obesity has been an ongoing global problem, causing multiple of health complications. Although obesity can be heredity, it becomes hazardous when it becomes life-threatening which happens with many people, including children. Some health concerns that commonly arise from obesity are diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions, and gout.

The health concerns list can go on, however, there are ways to prevent obesity. It truly does start at one’s home and how much exercise they are or are not getting, as well as what they are eating and even drinking. Some things that our caregivers here at A-1 Home Care agency assist our seniors, who might be struggling with obesity are, with:

  • Meal preparation, including portion control.
  • Making sure that fruits, veggies, protein, and low amount of carbs are included in meals.
  • Getting movement, whether that is doing stretches, going for a walk, or doing yoga
  • Getting enough sleep and rest (you would be amazed what a full night’s of rest, which is around 8-9 hours, can do for the human body and its weight).

If you would like to hear more about our twenty-four in-home care services, including companionship, then be sure to give us a call at 562-929-8400 or 714-523-4010. You can also visit our website to locate the nearest branch to your city www.a-1homecare.com.

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Orange County In-Home Care

A-1 Home Care is a family friendly agency who specializes in senior assistance, but rather than having your mom and/or dad coming to stay with us, we go to them!

 

Our agency is a twenty-four hour caretaker service where caregivers go to our seniors, who do not have to leave but stay in the comfort of their own home. We put our caregivers through an advanced screening  as well as training before they are sent out to the field. The list of duties that are caretakers complete include cooking; cleaning; monitoring food, medication, and personal hygiene, and more.

Here, at A-1 Home Care we not only look after the health and, overall, wellness of our seniors but build and strive to maintain that relationship for many many years. If you or know someone who would like to proceed to the next step, then be sure to give us a call at either our Orange County branch or our Santa Fe Springs headquarters. You can also visit our website for further details and to locate other local branches in the Orange County area such as Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach www.a-1homecare.com.

Home Care Solutions Soothe OC Seniors

Many seniors in the Orange County area today feel unsatisfied with how much work they need to do in order to maintain their homes.

At A-1 Home Care, we have helpful care givers who come to you in the comfort of your own home and help out with whatever tasks you need taken care of from day to day. Our diverse senior care solutions have proudly been serving seniors throughout Southern California for more than twenty years, as A-1 Home Care has become the leader in non-medical home care agencies.

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The helpful elder care providers at A-1 Home Care help out around your home with:

  • assistance with daily housekeeping duties like laundry, dish washing, bed-making, dusting, and vacuuming
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks like raking leaves and watering plants
  • transportation to and from medical appointments and other existing engagements
  • assistance with personal care services such as grooming, general hygiene, bathing, and dressing
  • medication reminders
  • healthy meal preparation
  • fun activities and exercises for a healthy lifestyle
  • child care (including special needs care)
  • pet care
  • and much more

We also offer specialized home care services that include Alzheimer’s and dementia care, Parkinson’s care, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) care, among others. After all, the most complete home care agency in Orange County and Los Angeles wouldn’t be that if every individual senior’s needs weren’t taken into account.

If you’d like more information about the leading senior care options awaiting you at A-1 Home Care, then call one of our compassionate senior service providers today at (949) 650-3800 or (562) 929-8400. We are proud to serve seniors from around Southern California, including those in cities like Burbank, Century City, Marina Del Rey, Costa Mesa, and Cerritos.

Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s in Orange County

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The commonly held perception of Alzheimer’s Disease is that it is a short term memory loss disease, affecting the memory of people and events, however it is actually a form of dementia in that it causes feelings of confusion and comprehension loss. As Kelsey Davenport recounts in her Huffington Post article “Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease”, it is a difficult and complicated condition, affecting more than 3 million elderly people a year, that poses an intense emotional struggle for family members and friends. However, it is important to show care and give support for everyone involved. One medical study shows that Alzheimer’s patients may mimic the actions of their caregivers. Because it is a progressive disease that destroys memory as time goes on, it is important to speak with a medical professional as soon as you or your loved one begins to notice symptoms such as forgetfulness, disorientation, delusions, depression and more. If you or your loved one are suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease in the Orange County area and seek assistance at home, A-1 Home Care would be more than willing to help you in providing non-medical caregiving and assistance to improve your loved one’s quality of life.

A-1 Home Care offers a myriad of services with our experienced, multi-cultural, multi-lingual caregivers such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Hourly In-Home Care, Live-In Care, Senior Care, Parkinson’s Care, Cancer Care, Brain Injury Care, Arthritis Care, Diabetic Care and more to meet every client’s needs. For over 20 years, A-1 Home Care has been serving the diverse Orange County and Los Angeles communities including the cities of Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Villa Park, Fountain Valley, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, and Tustin. We are Licensed, Bonded, and Insured and our services are covered by Veteran Benefit programs and long-term care insurance providers such as John Hancock, Penn Treaty, MetLife Insurance, Bankers’ Life & Casualty, and CALPERS.

To learn more about our Alzheimer’s Care and long-term care services, please call us at (714)523-4010 or visit our website www.ocseniorhomecare.com. Make sure to visit our Facebook and Twitter!

Conservatorship – Protection Against Elder Abuse

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Elderly folks tend to be a more fragile version of their adult self, and there are laws in place in order to protect them from being abused.  Moreover, these law are also in place to protect those who are considered “dependent adults” between the age of 18 to 64 with certain mental or physical disabilities as well.  If elder abuse is prevalent, then legal action should be taken, in particular, a request for restraining order should be considered.

Abuse does not necessarily have to be limited the physical kind. It can results from financial abuse, neglect or abandonment, deprivation of basic needs, and more.    To understand and file for a restraining order, an elder law attorney is best to help explain and assist with the different types of restraining order and  you can take against the abuser.

The main goal of all these is to help protect seniors and dependent adults who are vulnerable, and to make sure they are living the best quality of life even at the later stages of their lives.  A-1 Home Care is focused on the well-being of seniors with our in home care services.  For over two decades of experience, it has led us to many different home care challenges, but our exceptional caregivers are always prepared to handle each and every one of these scenarios with compassion and dedication.  Because it is one on one care, we are able to put together an individualized plan in order to provide  Alzheimer Care, Diabetic Care, Cancer Care, Arthritis Care, Brain Injury Care, Incontinence Care, Parkinson Care, Kidney Disease Care,After Surgery Care, Hospice Care, and other elderly needs.

If you have a long term or short term care need in  Costa Mesa, Irvine, Anaheim Hills, Tustin, Yorba Linda, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Los AlamitosFountain Valley, Villa Park, and other areas, call A-1 Home Care today!

Our number is 949-650-3800.   Visit us online at www.ocseniorhomecare.com to learn more about our home care services, or you can receive updates on our Facebook!

 

Home Care for Senior and Elderly in Orange County

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When someone spends a lot of time with a senior or elderly, many often ignore warning signs that the aging loved ones might need help.  So here are few warning signs that your aging parent might be needing some help at home.  If cleanliness seems to be an issue around the house, such as spoiled food, unpleasant body odor, dirty clusters around the house, and infrequent showering, then this could indicate some trouble. Other physical signs such as unexplained bruising, mood swings, dents or scratches on a car, trouble walking, or weight loss.  If you have noticed such warning signs with your loved ones, it may be time to find help for them at home.

A-1 Home Care in Orange County offers a variety of caregiving services, including Arthritis Care, Parkinson Care, After Surgery Care, Diabetes Care, Incontinence Care, and more.  All of our caregivers are experienced and compassionate in what they do. A-1 Home Care is proud to service the Jewish, Asian, Middle Easter, etc. communities. Our caregivers also come from many diverse backgrounds and can speak more than one language.   We have received thousands of testimonials from clients praising about them, as wells our other caregivers, we can assure you that you will get a peace of mind when hiring home care for your senior or elderly loved ones.  Serving the areas of Irvine, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Anaheim Hills, Newport Beach, and other communities around Orange County.

Call 714-523-4010 today, or visit www.ocseniorhomecare.com for more information.

 

Meditate this Christmas

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Meditation is not some myth someone came up with, rather it has been in practice for thousands of years. It is actually considered a complementary medicine for your mind and body.  It may seems unusual to think about meditation during the holidays but the truth is that it can be of great use, especially because it is the holidays, a time with so many things going on. Meditation can help ease up the information that is swirling around your head, and help you gain a new perspective on things by increasing self awareness as well as focusing on the present.  Since meditation can bring a sense of calm and tranquility to the practitioner, it is no wonder it has stuck around from generations to generations, and a proven way to combat and manage stress in any age.

If your loved ones are stressing out at home about their inabilities to care for their home, then A-1 Home Care can offer our experienced and skilled caregivers to assist you with any home care needs.  From meal preparation to housecleaning to transportation, our caregivers have at least 2 years of caregiving experience, CPR and First Aid certified, and are covered by malpractice and liability insurance for your peace of mind.  Our customized services include Diabetic Care, After Surgery Care, Demantia Care, Cancer Care, Parkinson Care, Heart Attack Care, Incontinence Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and other In Home Care Services for Seniors.  We cover both Orange County and Los Angeles County, including the cities of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Tustin, Costa Mesa, and other cities in Orange County.

For any service inquiries, please call 714-523-4010 for any questions or concerns.  Visit us online at OC Senior Home Care or check for updates on our Facebook.